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Old 05-01-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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I am about to have LineX spray my bare metal floors with a smooth coat of med blue LineX. Then the plan is to build up from that. I took the rubber floors out, because like everyone else my back heaters had caused surface rust on my floors and I wanted to treat them. Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't do this???? It's going to be less expensive than building out sub floor over spray in insulation, it will save height, and as far as insulation goes... most of my floor will be covered in fixtures and I can put a runner rug along the isle. Talk me out of it???
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I am about to have LineX spray my bare metal floors with a smooth coat of med blue LineX. Then the plan is to build up from that. I took the rubber floors out, because like everyone else my back heaters had caused surface rust on my floors and I wanted to treat them. Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't do this???? It's going to be less expensive than building out sub floor over spray in insulation, it will save height, and as far as insulation goes... most of my floor will be covered in fixtures and I can put a runner rug along the isle. Talk me out of it???
You ever see one of those signs that says "Bridge Freezes Before Roadway"? It's because the air circulation under the bridge allows it to cool faster than the roads preceding and following it. The same is true in the summer when the hot air (especially over that nice, sun-baked road) can encapsulate your bus. Personally, I'd rather lose some height and a few dollars to be more temperature stable and comfortable year round.
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I am about to have LineX spray my bare metal floors with a smooth coat of med blue LineX. Then the plan is to build up from that. I took the rubber floors out, because like everyone else my back heaters had caused surface rust on my floors and I wanted to treat them. Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't do this???? It's going to be less expensive than building out sub floor over spray in insulation, it will save height, and as far as insulation goes... most of my floor will be covered in fixtures and I can put a runner rug along the isle. Talk me out of it???
As a protective surface there is nothing wrong with Line-X.

But there are a few things to think about.

In a normal build you will be adding insulation and a sub-floor. In that case the bed-liner is a waste of money because primer is quite good enough.

If you are not planning on insulating the floor, then you are going to have some issues. The biggest is going to be very cold feet in off-seasons, and a big condensation issue. There will be times in the spring and fall when the floor will be permanently wet. There will likely be other times when the interior will get very hot.

Insulation cuts both ways. Without virtually wrapping the bus in it, it's a big tin can and controlling the interior temp will be next to impossible.

Some people can live with that, others insulate.
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Can't LineX act as a sealer and top coat cutting out a few steps when prepping the floor before proceeding with whatever insulation and flooring you have planned?
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Can't LineX act as a sealer and top coat cutting out a few steps when prepping the floor before proceeding with whatever insulation and flooring you have planned?
Looking into something to spray under LineX, called Lizzard skin. It has a moisture barrier and sound deadening element and an R factor. I'll let you all know what I find out.
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Looking into something to spray under LineX, called Lizzard skin. It has a moisture barrier and sound deadening element and an R factor. I'll let you all know what I find out.
The more I look at it, i would not use a bedliner at all. They have a pre coat acoustic deadener then the heat shield coating goes over that. According to all the reviews this will stop condensation due to its awesome temp resistance.
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