Submitted: Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 at 02:58
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Hi all, can anybody recommend a good product to seal the under floor of the BT?

Regards, Heidi
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Reply By: Bushtrek - Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 at 05:27

Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 at 05:27
Suggest you look at a Tar Epoxy (2pack) product, but ensure the surface preparation is spot on first. All crevices should be absolutely clean and all zinc anneal or galvanised surfaces must be etch primed first.

Suitable products:
290 Tar Epoxy
from: Lacnam Paints
78 -80 Mandoon Road
Girraween NSW 2145
Tel: 9688 1999

Wattyl Paints also sell a product by the name of:
SigmaCover DTM 800, which is a high solids protective coating with resistance to acids, fuels, most solvents and has excellent abrasion resistance.

In any event both types of product have good resistance to crevice and moisture creep corrosion. They are used generally to protect steel in adverse environments such as boat bilges, and salt water immersion.

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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 at 11:44

Sunday, Sep 10, 2006 at 11:44
Excuse my ignorance but what is the advantage of sealing the underside of the B/T, is it for protection against stones chipping etc, maybe the lone ranger can give some advice.

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Follow Up By: Bushtracker - Monday, Sep 11, 2006 at 18:22

Monday, Sep 11, 2006 at 18:22
It is a "Barrier Coat", not only to slow down the chipping away effect of the gravel shower, but as a sealer against water and corrosion. Should be sprayed every couple of years for tops in maintenance... At least look at it, and it might need to be done every year if you travel a lot on gravel roads.

At one point or another ten years ago after we had tried everything else, this sacrificial barrier coat turned out to be the best and most cost effective way to take care of the van. .

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Reply By: Whatsnew01 - Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 at 04:19

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 at 04:19
I used Gripset 51 available from most hardware shops on a previous van I owned, (not bushtracker). It's water based and sets up OK. You can put it on as thin or as thick as you want to. Never had a problem with that. The company's brochure outlines its uses as many and varied and is used to seal gutters, flower pots rooves etc. It's a bit messy to apply with a brush but if you wear rubber gloves and old clothes should be OK. The thing that I liked about it was it being water based. laying under the van and applying high solvent product would be terrible. Anyway for what it is worth.

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Follow Up By: Maximus - Thursday, Sep 14, 2006 at 08:38

Thursday, Sep 14, 2006 at 08:38
I seem to remember taht Steve said that a Septone product was used on the vans at time of production. Cannot find it in my search. On BOG


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