SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

Millie Master

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Almost without question, the best kind of insulation to be installed into any panel van or even lorry conversion is closed cell spray foam.

You can by DIY kits that several people I know of have used including @Kermavio who lives over in France, however these kits are expensive and the onus for getting the application correct is entirely on the shoulders of the persons doing the insulation and it isn't easy. As such the very vast majority of people who decide to go down the spray foam route end up going to time honoured professionals.

Arguably one of the most experienced of all these professionals in the UK is Adam at MPI Insulations, Church Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancs. BL5 3QW
Tel: (01942) 811839 http://www.mpinsulations.co.uk/

When I was a member of the SBMCC I had 'Millie' treated by Adam and have never regretted it as it works so very well, keeping you toasty warm in winter months and cool in the summer months as well.
You will notice from the photograph below that I didn't have the floor done, my reason being the kind of layout/construction I had planned.

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Millie Master

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When the floor pan rusts how are folk going to weld without a complete strip down in a panel van
In the first instance Trev you buy a van that doesn't rust, or if you do own a van that is known to rust then you thoroughly treat and coat all of the dreaded stuff prior to applying the spray foam.
 

trevskoda

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In the first instance Trev you buy a van that doesn't rust, or if you do own a van that is known to rust then you thoroughly treat and coat all of the dreaded stuff prior to applying the spray foam.
Most vans here are clean rotten after 4/5 years,must be the damp and we are close to the sea,as a rule irish folk dont look after things and at 3/4 years vans cars are in poor shape ,never serviced once out of warrenty and dented so bad you would think they had been to a stock car raceway,many folk here go to scotland/england to buy used as they seem to look after things better.
 

wildebus

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Most vans here are clean rotten after 4/5 years,must be the damp and we are close to the sea,as a rule irish folk dont look after things and at 3/4 years vans cars are in poor shape ,never serviced once out of warrenty and dented so bad you would think they had been to a stock car raceway,many folk here go to scotland/england to buy used as they seem to look after things better.
England much better bet then Scotland as well.
Bought two older cars that spent their life here in the Borders. Superfically they looked fine (one looked totally brilliant). Both very poor underneath. The last one used to shed rust flakes every time the door was slammed shut. Sold after 6 months as had enough of bits just falling off (where I am, the car brakes are always an MOT advisory as they just have constant rust coatings on the discs. One garage owner I know says he just replaces his MILs Discs once a year before the MOT as she doesn't use the car much).
 

Darcar

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When the floor pan rusts how are folk going to weld without a complete strip down in a panel van
Whatever insulation you use you’d have to remove it before welding! So scraping off the foam isn’t much more work! After you have ripped out all your fixtures and fittings.
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