After How Much?, the most frequently asked question is “What makes Polyurea different?”
Many products that are used on RVs were originally intended for other purposes, such as truck beds or industrial roofing. It is important to understand the differences between Poyurea, and other coating materials.
There are two types of polyureas: pure and hybrid. Two drums make up a pure polyurea. The two chemicals will form a new product once they are combined. Pure polyureas can also be made depending on their formula. The formula for RV Roofing was designed to be strong, flexible, and bondable enough to be used on rvs as well as other substrates. Pure polyureas can be used in any weather conditions without affecting the final product. Because of their chemical makeup, pure polyureas can form stronger bonds than hybrids to most substrates. Because the two chemicals combine to create a new product ArmorLinerr, is not affected by humidity or residues on substrates. The more expensive pure polyureas have a slower UV decay rate and are also more expensive. They can be left in the sun for up to 20 years before they start to age.
A hybrid polyurea also comes in A and B drums. Drums contain a formula and a catalyst. The catalyst side activates the chemical side. It is similar to epoxy. The poly side is formed by this chemical reaction. Because it’s a catalyst reaction, hybrids have different physical properties than pure polyureas. Hybrids have lower flexibility and tear strength. The curing of hybrid polyureas can be affected by low temperatures, humidity, and oils. Hybrid polyureas cannot chemically adhere to surfaces that are not smooth or pitted. Within five years, hybrids will begin to show UV signs.
You can find more information about pure and hybrid and comparison at ArmorThane.
Polyureas come in different forms
Polyureas do not have the same type of material as Liquid Rubber Roof and similar polymers. It is similar to comparing ArmorLiner, or any other polyurea, to these polymers. Although they can be used in the same way, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Polymer roof coatings have many uses and formulas and vary greatly from company to company as to what they do, and how they are applied as well as how they will give you many more hours of research.