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Old 09-09-2015, 10:50 AM   #301
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Going out on the scooter today. Armed with shoes and long sleeves, I'm planning to chemically remove the last of the tar and tomorrow I'll start wire wheeling off what's left. By this weekend I'm hoping to have it primered and "done".
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:42 PM   #302
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Best part about riding a scooter home after a dirty days work, is it blows away all the dust / dirt, and you don't get your car seats dirty.

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Old 09-09-2015, 03:06 PM   #303
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Best part about riding a scooter home after a dirty days work, is it blows away all the dust / dirt, and you don't get your car seats dirty.

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You got that right!
And it's a lot less wasteful of fuel than the car. Even at $2 a gallon, I'm not into buying lots of fuel.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:05 PM   #304
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Speaking of fuel, I cranked up the bus today and moved it around a bit. She always fires right up with no smoke or drama! Put 5 fresh gallons of diesel and the appropriate amount of Diesel Kleen in. Damn I never get over the smell of DK.
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There was LOTS of rust under about 60% of the tar, maybe 75%.
It gets a bit gooey in the higher temps. It seems to trap condensation and moisture so it really had to go. I'm a bit of a perfectionist at times.
I figure I might as well do any work I'm able if it needs doing at all. I don't mind doing it all the hard way. I make VERY little money so I have lots of time to get everything "right".
Hey CB, I'm enjoying following the work you're putting into this bus so far and am curious what system and techniques you've worked out for taking that tar off without thinning out the skin of the roof to much.

I havent had the chance to pull down the acoustic ceiling on my bus yet but am fearful i'll be dealing with the same black mess up there when I do.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:25 PM   #306
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Thanks,
I've been using this stuff


or this stuff


Its the OLNY way I'd do it.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:21 AM   #307
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I use the klean strip stripper paste for most things I have to strip. Much easier & thicker to use.

Be sure to not confuse it with the liquid stripper (I think red can/liquid vs bronzish can/paste)
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:44 AM   #308
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I saw a house a few blocks away being cleaned out and the previous tenants' stuff being piled at the curb, so I decided I'd plunder. Nothing worth anything...
But the lowlifes left a cat behind. As well as it's litter of kittens.
There were at least 7-9 of the cutest little kittens huddled next to the house scared and hungry. Apparently the mother was having real difficulty feeding that many and they were looking pretty weak.
I set about trapping them 1-2 at a time in one of my live traps and am now nursing them to health. Trying to trap the remaining kittens and mother, but I think they've relocated. I have 5 kittens and am trying to find homes or shelters that could accommodate one or all. The city I live in cancelled all animal control services years ago and the stray animal population has gone crazy, go figure.
I guess since I have several traps and no job or prospects for one, I may as well start doing something about all this. I've been in contact with non-profit who spays or neuters stray/feral cats and returns them. They find homes for the kittens.

These little guys are so adorable!!! And so sweet...
They're about 3-4 weeks old. I hate having to do all this, but no one else was going to. I called every "animal lover" in the book and none of them walk the walk, apparently.
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I have the feeling we'll be keeping one or more...
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