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Old 01-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #221
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One gallon of bus kote will not be enough. I painted more than just the roof

everything white is bus kote, I bought 5 gal and only have about a gallon left. I did everything they recommended. Primer(two different kinds, because part was bare aluminum)two coats of bus kote, then clear coat. It made a HUGE difference in inside temp when sitting in the sun.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #222
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Dick, your bus looks great. It looks to be longer than mine. It is funny that we have the same paint scheme.

I certainly want to do the Buskote on my roof someday.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #223
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One gallon of bus kote will not be enough. I painted more than just the roof

everything white is bus kote, I bought 5 gal and only have about a gallon left. I did everything they recommended. Primer(two different kinds, because part was bare aluminum)two coats of bus kote, then clear coat. It made a HUGE difference in inside temp when sitting in the sun.
Looks like you did a lot of nice sheetwork on your top half. I wanted to keep as many windows as I can in mine, I know some are going to have to be covered. And I don't have any skills for actually taking windows out and sheet metaling them in. Who knows, maybe I'll get brave and try. There's a lot of good demo on that subject here. Your windows look nice.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #224
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Bus home where it's going to be for a few months. Good thing cuz I don't think I'll get it out of the mud for a few months. Geez.. I thought I lived in AZ.. this looks like OR. Only scraped one tree and caught a marker light (no comments) but when your front tire is turned hard and your still going forward, that was slimy mud.. left over from the freeze. We needed to get it moved before it rained more.

Got the heater running.. because the caulk wasn't drying. Took a dozen attempts before it actually lit, first time and all. And taping the windows/upper walls for painting floor and lower walls. Heater made the rain that came in with me vaporize and fog the windows.. now paint tape won't stick to anything. My 4 day window of no freezing didn't say it was going to include rain, 24 hours of soaking rain so far. Grrrrrrrrrr.

Need to level the bus up more but it's stuck here for now. At least it started. And funny to say it's starting to really feel like home, bare tin can that it is..
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #225
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and my bus looks about the same, cept it has a silver stripe down the sides
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:01 AM   #226
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Oh my gosh.. I was gonna paint stones on the walls... I found this... at Lowes
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #227
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Once you get the interior dry then you need to think about insulation. You are rapidly approaching the point to where you have a short window of time between nice "spring" weather and freaking hot weather. You will want your roof white coated and thermal break/insulation on the side walls. Otherwise you will be working in a solar oven.

The thermal break/insulation is making a big difference in our bus even though we aren't finished.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #228
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Yep, I figure I'll need to get the roof coated around the end of March Yeah.

I get ahead of myself with my ideas and make myself step back and contemplate the next step. I didn't paint this weekend. It just didn't happen. Figure I need to get the insulation and flooring in before I move in so that gives me about a month yet.. time is flying.

Garage sale next weekend, maybe paint that afternoon, after. Supposed to warm up some.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #229
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The floor is painted. Not in the best of conditions but seems to have worked all right. Tomorrow wall insulation purchase to be done this weekend.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:09 AM   #230
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What a wonderfully enticing cavern to build upon! Keep up the good work...and the pix.
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