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Old 07-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #151
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I'm not doing all this and then just painting over it with no primer.
We plan on going the same route, prime it all then use a quality oil based paint. Of course we didn't have the peeling paint nightmare so we painted the roof with elastomeric mixed with ceramic beads after washing and medium sanding.

I always have to remind myself, "it's a skoolie". If you're on my budget it's "Cheap, Quality, Quick....pick two and you'll sacrifice the other one."
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #152
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We appear to be on the same budget, lol... Except I think I may be down to picking only one
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:13 PM   #153
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Ok, so the roof is pretty much prepped. I need to spend one evening doing bondo work, one evening doing finish prep, and one evening taping. I was plaining on painting the bus Dark Machinery Gray, but I am worried about heat. Seriously considering going with aluminum or silver. I think it would look good and help with heat. But I am not certain it will actually look the way I am picturing it in my head. Any thoughts? I need to pm Seeria to see if there are any pics of their bus as it is a dognose and they painted it silver.

Edit: Found one pic of their bus. I think I like it
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seemorerving/8768631864/
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:06 PM   #154
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I did the rustoleum "Aluminum" on part of my roof and was, and still very happy with it. I was expecting to have to thin it down, but the alum color is very thin to begin with. Went on nice, brushed around the roof ribs first, then used a small roller. It kinda has a matte finish to it and I like it. In the future I think I will probably be adding more "alumin" paint down the sides.

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That helps!! I like how that looks. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #156
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Welp, just forked out $205 for Bus-Kote and their bond-it primer. I'm not getting the clear as I will likely be painting over it with the silver, like Seeria did. Getting excited!! I have enough $$ to prime the rest of the bus, but will need to sell something else to get it painted
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #157
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The wind is killing me. Was ready to apply bus-kote last night, but I am parked under a tree. If it is still, it will work, but with the wind, too much crap was falling on the bus. It's been windy here for days. Maybe tonight... :/
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Good luck,we have been dealing with rain every afternoon
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Hey JakeC,

I plan to use bus-kote as well, but will wait until it cools down to put it on. I was told it takes about 4 gals to do a roof. Let us know how much you use.
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