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Old 07-28-2014, 12:04 AM   #11
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Some of the bus companies have gone to using the stick on reflectors. They are cheap, cheap, cheap, compared to more traditional reflectors. They do become brittle with age and getting them off can be a "fun" task. On our Crown Coach bus, all of our reflectors are the traditional kind that are screwed into preconfigured slots and areas on the body.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #12
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Ha! We haven't even started on the outside decals I was working on the interior ones. There appears to be few outside ones other than the bus lettering etc. I will tackle that after work this week.
I will try to get some pictures up here shortly.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #13
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The heavy grinding and rust probably removed bulk of the zinc. The 'proper' way to paint galvanized metal is to etch it first. There are etching primers, or you can just give it a spray down with Ospho.

I washed down the floor, TSP'ed the floor to remove all the goop and grease, gave it another hose out. After it dried, I used a pump sprayer to spray down the entire floor with Ospho. Once that dried, I ended up having to fine-wire-wheel the zinc oxide. Don't breathe that stuff. I then put a coat of Rustoleum Pro primer and matching top coat. Worked very well.
Where do I get the Ospho?
The whole interior side areas seem to be rough enough but the center isle is was very well protected so I will need to rough it up or something before coating it.
Again, thanks so much for all the input--it is very helpful as we have no clue what we are doing.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #14
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Had a major cloud burst while working on the floor. Not a drop inside!!!! three windows aren't working so I was worried they would leak but they didn't.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:55 AM   #15
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The heavy grinding and rust probably removed bulk of the zinc. The 'proper' way to paint galvanized metal is to etch it first. There are etching primers, or you can just give it a spray down with Ospho.

I washed down the floor, TSP'ed the floor to remove all the goop and grease, gave it another hose out. After it dried, I used a pump sprayer to spray down the entire floor with Ospho. Once that dried, I ended up having to fine-wire-wheel the zinc oxide. Don't breathe that stuff. I then put a coat of Rustoleum Pro primer and matching top coat. Worked very well.
Where do I get the Ospho?
The whole interior side areas seem to be rough enough but the center isle is was very well protected so I will need to rough it up or something before coating it.
Again, thanks so much for all the input--it is very helpful as we have no clue what we are doing.
I bought mine at the local McCoy's. https://shop.mccoys.com/painting/paint/ ... rs/p.25442

From the Ospho website, the following retailers have it:
ACE Hardware Stores (Check ACE Warehouse if local store doesn't have it)
True Value Hardware
Do-It-Best Hardware
Handy Hardware
Orgill, Inc.
Sherwin Williams
Duron Paints & Wall Coverings
Lancaster
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #16
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Took a week off to go visit the ocean. But now we are back and the bus awaits!!!!
Still working on prep for painting. I was recommended by a local mechanic to fill in all holes with a fiberglass putty so that it will bend and not crack. Any suggestions from people?
I don't weld and am still looking for someone locally that can help us with removing two windows and repairing one panel behind the one wheel well that is rusted through.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #17
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Bus prep is taking a while. We finally got all the adhesive off. Now we are going to start patching the holes in the floor.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:35 PM   #18
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Major score. We were able to locate a great matching sofa bed and recliner that someone was getting rid of. They are marine leather and are in great shape. Someone was renovating their RV. We just got them home.
We are starting on prepping the roof for coating.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #19
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What is the vent on the front of the bus roof for? Can that be sealed up or should we leave it?
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:44 PM   #20
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http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/LumberL ... ?$373x273$
Looking at this for flooring.
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