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Old 05-12-2016, 05:14 AM   #31
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Sorry, I don't know why you'd wash that with mineral spirits. Are you sure it wasn't supposed to be spirits to drink? That would make it look better.

There is literally a bit of blood in each of these conversions.
After sanding, its good to wipe everything down with mineral spirits or acetone.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #32
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Are you sure there isn't some kind of spirits we're supposed to drink while sanding and painting?
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:55 AM   #33
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Cheap Tequila. And...it also comes in handy for removing paint!
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:59 AM   #34
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I'm going to use some of the Klean Strip Easy Sand de glosser on parts of the bus. You think I will need to wipe that with mineral spirits? That's s lot of real estate to wipe down. I'm so anxious to get this thing painted. Too impatient and not enough time to work in the buses.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:56 PM   #35
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Go to home depot and pick up a 1 gallon sprayer (garden center), a box of trisodiumphosphate or TSP (paint dept), and you will need of course, water. Use ppe (personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, mask) when applying tsp to the surface, wait 15 minutes or so, then rinse clean. You may need to use a rag on harder areas with thicker oils. This will clean the surface and allow primers or paints to adhere much better.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #36
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Sorry I had not answered the previous question about what kind of vet. These buses are for small animals, in particular dogs and cats.
Andrious is upset about this, he is height challenged also

Who is Andrious you ask?? Andrious as pet of the day

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Old 05-12-2016, 04:34 PM   #37
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Awe!!!!! I love your little goat! I have worked on small ruminants before. Not fond of the big ones. Most of my large animal work in the past was focused with equine and small ruminants. I worked for the Houston SPCA for a while after I first graduated and did some stuff on animal planet with the large animals. Now I'm focused on small animal emergency, although these buses are for small animal wellness.
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I'm going to use some of the Klean Strip Easy Sand de glosser on parts of the bus. You think I will need to wipe that with mineral spirits? That's s lot of real estate to wipe down. I'm so anxious to get this thing painted. Too impatient and not enough time to work in the buses.
Hell, I'm sanding the whole bus, that's way worse.
Wiping it down with acetone or mineral spirits is just a minor part of prep.
I've not used the product you're asking about, so idk.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:06 PM   #39
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Well after a long delay I'm finally back to working on the buses. I have been back and forth about what to do with the walls and floor. At first I was going to take the metal skin off the wall. Then I decided to leave it and cut the chair rail lip off with my angle grinder. Well my wall is made of two halves with the upper have much thinner than the lower half. Grinding off the hair was a definite no go. Back to square one. Getting the upper half off was some work with screws and grinding off the upper layer of pop rivets.

This is what I have now. SUPER nasty insulation.





I'm nervous about taking this layer off first because it's to thick I wonder if it is structural and second because the rivets on this layer are huge!
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:15 PM   #40
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in most busses the chair-rail is considered structural strenghtening... others can comment on whether its required, or was mainly accident protection for the occupants of the bus being hit in the side by say another bus or a truck...

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