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Old 07-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #61
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Re: Bus #2... saved and with a new home

It was the paint. I used "XO Rust" from Coast Hardware. It wrinkled up like you wouldn't believe. I've spent the last week sanding the roof, then tried a TEST roll of the same paint. Same results. Wrinkles after less than an hour.

I had a quart can of Rustoleum black gloss, and did a test patch next to the bad spot. The result? A perfect shine. Then I rolled the whole upper side. Perfect.

My advice? Stay away from the XO Rust. It's crap.

Of course, today, it RAINED, so we'll see how the finish looks. Anyway, I have the roof rolled. The rest, I think, gets sprayed. I'll post pics when I actually get this thing done.

What IS it about a bus that makes things so HARD?

Incidentally, I have become a MASTER of window tinting. Heads up, folks, this bus is nearly on the road. STAY OFF THE SIDEWALKS!

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:25 PM   #62
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Re: Bus #2... saved and with a new home

Well, it's been a while since I've posted, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. The bus is painted (not perfect), and I'm all set for a long winter of "inside work." All I have left to do is get that front bumper tweaked at the local shop in a week or two.

The coast of Washington is the WORST place to paint a bus, but I think I've got the basics taken care of. Behold Bus #2! And pay no attention to that pile of seats in the background. Lies! Lies, I tell you!
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:08 PM   #63
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Looking good, but where's the required rust?
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:13 PM   #64
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Re: Bus #2... saved and with a new home

Definitely looking good, Wccawa, quite a classy look to it!

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #65
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i like it but does the paint match that carpet? yep good old wet coast weather....... goodbye summer hello rain ...time to work on the inside!
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