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Old 06-06-2010, 10:26 PM   #31
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I thought 6'6" was standard, but I have been wrong before. Really, it has happened!
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:42 PM   #32
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that galvanized aluminum paint worked great for about 98% of my use ....in sum spots it didnt stick well and looked like oil and water .... i thought sum contaminant got into the paint or on to my panels... but i just metal primed over those spots and that stuck.... your work looks great
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:23 AM   #33
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To paint my galvanized steel window skins, I got this paint/primer called "Cold galvanizing compound". I did the vinegar treatment, rinsed it off with water, then sprayed this stuff on. Seems to be sticking.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:31 PM   #34
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Where are you in Katy? I'm just off Mason & I-10! I'd LOVE to stop by and take a peek!
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:36 PM   #35
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I think you need epoxy primer. Galvanized is tough stuff to prime.
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I would wipe it down with some Dupont First Klean and follow up with some Dupont metal conditioner.

You can also get some fisheye eliminator and add it in the paint.

Etching primer works good as do any two-part primer.
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Ask a truck shop that has a paint booth, because that means they paint big busses like ours. Vinegar is from the 60's and self-etching primer is an old method as well. They'll tell you exactly what you need, but again I believe the guy who painted my bus said he used epoxy primer.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #38
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Self etching primer is usually used on bare metal first. 2 part epoxy primer is GREAT STUFF and is usually used on an already coated surface (color change etc..) or after self etching primer is applied.

The nice thing about the 2 part epoxy primer is.. Its just the primer and catalyst (harder). There is no reducer required. You can reduce it to make it thinner depending on your application. But most of the time The epoxy primer is used for filling in minor imperfections because of its high build properties. It also covers very nicely.

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Old 08-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #39
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i weighed about i/4 of the way in im going to reweigh when im close to done also ..
i went to a truck stop outside of town and used the cat scales

my weight was 15456
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Oh I forgot to ask. At what point did any of you Texas skoolies weigh you bus for registering it as a RV. Before you build out the interior or after?
I had no requirement to weigh my bus for registering as an RV. I just gave them the GVWR off the title.
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