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Old 07-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #41
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I got the last of the decals and reflectors off Friday. Spent half day yesterday removing all the glue and giving her a wash. I started using the Klean-Strip 1 qt. Easy Liquid Sander to prep for painting today. I discovered that no one sells oil base paint. All I have to choose from is latex or Acrylic. Every thing I have read here says to stay away from water based paint. I did not want to use the standard Rustoleum because I cannot get the colors I want.

So where does everyone get their paint other than Rustoleum to paint their bus?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #42
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A quick Internet search turned up an article saying that oil based paints were banned in 2005 in the mid atlantic region. Maybe you need to look outside of Maryland...it said something about single gallon cans being banned...have you tried looking for 5 gallon buckets? Someone on here Green Machine I think is the build thread got some Rustoleum professional that came in good colors... Menards sells it, maybe you have somewhere that does Rustoleum pro paints..... I don't know what to tell you if not...Good luck!
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #43
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Thanks Malkieri,

I may have to go with Rustoleum. I will check and see if anyone sells Rustoleum professional. The green they have is a bright forest green, I wanted something not so bright.

bus-bro has a nice color on his bus.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #44
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I am so happy you finally got your bus!!!! It looks like a good one too, and you're definitely quick with the work! Congrats!!!
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Maybe you could use the bright green Rustoleum and mix in a little black to tone down the color? As long as they're the same brand and finish, I don't see what could go wrong. Just remember to keep accurate notes on what quantities you use so you can make more if necessary.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #46
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Rustoleum professional has a few colors I might be able to use. Every time I try to mix colors, I end up with brown.
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So, I'm very confused. Rustoleum is Acrylic based paint, which is water based. I read a lot about not using Latex because it is water based paint. Is Acrylic ok to use? Home Depot sells exterior Acrylic paint.

This would make my life easier

I just want to paint my bus.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #48
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I was at Home Depot today and decided to check the Rustoleum Pro paint here. It says right on it "Oil Based"... so you are going to have to smuggle paint in or deal with water based paint it seems. I am not sure how far "mid atlantic region" based paint ban would extend, it seemed from the little bit I could find to be N. Va, DC and Maryland. Do you have friends or family a little further away that you can get to look for you? Maybe it is time for a first road trip!!
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Wow...sounds like a pain in the arse!!

Anywho...tada...
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #50
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Wow...sounds like a pain in the arse!!

Anywho...tada...
Yes very nice Jake, let's show the poor soul what he CAN'T have ....

But seriously the ones at my local HD in Tx say the same thing.

Anyone driving towards Maryland? Maybe you could pick up some contraband paint for our compadre there.... thanks!!
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