Damp how bad can it be, what should be my next step?

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  1. Dafydd_Cymru

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    Hi! I don't feel to bad missing this when I bought the van as someone experienced said they never spotted it till the paint started blistering. As you can see the paint is blistering along the cab above the driver. Inside it feels just a tad more damp than it should be, nothing drastic but just slightly in the corner. I havent a clue where to go with this. It is covering an area about 3inch by 2 feet. Is the a specialist in the North Wales area that can repair this? Apart from this she is so clean.
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    Not sure if this is damp causing the blistering or corrosion letting in moisture. I'm sure someone with better knowledge will be along soon.
    Good luck with the outcome (y)(y)
     
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    We had a major damp repair done by a motorhome damp repair company near Warrington. Paul is the chap's name and his number is 01925 229068. We were delighted with his work. He will give it a total check over and let you know what needs done.
     
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    The blistering and the damp may not be connected. If you live near the sea in a salty atmosphere the smallest pinhole in the paint is enough to start the corrosion under the paint, also in your second pic corrosion could have caused in that area by the joint trim being badly fitted.
    With the damp you would need to strip of the internal wall board to see how bad it is and to trace where it is coming from.
     
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    Thanks everyone. @keades I'll phone that place in the morning as they are only a few hours away. How bad was your damp etc, was it expensive?
     
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    your problem isn't bubbling paint, more rotting/corroding aluminium. when the blisters are removed there will be multiple holes through the outer skin. first priority is to reseal the joints to stop the water ingress, but the damaged panel needs re skinning to cure it properly. the repairer will take off the mouldings, strip back and prime the panel, glue on a matching panel, then reinstall the mouldings. Its more a labour intensive job than the cost of parts. expect about £1000 to redo all the mouldings around the van plus the repair

    It is a possible DIY able job, but its messy and parts cost under £100
     
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  7. MicknPat

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    Think this is the time to worry? [​IMG]
     
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    definitely will be on Ebay soon !!!!
     
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    Try these guys-
    A & S
    Unit 2 Westbank Road
    Llay Industrial Estate
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    Clwyd
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    Telephone: 01978 853600
     
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    Hello again. Our damp was a fairly major problem in both sides and the floor! Not something we were happy about at all. We had trouble at first finding someone with the knowledge, facilities and time to do it but Paul sorted it out. He had the van for about six weeks as it needed to have all the damp bits removed before it could all be dried out and then rebuilt. It cost about £4000 all in which was a bit eye-watering, but worth it to us as we love our van and it is now sound. Your problem looks less extensive so fingers crossed. Paul did a thorough check and phoned us to discuss what was needed before committing to anything. Good luck!
     
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