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Old 04-09-2008, 12:17 AM   #51
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Not much progress today. Worked on the image we want, and no it's not going to be all that great. I realize that I would have to spend a lot more than the $200 or so dollars to come up with something really nice. I'm leaving tomorrow for 4 or 5 days so progress will come to a halt. Carry on Big Daddy Timbuk. Bring your liver on in here.

As far as the paint scheme...I'd have been better off if I'd sprayed the bus with glue and gone for the sticky bug theme. Little buggers. I can see them grinning and laughing as they turn and nose dive into my paint. Well you just wait you little heathens, I've got a big ol' flat windshield just itchin' to be on the highway and extract some revenge. And guess who'll be laughing and grinning then! Here our hero exits stage right and heads for the bar... muttering as he passes...little heathens....you just wait...JUST wait...
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:34 AM   #52
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I've been looking for a rental bay to paint my bus in but have had no luck so far.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:56 PM   #53
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Here in West Texas the wind blows non-stop in the spring. I too wanted to paint inside, but alas. Thankfully here we have low humidity so I try and start early and then again late in the evening. Around here the saying about the wind is "up with sun, down with the sun" That science stuff with heating and all. Anyway, it holds true for the most part. Julie told me she did read somewhere(maybe here) that if you run a ground wire from your chassis to a metal stake in the ground it will help with the static charge around your bus and help with all things attracted by said charge. Makes sense to me. Of course she told me this after I finished with all the base coats. Now THAT's a sense of humor. Anyway painting seems to be a hot topic with the weather warming up. Luck to all.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:32 PM   #54
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shes right rep all you have to do is wrap a hain on the frame and lay it on the ground repells the dust ask her what to do about the bugs! have a good trip dont work too hard timbuk
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:28 PM   #55
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Make sure and take some pictures of your liver before you start painting, Timbuk.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #56
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A number of years back I was hit by a drunk on my way home. Ran me off in a ditch. Thankfully no injuries. Anyway....when I went to the body shop to get my truck fixed they had a sign at the counter...and it read...."We have $300 paint jobs and $3000 paint jobs. If you pay for one, don't expect the other." Always stuck with me. Well what we have on our bus certainly is and looks like a $300 paint job. Only trouble is, I think I've done $3000 worth of labor. Is that irony?
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:22 PM   #57
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yea but we love to put hundreds of hours orf labor into our busses i have spent easily 100 hours preping and stripping and have a 5 gallon pail of old paint flakes i really need 5 gallons of........ well you know besides you dont see what you look like when your driving down the road! which i have not done yet.painting a bus is a big job and you can always do it again!?
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Only trouble is, I think I've done $3000 worth of labor. Is that irony?
No, my friend, that's $3000 worth of personal accomplishment. Try to buy THAT with money!
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #59
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Too true oh mighty sage.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #60
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Well in the baseball vernacular. Lots of runs, many drips, tons of errors, and no one left standing. Here's some paint! There's still more to add and repairs to make, but it's good to get at least this much done.Whew! I need a drink.
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