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Old 09-23-2007, 03:31 PM   #11
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Could someone give me some ideas on the type of paint I need to repaint the INTERIOR of our school bus? Outside is painted bright lime green, inside needs some help!
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:59 PM   #12
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I just used a gallon of rustoloum and rolled it on. It's held up fairly well for the past 3 years, the only place's that need touching up are where it's been scratched by something and by a few windows where moisture builds up has a little rust showing though. I'll probably grind it clean and reapply paint...

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:25 AM   #13
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i made the mistake of painting my ceiling once without doing any sanding. in a year or so all the paint was cracked and peeling. The moral of the story....make sure you do it right the first time.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #14
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Could someone give me some ideas on the type of paint I need to repaint the INTERIOR of our school bus? Outside is painted bright lime green, inside needs some help!

From my experience and sportyrick's, stay away from alkyds. He's exactly right, they don't stick worth a damn. Which bites it because I'll probably end up stripping it all off eventually and do it all over again with enamel.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:55 AM   #15
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Hi guys and Gals,

I know it's been a long time since I posted, but I haven't forgotten about you.

Well, anyway, Hot Rod Magazine recently roll painted a 62 Falcon and wrote a how-to for roller painting, with Rustoleum.

The link is: http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/b...job/index.html

Check it out and see what you think.

BTW. the title is "The $98 Paint Job."


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for the amount of bodywork those guys did to the car and the amount of labor involved in rollering the car i will be spraying our bus that is too much labor i like hearing that cheap clearcoat works on the tremclad paint i painted a 65 chevy [pickup orange and it looked great but it faded bigtime very quickly it did stick very well though i used a cheap gun and it worked well tooo big buks to paint with automotive paint!
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for the amount of bodywork those guys did to the car and the amount of labor involved in rollering the car i will be spraying our bus that is too much labor i like hearing that cheap clearcoat works on the tremclad paint i painted a 65 chevy [pickup orange and it looked great but it faded bigtime very quickly it did stick very well though i used a cheap gun and it worked well tooo big buks to paint with automotive paint!
Well, if you've got more time than money, this would might be the way to go. If you spray more paint on yourself than you get on the bus, this might be the way to go. If after you spray paint things and your paint runs more than the runners in the NYC marathon, this might be the way to go.
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Re: Painting a bus

We're about halfway through our conversion and have reached the painting step. Given that we are strapped for cash at the moment, we're considering using some of the many colors of house paint that we have leftover from fixing up the house. Some of it is interior, some exterior. We've started scuffing up the current paint, but I'm wondering if anyone has done this before with straight-up house paint--not Rustoleum. I'm talking Valspar and Olympic that we got at Lowe's. We had figured on doing an automotive clear coat to seal everything in, but now I'm wondering how well it will even hold to the house paint. Any suggestions?
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DON'T USE HOUSE PAINT, you won't like the work involved in removing it after half of it curls up. Use rustoleum or some other kind of impliment paint, an oil base outside paint, not house paint. Like I have said in the past, you can get a modified enamel that comes in many colors for $40 a gallon, ask your local auto paint supply house. You could drive around and check the places that paint on a large scale like RR, big rigs, Maaco, body shops, etc and the may have some paint that they would part with real cheap.Or scare up the money somehow but don't ruin all your hard work with house paint. sportyrick
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I agree with rick house paint and buses don't mix.
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