Today I got the car washed inside out & then went out looking for the 3m under seal. This is the update I got.
I visited the shop on Mysore Road (almost 20kms from my home), the guy told me that 3M under seal supply has been temporarily stopped. He himself has over 7customers waiting for the item. Then I checked with him about any other alternative & he suggested me this "Rubberoid". There were only about 11tins left with him. I bought 5 & came back home.
Before I went to this shop I also checked for the same 3M product at Indiranagar (CMH Road, I think 18th Cross) there is a shop that sells Dupont, 2K, Esdee etc Even he said the same thing. Came back home & here is the shock for me.
The coat cant be applied using the pitch gun (red one) I bought. Still working on the best misture ratio for the same.
1.The rubberoid cannot be diluted using thinner, petrol/kerosene has to be used.
2.The liquid is quite thick, doesnt get sprayed even if you dilute it with Petrol.
3.The gun just doesn't spray the liquid (as its too thick), if you dilute it too much, the pressure of the air sends the liquid everywhere.
4.The instruction on the dabba itself says "Use brush/Sponge"
5.After wasting about 45mins in trial & error. Gave up hope of using the new gun & instead used a new brush & applied the diluted rubberoid to the floor. Few observations:
1. The liquid although diluted takes good amount of time before it dries, it is yet to dry after 9hrs!
2. The layer formed when applied by brush is over 2mm in thickness (sound damping guaranteed)
3. It is too sticky, if by mistake we get our hands (especially hair on hand) with a few drops of this, then its a hour long job before you can clean yourself. (Only petrol can help here)
4. Removing rust bubbles is absolutely must before applying this coat 5. 2 tins are required to paint (with brush, mildly diluted)
- whole floor (from pedals to dikki lock)
- Inside door areas all floor)
- 4 wheel wells
5. For interiors using a gun must be avoided if not the dashboard, roof etc will get sticky & gluey.