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Old 10-30-2016, 10:03 PM   #31
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How will these paint suggestions hold up in Arizona? The unrelenting sun and searing heat kills all automotive paint here. Every car more than a few years old has peeling clearcoat and oxidized paint. Horizontal surfaces are affected much more than vertical surfaces. I've read that white paint is the most resistant to UV, so I will probably paint my entire bus white except maybe the bumpers and the side impact strips. But I'm still wondering what type of paint is best to resist the UV.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:27 AM   #32
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:13 PM   #33
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So we are wanting to use a white Rustoleum in a sprayer. Is that feasible, and which additives/ratios do we need? Do you guys remove all the fixtures (mirrors and such) before painting?
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:59 PM   #34
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This is the ratio that was given a few posts back:



So, by my math, that would be 12 oz of acetone and 8 oz of hardener (the whole can, if you use what was pictured) per gallon of paint.
How much would this differ if we were wanting to spray?
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How will these paint suggestions hold up in Arizona? The unrelenting sun and searing heat kills all automotive paint here. Every car more than a few years old has peeling clearcoat and oxidized paint. Horizontal surfaces are affected much more than vertical surfaces. I've read that white paint is the most resistant to UV, so I will probably paint my entire bus white except maybe the bumpers and the side impact strips. But I'm still wondering what type of paint is best to resist the UV.
for arizona Id paint the roof with Bus-Kote or something similar.. its made for UV as well as has heat reflective properties too...

ive been told in any crazy sun state that lighter colors are better off for resisting UV than darker colors.. part of it may also be the temperature the paint reaches when its a darker color... paint is like anything else only so hot it can get before it begins to detiorate.. the darker colors get physically hotter in the sun.. when the ambient temperature is already 120 degrees that makes for one hot surface..

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:31 AM   #36
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How much would this differ if we were wanting to spray?
Just follow the instructions on the can.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:46 AM   #37
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Thanks EastCoastCB. Can anyone tell me a comparable product from a brand other than Majic? That one seems hard to find in my area.
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Thanks EastCoastCB. Can anyone tell me a comparable product from a brand other than Majic? That one seems hard to find in my area.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:36 AM   #39
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This


and this



and last (but not least) this:



Got me this:


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I rolled the top (almond) and sprayed the green. I mixed green and silver and black to get this metallic green color. You can't roll metallic. If you want to roll it, I'd thin the paint about 10% w/ Acetone, and mix the hardener about 15:1. And use a 1/4" knap roller.

Again, you can't roll metallic. It will look swirly and blotchy and like absolute sh!t. But you can roll solid colors with a short knap roller and have it come out pretty nice, especially on vertical surfaces.
Nice work! How many coats is that?
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Nice work! How many coats is that?
Coats? I dunno. I painted it twice; first time it came out a fruity green that would get me noticed in the Pride parade. Used about 3 qts then. A day later I mixed a new (darker) batch of 6 qts and used about 5 of that...so it's got about 2 gallons of paint on it. I went around the bus until my arm wouldn't hold the spray gun up.
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