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Old 03-04-2007, 08:33 PM   #11
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Anyhow here are couple pictures of my results here in Michigan.
where at in mi? i live near flint, and phill lives near grand rapids.
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:46 AM   #12
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I'm in Davison just southeast of Flint. Were damn near neighbors. This bus is turning out to be a fun project. We camped out in it Saturday night to test my new beds (it was 25 degrees out). We grabbed some snacks popped in a movie and everyone fell asleep before the movie was over. The beds worked great, I'm now onto the construction of a small cabinet to hold a cooler and storage bins.

I understand your heading to Buningman?
I did a little research and that seems to be a very intriguing concept.
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:01 PM   #13
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we are neighbors! I live in Hadley. I bowl every monday nite in davison.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:34 PM   #14
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It gets even closer I'm off Hill and M-15
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #15
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I painted mine with tremclad (enamel rust paint) then coverd them with walls last year, and so far so good.

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Hi Richard, did you do anything special to prepare the windows?

I was previously looking at your conversion notes and the only thing I think you mentioned was that you painted the windows (I may be wrong, looked at a lot of web sites before asking the question).

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Robert, first off, sorry it took so long to respond. I guess I overlooked the thread. Second, i scrubbed with dish soap, dried and sprayed. Nothing special. So far, it is still holding up great. I see that I am too late as you have already done them. Good luck, I'm sure they'll be great.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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I painted mine with tremclad (enamel rust paint) then coverd them with walls last year, and so far so good.

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Hi Richard, did you do anything special to prepare the windows?

I was previously looking at your conversion notes and the only thing I think you mentioned was that you painted the windows (I may be wrong, looked at a lot of web sites before asking the question).

Thanks,

Robert

Robert, first off, sorry it took so long to respond. I guess I overlooked the thread. Second, i scrubbed with dish soap, dried and sprayed. Nothing special. So far, it is still holding up great. I see that I am too late as you have already done them. Good luck, I'm sure they'll be great.
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Now, it's my turn to apologize for responding late.

Thanks for the info and compliment, I think the windows are going to hold up well.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:43 PM   #17
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Re: Painting Windows

I have a 5% tint on my windows. I was thinking instead of painting the windows. I am going to put aluminum foil on the inside then wall over the ones I wont use. The aluminum foil will add some insulation. I have tried to paint windows before, they always peel.
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I have a 5% tint on my windows. I was thinking instead of painting the windows. I am going to put aluminum foil on the inside then wall over the ones I wont use. The aluminum foil will add some insulation. I have tried to paint windows before, they always peel.
Man, if I had to do it over, I would do mine with the tint and aluminum foil also. I can't complain though, the paint on the window has been holding up quite well.

Trick is to protect it from getting scraped. If it does get scraped, it's just a matter of cleaning the area and repainting.

Thanks for the idea though, I'll try it next time I have to block out a window.

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #19
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Re: Painting Windows

since I am going to, eventually, cover the windows inside and out, I was thinking about using some of that foil backed bubble wrap insulation to cover the windows instead of painting them. Since windows lose a lot of heat, I thought that might be a good idea.

Just some thoughts
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Re: Painting Windows

I have some of that 1/4" foil bubble wrap insulation up on the front 6 windows on each side. It does a pretty fair job considering it's not fastened to the windows. I have noticed on cold days a small (3"-4") patch of condensation on 1 or 2 windows, but attribute that to not having the foil smack up against the window. On the windows I plan on blocking, I plan to paint them black and insulate (properly) with the bubble wrap.
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