Hi, thanks for sharing the info. I have black LX here in Tucson and it has a lot door lock issues when the truck in hot or in the sun. I have read about the motors and threads on this issue, it is an endless string of solutions.View attachment 1732048 I've been leaving a portable weather station (air temp/humidity) in the truck for the past week just to see how hot it gets in there.
from 7 am to 11-12 it was reading 118-124 depending on clouds/outside temps, which were 104-108.
at 5 leaving work it was between 132 and 137.
I had looked into linex for the roof, and a thread popped up in the 200s forum by someone else pondering the same thing.
specifically, the rear AC blows hot air for the first few minutes and struggles to cool off the back.
someone mentioned Bus-Kote. It is a plastic based paint with ceramic material in it designed by NASA for a school district to put on their busses. (hence the name)
at $50 a can, vs over 200 for linex, I thought I'd give it a try. https://www.amazon.com/Hy-Tech-Thermal-Solutions-2150-Kote/dp/B01BYGO88I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530121622&sr=8-1&keywords=bus+kote
day one, leaving work interior temp 118. Day 2, temp was 124, but the rear ac vents blow luke warm air upon start up and cool down almost immediately.
it isn't as durable as linex/rino lining, but should help protect the roof from errant tiedown strap hooks or small dings from loading the roof rack.
plus, I'm all kinds of hipster-retro with the white top on red cruiser
so far,very happy with the investment.
Hi, thanks for sharing the info. I have black LX here in Tucson and it has a lot door lock issues when the truck in hot or in the sun. I have read about the motors and threads on this issue, it is an endless string of solutions.
So your solution is appealing. I have investigated wraps for the top and/or plasti-dip the top with white. My concern with the Hy-Tech is that is it removable like plastidip?
Thanks for any info and progress.
Thank you for the reply. This is critical info. Funny thing is, I believe once I paint the top white, the locals will think I have a police squad truck that is unmarked, heh.I would imagine it would be very difficult to remove. It dries like a plastic. Not as tough as Rinolining, but definitely not coming off anytime soon.
I can't say enough how much this helped with 2nd row ac vents and how quickly the inside of the truck cools off with the AC.
I do need to sand it to get rid of the texture. as I suspected the grooves collect dust like crazy.