Ply Lining Transit Floor

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  1. Pride Clean

    Pride Clean Active Member
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    Hi all

    I've brought a new van and need to paint the floor with a protectacote sort of paint.
    The van is already ply lined but i want to rip up the floor ply so i can paint directly on the the metal floor and then ply line it back.
    The thing is if i take up the ply line (depending on how it was put in) the chances are it wont be in a condition to put back on.
    The question a have is where can i buy just the ply line for the floor of my van?
    Ive looked about and can only find full ply ling kits...
    Thanks in advance for any help :D
     
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  2. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Hey, I painted my transit floor last week, it had ply down, with about 30 screws, there was quite a few screws I could not unscrew, so I had to rip the wood off.. Was scrap anyway and had no intention of putting back down.

    I'm trying to find a large rubber mat, like honeycomb effect so water can drop through it. I think if your wanting to put wood back down you'd be best to protect it too.

    I done a bit of shelving out of plywood from b and q, 12mm exterior sheets 2440x1220.. £30 a sheet, but I'd you have flyers take them in and ask to apply for a trade card, you'll get them for £23. Plus can save on other bits and pieces
     
  3. Richard Hyde

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    leave the floor as it is,, get some rubber matting(ebay 16.00 a roll for 3metres by1.20 metres,glue that over the ply line,if ya do it clever ya can go up the sides a bit like skirting.. and silicone any edges for a complete wet floor area that wont damage van
     
  4. Andykarlaxxx

    Andykarlaxxx Forum Addict
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    Im in same boat with this, do i rip the ply lining up

    or seal it up and protectakote the actual wood?

    Or do i rip the plylining up, seal all edges, then protectakote and leave it how it is? Metal floor
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    Up to you it's your van!! I didn't need to seal any edges and the protectakote filled all the screw holes!
     
  6. Pride Clean

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    Thanks for the replies!!
    I would like to get the floor painted, with it being a transit i'm trying to prevent rust as best i can!!!!
    (Spent last weekend with it up on a ramp spraying the chassis and sills with anti rust paint!!)
    I think you may be onto something with leaving the re plyling and putting these rubbers mat/sheets on though, does anyone have a link...?
    Thanks all :)
     
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