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Old 05-22-2010, 01:51 PM   #191
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Nice color...hadn't thought of khaki, but I like how that looks. Are you going to black out the bumpers or keep them matching?

What about the wheels? Cheap tip: hitting the drums with flat black helps them throw off heat faster. (See, I DO remember something from HS physics class!)
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #192
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Wildcat, everything looks so nice!
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #193
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It's been a couple of days, but here are some additional exterior paint pictures now that the bus is back from upholstery. The name of the color is "sand" and we used a flat metal primer (3 coats) and an enamel with some gloss for the finish coats (3 coats). We will eventually do a chocolate (or black) two tone including the bumpers, but for now, we are going to get to some camping.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #194
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Here are some pics with all the tape pulled off and accessories put back on.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #195
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That looks really, really nice. Congrats
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #196
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Here are some additional interior shots of the curtains for the back windows in the bathroom and for the bunk beds that my mother fashioned up.


And another exterior shot I forgot to post earlier.
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i agree! it looks really good! the two tone will give it some character for sure!
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Smitty - we used 5 gallons of metal primer and 4 gallons of Porter enamel. It was fast drying gloss enamel and the paint store mixed the color. If we did it over again we would have sprayed all coats instead of rolling the primer which created many imperfections we had to sand or just live with. We chose the color sand as sometimes the bus will be a mobile hunting lodge and this color should match nicely with corn fields in our part of the woods and "desert tan" is much less offensive at the ball game than "real tree" camo when the bus will be in tail gate mode.


We let the queen loose last night on the bus and after a thorough cleaning she waived her wand and did her thing. There's nothing like a mother's touch
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Here's the one with the touch
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It's very sharp looking. Congrats on your success.
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