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Old 01-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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hull liner!

hey guys and gals just a question about hull liner . I know some of you have used it on the walls to replace rat fur and what not . from what i can see from photos it looks really sharp . ide love to do it on my 77 boler but before i get too deep and rip off that foam vinyl junk that is there now i have just one question .. how in the hell do you get it to forum around the rounded corners of the trailer .. i know window tinters use a heat gun to forum there tint to make it the same curved shape of say a back window of a carů. does one have to do something like that to make it fit and to get rid of wrinkles ?? i cant figure it out thx guys
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Very interesting in replacing my rat fur, so I'm curious.

I do hope to leave my reflectix in place. So something that will cover that smoothly.

Do you have a link for hull liner?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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naaaa I was thinking that if i knew I could do it ide just go to the city and pick some up
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Gotcha. I'm sure there's enough marine activity around Vancouver there's surely some around here too. But wouldn't mind seeing what options are out there. I can google....
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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You may want to check with Robert Johans of the Egg Plant: 1974 Boler Resto. Oops, I did it again...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
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My wife and i insulated our van. Here is the reflectix before we covered it with hull-liner fabric we ordered from a local marine store:




And here is a shot after applying the hull liner to the reflectix with 3M77 spray adhesive:



My wife did most of the detailing around the windows and curved areas. It really turned out professional. The hull liner is an easy product to work with IMO.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #7
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Looks great!

Did you use the same adhesive to install the reflectix as the hull liner?

Also, where you had to install with seams did the seams hide well?

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Hi there, here are two more shots before we put in the bed platform. Yes the 3M77 was used to fix the reflectix to the "Hull" of the van also...2 years of hot/cold and all is still attached (Whew!)...



You can see some of the seam detail. We probably could have really worked them to invisible if we wanted, but even so i think it is a respectable finish for a DIY conversion. Here is a shot going around some bends and curves on the back doors. It can really take on any shape you want:



Thom

PS...When cari and i visited with Pete inside his Parkliner i was surprised to see that Parkliner had used the same hull liner fabric and color we had utilized in our van!
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That's looking great, Thom

Do you have any details on the type of Hull Liner material you're using? A brand name or product model would be great. I'm actually in the middle of a boat refit project myself and that stuff looks perfect.

I tried a google search but got numerous hull lining materials. Are there a lot of darts and cutouts to get it to wrap the window seams, or is it very stretchy?

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This place has it although someone said it can be had cheaper. Also some have bought it from scamp. Raz

Sailrite stocks Marine Interior Fabric, Headliners/Hull Liners
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Greetings,

On hull liner fabric we used in our project:

M38 Sand Geometric Hulliner 72"
( i saw similar items at the website raz shared )

That is also what i believe to be a near perfect, if not same, fabric used in the Parkliner that i was in (Pete & Linda's).

Yes it is "stretchy". As i've shared, my McGirlver Perfectionist of a Bride did an amazing job. So much so that the Van Specialties crew were WOWed by the interior fit. So a DIYer can really make this stuff look like a pro installed it if they take some time as she did!.. We now know why places like VS will charge what they do to upfit a van...and we told ourselves we'd never do it again! Read DAYS for a husband/wife team that haven't a clue as to what they are doing. But we survived
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That looks really nice! My rat fur looks SO shabby compared to the rest of my remodeled interior.

The ability to stay smooth looks awesome. BUT... The thing is, I really want a non porous surface. I want to be able to wipe my walls clean, not have to shampoo them!

I like the sound of this stuff, but getting a smooth look with it over reflectix and compound curves may be a challenge.

Nauga Soft Vinyl Cream Fabric 54"
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Hi Dylan, a pondering...
Your Nauga Soft Vinyl looks nice and i do agree with you on the benefits of smooth-wipe-clean surface, how about if you sprayed the refletix with the 3m77, then applied a thin layer of carpet backing foam (don't know what it is called...it is maybe 1/8" or 3/16" thick??), then let that dry, then sprayed the 3m77 over that and applied the vinyl? Maybe having the foam in between them would smooth out the reflectix?

Best wishes on the build.
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Two questions!

1)
What's the difference between "hull liner" and "rat fur",
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2) Might one coat either with rubberized swimming pool compound to achieve a waterproof, washable barrier? I got some of that (white) stuff on a pair of Carhartts two years ago and it STILL hasn't washed out, so I'm pretty sure it would bond to these "fabrics"...

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