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Old 03-21-2010, 05:04 AM   #51
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That is a small paint gun though!!!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:34 PM   #52
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Yeah, that's not my HVLP gun. It is a small touch-up gun, kind of a cross between a spray gun and an airbrush. Great control and almost no overspray which is important being that I am spraying industrial polyurethane primer in my yard in the middle of the city! Dont want overspray on the neighborhood, or the smell to alert the air-pollution cops! Overall very impressed with the way it went on. Very controllable. I will be doing my actual paint out on an farm with a larger gas-powered compressor and my HVLP guns. I can't wait! Gonna be all high gloss white polyurethane aircraft paint. Got a sweet deal on the paint. Then I get to decide on graphics or whatever. Got a friend who manages a sign shop who can do up pretty much anything in vinyl.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:22 PM   #53
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I know how it is to paint with a spray paint can, which is about the same size. It takes for ever!
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #54
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Update time!!! This is evidence that the wife is on board with the skoolie idea. I find that when your significant other gets involved with the project, they get to appreciate the amount of hard work that goes into it. They also get a sense of accomplishment and pride in the final product. My wife climbed up on the roof of the bus with a sander and spent the entire day sanding the roof getting it ready for primer. Here's the pics...
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:59 PM   #55
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What a team! My other half loves the bus so it does make it a lot more fun and appreciated...Lucky you! keep up the progress!
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:54 AM   #56
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Apparently when it is cold out, you have less feeling in your knees. This is what happened due to kneeling on the rivets on the roof all day....



This pic makes it look like I am sucking on the open propane line that goes to the refridgerator. I am in the process of sealing up the refridgerator area and installing proper baffles as per the installation manual.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:35 AM   #57
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I definately plan to fix up the elextrical connectors. I think I am going to drill down through the floor and run actual electrical conduit so that the wires dont chafe on the metal. I didn't know about the propane connectors, I thought flare nuts were acceptable for these types of connections. Guess I better check into the other types of connectors.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:27 PM   #58
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The primer that I am using cost about $150 per gallon with the required activator. It is a polyurethane industrial primer that is used on aircraft and trains and such. And speaking of primer, I pulled off the hood today and got it sanded, prepped and primed. Looks great! Pics are coming...
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Here's some pics of today's progress...

Sanded the doors, removed the hood, sanded the fenders, removed the grille, sanded and prepped the whole front end. The wife sanded the top side of the roof from where she left off the other day when she sanded the top, down to the black stripe. I also sanded, prepped, and primed the hood. Looks very good, real professional looking. The grille, I painted a few days ago with the same self-etching trim paint that I have been using for the window frames. My wife loves the solid black look, so it will probably stay like it is.
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Here is some pics of the toys that the bus will need to haul...

The Twins...


My vintage dirt bike...


My custom built short wheelbase buggy...
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