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    Condensation

    Condencation (sp) wet drips. In the my Truck which has no roof lining in it at the mo. In this cold n damp weather, the whole roof on the inside is dripping with condencation. Same in the boot of the Cortina (just painted metal on the underside of the lid) Is there a thing or stuff to stop this? Maybe spray with stone chip. I'm thinking, new stuff is lined on the inside of the boot lids. Is it just this lining that stops the condensation (is that the ****er?) forming? Does this linining stop it forming? or does it just stop it dripping, but stays wet? Gona fit a mill board head lining in the truck, and dont want this wet going on behind it, making it go saggy n stuff. Also dont like idea of whatever is up there, dont hold the wet to fester.
    Any idea? Used something that worked?
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    I have a daily van/personal work van,knowing the score with rust etc ive hammered the inner roof with waxoil.guess what still condensation.Think about it work vans dont have a liner in the load area but in the seated area and just like any passenger car with a liner=no condensation

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    Hadn't thunk of that, makes sence though. Will line them.
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    I had an old boot locker in the bed of my old '41 . Unlinered and used to drip with water inside in the summer! It's about forming a thermal break so a millboard liner should provide seperation between the two temp extremes without either forming condensation by themselves

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    You can buy tubs of silica gel dehumidifier. That might work.


    This sort of thing, but you can get them for a couple of quid in the pound shop type places.

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    Leave windows or air vents open a touch. May help

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    Rather than using silica just put a bowl of normal salt in there much cheaper...

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    Thanks for sugestions lads. I think I'm gona stick some thin carpet to the inside of the roof/boot. This will have the added bonus of some sound deadening, but not at the cost of the black sticky sheets. Not as good at sound deadening, but its the insulation effect I'm after. Then do the millboard head linner.
    As for windows open a bit, the Cortina is an Airoflow so theres allways air coming in by the back window, and heater grill. The truck is sat at the mo with the gearbox access panel (bout 15" X 24" hole) out. So they both have air. So dont think this is the problem. Dont like the idea of tubs of salt/silaca stuff in them, I'd be forever emptying tubs of stuff. (not sure I like the idea of a bunch of salt in a damp metal cab/boot)
    Had a big wooden trunk in the bed of my F100, that was driping wet all year round. Same as Kev.
    Thanks for the ideas again.
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    lined my moggy van with carpet before fabric lining over the top. end of condensation.
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    I used this stuff on my boys Beetle it acts like anti drumming pads but is cheaper and will also insulate. To make sure it stuck I sprayed contact adhesive on first and heated it with a hot air stripper to make it form to the shape of the body panels

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