I was able to get most of the metal specks from the grinder out of the glass with a fresh blade from a utility knife. Slide it along the glass at a close angle and you'll feel it catching the specks. Worked ok, but they won't ever be back to their former glory.
Thanks yall also, Jazty, good call on that. I'm gonna give it a shot and shoot a video of the mistakes I have made so far as well, to help out other folks in the future. Also, here's a video I made so far of our progress.
RTV silicone causes rust. A urethane sealant, or acoustical sealant would have been a better choice. Silicone will release and leak, where the acoustical sealant never drys and is able to move through the hot to cold expansion and contraction.
As long as you don't plan on having your bus for too long none of this will be a issue. However for the sake of others reading these build threads for knowledge, I needed to post this.
Take care and keep on keeping on.
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Silicone will release and leak, where the acoustical sealant never drys and is able to move through the hot to cold expansion and contraction.
Good news for me! I don't have much construction experience, but acoustical sealant (the black kind, not the grey stuff) seemed similar to automotive seam sealer, but much cheaper so I went with it. Lots of it. Between every external metal overlap. I'm happy to hear it was a good idea from someone in the trade!
Clean up is a pain, BTW. Paint thinner will take it off, though, with some elbow grease.
Sorry for the long time of no posting, but I have been busting my chops trying to make some money to work on the bus. It's hard when you're living in the darn thing while you're workin on it, but hey, gotta get it done right? Here is the laminate flooring I scored. It was 200 bucks after I talked lumber liquidators down. It was 11.5 boxes of flooring, and I had another 2.5 boxes leftover. I got a pricematch on a home depot deal and only paid for 1/3 of the flooring i got. The rest of the flooring was damaged from bad pallet use in the warehouse so I got some of the boxes for free. Heck yes!
We patched the few screw holes that were about from old signage, and the stop sign, etc. Then I threw up some insulation. The framing is for the birch paneling.
Here is the birch paneling.
Here is the framework for the cabinet. I made it really strong just incase i wanted to work on rebuilding transmissions or engines on my truck or other future vehicles.
Here is some more of the paneling, window trim, and tongue and groove ceiling.
Here is the nifty LED lights I scored. Only 5 Watts!
Really great lookin' work Dude! --- And I really like the "pencil groove" paneling. Planning on using some of it myself...if I can ever get freed up to work on my bus again. Gonna be a sweet interior from what I can see. Keep the pix coming!