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rhino lining, is it flamable??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    anyone know if this stuff is flamable after it's cured??
    Will it keep burning if you light it on fire??

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    I think anything is flamable if you pour gas on it and light her up.

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    i am also interested in knowing that. my cab is rhino'd
     
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    go to a rhino dealer andget one of the samples and try tah burnerize it

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    What are you planning on doing that you might be catching it on fire?

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    I friend of mine had a 72 chevy shortbed with Rhino lining in the bed. He flicked a cigarette out the window one day and it landed in the bed and got stuck between the bottom of the tailgate and the bed floor and started a bed fire. Luckily it only burned the inside of the bed(the part Rhino lined). He managed to salvage the truck. Since then Rhino Linings says they have changed the formula to prohibit this from happening.

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    k5blt4fun,

    that is exactly what i am concered about. I am restoring a 71 and plan on leaving it topless. i want/wanted to rhino line it, i just don't want some idot throughing in a cig and have the thing catch on fire.

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    sorry i dont buy that story. i have tried to light a bucket of gas with cigarettes and couldnt do it. i have melted rhino lining with welding splatter and it never burned and it was much warmer than a butt. course i find spontainious human combustion hard to believe as well. i think i will email a rhino place.
     
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    I've seen a rhino lined truck inadvertently start a fire when the owner tried to fill a metal gas can from the bed of his truck. When the gas pump nozzle touched the metal can, the metal / rhino-lining / metal layering created a sort of rude capacitor and discharged at the nozzle. The spark lit the nozzle and the can, but ultimately caught the whole back of the truck on fire when the owner pulled the nozzle back before fully releasing it. So yes, rhino lining will burn when doused with fuel. Just my 2 cents!

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    they have signs warning guys with plastic bed liners about the static danger at filling stations. even have a ground strap at some. i have never noticed static from rhino
     
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    The earliest stuff they had would burn like wildfire, but anything since the early 90's will just smolder and self extinguish.

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    It's not the Rhino that causes the static - it's the gas coming out of the pump - that's partly why OSHA has an extreme hatred for plastic gas cans, there's no ground plane.

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    Give it to me I will catch it on fire. I have even caught drains on fire at work. I was using the tirch and some hot metal flakes fell on the ground and caught the oil the was in the drain on fire. Its kinds crazy seing a 2 foot flame come out of a drain.

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    Actually K5BLT4FUN is correct.... the earlier stuff they had used to be flamable... but not the new stuff because they changed it.... I never thought about a cig doing that. For some odd reason when they were asking about fire I was picturing a large hoop lit on fire and someone looking like Evel driving with a crazed look on his face up a ramp! [​IMG]

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    I really need to learn how to spell.
    Anyhow, my concern is that if i grab a piece of rhino and catch one end on fire will it keep burning, given that no other accelerant(gas/alcohol/wisky/etc) is in the equation. Or does it have some kinda of fire retarding material built in. By the looks of it the old stuff was a fuse for a bigger fire. i guess i should be safe with the new stuff.

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