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Old 04-03-2016, 08:01 AM   #71
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what media did it use? I once soda Blasted a car shell i was working on... the nice thing is that with soda you could practically hose away the media that ended up everywhere... I used a yard blower to dry it and then quickly got the primer gun out as the flash rust started very quickly... I never tried to blast anything as large as a Bus.

I was thinking you wouldnt want to dry, capture and re-use the media as its going to be mixed with bits of paint / rust / dirt, etc that came off the bus with it...
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:36 AM   #72
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I'm using crushed glass for media. It works well. It's spread on the driveway now, drying. From there it will be run through a screen to get the trash out and I'll see if it's usable for the other side of the bus. I really don't wan't to buy another 600-800 pounds of media.

I sprayed a coat of Ospho rust converter on it this morning to neutralize the rust. I'm hoping to spray a coat of primer on it this afternoon.

Before Ospho.



After.

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Old 04-03-2016, 05:04 PM   #73
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This morning it got a coat of Ospho to neutralize the rust.

Started with this.



The Ospho turned it to this.



While that was drying, I spread all the media used yesterday, on the drive way.



Lunch, a few trips to stir it, and a nap later, I recovered most of the media. We ran it through 3 consecutively smaller screens to remove all the trash and paint chips. I shouldn't have to buy any more to finish the other side of the bus.



After that, the Ospho was dry and it was time for primer.



This is not going to be a show quality paint job. This is a stop the rust and be durable paint job.

Today was a good day. More to come.
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:41 PM   #74
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I love the fact you took it down to the metal. That will make it a much longer lasting finish.

Glad you posted your snares with using the wet blaster. I will rethink my decision to use the same process. It's easier to tarp the ground an recover dry media I think, and 600 lbs is a bunch to go through. I already have a blast hood so it isn't like I would be doing myself an injustice by using a dry style of blasting.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:18 PM   #75
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that media looks surprisingly good after you screened it!!! great job!..

Bus is lookin good!

I personally rather have the durable paint job than I would the show paint job.. esp for a vehicle thats going to get used out in the real world... if I put hours and hours into a show quality paint job then a kid knicks it with a bicycle handle bar.. id be rather upset.. if its a durable every day paint job.. then you just touch it up and go on with life.. great choice !

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Old 04-03-2016, 09:08 PM   #76
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that media looks surprisingly good after you screened it!!! great job!..

Bus is lookin good!

I personally rather have the durable paint job than I would the show paint job.. esp for a vehicle thats going to get used out in the real world... if I put hours and hours into a show quality paint job then a kid knicks it with a bicycle handle bar.. id be rather upset.. if its a durable every day paint job.. then you just touch it up and go on with life.. great choice !

-Christopher
I agree, the guy with the $500k Prevost that scrapes some low hanging branches or has something fall against the side while at camp is going to have a fit, while the more sensible durable paint job skoolie owner is just going to take it in stride. Well done, can't wait to see the final results!
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:21 AM   #77
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Life keeps getting in the way of projects, so progress on SanFord has been a little slow.

I pulled the tail lights. The plan was to clean them up and reuse them. Unfortunately all that is left of them is rust and electrical tape. That left me with 6" holes to cover with a new light. There isn't much out there for that other than bus lights.



I don't particularly like them, but they will do until I come across something better.

I have also pulled all the clearance lights and finished the prep work on the roof for paint.



Last was replacing the roof vent that ins't getting the A/C.

Old bent up vent.



Empty hole.



Shiny new vent.



I'm fighting a cold at the moment so I'm not sure if I'll get more done this weekend or not. We will see.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:49 PM   #78
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Well, SanFord hasn't gone to project hell yet. I'm still plugging away at it. Life keeps getting in the way. How about some pictures to show where we are now.

White on the roof.



Lights.



More lights.



More blasting.



And painting.



And blasting. With air this time. I've completely worn out two water blasters.



And painting.



And more painting testing out the chosen colors.



And another primer to solve a bleed through problem.



That's where it stands at the moment. Slowly but surely, I'm moving forward. I'm hoping to finish most of the exterior paint in the next couple of weeks. Then we move inside.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:42 PM   #79
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Looking good! I like the lighter blue color on the upper portion.
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Wow, some serious work going on there. Love those bent glass windows in the back.
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