Nissan Civilian Bus Convesion

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 15:36
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Hi, what is the best heat resistant paint, I can put on the roof of my bus to help with the heat ? I have two vents in & a spining vent but still hot the roof colour is
cream, Thanks Charlie.
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Reply By: xcamper - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 15:41

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 15:41
Hi,
We have always used Therma Shield, by Australian Paints.
www.australianpaints.com
Ph 07 3807 4244
We have no connection with them, but have used their products with great results.
pete
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Reply By: going fishen - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 20:46

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 20:46
Thanks Pete, I have just had a read about them & they sound good, I well give them a ring tomorrow & get a price. Charlie.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 20:54

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 20:54
Charlie,

We trialled that paint on shipping containers fitted out as offices etc when I was in the Army. It was a lovely white colour which we then had to paint over with a nice camoflagued pattern LOL

I reckon it worked till the final coat went on.

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Reply By: going fishen - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 21:33

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 21:33
Thanks Kev, yes it sounds like what I am looking for but, I can assure you it wont
be done in that sort of top coat cheers Charlie.
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 14:01

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 14:01
Hi Charlie,
I have a cream 1998 Nissan Civillian and am in the same process as yourself.
Last Christmas I purchased the thermo shield and applied as stated.

Went on well with minimal problems, when dry I placed my hand on the roof and one on the side of the bus, I expected the side to be cooler due to the angle to the sun, this was not the case, do I believe it works, Yes.

However I would warn the finish is not great, if I had the choice again I would not use it, I added a secont top coat In cream (as the original is white and stands out like the proverbial), It has helped but I would still not use it again.

I have 2 Large solar panels for the roof which I think will work as well as the paint. But its all to late now and I just have to be happy with what I have. BTW had the bus out last week end, great. can't wait for the big trip


Rgds
Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 14:55

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 14:55
Hi Charlie,
forgot to mention, I'm going to try and organise a bus muster for around the 20th of Feb, just an exchange of ideasll at a caravan park close to Perth (venue TBA). Let me know if your interested and I'll keep in touch, ianedwards56@gmail.com
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Reply By: going fishen - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:07

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:07
Thanks Ian, Yes I am getting some good reports about the paint, but last trip up to Qld my brother who is a painter, recommended some heat resistant paint & put it on the roof, but to my dismay it didn't not work, in fact I recon I could bake bread in the cupboard it was sort of good before, he put it on now this is how it all started
he meant good but what a waste of time haven't got the heart to tell him, so next time I have got to make sure I get it right, Regards Charlie. hope you have a great trip!!
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