Grand Willys Project

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Gojeep wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:23 pm Be interesting to see how it holds up over time. Did it change the colour or depth of the paint at all? Saw a car locally that had some applied to the front of his Valiant only, and it gave a slightly more goldish hue to it and had more depth. No idea how old it was or what brand as clarity varies between them.
Not noticeably. However the car is a pearl metallic, so every panel looks a different colour the way the light hits the different angles, which would help hide it. There are some visible seams, and some edges where it needs to wrap around a tight curvature at the very edge of the panel where you can see the edge - and we expect to get some dirt and grime build up under that. The installer did forewarn us about limitations of the product on complex shapes. He also advised around appropriate paint protection coatings and things and what was suitable, and the need to be careful about using cheap products with salt or bad ph that might affect the ppf. My wife uses all Bowdens stuff so thats all fine.
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Thanks for the heads up. You don't remember the brand of PPF that you used?
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I want to add a layer between the chassis and the floor of the bed. I have 3mm thickness to fill so maybe some of the high density EPDM stick down rubber strip?

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Bunnings sells this but not self adhesive.
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Whatever foam you use it has to be closed cell so it doesn't hold water.
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zuffen wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:06 pm Whatever foam you use it has to be closed cell so it doesn't hold water.
For sure. What was traditionally used in Model A's etc?
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McMaster Carr, over here in the U.S. sells what you are looking for. They have various thicknesses and widths, and list compressed thicknesses as well. They have a 4300+ page printed catalog with tens of thousands of items. All of them are available from their website. I bought some 1/16x1-1/8 adhesive backed strip, to seal the removable floorboard section on my Hudson. The factory sealed it with a black substance that is a sticky mess, even today. It might be butyl... Anyway, Once I got that stuff cleaned up off the floor, I certainly didn't want to put down anything like it again.

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Marcus,

Check Clark Rubber's Website.

They'll have what your after.

Worth a wander into one of their stores.
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hudson nut wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:47 am McMaster Carr, over here in the U.S. sells what you are looking for. They have various thicknesses and widths, and list compressed thicknesses as well. They have a 4300+ page printed catalog with tens of thousands of items. All of them are available from their website. I bought some 1/16x1-1/8 adhesive backed strip, to seal the removable floorboard section on my Hudson. The factory sealed it with a black substance that is a sticky mess, even today. It might be butyl... Anyway, Once I got that stuff cleaned up off the floor, I certainly didn't want to put down anything like it again.

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zuffen wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:46 am Marcus,

Check Clark Rubber's Website.

They'll have what your after.

Worth a wander into one of their stores.
Was the first place I looked but could see anything online. I'll drop in next time.
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A lot of the old vintage cars had a bitumen tape between the chassis and body. Bunnings sell it as a bituminous flashing. It is felt impregnated with bitumen and over time the bitumen melts itself on to the chassis and stops moisture entering.
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Known as Malthoid.

I had it in the roof of two very old houses.

A builder mate said if the house catches fire call the Insurance Company as the Fire Brigade won't get here in time.

Seriously it burns real fast but in the application it would be good.
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46 deluxe wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:44 pm You need something like this .
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30513182077 ... gJlrPD_BwE
what Scott said you can get it with double sided tape to help stay in place during assembly
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Many thanks for all the feed back guys. :)
Gives me some great options to go with.
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I have a roll of stuff I bought many years ago, could be Malthoid, but I am not sure.
It was bitumen based, and about 3mm thick. It was about a 2" wide strip, flexible and both sides had a type of grit (very fine) impregnated in it, so the joint between the body and chassis wouldn't squeak.

Not sure how much I have/had. I can try to find it you're interested.
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