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Old 11-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #21
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Call the local tag office and get the number for who is going to inspect it. Where I live, Kansas, they would give you the number of the State Highway Patrol. In Kansas, only troopers can do that inspection, I think all troopers can though. I know they only have 1 or 2 guys that inspect homebuilt trailers and other specialty stuff.

Talk to the guy doing the inspection if you can, hopefully you can talk to the guy himself to see how he will view things. Tell them what you have in mind, maybe he would pass you.


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Call the local tag office and get the number for who is going to inspect it. Where I live, Kansas, they would give you the number of the State Highway Patrol. In Kansas, only troopers can do that inspection, I think all troopers can though. I know they only have 1 or 2 guys that inspect homebuilt trailers and other specialty stuff.

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The woman at the DMV counter (who had to ask a person in the back a whole lot of questions) was the one who inspected it. She gave me a copy of it.

Might try someone else. Somewhere I saw they charge $50 to have an inspector do it. Learning as I go.

Thank you so much for the input and well wishes.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #24
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... The rubber is glued with thick glue to the metal floor. I am pulling up small (very) pieces of rubber at a time and the glue remains on the metal.

Anyone have suggestions on how best to get rid of the glue and make the floor ready for Rustolium paint? Was thinking of sanding down to the metal but that seems it would be gummy. Anyway I can think of seems gummy actually.

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Try sandblasting. We have the same kind of floor. The rubber will stay in place. It is SECURELY attached to the metal floor. We will floor over the rubber with commercial floor tiles.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #27
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Took my handy Makita Drill, my deceased father bought me before he died, charged up two batteries and headed to the bus. hmmm.. WOW. Took out like 100 screws on the strips along the sides of the floor and then started on the strips down the center rubber. Rolled up the existing carpet and got it out of the way and swept about a ton of dirt out of the bus. Started testing the rubber strip down the middle, comes off in small chunks just like the rest of the floor. It got dark on me.

A friend at work told me to use Aircraft stripper to get the glue and etc off to the metal. But it looks like that just works on paint? Acetone seems to get off epoxy, but what would it do to the rubber. If I could use it to soften the glue and scrap off the rubber as well, that would be handy. Someone else suggested a flooring heat gun to warm up the rubber and glue but I have no electricity where I am parked.

So off to O'Reilly's auto store who supposedly carries Aircraft stripper. They had paint remover and paint thinner. Acetone in very small cans. (Have to read up on Acetone).

But, I can get a generic air breather for $26 that will fit my Edelbrock carburetor (wow that word isn't spelled how I thought). One small step at a time.

Funny how the more I talk about my bus to people, the more they want to 'help' or at least give advice.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #28
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WOW.. acetone is actually pretty safe to use. And it is created in the human body. I did not know that. Also, melts rubber to mush. Says it is flammable but has a high ignition point. Breaks down under UV light. Is only really dangerous to water environments. So I'm reading. Aircraft stripper $39.99 a gal Acetone $16.99 a gal. Might buy a small bottle and attempt.
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WOW.. acetone is actually pretty safe to use. And it is created in the human body. I did not know that. Also, melts rubber to mush. Says it is flammable but has a high ignition point. Breaks down under UV light. Is only really dangerous to water environments. So I'm reading. Aircraft stripper $39.99 a gal Acetone $16.99 a gal. Might buy a small bottle and attempt.
Make sure to have plenty of ventilation!!acetone evaporates so fast and it will turn most glues into a nasty sticky gummy paste.and when it quickly evaporates the glue will become glue again,it will be a lot of work...good luck and let us know how it works
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i found that using acetone on the rubber was disappointing as it evaporates too fast, it doesn't get under the rubber to break down the glue, and it makes the rubber sticky . I found that using elbow grease and a good paint striping knife worked the best for getting the rubber off the metal. the only drawback is sore muscles and it takes a long time.
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