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Old 03-06-2008, 04:32 PM   #11
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Well, to finish out this thread I thought I would tell you guys what I learned.

I did the Plasti-Dip for my lids, (project here) and that worked out great. If I were to do it all over again I would use latex first on all the wood, and paint & caulk any crevices with silicone caulking on the Styrofoam before coating everything with Plasti-Dip.

I decided to go with Line-X truck bed-liner (project here) instead of the Plasti-Dip, and boy am I glad I did. Other than a little disappointment for the liner guy's less-than-professional job and business practices, I am happy with the way they turned out.



Here's a close up of what the stuff looks like. It is very rigid, like tire rubber or thick bulls hide leather.



I found out that it does insulate, just not how much. The Line-X page just says adds some "R" value and dampens sound, lol. With the three coverings with Reflectix Insulation, I wasn't really worried about the "R" value anyway.

So, I guess in retrospect, Plasti-Dip would work only liner is a better/tougher choice. The lids however, need to be more flexible for a good insulating seal and the Plasti-Dip works great for that application. Two great products I am very glad I found out about. Hope everyone enjoys looking at the projects as much as I did making them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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Well, to finish out this thread I thought I would tell you guys what I learned.

I did the Plasti-Dip for my lids, (project here) and that worked out great. If I were to do it all over again I would use latex first on all the wood, and paint & caulk any crevices with silicone caulking on the Styrofoam before coating everything with Plasti-Dip.

I decided to go with Line-X truck bed-liner (project here) instead of the Plasti-Dip, and boy am I glad I did. Other than a little disappointment for the liner guy's less-than-professional job and business practices, I am happy with the way they turned out.


Here's a close up of what the stuff looks like. It is very rigid, like tire rubber or thick bulls hide leather.


I found out that it does insulate, just not how much. The Line-X page just says adds some "R" value and dampens sound, lol. With the three coverings with Reflectix Insulation, I wasn't really worried about the "R" value anyway.

So, I guess in retrospect, Plasti-Dip would work only liner is a better/tougher choice. The lids however, need to be more flexible for a good insulating seal and the Plasti-Dip works great for that application. Two great products I am very glad I found out about. Hope everyone enjoys looking at the projects as much as I did making them.
I was serious when I said you need to write a book with all of your projects. I like how well you document everything and include pictures.

Start running around your set up with a camera and take pictures, then post them. That'll give me a chance to point and choose which things I want to know about!

Great job dude!
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #13
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Those look incredible.

WOW!
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LOL, GAC. Just you wait, I am planning on documenting my entire setup and a brew session on My Updated Brewery thread. I started sanding my stand yesterday to get ready for painting. Then, I wire it for plug-ins and I am ready to wock n woll. I feel like giving a big 'ol redneck YEEHAWW!!!!! (Disclaimer- WortMonger is not in fact a Redneck and hope he didn't offend any of his next door neighbors or other residence of his town or state.) Last but not least, is the mash mixer project. I am having trouble finding a ice cream machine (motor for my mash stirrer) this time of the year, frickin Wal-Mart is not stocking them till later this month.

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Those look incredible.

WOW!
Thanks Dude, they were a bear to come to completion. I kept hearing, "They'll be done tomorrow." I heard that for half a week after they set there a week prior to that. Finally though, they are done.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:54 PM   #15
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I am inspired. I may have to totally copy you.

 
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #16
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Go ahead, lol. What is it they say, "copying is the highest form of flattery." Well then, flatter me with a twice as good setup, lol. I love seeing other peoples projects, but it is so much fun doing my own.
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