Water Proofing.

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:08
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hiya guys and gals.
am looking for a product that is hopefully easy to apply, that i can use on the underside of the floor area of our Jayco campervan.
with all the winter rain about, the road spray tends to get everywhere and i'm hopeing to stop any water getting into the floor area. any suggestions appreciated.

rick.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:34

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:34
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:46

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:46
Lol you have serious problems!....my missus said if you ever rolled down this way she'd take a day off work to meet you
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:50

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 20:50
I was actualy reading this post and thinking, "hey this could be interesting, I will scroll down and see what some knowledgable person has suggested, maybe there is some new waterproofing spray i haven't heard about and can use on the campertrailer for added protection".....luckily I wasn't eating at the time because my monitor has no screen guard.
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:10

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:10
oh my.....lookie here,
the puppy is all happy and the tail is wagging....:)
give it a bone and it thinks it can do anything,,,,,,:)
all i wanted was a simple answer to a simple question,,,and what do i get ?????????????? :)
puppy poop all over my thread.......:):)
tho i'm glad i wasn't eating when i read his response.......damn near wet meself tho,,i laughed so hard......:(
i wonder if i ring Aus Post,,,they can get my sticker back b4 it gets to him......!
i know what the puppy is gunna go on about for the next month.......
brag about a " shaggin wagon" with an EO sticker on it........we won't get any sence out of him till he gets it out of his system and makes sure Everyone knows he got "it"
one day, he may buy a " real 4wd". :) to put a EO sticker on.....

rick.

anyone got a reply to my question about water proofing??
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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 00:55

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 00:55
I've been living on the far side of the black stump for too long --
Whatsa EO sticker?????

Klaus
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 01:04

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 01:04
Secret member stuff!!...ExplorOz Sticker, like the logo, you get one when you join the site.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:20

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:20
You also get one if you buy something thru the ExplorOz (EO) shop, which is another way of supporting this great site. Hey Gajm, do I see EIGHT EO stickers on the back of your Patrol?
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 17:18

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 17:18
There is actualy 11 in the pic....but really only 2 on the car, 1 front and one rear. I just played with some photo software to annoy Wolfie when he was having his sticker dilema
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:18

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:18
Im a big fan of silicone for joins and the like, but I took your post to mean waterproofing large areas of actual floor space underneath. What about the waterproofing type paint that they use before installing showers etc in wet areas?.. maybe you can then top coat that with tar spray paint....(couldn't spell bitumen). I await getting shot down in flames for the suggestion, but I'm always willing to learn
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:27

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:27
yep,,,i mean the complete underside of the floor. problem is the crossmembers, there would be that small gap at the top.
maybe i could silicone along each cross member, then apply a waterproofing compound to the rest of the floor????????

wot ya tink???

rick.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:32

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 21:32
I think that's the go, I just don't have any ideas for the larger areas, But I think once you silicone those gaps a huge percentage of the problem will be solved.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:27

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:27
Yes you could try Bitchymen (thats how yew spell ut) or theres some Sikaflex stuff that Wolfie knows about but has forgotten about in his sticker mania.
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Reply By: Member - Lawrence (WA) - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 01:47

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 01:47
G'day Rick,

long ago Bunnings used to carry a product called Hydroseal, came in two forms, one was brushable (white) and the other wasn't , the latter was a bugger to apply but damn good (i once did the entire underneath of an old XB falcon). horrible stuff, but worked a treat.
hope this helps.

Lawrence
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:19

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 08:19
I gather it is timber ply floor?
What I did with my Cub was to clean it first, then used Selleys Wet Seal to seal along the front of all the crossmembers( I didn't do the rear as I figured it was better to leave it open to allow any moisture to dry out) and any holes and joins. It is a polymer sealer which never hardens but can be painted, most silicones even if they can be painted don't take paint very well.
Then I used K & H Underbody sealer(there are other brands, can buy it at Kmart) to paint the whole thing, chassis, crossmembers, floor and mudguards. It is very tough when dry and is best applied with a brush to get a thick even coat. You can buy it in a spray can but it isn't thick enough.
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Reply By: eric - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 12:11

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 12:11
Jayco use marine ply on the underside of their units don't they?
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Reply By: andyg - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 18:07

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 18:07
That last one from Eric must have been a joke

Clean of all the dirt and dust from under your camper paint with a water proof aditive such as Bondcrete then fill any holes or cracks with silicon NOT SELLEYS CLEAR . Wouldnt suggest a bitumen paint on ply as it holds any moisture traped between the surfaces if the seal is broken by stones etc .

Water could also get in your winder opening -fridge vents -door vents- lights-cladding or edge moulding .

Easiest way ! Dont drive it in the rain.

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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 21:15

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 21:15
"Easiest way ! Dont drive it in the rain. "

nah,,,i like the puddle's to much,,,and the mud,,,,ahhh, heck,,,i just love geting away.
i realise that moisture will still get in around the place,,,and that nothing is completely waterproof when scooting at 90kph thru the rain. however,, if there is a product that will protect the underside of the floor from the majority of the water spray, mud, roadgrime,,,then i'm all for protecting my investment so that i can enjoy it longer.

rick.

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