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Old 01-26-2018, 09:06 PM   #21
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I used a heat gun and a scraper. There are a lot of scratches on it so it comes off in pieces, not sheets like I would hope.
Yeah, I know how that is.
Spent a couple more hours today with the heat gun, scraper, and whizzy wheel undoing the damage done by a tiny house crowd having a paint party and doing little to no prep.
I'd be glad to help yall out if you'd like a hand with that.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:29 PM   #22
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AWESOME!

Most people woulda just painted over it.
I heard it was cracked and peeling, definitely not something you would want to paint over.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:57 PM   #23
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I heard it was cracked and peeling, definitely not something you would want to paint over.
Agreed, but-
You obviously haven't seen a lot of skoolies up close. Most people simply find it too much work to do a REAL paint job.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:55 PM   #24
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Amen. It takes forever just to sand one of these beeches.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:17 AM   #25
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Agreed, but-
You obviously haven't seen a lot of skoolies up close. Most people simply find it too much work to do a REAL paint job.
No way, you saw the pretty nice (not perfect) little paint job I did on our international. It would look ugly as hell to paint over this wrap, even if we just sanded over the flaking parts. We are doing this right. And I would Love your help Charlie! -Hillary
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No way, you saw the pretty nice (not perfect) little paint job I did on our international. It would look ugly as hell to paint over this wrap, even if we just sanded over the flaking parts. We are doing this right. And I would Love your help Charlie! -Hillary
You did a pretty nice job on that Vista! I know you weren't gonna paint over the wrap. I was just talking some smack after working on a bus with a lot of paint over decals and adhesive.

Let me know when and where!
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:40 AM   #27
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You did a pretty nice job on that Vista! I know you weren't gonna paint over the wrap. I was just talking some smack after working on a bus with a lot of paint over decals and adhesive.

Let me know when and where!
I will for sure. Not sure when it will be, still healing and ****. I think the wrap will be one of the last things we really tackle, get the inside liveable first. I think we are going to take the seats out today. -Hillary
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I will for sure. Not sure when it will be, still healing and ****. I think the wrap will be one of the last things we really tackle, get the inside liveable first. I think we are going to take the seats out today. -Hillary
Save me as many as you can! They sure look NICE!
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Save me as many as you can! They sure look NICE!
I think we are going to use the metal out of some of them to block off the windows. We will rip one up to see what it looks in there, if not they are yours! -Hillary
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Today's update!

We took out the rest of the seats and pulled up all the floor. The wood was surprisingly damp, the metal was surprisingly not that rusty. None of the wood came out intact, a lot of it was just crumbling in my hands. I knew it wasn't great because I felt soft spots in the floor before I bought it, I was always planning to rip everything out but I honestl expected to be spending a bunch of time adding metal.

I gave it a good sweeping and now I need to give it a scrub, run some rust converter on it, and lay down a coat of rustoleum. All things I forgot to get when I was in town yesterday! So I suppose I'll go for a drive.

I had planned to put the new subfloor down before I started on the walls and ceiling but with that much moisture I assume rain is getting in so I'll delay adding new wood until I've found and solved the leaks.

Pics follow!
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