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Old 04-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #51
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Agree with your thoughts. Insulating the van was one of our first upgrades. Maybe a silver would do rather than white. I do like the idea of actually sealing the flat roof and protecting it from low branches. At this point the dogs don't stay in the van any longer than we do, this is the safest, and we carry a fan and extension cord for overnights. Our plan was for the van to save hotel money while travelling from A to B and for the odd night at the beach but when we get where we are going we like to stay in a hotel. Sometimes, though, opening the van after it has been sitting in the sun is a bit like opening the oven. The heat comes rolling out and the dogs look around at me like I am an idiot. We will have to see how it goes. 1st big trip to see family scheduled for June, OR-FL-DC-VA-OR in 22 days. Just ordered a full crew van sun screen kit for $130 (front, driver, passenger, mid r-and-l, and rear doors) from Canvasworks. They seem to be nice folks, hoping the screens will help.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #52
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ease of cleaning (100%waterproff)."neat stuff".

I had it done!, covering the floor , wheelwell humps, and the walls up to the L-Track, 2 feet 2''.
Cost me $1000. with added colour and sealer, after negotiating from $1200. Price goes by area.

Befor Line-Xing, i preped the cargo area by.


1. I removed corrugated wall coverings, up to the bottom of L-tracks, in it's place i installed 1/4" tempered masonnite, using WHS, (wide head screws) to fasten it, not befor...

2. installing cotton sound / insulation panels, held in place with a spray adhesive, not befor giveing thought, of any other reason to be in this area befor covering.


3. Installed the three bench seat floor Brackets.


The product is sprayed on, out of a 55gal. drum, @ "400 degrees", cools fast to a workable temp., allowing tooling and clean up. Took 8 man/hrs.+- , of work. 24Hrs. to harden.

If they used 2ga. to 3ga., added weight 16lb to 24lb is my guess!

The little research i did showed that Line-X , and Rhino Liner, probably same chemistry, just a diffrent franchise, both are good!, others not so good, IMO.

Wife loves it "thinks it's just what the Sprinter needed" ; when she asked how much? Her look;......,......

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16-24 lbs isn't really so much is it...hmmm
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #53
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Nice to see this old thread in continuance.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #54
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Does the Line-X add much weight?
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I answered that in the first posting of my thread:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2027


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Cost: USD $350.00 + local taxes
Material Weight: 10 lbs
Time lost: about 6 hours total including my travel times
PS: Regarding heat: I saw a racing boat, black that was not hot to the touch in the summer sun. It was coated with something called Lizard Skin (mentioned on this forum somewhere). http://www.lizardskin.com/car-ceramic-insulation.html
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #55
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into the ceramic coating, it seems I read about using something similar on shipping containers that were then turned into homes. Supposed to be pretty good stuff.

In any case had the van detailed today at Uptown Auto Detail in Portland. They did a great job! Only $175. Jon the owner said my roof looked good. The Sprinter wash at MLK and Clay seems to be doing the job keeping it pretty clean so it looks like I have time to do some more research before I make a decision.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #56
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After this winter there are many rust spots and rust on the “seams” on the roof.
I am thinking how to solve this issue, two ideas come to mind.
One is to simply have a body shop remove the rust and paint the roof or two, apply Line-X coating spray.


- if you have, how did you find the quality of coverage?
- did you find the rust re-appearing under the coating?
--the one dealer promised that this is a quality product and coverage, any comments?
My rig has white colour
- stated that they could match the current colour (white), has anyone noticed any dis-colouration after washing or with time?
- will the colour turn yellow over time or become dark (or grey) due to dirt?
- or would it be better to coat the roof with the natural colour of the Line-X material (grey) and then simply paint over it a white coat?

I would be very grateful for your advice
I have estimate from Line X dealer
Coat RV roof 104sq/f $988
Sandblast and prime $175
Color pakage $275
On top 13% tax
Total $1624

I would be very grateful for your advice
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:52 AM   #57
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- if you have, how did you find the quality of coverage?
Coverage is good and pretty much uniform throughout except maybe the sides. The tops are maybe 1/8" and the sides a bit thinner to prevent runs.

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- did you find the rust re-appearing under the coating?
You can't see the rust on the top after the Line-X has been applied. The underside however could be a different story. On the underside, I sanded down every single rust spot I could find and sprayed with rustoleum. The last I checked it was fine. I think rust would appear due to condensation created from inside the van rather than from the outside.

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--the one dealer promised that this is a quality product and coverage, any comments?
Line-X is a quality product. This will depend on the dealer.

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- stated that they could match the current colour (white), has anyone noticed any dis-colouration after washing or with time?
Again it would depend on the dealer. My dealer ironically said that he would not clear coat white because it would come out yellow. Guess what, he clear coated my blue and it came out green.

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- will the colour turn yellow over time or become dark (or grey) due to dirt?
This will depend on the dealer and how they apply it. If you think they are confident on the color match without the yellowing, then make sure you have it in writing. Also, it's good when you first see it that it matches the color (white) you want. If not, do not sign on the dotted line saying that you are satisfied with the work.


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- or would it be better to coat the roof with the natural colour of the Line-X material (grey) and then simply paint over it a white coat?
I would do this actually. In my little experience, I would go with a Line-X dealer to apply Line-X and a Auto Paint outfit to shoot the paint.

But then you'll have the Auto Paint outfit say that they can't paint over the Line-X.
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