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Old 06-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #71
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I'd considered bedliner or some kind of rubberized paint on the inside as a quick fix to keep any leaks away until I can get around to repairing/painting the exterior next spring. That idea was not well accepted by some people here.
It has nothing to do with what is accepted by some people on here.

Nothing you paint on the inside will do anything to stop leaks.

Leaks must be stopped from the outside of the bus.

That is not a opinion, it is Fact.

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:05 PM   #72
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Nat is correct.
Bedlining the interior will do nothing. I will make a mess and that's about it. I may reduce road noise a tad.
Seal from the outside, not the inside.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #73
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It sounds like you're wanting to seal any leaks on the outside to keep water from getting in. I hope you find something that works.

Here is something that you may consider using down the road when and if you ever consider doing major reconstruction on the inside. They sell both an insulating spray on and also a sound deadener that sprays on. It has great reviews. They are also right here in Houston. Good luck with your build.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:54 PM   #74
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It sounds like you're wanting to seal any leaks on the outside to keep water from getting in. I hope you find something that works.

Here is something that you may consider using down the road when and if you ever consider doing major reconstruction on the inside. They sell both an insulating spray on and also a sound deadener that sprays on. It has great reviews. They are also right here in Houston. Good luck with your build.
Spray-On Insulation - Automotive Insulation Coatings | LizardSkin
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:24 PM   #75
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Yeah, I read all their posts. That is one beautiful bus. Wish I had the funds to make mine that nice.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:07 PM   #76
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I'd considered bedliner or some kind of rubberized paint on the inside as a quick fix to keep any leaks away until I can get around to repairing/painting the exterior next spring. That idea was not well accepted by some people here.
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It has nothing to do with what is accepted by some people on here.

Nothing you paint on the inside will do anything to stop leaks.

Leaks must be stopped from the outside of the bus.

That is not a opinion, it is Fact.

Nat
Agreed.

Think about this Austin.. So you have a leak. Water is getting into the walls, floors and roof, rusting out the bus. And you're thinking you want to allow the rotting to continue and build a waterproof bubble inside the bus?
Ok.. so you do that. You could build an encapsulated, waterproof capsule inside the bus. What's happening to that leak? It just keeps letting water in and rotting your bus away. Not only that, but this waterproof capsule will probably end up accelerating the rot by keeping the moisture trapped up against the steel.
In a couple years your waterproof capsule is lying out in the open on top of a pile of iron oxide with some wheels and windshield glass lying around.
Ok, that last statement is a slight exaggeration, but why would you put any work into the bus interior if you're just letting the structure rot? Maybe if you were disposing of it next year..
Sealing it from the inside isn't sealing at all. Sealing is done from the outside. Water coming through the roof of your house? You don't "seal" the ceiling drywall with some bedliner, you fix the leak in the roof.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:12 PM   #77
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Agreed.
Sealing is done from the outside. Water coming through the roof of your house? You don't "seal" the ceiling drywall with some bedliner, you fix the leak in the roof.
You roll the condom on the outside too, even when bedliner might look and feel cool on the inside
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:13 PM   #78
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Haha.. thanks dredman. Talking from experience?
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:14 PM   #79
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Haha.. thanks dredman. Talking from experience?
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:28 AM   #80
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