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Old 08-08-2008, 09:18 PM   #51
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Re: 1990 International-14" Roof Lift.

I am ready to paint the roof tomorrow and I have picked up 2 gallons of Sherwin Williams brand Industrial and Marine paint.



The color is Extra White.



Ceramic beads by 3M will be mixed into the paint to form a reflective insulating heat barrier.



The bus is masked off and ready to go tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:20 PM   #52
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I got the first coat on the roof Saturday, it took about 1 1/2 gallons but I could not stop the tip on my airless from giving me trouble so it took a bit more paint then it should have. I am going to give it three or four days to cure, then hit some rough spots with a jitterbug and some 220 and spray a finish coat on the roof. I picked up another gallon of paint today and a new tip for my spray rig. I plan to spray the finish coat on it this coming Saturday. The fresh paint on the roof and some bondo work on the front and rear caps has made a huge difference in the bus's appearance. I will post a few pics. when I get the roof finished.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #53
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Re: 1990 International-14" Roof Lift.

Well it took me a couple of weeks due to rain and weather but I was able to get the finish coat on the roof yesterday.





What a difference the bright white paint and 3M glass bead additive has made. When the roof was the original yellow color during the warm part of the day the roof metal was hot to the touch. Now the roof metal stays cool to the touch all day long. I have been monitoring the interior temperature and so far I have seen a 10 degree drop during the hottest part of the day. I look forward to next summer when I get the main light gray color on the rest of the bus, I plan to mix in the 3M additive with the main color as well.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:42 PM   #54
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Re: 1990 International-14" Roof Lift.

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so far I have seen a 10 degree drop during the hottest part of the day
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:12 AM   #55
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Is that what you call Max Head-room?
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(6"11' interior clearance)
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:48 PM   #56
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Re: 1990 International-14" Roof Lift.

I have been a bit delinquent with my posts lately but I am pleased to say that I have my black tank installed and plumbed, vented through the roof and the shower pan (tub) and toilet drains are both in. I am completing the drain plumbing this week (grey water only drain) and also have the galley sink drain (roughed in only) until I purchase the sink itself. The next project (s) are purchasing and installing a macerateor and updating my bus blog.





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Old 09-16-2008, 07:41 PM   #57
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on no abbott,a true west coaster........double fistin it! nice tank install!
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:04 PM   #58
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What kind of a tank is that & how many gallons?

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The tank was built for a pickup and camper and it has a 55-gallon capacity. The photo of it under the bus has it laying on it's side, I was just fitting it between the frame rails. The photo of the tank on the ground behind the bus has it in it's proper attitude. I built a plywood box for it to rest in. The box will reinforce the tank, protect it from road debris and it made it real easy to mount. I reused 2-pieces of the 3/4" all-thread I had left over from my roof raise and I have the plywood box drilled and bolted through the Uni-Strut in all four corners.

I purchased the tank off of Ebay with a winning bid of $60.00 the shipping ran another $140.00! However it was so close to the capacity and size I wanted that I finally pulled the trigger on it after a month of looking for a tank. The only other tank I found that I really liked was from Plastic-Mart at $375.00 delivered. There is a guy on Ebay that regularly has 36-gallon tanks priced real reasonably but I just could not find a way I was happy with to mount two of them.
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Head on of the tank.



I had an extra sleeping pad I cut up and used to pad the tank all the way around.





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Old 09-17-2008, 12:25 PM   #59
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I have updated my Bus Blog with a couple of new pages containing notes and photos of procedures and materials used to paint the roof of my bus. The “Exterior” link on my page is now active at Link
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Your link to the blog isn't working... got a good one?
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