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Old 06-22-2011, 10:53 PM   #251
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Great paint job, well done!
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:02 PM   #252
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #253
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Super paint job!
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:51 PM   #254
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hey BOZO, when i looked at the new paint job i litterly said to myslef, HOLY **** THAT LOOKS COOL!


great job!

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:00 PM   #255
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

I think you need to get a Captain America costume now.
Then you can jump out of the bus at rest areas and fight crime!
But seriously, you did a great job on the paint, and I like your use of decals. I may have to consider that myself.

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #256
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

HA!! HA!! CAPTAIN AMERICA! THATS A GOOD ONE D.D.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:57 AM   #257
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Great paint job, I think the best I've seen.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:16 PM   #258
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Thanks! Spencer, Just make sure you have the right amount of reducer. The autobody supply stores offer different types of reducer depending on temperature.

I usually get the "medium" reducer for 50 to 70 degrees or so. Problem was it was hot on some of the days I was painting and the reducer evaporated in the cup and I did not get a good wet coat on some areas. I should have went with the "slow" reducer (longer to evaporate). Just a couple tips to keep in mind.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #259
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Sooo... the exterior paint is all done. Now I have the ugly, rusty rims with 6 coats of old spray paint all over them to deal with now.

My buddy who works at a school bus company had a whole set of open center rims that would fit my bus that were in much better shape. But after deciding I didn't want to swap all the tires and take everything apart, I went with SANDBLASTING the rims on the bus.

This is what the rims looked like before blasting.


I rented this sandblaster from a rental center. But it did not come with a ceramic tip. So basically it was just wide open air and I had about 3 seconds of pressure.


I returned it. Got a full refund. And borrowed this simple blaster from my co-worker's buddy.





MUCH BETTER!!


PRIMED.


PAINTED!! Same color as the bus.


I then decided to do the lugnuts and outer part of the rim in silver. Figured it would be a nice accent.





Stay tuned.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #260
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

WOW !!!! Some of the best looking bus wheels I've seen here.. Really nice job.!!!
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