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Started by chriskingbees, Mar 09, 2009, 01:36 pm

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Mar 09, 2009, 01:36 pm Last Edit: Feb 08, 2010, 07:47 pm by Scarfwearer
Hi all
Outside tardises leak in the end, or for some, in the beginning.
I have felted the pitch and first step so far, with good resuts;


And now with the darker, more met boxish colour;


I held back from taking this step, but in the end I think I had to.


Doctor Iz

Mar 28, 2009, 04:50 pm #1 Last Edit: Feb 08, 2010, 07:46 pm by scarfwearer
Did you use Bondo to to a join your seams on your roof?  Or did the Bondo crack under the weight of the snow in the cold season?  Was the water damage bad?


I just discovered this section of the forum.  I, too, used roof felt (tar paper) to waterproof my roof and have been pretty happy with the results.  I cut triangles to cover two sides of the roof at a time so I could overlap them with multiple layers. 

Since I was using leftover materials from another project, I didn't put on as much tar under the felt as I'd have liked and the roof has--not really "bubbled", but it hasn't stayed completely flat.  But it is fine for my tastes. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.