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Old 09-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #21
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I started out using acetone and steel wool, but ended up just using an orbital air sander with 100 grit paper to get the gunk off, then came back with 220 grit to blend edges. The sandpaper does fill up with gunk, so I had to change disks a lot; and I ended up going down to bare metal in most areas so had to primer right away, but overall I found it was less work than using chemicals. It was totally worth the cost in sanding disks!
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #22
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I've used alcohol on the goo with some success. It worked better than acetone, but I still had to rub and scrub.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #23
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If your paint is basically good I wouldn't remove it. It's the best paint job your bus will ever have.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #24
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You've been busy! Progress looks good
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:19 AM   #25
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Looking good! So are those drawers on slides? What's your plan for keeping the drawers in place while you are driving?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #26
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just wait and you will see how good there are.when you are going down the road and make a trun,they well always come open,so you need to make an inter locking way to keeping them close...there are no flat road in the USA..trust me i have build three bus's ..
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #27
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I think that if you paint ALL the exposed surfaces in a particle cabinet (like Ikea) BEFORE assembly (all faces and edges) with a good quality wood sealer; and touch up all mating surfaces (where 2 or more pieces intersect) after assembly you should not have issues with humidity.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #28
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You will need to find a way to keep the door and drawers shut while traveling. ANYTHING that opens, will.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:41 PM   #29
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Just an idea....

Push button Latches No knobs needed as they are the knobs when unlocked. Easy to see if any cabinet drawer or door is unlocked.


More Push Button Latches lower priced ones.
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Hey spence i got to ask what did the lamminate flooring cost ya?? iv been looking at some diffrent patterns and really just cant gather the strength to buy some

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