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Has anyone had any experience wth VersEseal


I have been wondering about using a paint such as Dulux Aquatex or similar product to both keep my van cooler & to seal up the small leaky joints on the pop-top.

There is a new product called VersEseal - some sort of a rubber based paint but it's expensive. I don't know how it performs in the tropics.

From my experience before I left Telstra, I was involved with a project to try to reduce the number of card failures in the roadside cabinets here in Townsville. I found by using the Aquatex type paint that the internal temperatures were 7 degrees cooler than the standard cabinet with the same heat load, just enough to reduce failures of cards that cost upwards of $3,000. It didn't matter about the colour - a green cabinet performed the same as a white one. The amazing point was that it reduced the outer housing temperature significantly.

I also had my house & carport roofs painted & yes, it made a difference. I also found that the paint stayed fairly fluid & was thick enough to cover small leaks. This is what I'm looking at for the van. Yes, I would seal the joints properly first, then hopefully reduce the mtce efforts with the paint. 

Any thoughts?



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Preparation of the surface is key.

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Agreed Peter but our tropical sun doesn't take long to turn the sealed joints to powder.

I did try covering the van with an Aldi cover but I think it cooked the van - was hotter under the cover than without it. Via the Search button I found two products that might work - Thermoshield & Supertherm paint.

Has anyone used these?

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