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Old 06-05-2016, 02:21 PM   #11
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...because I did it to be legal not to look nice...
Which illustrates again that we all have different priorities and not all of us possess the same options in terms of strength, endurance, knowledge, time, or capital.

I plan to do a 'legal' paint job on mine as did Mr. POS (OK if I call you "Hank"?), but don't wish to leave a nightmare for whoever I sell it to. Still thinking about how best to proceed.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:22 PM   #12
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I plan to do a 'legal' paint job on mine as did Mr. POS (OK if I call you "Hank"?), but don't wish to leave a nightmare for whoever I sell it to. Still thinking about how best to proceed.
Yes, I prefer Hank.
That completely makes sense to build you bus in a way that it is easily sell able, and agree that people should really do a better job than I did.

That is the reason I didn't care though, my bus will never be sold. As soon as my bus needs any kind of major work the plan is to park it and use it as storage/ cabin and hopefully Ill have enough money to buy a better bus then.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:31 PM   #13
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Yes, I prefer Hank.
That completely makes sense to build you bus in a way that it is easily sell able, and agree that people should really do a better job than I did.

That is the reason I didn't care though, my bus will never be sold. As soon as my bus needs any kind of major work the plan is to park it and use it as storage/ cabin and hopefully Ill have enough money to buy a better bus then.
And my plan is to use the gutted bus as a moving van-with-rustic-facilities and sell it at the other end.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:28 PM   #14
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:48 AM   #15
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i sanded (scuffed up every square inch of the bus), then wiped it down with light soapy water. sprayed Ospho on any rust spots, then primer over the Ospho, then rustoleum pro with roller and brush.
if you take a vacuum to the roller first it cuts down on the fuzzies. i used a 1/2 inch nap roller cover.
there are pics in my album of this all going down.
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hey trunt i been debating wintering around palm springs CA, then i be right on edge of joshua tree. what your take on the area, good for skoolies in the winter?
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:20 AM   #17
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Other than that a couple quarts of of good quality high gloss house paint does pretty well, lasting about 20 years.
That's what I used. I went to a paint store (an actual store that only sells paint, not the paint counter at home depot). I asked them what I could use to paint 30 year old sheet metal that still has a pretty good base coat from the manufacturer, but I wanted to change the color. They recommended a latex/acrylic house paint.

I quickly hit every surface with a power sander, then wiped the dust off with acetone. The acetone really brought out the original yellow, and made it look less faded. I used foam rollers. I could still see yellow through the first coat. It took about three coats before the color I bought really started to show.

I'd say it took a little north of 3 gallons to paint my 26' bus. It's still relatively fresh and I still have touchups. I've only got 1,100 miles and 1 month on the paint job.
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Hand sanded mine [took a weeks holiday before they shut the paint shop down at work], lost track after 50+ hours, washed it down with wax tar and adhesive remover. Paint it with ICI single stage matte green and matte black, no primer required. It covered very well with one coat, we painted it twice. Used three gal of green, 1 gal of black. I've got three gal of green left over to fix f ups and changes along the way....haven't even got the under storage lids open yet, still seized shut. I still have to cut the back out for the ATV's.
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