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Old 07-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #161
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Done (almost)! The weather tried to mess with me, but I prevailed! I was about halfway done with the primer last night and I heard thunder. I went ahead and finished, praying it would hold off. It poured about 15 minutes after I finished. Went out this morning and only a couple sections on top washed off. Easy to fix up. Two coats on so far, planning to do one more. Using a little less than 1 gallon per coat. My bus is 38', but less roof since it is a dog nose. I would highly recommend the primer. It definitely helps seal, which is good, but the main thing is that it is super tacky. I had to wear socks walking on it as my bare feet would stick to it. I have no doubt it bonded to my roof and no doubt the bus-kote adhered to it. The bus-kote was pretty easy to apply, went on like a super thick latex. The biggest challenge was were I brushed. You have a very small window for it to brush on smooth, so its a challenge to keep it looking good. Definitely needs to be shaded! On a side note, I love the texture from the roller.





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Old 07-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #162
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that looks really good. do you notice a decrease in temperature?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #163
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Hard to say, it was only in the 70s yesterday and I had moved it so that the whole thing was shaded. I'm excited to check it out today.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #164
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OK, so it was only around 70 today, but the back half was baking in the sun. Previously, without the windows open, it would have been very hot in the bus. I walked in and immediately felt the difference. It was drastically cooler. It felt like a different bus. I walked to the very back, where there is exposed metal and put my hand on the metal. Previously, it would have been too hot to touch. It felt cool. The difference is actually a little hard to believe, lol...
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #165
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I may have to re-think when I apply the bus-kote. I just removed the old insulation and in 80 degree heat and full sun, the inside baked.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #166
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I would consider doing it asap, if I were you. I'll give another report when it is actually hot out, but the difference seemed pretty dramatic to me. It would make the interior much more pleasant to work in.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #167
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Stupid tree keeps pooping on my bus, so I bought a little tarp ;) Planning to put the final coat of bus-kote on the very top of the bus tonight, which will finalize the roof. Hoping to have time to experiment with spraying primer a bit tonight. Actually think I'm on schedule to have the entire bus primed by the end of Saturday, this week.



EDIT: Forgot pic, lol...
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #168
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Why yes Mr. Murphy, Jake DID just mention his plans in public....... No, I don't think he was challenging you...... But sir, I'm sure he was just being hopeful........ Yes sir, I do understand you have a law about that.......



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Old 07-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #169
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Hahaha... I beat the ever living $hit out of Murphy a long time ago That being said, it's a little tricky to just "push through" when you are spraying outside. So it's me against Murphy, an epic battle.
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you could always move the bus and stake the sides of tarp down with guide wires and paint under the over hangs
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