Our Composite Panels are ‘made to order’ and will still be curing when you receive them. There are a few important points to follow to ensure they remain in pristine condition when you have finally assembled your caravan.
- Composite Panels should never be dragged on edge as delamination can occur due to excessive force tearing the laminate away from the core.
- Appropriate personal safety equipment should be worn when handling Composite Panels.
- Avoid unnecessary bending of panels when handling them – ensure you have enough staff when handling large panels. DIY Tip: Consider making a timber rack with supports every metre to lean panels onto if you cannot store panels flat on the floor
- Composite Panels should always be stored either directly vertical or preferably laid on a flat horizontal surface free from contaminants.
- Do not allow moisture to be trapped in between the panels or protective coverings.
- Composite Panels should never be stored in direct sunlight as post curing and warping could occur prior to permanently mechanically / adhesive fixing the panel into position.
- Avoid unnecessary bending of panels when handling them – ensure you have enough staff when handling large panels.
DIY Tip – Using two creeper trolleys to move panels around vertically makes it easy
DIY Tip – Preparing panels is easier if they are supported horizontally on tressles or milk crates. Use old carpet to protect the gel coat surface
- Composite Panels should be protected from all contaminants, such as dust, oil and grease, debris, waxes, water, condensation, uncured glue etc…