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Old 07-19-2016, 08:40 PM   #1
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Interesting Idea: Rhino Liner

So I have always liked the idea of Rhino lining a vehicle of mine, especially since it is cheaper than painting the vehicle. I think it would pretty bad ass if I did it to my entire bus. What do y'all think? It would add a pretty cool layer of protection and also might even insulate it a little bit.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:43 PM   #2
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I agree suoer bad ass to Rhino line a bus. Saw a Truck done and it was very tough looking. The way a machine that spends its life outdoors should look!
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Adding a lot more weight to an already heavy vehicle
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:44 PM   #4
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Yeah, I thought about that too, but the bus isn't designed to be a race car.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:50 PM   #5
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Yeah, I thought about that too, but the bus isn't designed to be a race car.
Tru dat

It's taken me a few trips to figure out this thing isn't going to tip over at 5° lean!

I remember going from a Camaro to a k5 blazer... It felt like I was top heavy and was going to flip over on the curvy highway.

I'm still learning my boundaries. It feels sketchy at first. Definitely a positive pucker factor.

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:54 PM   #6
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Lol yupp, I went from a mustang to a ford explorer so I know how you felt. Now I am just trying to figure our how many buckets I need to buy to cover it lol I had the idea to do that and then paint a jolly roger onto the hood. That pretty much sold me on the idea.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:59 PM   #7
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So I have always liked the idea of Rhino lining a vehicle of mine, especially since it is cheaper than painting the vehicle. I think it would pretty bad ass if I did it to my entire bus. What do y'all think? It would add a pretty cool layer of protection and also might even insulate it a little bit.
How is it cheaper than paint? The roll on stuff?
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:04 PM   #8
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Yeah, you can get a bucket of that stuff for about $150 if you get a spray gun and apply it its cheaper than paying for it to get painted.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:18 PM   #9
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Yeah, you can get a bucket of that stuff for about $150 if you get a spray gun and apply it its cheaper than paying for it to get painted.
right, but painting it yourself is cheaper than rhino lining it yourself.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:34 PM   #10
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Wow will that stuff flow through a spray gun?
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:51 PM   #11
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Wow will that stuff flow through a spray gun?
Yupp. Me and a buddy of mine have done it 100 times on other people's vehicles.

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Old 07-19-2016, 10:56 PM   #12
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right, but painting it yourself is cheaper than rhino lining it yourself.
Eh, I guess that's true too, but rhino lining looks so damn cool lol

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #13
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UPOL Raptor has a liner product that can be tinted with automotive tints. And if sprayed (after thinning) using a HVLP spray gun, multiple thinner coats can be applied to give a smoother texture. I've seen many videos on YouTube showing this.

I have considered applying this to the bottom 12"-18" all the way around my (future) bus and then painting the rest with auto paint.

Also you might want to look at MotoCoat. Wagner makes it. I watched a YouTube video by Ammo NYC where primer and under body coating were sprayed. Looked good.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:04 AM   #14
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isnt most rhino dark colors that would maske a bus roast? I used spray on bed liner on some of my interior pieces just for a cool look... i know a guy that rhino'd his whole jeep wrangler and said going from the white hard top top the dark gray rhino'd hard top he about roasts inside the jeep now... it doesnt seem to insualte much.. just looks cool and is durable..

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I prepped and sprayed upol raptor tintable over the entire length of the roof (40')

It took about 4 gallons (that's 4 kits)

I am very happy with the results. I didn't bother tinting it, so it was translucent. After it gassed off for about 2 weeks I then applied Henrys solarflex to the roof. The upol offers an aggressive texture for the solar reflective elastomeric paint.

I am able to pressure wash the roof and it has enough texture to not slip off and die. It has held up very well for two years now.

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UPOL Raptor has a liner product that can be tinted with automotive tints. And if sprayed (after thinning) using a HVLP spray gun, multiple thinner coats can be applied to give a smoother texture. I've seen many videos on YouTube showing this.

I have considered applying this to the bottom 12"-18" all the way around my (future) bus and then painting the rest with auto paint.

Also you might want to look at MotoCoat. Wagner makes it. I watched a YouTube video by Ammo NYC where primer and under body coating were sprayed. Looked good.
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