Cargo / Delivery vans

Step 1: Wood panelling

The basis for a good Turbo Liner® treatment is always a floor board. We normally use 9 mm high-quality birch plywood for this. We seal and screw the floor board to the bottom of the van. After that, it is entirely up to the type of treatment whether we will also mount boarding to the sides of the cargo space. When boarding on the sides are mounted, we use a 4 or 6 mm birch panel with a veneer layer. Whatever treatment you choose, the woorden paneling is included in the price. Door paneling, wheel arch paneling or ceiling panels can be requested optionally. 

Step 2: Filling and sealing

We fill all drill holes, seams and other irregularities in the floor and walls with special filler to obtain a smooth finish after the coating has been applied. Because the Turbo Liner® hotspray coating exactly follows the surface that it's been sprayed on. A neat and flawless surface is therefore the key to a super sleek finish. We seal off all the seams around the paneling to ultimately create a seamless, waterproof container that even meets food safety regulations.

Step 3: Pretreatment

The surface that we want to treat still has to be prepared. We do this by mechanical sanding in order to rough up the top layer of the paneling and to flatten the the holes we filled and other plastered parts. After that, the cargo space will be made dust-free and special premade seals will be placed over small openings in the body.

Step 4: Applying primer

Polyurea has a good adhesion to untreated birch plywood, which we normally use for flooring. But it should not be good, it should be ultimate! That is why we roll a special epoxy layer onto the floor that is specially made for Turbo Liner® hotspray treatments. An additional reason why we apply this layer is to seal the surface so that any gas bubbles and pinholes in the coating can be prevented. After drying this primer overnight, you have a surface that can not match anything in the world.

Step 5: Covering and masking

The vehicle is carefully covered with paper and plastic to prevent damage to the paint and to ensure that there is no coating where it does not belong (overspray). We will also use tape to determine the height to which the coating should go (low, medium, high or everything including the ceiling). In addition to the normal tape, we use a special tape, with a cutting wire in it, that is carefully applied to the margins to where the coating must go so that at the end of the ride we can cut through the 2 to 3 mm thick layer of coating.

Stap 6: Coating

After the primer has dried overnight, we can start with spraying the polyurea coating in the cargo space. This is done with a two-component high-pressure machine and an airless gun. The two separate components are heated and then transferred via a heated hose system to the airless gun. When the trigger is pulled the components are pressed together under very high pressure (135 bar). This immediately creates a reaction on a molecular level from which a plastic coating is created. The material is 'dry' within 2 to 3 seconds, so you have to spray very accurately. First the corners will be sprayed and then strip after strip, layer after layer will be applied. Lees verder

Stap 7: Texturing

When the floor is covered with approximately 3 mm coating and the walls with 2 mm coating, it is time for a small inspection. If irregularities are found, they can be fixed immediately, if necessary, it is even possible to sand down the coating in between layers.
But after that it's time to add texture. This is done by carefully applying puffs of coating from a distance with a mist spray. We do this with a special stroke of the gun so the mist gets everywhere and is evenly distributed. This creates the characteristic robust Turbo Liner® look that makes the truck bed look tough and makes the surface more anti-slip / non-skid.

Step 5: Unpack and assemble

After the coating has been applied, the cutting wire is carefully pulled through the coating. Then everything is checked and in case of minor irregularities, some finishing touches can be done. After all that is done the car is cleaned and the rest of the car will be unpacked. All the paper and plastic covering will be removed. Time to drive the van out of the spray booth and into the sunlight to admire.

Step 9: Make use of!

The cargo area has now been protected against rust, abrasion and other damage for years to go. The cargo floor is now equipped with an anti-slip base and can be kept clean in the blink of an eye. And not to mention: it looks perfect! In short; you now have an official, custom made, one of a kind, Turbo Liner® spray-in bedliner! A van with a cargo space for life!