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Old 08-29-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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We were stripping the paint off a roof on our current project. After an initial look over I thought it was a cheap metal roof. Covered in roof goop, paint, tons of caulking.

The HO had no idea this roof was copper and asked if there is any way to bring it back to life.

I have aged copper roofs, easy enough. Bringing one back to life a different story.

Any suggestions on what we could use to bring it back?
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How big is the roof? We've used steel wool, wet sand 300-600 grit and polish then two coats of aliphatic urethane clear solvent based
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After washing house once ( bleach water) we got stains on owners light fixtures
They were not happy and told me I would be buying new ones

With some research we used linseed ( I think boiled ) and paint thinner mixed
They came out looking brand new
Home owners were very pleased

Go slow and do some more research !
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We were stripping the paint off a roof on our current project. After an initial look over I thought it was a cheap metal roof. Covered in roof goop, paint, tons of caulking.

The HO had no idea this roof was copper and asked if there is any way to bring it back to life.

I have aged copper roofs, easy enough. Bringing one back to life a different story.

Any suggestions on what we could use to bring it back?
Yes, strip off copper, replace with asphalt shingles, I'll come by with the truck and take the copper away for you .
But call Jason Corbet and see what he thinks about Novus. It's a shot and specs say nothing about copper specifically.
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tell the HO to KEEP it painted, with the boldness of the copper thieves around, they'll come back from work one day to find NO roof.

Those bastards steal copper off of churches.



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I was working on a home with copper gutters and downspouts. I left on Friday and came back on Monday 6 or 7 downspouts were gone and a section of gutter was gone. Security cameras were being installed that afternoon. The only good thing was it saved me the time of taking them off and putting them back on.
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Photos: Copper thieves slowly stealing roof of Trenton building overnight

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2...ness_says.html



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Yes, strip off copper, replace with asphalt shingles, I'll come by with the truck and take the copper away for you .
But call Jason Corbet and see what he thinks about Novus. It's a shot and specs say nothing about copper specifically.
I will give Jason a call Tuesday.


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tell the HO to KEEP it painted, with the boldness of the copper thieves around, they'll come back from work one day to find NO roof.

Those bastards steal copper off of churches.
There is 5 homes on this street with copper roofs still attached. Newburyport is pretty conjested with homes (at least on the Plum Island end). The HO's are still un sure what they want to do with it.

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After washing house once ( bleach water) we got stains on owners light fixtures
They were not happy and told me I would be buying new ones

With some research we used linseed ( I think boiled ) and paint thinner mixed
They came out looking brand new
Home owners were very pleased

Go slow and do some more research !
Thanks I will give this a shot on a small part. Most of the paint came right up, roofing goup is so dried out it's just about falling off. I guess it would be a matter of either polishing it or aging it after. I do have a feeling the HO will not want to spend the money to bring it back. They didn't even know it was there until I pointed it out.
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Will be interesting to see what condition the roof is in when stripped.
People usually don't slather roofing tar on roofs that aren't leaky.
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