Sealing surfaces underneath my van. What do I use ?

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I have an old 2001 BT . It is way overdue to have some work done sealing the underneath of the van.

What would I use for the floor and what would I use for the metal surfaces please ?

I need a product I can paint on without any preparation (apart from a thorough clean with the high pressure water gun).

Thanks a lot,

Willie.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 02:09

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 02:09
Look in hardware stores, maybe Supercheap, paint shops, for Bituminous Paint.

That will do the job.

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Follow Up By: Willie - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:36

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:36
I will Google bituminous paint when I get home tonight and see what's on offer.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 22:58

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 22:58
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This one would probably be OK, Willie.

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Reply By: SMICK - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 02:41

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 02:41
Gday Willie
If you use PARFIX sealant & adhesive to do the sealing you will be able to paint over it, when dry, because it a polyurethane and not silicon.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:31

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:31
Hi Michael,
What are the advantages of using this (and painting it) over a bituminous product ?
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Follow Up By: SMICK - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 01:49

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 01:49
The Parfix is to seal around any holes in the floor eg. sink/shower waste pipe, water pipes etc.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 04:01

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 04:01
OK, I understand. Thanks for the tip.
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 18:52

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 18:52
I imagine it's a bugger of a job..... lying on your back slapping bitumous paint up on the underside. I had mine done at the factory a couple of years ago at a reasonable cost. Might be worth checking the Yellow Pages for spray painters who do this type of work in your location.


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Follow Up By: Willie - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:32

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:32
Good idea, thanks. I reckon it will be a mongrel job too.
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 20:03

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 20:03
G'day Willie,
Ours is a 2004 BT, and I've had underneath done every 2 years since new. Had it done at the factory the first time, can't remember how much. Second time I took it to my regular rustproofing bloke. $600. Bloody near had a fit, and he pretty much said not to bring it back next time. So the next one was back to the factory. I think around $400. When due again in 2012 I decided I could buy a compressor and do it myself for less than that and then I'd also have a compressor. John is right though, A bleep of a job ! But I can assure you it was a far better job than any of the others had done. Also while doing it I checked out everything underneath. Replaced zip ties that had gone missing and so on.
I use Septone Underbody Rustproofing (Heavy Duty). It does need to be thinned down a bit to be able to spray it on. Due again this year and I'll be doing it myself again. I gurnie it first, something the others also said they would do. Yea right !! Maybe they blew some dust off with a compressor. Both places did it in one day, so if they did gurnie it, how did it dry before spraying.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:35

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 21:35
Factory sounds best, but it's too far for me to travel.

I will Google Septone and have look at it. My plan is to gurnie it, then leave it for a fortnight before painting.

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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 02:23

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 02:23
Septone have their own spray applicator available.
Screws straight onto the Septone 1 liter can.
No need to thin the product and will spray ok at around 45 PSI.

That and some disposable overalls from the paint section at Bunnings makes the job less unpleasant.

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