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    1. What do you think of sprayed on liner materials used in pickup beds (and such) being sprayed over aluminum tread plate or in place of it for all the walking surfaces on fire apparatus? And in place of paint on steel bumpers? Also does anyone know of any fire apparatus having this done to there walking surfaces?

    2. What do you think of using the ploy type of bodies for aerial device bodies?


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    I have used it in refurbs inside compartments with good results. Never have used it on treadplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOWER412 View Post
    1. What do you think of sprayed on liner materials used in pickup beds (and such) being sprayed over aluminum tread plate or in place of it for all the walking surfaces on fire apparatus? And in place of paint on steel bumpers? Also does anyone know of any fire apparatus having this done to there walking surfaces?

    2. What do you think of using the ploy type of bodies for aerial device bodies?
    I would look at the "grip" the liner material provides for the stepping surface. If there isn't grit of some sort in the mix, I don't think it would be NFPA compliant. Obviously, this won't matter if you aren't having it installed on a new rig or something a third party is refurbing.

    I'll refrain from commenting on poly bodies.
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    The spray on urethane lining materials while being incredibly tough & abrasion resistant are also slippery to walk on. We use it for coating dump bodies to keep materials from sticking or freezing in the beds. makes the load slide right out of the body.
    As npfd801 said I don't believe it would be nfpa compliant for non skid surface.

    As a coating in hose beds or compartments it works very well. it would be excellent on painted bumpers. no more pitting from bugs. You would have to properly prep the metal before application.
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    We used it inside all the compartments and slide-out trays on our new rescue and it looks and works great. I tend to agree with npfd801, however, that it would not be NFPA compliant.
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    That stuff is tough but I think if you spray it on diamond plate it would wear off on the high points because of the small surface area. Then you would be right back where you started except it would look worse.

    Crown Fire Apparatus used to put a (I think this is what it was) shredded rubber like from tires inplace of diamond plate there running board surfaces. It didn't look bad and had all kinds of traction.

    Maybe a left coaster can shed some light on that.

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    I agree with Joel and the Cajun about the non-compliance of the spray-on, as a matter of fact it probably doesn't even come close. As for Poly we don't use it much in the US, we have a Poly Aerial in Carrabassett Valley, ME that turned out to be a really nice truck. In Europe we have been cranking out Poly bodies and tanks for years. Many of the crew cab chassis are two door cabs with the crew compartment molded as part of the body. Seems to work real nice.

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    we use bedliner with sand mixed in on walkways on our brushtrucks. So far it works great, even better than the rolls of 3m stuff.

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    I agree that it would make treadplate slippery. However, I think it is a great idea on compartment interiors. We used it on our grass trucks Reading body on it is holding up great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post

    I'll refrain from commenting on poly bodies.
    they're not that BAD!!! LOL
    I saw the aftermath of using the wrong length screws for tool brackets on the boards... hehe!
    "I don't wanna hear about it... I wanna see results!!!":-P

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    We have a tanker with a poly body and its been around for quite some time with no problems.But than again we are a small rural town and who knows how well it would fair in a city setting where it gets used a lot more.

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    Have a pumper being built now with spartan cab, and poly body.

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    For the people using e-one aerials(not bronto's) what is the coating on the turntable made out off is it a sprayed on product and does anyone have pics of there turntable with this material on it and can it be applied to other areas of the trucks.

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