Bituminous paint

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 04:29
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I have talked about this on an earlier post, but I need a bit more information please.

Today I covered myself in mud, pressure spraying under the van. It will be dry enough to paint in a few days.

I am mainly concerned about protecting the ply wood floor. I have decided to use bituminous paint, but notice there is solvent free water based products ( see here bit ) and brushable sealing solvent based products ( Bitument brushable sealer ).

The water based one would be easier to use, but would it be as effective as the solvent based one ? I am thinking that bitumen is a petroleum based product - (is this correct) and therefore might be better in a solvent based paint.

I dropped chemistry very early in my schooling, so I have no idea about these things.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Willie.

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Reply By: SMICK - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 06:50

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 06:50
Gday Willi
Nearly all cars and houses, these days, are painted with water based paint. Once acrylic paint has dried it is very durable, dries quicker, easier to clean up and more environmentaly friendly than enamel.
Not being an expert in paint I cant see enamel paint being any better than acrylic.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 22:39

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 22:39
Thanks Michael
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Reply By: Panna Trackers - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 19:50

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 19:50
We use Black Ormonoid on the floor and chassis. About $45 for 4 liters from memory.
Thins with turps. Cleans up the same way.
Have recoated each time we return from a trip when the running gear gets a birthday before going back into the shed. After a couple of coats you can water blast and it cleans up easily for recoating. Seems to have a lot less stone chips on the chassis after a couple of coats as well.
Cheap and easy.
Hope this helps
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Trevor
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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 22:44

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 22:44
Hi Trevor,
When you pressure clean, does the Ormonoid get blown off, or does it hang in there ?
Thanks,
Willie.
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Reply By: Panna Trackers - Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 02:55

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 02:55
It still hangs in. I blast the dirt off and recoat. It even stays on up under the wheel arches.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 03:20

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 03:20
Thats what I need. Thanks Trevor.
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Reply By: Willie - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 01:05

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 01:05
I have finished the job and it was a bugger.

The man at Bunnings told me of a product that hardens soft wood, so I put a coat of that on before I painted on the solvent based Ormonoid bituminous paint.

The Ormonoid was so thick I could not paint it on. After thinning it with turps I did the job. I ended up with it all over my arms, hands and face.

I will not be doing that again anytime soon.

Thanks everyone for your tips.

Willie.
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