2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mod 7A, 08/15

Another van DIY Project.

This time, I am adding a reflective wall for the cargo area accent lighting to hide the bulkhead mounting screws at the top [picture above]. I purchased one 12″ tile and cut it in thirds, placing each strip on a 4″x 1/4″ x 32″ board. I used a tile adhesive to cement the tiles to the board.To finish it, I’ve painted the back black. I needed a 4.5″ tall board; but, did not want to rip a board to that size. Instead, I’ll use a 1.5″ x 3/4″ board to raise the tile wall. It is also painted black. I have to cut 3 tiles in half to fill openings at both ends of the wall.

Next, I will fill the space between tiles with black silicone. That should be interesting because of the horizontal and vertical lines. I choose silicone versus grout because it will not harden/crack. Stay tuned…