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Old 07-09-2015, 10:31 PM   #101
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Threw out the junk fiberglass at our apartment garbage hopper too. I can't get over how much mold, dirt and just plain nastiness is in that stuff! I feel VERY vindicated in ripping the interior out and cleaning out all the yuck. My pile of scrap metal is getting larger in the back of Heavy as I'm "grinding" on.
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:31 AM   #102
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That perforated ceiling sheet is great for fine bug screen in front of the rad.

Slide it out and pressure wash. It also keeps all the little stones from getting stuck into the fins of your rad.

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Old 07-10-2015, 07:46 AM   #103
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How is the heat gun and scraper working on the tar/asphalt??
I tried that and got nowhere, but yours is a different bus.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:53 AM   #104
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I had good luck removing 65 year old tar using automotive paint "prep spray". Made for final cleaning of metal before painting, it dissolved the gunk on mine to the point I could wipe it off with a rag. Heavy/thick areas took a hit with a wire brush on my angle grinder before soaking, but all in all, it worked very well.

The rattle cans are handy but it is much cheaper in quarts you can then spray yourself.

Worked for me.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:59 AM   #105
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That perforated ceiling sheet is great for fine bug screen in front of the rad.

Slide it out and pressure wash. It also keeps all the little stones from getting stuck into the fins of your rad.

Nat

Nat,

Mine is solid, no perforations..... It's definitely heavier! My arms feel it!
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:02 AM   #106
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How is the heat gun and scraper working on the tar/asphalt??
I tried that and got nowhere, but yours is a different bus.
I haven't gotten to that point just yet CB. When I do I'll let y'all know. If it's a bust I'll go Tango's route. But right now funds are tight with Wifie looking for a job STILL So much for this alleged "recovery".......
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:27 AM   #107
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I haven't gotten to that point just yet CB. When I do I'll let y'all know. If it's a bust I'll go Tango's route. But right now funds are tight with Wifie looking for a job STILL So much for this alleged "recovery".......
FWIW I've been using Aircraft stripper and Paint Stripper from Kleen with great success.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:14 AM   #108
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FWIW I've been using Aircraft stripper and Paint Stripper from Kleen with great success.
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Thanks for the tip! I'll keep it in mind!
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:32 PM   #109
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How is the heat gun and scraper working on the tar/asphalt??
I tried that and got nowhere, but yours is a different bus.
Worked great on my Blue Bird. I finally finished it last week, but haven't posted about it on my thread yet. It was slow to be sure -- took 10-20 minutes per "square" of roof. ("square" to me means the space bounded by adjacent roof bows and the longitudinal pieces between them; my 37 ft bus has 13x3 of these.) It definitely went fastest when I went home for lunch on a 100+ degree day and spent two hours in the early afternoon working on it. The solar pre-heat helped a lot but I still had to help it along with the heat gun.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:31 PM   #110
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I'm wondering if different manufacturers use different mixes of asphalt.
Mine won't come off for anything except harsh chemicals. I fought it for a long time before going that route, I HATE harsh chemicals.
Great thing about this site... How would we ever get to know such details of bus construction, otherwise?
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