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Reach For The Glass

Raptor lined my van just now (PICS UPLOADED)

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Reach For The Glass

Hey guys 

 

Long overdue but finally got around to raptoring my van.

 

Its a new shape dispatch, m wheelbase. 

 

Prep was-

remove ply

Remove plastic trim and anchors 

key up with scotch pads

Clean up with xylene

Tape up all bits i didnt want covered.

 

As its below recommended 20c to spray i heated van with oil rad for a good few hours before.

 

Applied grip4 primer to bits which were hard to key up, 15 mins before raptor went on.

 

I used 2 litres of raptor, more than enough 1st bottle i chucked a 3rd, secind bottle i chucked a 3rd again.

 

Used with a shultz gun set at about 4 - 5 bar. 

 

Sprayed 1st coat and put oil rad back in. Hour later 2nd coat went on and waited 10 minutes and pulled off all tape and paper.

 

Oil rads back in to help with drying ans curing.

 

This stuff covers very well and is very forgiving.

 

Trim and anchors will go on tomorrow and ill apply upol tiger sealent to all edges. 

 

Im really really happy but time will tell how well it cures and lasts.

 

 

 

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Chris Dall

I wish I never bothered with raptor. Didn't last! 

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Reach For The Glass

@Chris Dall feels solid to me. Did you do it yourself?

 

@CHWS it cost me about £110 with all the primer, masking tape, raptor, scotch pads etc. 

 

Done in a few hours and looks good i think. 

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Tuffers
2 hours ago, Reach For The Glass said:

Totally touch dry now. 

 

Does your gear slide around or is this stuff quite grippy?

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Reach For The Glass

@Tuffers totally upto you how you apply it. Low pressure 3.5 bar its coarse.

 

Higher pressure 6 or 7 bar its fine and pretty smooth. I went in at about 50 psi and its course nothing will slide about. 

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Reach For The Glass
22 minutes ago, Chris Dall said:

No had a body shop do it 

 

Maybe they didnt prep it well or use any grip4. 

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strech

Looks good, hope it lasts

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Doddy111

Great job. @Reach For The Glass Did it stand the test of time? I’ve just bought a dispatch and was going to ply line it all but this looks the dogs 

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scottish cleaning service

Nice job, why do you leave out the steps or is that where you sit the heater in and do it later? Its to waterproof the floor I guess?

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Dave B
16 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Nice job, why do you leave out the steps or is that where you sit the heater in and do it later? Its to waterproof the floor I guess?

There is plastic trim to cover the steps that has been removed 

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Reach For The Glass

Update, absolutely solid not a chip or scratch in it. Yes the white bits were bits where trim went back on.

 

for me £ for value and quality this is unbeatable stuff.

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Reach For The Glass

Cost me £110 for everything but that was enough to cover 2 vans mate

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dan2016
Cost me £110 for everything but that was enough to cover 2 vans mate



So what setup are you having now?

Regards
Dan

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Reach For The Glass

Not so much as a scratch 

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P4dstar

Cracking job that. I've put several layers of Protectakote on mine. Only had it since June and the protecthkote wears away as I drag things like water containers or back packs in and out so has to be topped up now and again.

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Reach For The Glass

Didn’t like the idea of protectakote too many horror stories of flaking and fading. What I loved about raptor was the ability to apply it to the texture you require and it’s so quick to do.

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scottish cleaning service

Have you got to use a compressor with the Shultz sprayer?

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P4dstar
8 hours ago, Reach For The Glass said:

Didn’t like the idea of protectakote too many horror stories of flaking and fading. What I loved about raptor was the ability to apply it to the texture you require and it’s so quick to do.

I looks a lot better than Protectakote. I actually applied protectakote under the trim too which works well. It isn't durable to things being dragged on it to be fair. I think i'll give this stuff a go next time round!

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scottish cleaning service

Was in my VW Van showroom this morning ordering a door handle cable which broke. Had a look in new crafter and the floor has 9mm ply with a rubber mat on it. Not sure if it would be ok as a cover? Tempted to get a new van next year if the work comes in.

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