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Old 08-07-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hello All,
I am quickly approaching the reskinning of my skoolie.
I have seen numerous skoolie owners use spray in insulation.
The home model two tank kits for about $600.
Are they worth it and does one kit cover the entire bus?
If so, how thick is the foam and is it easy to apply?
Pros & Cons

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Old 08-07-2016, 07:25 PM   #2
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One more question.
What is the best type of rivet and rivet gun to apply new exterior skin to the ribs of my bus?
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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As a contractor I can tell you that there are many more perks to spray foam other than R value. I plan on doing mine with it. It will give you a stronger, quieter and better insulated bus over other options.

Professional foam will be much better and it can be done cheaper than people think. If you do all the prep work and drive it to a job site that they are already at they will do it cheap. Then you do all the trimming and cleanup. Call around and you might get a deal.

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Old 08-07-2016, 10:46 PM   #4
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Thank you, that is a great suggestion.
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Hard to beat the harbor freight air/hydraulic riveter. Can go up to 1/4" with it and its only $70. Comparable riveters are much more money.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:12 AM   #6
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i got the foam kit off ebay, just ordered another. the foam company's around here promised me the world but once i got to the parking lot it was a hole new world. there all crooks. ive asked on this forum for prices and never heard from anyone. on the facebook page the cheapest ive seen is 2400.00. my 2 kits cost less than 1200 and its easy, workes great and the most fun i had in a while. i took my time and got every nook and cranny.
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i got the foam kit off ebay, just ordered another. the foam company's around here promised me the world but once i got to the parking lot it was a hole new world. there all crooks. ive asked on this forum for prices and never heard from anyone. on the facebook page the cheapest ive seen is 2400.00. my 2 kits cost less than 1200 and its easy, workes great and the most fun i had in a while. i took my time and got every nook and cranny.
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That's kinda the feeling I've gotten bout the spray foam too.
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are there 'right' and 'wrong' foam types?, I've read some foams detach from the metal roof skin over time, cause corrosion, etc.
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The single-part urethane foam won't cure without moisture (think closed environments like the spray can it ships in.. or the inside of a bus wall) and in its uncured state is corrosive. The spray can has a coating to protect it from corrosion, but the inside of the bus wall doesn't.

We've had reports that sprayed-on foam won't stick well to the black tar asphalteum coating so many of our buses have on the inside face of the outer sheet metal.

It's probably not so much about right vs wrong types of foam as it is about right vs wrong application methods for any particular foam.
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just read on another string that one should be looking at a "closed cell 2 part foam"??
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