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Old 08-02-2013, 08:28 AM   #201
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I was a Tanker in the ARMY...so the whole P.O.D. (paint over dirt) is still deeply embedded in my mind...if it looks good from 10 ft away...you have passed inspection...and as for the beer...thanks, it was good with breakfast, acouple eggs scrambled with garlic and oregano, sausage and baked tator's



last night cooking dinner



and a few minutes ago walking back from doing dishes...beautiful morning...cheers


good luck with painting...I may actually paint my between the window things today
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #202
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That is exactly the plan. I was hoping to finish taping last night, but nope. I forget how much random stuff there is, and I'm a perfectionist in areas like this. Being a perfectionist on a bus is trouble, lol... Anywho, enjoy the beer
I had the same issue and still missed my marker lights up front. I thought I would never finish masking the bus.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #203
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I was a Tanker in the ARMY...so the whole P.O.D. (paint over dirt) is still deeply embedded in my mind...if it looks good from 10 ft away...you have passed inspection...and as for the beer...thanks, it was good with breakfast, acouple eggs scrambled with garlic and oregano, sausage and baked tator's

last night cooking dinner

and a few minutes ago walking back from doing dishes...beautiful morning...cheers

good luck with painting...I may actually paint my between the window things today
Haha... I love it, thanks for the post Bansil. Reminds me why I'm doing this. As far as painting over dirt. I have a friend that can do it, lol...but I just can't seem to. You should see the bus right now, it is insanely spotless. Every little nook and cranny. BTW... I saw La Tortuga sticking her nose out, there. Lookin pudry!!

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That is exactly the plan. I was hoping to finish taping last night, but nope. I forget how much random stuff there is, and I'm a perfectionist in areas like this. Being a perfectionist on a bus is trouble, lol... Anywho, enjoy the beer
I had the same issue and still missed my marker lights up front. I thought I would never finish masking the bus.
It's insane!! I thought I could tape it in one evening, lol... My lights are all removed except my blinkers. They are easy to tape around. I removed everything I could.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #204
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[quote="bansil"]I was a Tanker in the ARMY...so the whole P.O.D. (paint over dirt) is still deeply embedded in my mind...if it looks good from 10 ft away...you have passed inspection...and as for the beer...thanks, it was good with breakfast, acouple eggs scrambled with garlic and oregano, sausage and baked tator's




That breakfast looks great. I love garlic, but never have though of putting it in eggs.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #205
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Oh yeah, once a year the Inspector General would come to the base. We would paint everything that didn't move. I definitely was POD.
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Hey Accordion, I'm about 25% of the way through your thread. Fun reading for sure. Thanks for sharing!
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Hey Accordion, I'm about 25% of the way through your thread. Fun reading for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Jake, there is a bit of everything in that thread. Lots of words and lots of pictures.

You will also see how I almost tipped my bus over on my first test drive after a few years. It was disheartening, though it was funny to see the dogs try to walk on the highly tilted wood floor.

Towards the end of the thread, you will see where I am now. i do not intend to move the bus for a long while.
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Yeah, I've been reading your recent posts, even saw where you almost tipped over! Having fun seeing how this all began, now. I laughed when you were still back a ways, getting us all caught up, and the future version of you came to tell us something going on currently (a storm, I think), lol
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Well, with the exception of the door, which I will quick cover in the morning, she is ready to paint. Covered the tires after I took these pics.



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I will give you GPS coordinates for Casa Tortuga late next spring and even throw an extension cord your way........so you can do La Tortuga
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