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    Default Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Searched the forums back and forth, and haven't found something (yet) that will work.... (also posted in the Isuzu thread)

    My load bed was rubberized when I bought it, and until now, I've not needed it dust proofed... but I'm planning a trip to Namibia next year, and it needs to get sorted...

    My bit problem is the giant chasms where the top of the load bed meets the top of the tail gate... none of the solutions I've found are able to seal this bit... Anyone have an idea?
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Have you tried this: http://www.4x4direct.co.za/838-dust-proofing

    And lots sponges. You can even try air filter oil (like motorbikes use) on the sponges but it can be messy
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by pietas View Post
    Have you tried this: http://www.4x4direct.co.za/838-dust-proofing

    And lots sponges. You can even try air filter oil (like motorbikes use) on the sponges but it can be messy
    Looked at those, but I don't see how it'll seal at the top (in the pics)... I might just need to visit them, and see in person, but based on those pics, not going to work
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    The only way to successfully dustproof a bakkie's loadbin, is to get positive pressure in it. If you have a canopy, open the front window (the one between the cab and canopy) or get one of those vents that let air in from the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kambro View Post
    The only way to successfully dustproof a bakkie's loadbin, is to get positive pressure in it. If you have a canopy, open the front window (the one between the cab and canopy) or get one of those vents that let air in from the front.
    Yup... doing that already...
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    Yup... doing that already...
    Works perfectly for me, no further rubbers, etc. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Bob, I bought a Dust Kit from Toyota, I'm sure GM also will have, or buy a "universal" one from various outlets - Frontrunner, etc etc.

    Then obviously keep a flap/window open, otherwise it WILL leak dust.

    Even the Toyota Dust Kit comes with oil sponges that you can fill visible holes etc etc.

    I've come to the conclusion that NO canopy will be completely dust free - you can just try make it less.
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    Hierdie tipe stone deflectors is stof makers. Hulle skep n vortex agter die kar en dan stof jou kappie lekker,geen venster oopmaak of wat help nie veel nie.
    Maar dis nie so erg dat jou kos vol sand raak nie.
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kambro View Post
    Works perfectly for me, no further rubbers, etc. Good luck!
    Ok... maybe I just need to give is a good test!

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    Hierdie tipe stone deflectors is stof makers. Hulle skep n vortex agter die kar en dan stof jou kappie lekker,geen venster oopmaak of wat help nie veel nie.
    Maar dis nie so erg dat jou kos vol sand raak nie.
    Will need to test with some of these though... wanting to fit something similar for my trip!
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    If you have a net attached , no stone gets to the trailer.

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Would polyurethane foam not work as a sealant or is it too rigid?

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    If you have a net attached , no stone gets to the trailer.
    Please elaborate on the 'net'

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilw View Post
    Would polyurethane foam not work as a sealant or is it too rigid?
    I wouldn't use it. I've tried it on something different, but is not stable enough in UV and heat exposure (for my liking)

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    I wouldn't use it. I've tried it on something different, but is not stable enough in UV and heat exposure (for my liking)
    Any suggestions as to an alternative? My canopy sits on a rubber seal that leaks dust by my wheel arches. I am looking to fill the gap where the canopy overhangs the bakkie body on the outside to try mitigate the amount of dust coming in.

    I was thinking of using polyurethane foam to fill that gap in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilw View Post
    Any suggestions as to an alternative? My canopy sits on a rubber seal that leaks dust by my wheel arches. I am looking to fill the gap where the canopy overhangs the bakkie body on the outside to try mitigate the amount of dust coming in.

    I was thinking of using polyurethane foam to fill that gap in.
    I think the PU should work there, but might have to be replaced every couple of years as it becomes brittle. I would try it.

    I also though I had dost coming in at similar places, but on closer inspection I saw there are loads of holes on the inside of the bak under the lip that is open to the outside world. I still need to make a plan with these

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Use D-shape rubber to fill the gaps, you get various sizes.

    Get a wind scoop on top of the canopy to push air behind the canopy.

    Get positive pressure in at the front of the bakkie.

    Look at 4x4 Direct for solutions for the above.

    Then make sure your load bin does not have places where the dust can get in at the front.
    The old Hilux had at the top on the edge in front both sides where dust got in - same on the old Ranger and T6.

    Use a hose pipe with water on the inside in all possible holes/openings and see if water runs out at front underneath the load bin.
    Plug these holes with sponge or foam - just be careful with the foam, apply in small quantities.
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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    Please elaborate on the 'net'
    It is a shade net attached from the vehicle to the trailer / caravan. bwo stretch elastics or any other means.

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    "Get a wind scoop on top of the canopy to push air behind the canopy."

    Like Danie said, try one of these.

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    Default Re: Bakkie dust-proofing...

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    It is a shade net attached from the vehicle to the trailer / caravan. bwo stretch elastics or any other means.
    Thanx
    I think that a nice idea

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