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Old 05-28-2015, 10:04 PM   #231
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I did a google search for "wood grain paint"
Here is the result. Too much good info to list.
My wife and I painted a food grade plastic 55 gallon drum to look like a wooden barrel. It was for rain collection. Turned out great. Something to consider:

https://www.google.com/search?q=wood...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:46 PM   #232
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Also, Lori keeps mentioning the desire to make the exterior look like the old "woodies" with ood side panels. I keep telling her this is a very bad idea with moisture settling in between the wood and metal. I saw a car the other day though that had some vinyl on the side that looked like wood. That gave me an idea, I just might be able to get a similar look (nothings like the real) without all the maintenance issues using a wrap company or vinyl stick on kinda thing. Gonna have to give that some thought.

You can get vinyl plank, and arborite that looks like wood. Both would do fine if properly glued to the steel in a manor that moisture could not get between.

Like contact cement, ect.

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:04 PM   #233
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Would Sand Blasting (...or other media) be an option??
Probably not even costlier than days and weeks with the de-scaler (after all this will cost a fare amount of time and electricity).

Besides "Restore" -you might want to look into the CoRRosion-X products.
There is a HD version, that should stick extremly well to the frame.
Corrosion-X is all the rage in aviation!! It creeps into any nook and cranny and sticks fairly well....

Then there is SP-400 Industrial Protection by CRC - I only know the spray cans, but I love the stuff. Goes on fairly well, you can re-coat a few times (let it dry between coats), stays extremly flexible (like a wax) and it is semi-transparent, so you can watch what is going on underneath.
[Note: DON'T use the lighter 350 or 200 versions!! SP-400 is the Heavy Duty thing!]

Corrosion-x also has De-rust products, but I don't know how well these work for heavy rust....

Obviously the main-chore is to get the rust off....

After that you might even just opt for a heavy gear oil - heat it up and spray it on and let dust do the rest!

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:34 PM   #234
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After that you might even just opt for a heavy gear oil - heat it up and spray it on and let dust do the rest!

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Old 06-02-2015, 08:34 PM   #235
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Sojourner,

.....damn, I am sorry! My previous post was meant to go on Vlad's thread!!


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Old 06-04-2015, 01:18 PM   #236
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I was wondering what was going on LOL!!!
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Here's a pic and some vids of making the radius fender supports for the basement storage framework.





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Old 06-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #238
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I don't know why, but seeing the folks behind the buses makes it way more interesting and makes it seem more "real".
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:04 PM   #239
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Remember, this is the internet. Don't trust anything you see. That could just be some model/actor he hired to stand in for him.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:27 PM   #240
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I don't know why, but seeing the folks behind the buses makes it way more interesting and makes it seem more "real".
I agree.

It adds individuality and character to the screen name.

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