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Old 08-19-2012, 09:10 AM   #71
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... Mmm its raining right now,probably not good...we'll see...dang weatherbug how come 16% means NOW?
You are just in the 16% area where it was supposed to rain. Wet paint attracts rain and bugs like mobile home parks attract tornadoes.
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... Mmm its raining right now,probably not good...we'll see...dang weatherbug how come 16% means NOW?
You are just in the 16% area where it was supposed to rain. Wet paint attracts rain and bugs like mobile home parks attract tornadoes.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #73
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Quick post.
The "fancy" blue tape which was supposed to aid me this AM,getting 2nd coat on...backfired...or shall I say "backfilled" I awoke to the sounds of pitter patter on the roof,and it wasn't rain deer ....first thought was shiat!!!...the bus will be floaded with 3" water dams at each window.
I embrassed the situation...(cue james bond music )...grabbed my robe and rain jacket,thru on a set of boots...and braved the storm!!
Ran outside and grabbed the tape and pulled....driverside first,and was promptly drenched every 3' as I ran around the bus.....with 2 huge piles of tape thrown upon the ground,I reintered our humble aboad and made coffee....waiting for the sun to rise.
Guess what no water running in bus!!!woowooo...not sure why tho'...but I was happy.
Will post some pics in the am....at least some more paint was applied....
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:52 AM   #74
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So to change up the front I experimendeted a little bit



and the back


pulled the stop sign assy,so I can modify it to a "caution TURTLE CROSSING" type of sign



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Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #75
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So to change up the front I experimendeted a little bit



and the back


pulled the stop sign assy,so I can modify it to a "caution TURTLE CROSSING" type of sign



its looking good, painting around the black window gaskets in the back is a pain isn't it?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #76
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I use 2 inch wide masking tape, overlay and push down with my plastic handle, and razor knife the edge cut...
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #77
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So are those hinged sign covers on the top front and rear going to hide you machine guns and smoke screen?
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HA HA BC, very funny---but you know with that black FE you may be right Seriously, I know that some of the brand new busses have black front ends and it sort of updates the age a bit but I think it will be a B---- to keep clean.
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yeah, my dark blue front and back....
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HA HA BC, very funny---but you know with that black FE you may be right Seriously, I know that some of the brand new busses have black front ends and it sort of updates the age a bit but I think it will be a B---- to keep clean.
After years in Army,I know what P.O.D. is ( ) so after a few trips and several more layers of black it will look like fancy bedliner was originally applied
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