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Old 03-17-2015, 08:58 AM   #71
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Well, as a former fiberglasser (maybe not completely "former") I prefer epoxy. The "real" stuff, not the "5 minute" cheap disposable packs you get, which are the Elmer's white glue of that family of adhesives. Any boat or most major home improvement stores carry small cans of "West" 207 or similar. That will last you forever. You can even make structural attachments, or make body-panel repairs, with the right additives. If you lightly sand both surfaces first to provide good adhesion, those things are never coming off...

My next favorite is "Gorilla" polyurethane glue. This stuff expands so you get squeeze-out if you aren't careful, but it's incredibly strong and will hold up to heat very well. Like epoxy, it's also waterproof, which could be an advantage on the inner surface of your bus (although if you're trapping moisture in there you're in trouble anyway...)

Both of these can pretty much only be removed by sanding if you change your mind later (or solvents you don't want inside your bus...)

After that, I suppose Liquid Nails has a few options. I tend to think of those more for large surfaces like wall-board and flooring, where being able to shoot it out of a caulk gun is a big advantage. Also, some of these varieties can be scraped off if you change your mind later...
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:50 AM   #72
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Hmm... Might go back to my old idea of a cut up yoga mat and spray glue.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:56 AM   #73
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I would have removed that window and skinned it over properly.

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #74
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I'm building the inside so I can change things later if needed right Noe this is done on a severe budget.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #75
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and painting windows with paint only lasts about 4 years for me...it is peeling in some places behind panels of course,

this will be fixed 2016 when I finally decide on the roof raise delema, right now roof ht is okay

painting is cheap way go, might be better with light media blasting inside and then spray paint on inside, at least the paint is sticking to something
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:54 PM   #76
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I just rollered the paint on. I figure I'll make the interior maintainable so I can access the windows if need be. Rivnuts throughout ;)
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I like rivnuts...very handy
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:08 PM   #78
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I only discovered rivnuts by accident but I love them. So much better than self-drilling screws.
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I have them all over the ceiling in bus bedroom, twist in a few hooks and instant clothes line , and work great for lashing things down with ratchet straps
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I'm planning on using them to screw the OSB to the walls and for attaching all my fixtures. Of course, I spotted a ton of M5 rivnuts on ebay and bought them. Now I'm having a tough job finding an M5 tool and M5 bolts! I forgot I am in the US and not Britain.
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