Anyone’s Ply Panels Warped?! Disfigured?!

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by CALLAKN, 9 Nov 2018.


    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Guys, local converter is saying the ply panels will warp when in heat during summer months. Especially with me having a black van.., ive bought the ply now from eBay, it’ll cost me to send back... is it actually better than the standard kombi panels ?! He’s saying he uses them... he has a good reputation too!

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    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    3.6 mm ply btw !
  3. N58amx

    N58amx Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Can’t see that myself!
    Hardboard warps more than plywood
  4. Jon

    Jon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I carpeted my hard boards ones. Purely because i had never done anthing like that before and wanted to learn on them rather than expensive ply ones. Never seen them warp in all the hot weather we had this summer ! The down sides are they do not go all the way down to the floor behind the wheel arch. I am also now going to put some coax speaker's in them and i am going to have to beef them up as its not really strong enough. They would also not be very sturdy if some thing heavy fell on them. I have used hidden fixings that i am sure will give if anything expands. If you have already bought them i would personally use them.
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  5. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Ply wood all around in the rear of the last 2x vans..

    Both professional fitted from new.

    Never had any issues with warping or anything myself.
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    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Keep the opinions coming ! He just straight up went why are you using ply? The kombi panels are sufficient..

    The more that say they didn’t have a problem the more likely I’ll go with and keep the ply
  7. Sharpe

    Sharpe Member T6 Pro

    Look at the big names in converters - Absolut5, Slidepods etc etc. Sure they have done hundreds of vans, would be safe to go with what they are using
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  8. Scot

    Scot Member T6 Pro

    Ply gets used in all sorts of construction including houses, much warmer than a van.

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