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Old 05-26-2005, 10:55 AM   #11
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Not sure where you are but if your going to have someone paint it for you it will be pretty pricey.

The best deal I found was that Mike Louis Paint and Body in Ames has the sandblasting and painting facilities to do a whole bus. He told me he could blast and primer for $800, and $1500 for the paint job.

I seem to paint my bus at least once a year and I am beginning to think I should just fork out the money and get a real automotive quality paint job.
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:57 AM   #12
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Interesting... I'm in Des Moines, bus is currently in southern Iowa (Centerville) as that is where my brother lives and we have space to work on it. The guy that we're getting an estimate from works at a body shop in Chariton, but has a side business at home.

Did you happen to call around to any places in Des Moines for estimates? I'm just wondering who would have a paint booth big enough for a bus.

Thanks for the lead, I may contact them to get an estimate as well.
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Old 05-31-2005, 07:53 AM   #13
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Received an estimate for painting the bus this weekend. $1200 to sand & paint.

The guy indicated that he didnt think he'd primer the bus, just spray with a couple coats of white(?) implement paint. For the most part the current paint is good, but we do have some bare metal from the decks we built on.

Is it adisable to paint without priming, or would we be better off to insist that he prime it first or take it elsewhere?
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:47 AM   #14
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The yellow paint that is on your bus now a very high quality and will protect your bus for a very long time, I would leave it on since your bus is so new. Just sanding it should give enough grip for the paint.

The reason I needed my blasted is because I already had several coats of paint over the yellow.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:27 AM   #15
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Received an estimate for painting the bus this weekend. $1200 to sand & paint.

The guy indicated that he didnt think he'd primer the bus, just spray with a couple coats of white(?) implement paint. For the most part the current paint is good, but we do have some bare metal from the decks we built on.

Is it adisable to paint without priming, or would we be better off to insist that he prime it first or take it elsewhere?
run far away from that offer. implement paint is $30 a gallon. it took 2 of us a few days to sand down my bus with 220 grit paper and it took a painter 4 hours to paint the thing, primer included. we paid the guy $100. I didn't use implement paint but it would have worked.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:07 PM   #16
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I agree, its not as tough as I thought to do the paint job yourself, as long as you have air, and a gun to use. Its work, but easy work. I spent a total of $200 for paint, primer and supplies. But to have a pro do it, you will get a pro job....

oh ya, I love the deck too. nice work;)
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:23 PM   #17
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Unfortunately, we're pretty limited in what we can do to the bus and the time we can devote to it. We were able to take it to my brother's house to work on it for the last couple weekends, putting the decks on, etc, but we dont have access to a large enough shop to paint.

The estimate was from a guy that paints vehicles, campers, etc for a living, has done so for 25 years, so feel pretty confident that it will be quality work.
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I think that price is reasonable for the amount of time he will spend sanding, masking, and removing lights.
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Yes, that and you know it will be a sweet job since he is a seasoned pro!
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Paint job complete!

Finally got the paint job done on the bus! We're getting pretty close to being RAGBRAI ready - good thing too, it starts a week from Sat!

Added some pics of the paint job, railings, etc to the gallery.
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