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Condensation
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Hi guys, firstly Merry Christmas and a guid New Year to everyone from up here in freezing Scotland. Now to the query, has anyone used or had experience of anti-condensation paint? I ask because at this time of year I find I am having to wipe off condensation from the inside of the load space of my van. The roof gets frosted and then it melts and drops all over whatever is in the back. Not technically condensation but you get the gist. Load space is seperated from the front by wood panneling but it would still happen without this. Anybody out there managed to solve/prevent this occuring, or is it something we just have to put up with when owning a van? Thought about the paint but dont really want to be painting the insides and also a bit dubious as to whether it would actually help.
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#2
I solved this by ply lining the van, including the roof
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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(17-12-2011, 08:33 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  I solved this by ply lining the van, including the roof

cheers Steve, did think about that but reckoned it would still freeze up and then when it melted it would soak into the ply. Will keep it in mind though.
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#4
warm air can't meet cold steel any more - no more condensation!
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#5
might have to have a re-think.Cant decide if it is true condensation or just the cold outside causing the ice. Rest of the van is ply-lined so not very warm in back anyway but I suppose it will always be slightly warmer inside than out therefore condensation, then freeze then wet. Eureka!!
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#6
Also, lining the roof keeps a lot of noise down, and keeps the heat in more.

Everyone comments on how quiet my van is.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#7
sounds like a spring weekend project. Did you just use 6mm ply, same as the sides?
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#8
Been told that its also a good idea to keep a big bag of silica in back of van to absorb the damp in the air, but the ply should do the trick
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
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#9
will have to ask all the family etc to keep those little bags of silica from the electrical items they get as Xmas pressies. Ha ha
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(17-12-2011, 09:44 PM)tanto Wrote:  sounds like a spring weekend project. Did you just use 6mm ply, same as the sides?


Yup, I fixed some cross timbers to the roof first to give me something to fix to.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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