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Old 05-13-2016, 10:21 PM   #181
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:30 PM   #182
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Right, and that makes sense. For me, tearing into the harness is pretty daunting, but granted, if those systems aren't being used then I'm all for taking them out, provided I could figure it out of course!

the best way is to start at the switch and follow the wire from there.. you know what the switches do since they are labelled.. if you are extremely lucky your bus will having wiring diagram on the inside of the electrical console.. but thats really lucky.. its definitely something to take nice and slow thats for sure and take Lots of pictures AND notes...

so if you end up nuking something you want to keep then you have a fighting chance at getting it back...

when I built the custom A/C for my last bus I removed all the old school wiring and accidentilly yanked some wires for the cab lights on top of the bus.. luckily I had lots of pictures and notes so I didnt lose a crazy amount of time on it..


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Old 05-13-2016, 11:43 PM   #183
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I used pure citrus air freshener and a 1" puddy knife to get my stickers and decals off without scratching or chipping paint.

The air freshener was $4.70 and had the some of the same active agents as paint thinners. It was a wonderful suggestion from the Auto Zone lady.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:09 AM   #184
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And now your bus is citrusy fresh too.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:44 AM   #185
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Try Goo Gone for decal removal. Its an orange/citrus-based cleaner, but it works pretty well.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:14 AM   #186
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Decal remove:
I used pure citrus air freshener and a 1" puddy knife to get my stickers and decals off without scratching or chipping paint.

The air freshener was $4.70 and had the some of the same active agents as paint thinners. It was a wonderful suggestion from the Auto Zone lady.
I'm sanding my whole bus, so I just sanded the decals right off. Quick and easy.
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:21 AM   #187
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Goo Gone, which I use all the time, didn't do anything on these decals. When I say they were stubborn I mean they were realllllly stubborn. I sanded for a while too but that actually didn't work well at all. The paper just removed the paint around the decals and left the decals pretty much alone.

They're pretty cool though, as far as decal materials go anyway. Maybe this is common but during the day they are black, but when hit with headlights at night they reflect yellow back just like regular safety reflector material. It's almost a shame to have to remove them!
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Thanks cadillackid, a thorough methodology is very important. I have already cut into the harness by removing the inside dome lights during the tear down and the running lights for paint prep. I'd still have to cut them with the roof raise coming but I am a little concerned since I didn't label them. Need to get on that!
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:34 AM   #189
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The main question I have right now to anybody who will listen is if I should replace the batteries.

Even after a full night of charging, which did get the volts up to where they should be, the CCA of each is about half of the rated 700CCAs (700CCA seems low to me anyway).

Should I just replace them already or do they have more life? I "think" they are about 5 years old.
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The main question I have right now to anybody who will listen is if I should replace the batteries.

Even after a full night of charging, which did get the volts up to where they should be, the CCA of each is about half of the rated 700CCAs (700CCA seems low to me anyway).

Should I just replace them already or do they have more life? I "think" they are about 5 years old.
Maybe buy new starter batteries but add them to your inverter bank? Or wire it so you can substitute them when your deep cycle batteries are low?
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