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Old 07-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #11
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Same here, can't do sprayer. Neighbors, owner, city... all say OMG NO WAY Yeah so rolling everything on. Once it gets to a decent look I'll wax it. Guessing that will help with UV fading and what not.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:43 PM   #12
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I brush painted the Class C with latex semi-gloss house paint from ACE hardware (I like ACE paint.... it's made by Pratt & Lambert). You have to get up really close to it before you see the brush marks (close enough to reach out and touch it). But I figured, it's okay to have brush marks on a house and this is my house! Besides, it was a vast improvement over the old paint job... or rather what was left of the old paint.
How did you prep for painting the latex on? I've been looking for a decent metallic brass paint, and the only one that's reasonable cost-wise and available by the gallon is a latex paint.

I've already put some Krylon on (which looked -awesome- when it was new), but it's showing school bus chrome through it now ... I just can't get the coverage I need with the spray-bombs, and touch-ups will require lots more masking that way ...
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...Once it gets to a decent look I'll wax it.
Forget waxing! Shoot, I want to get that stuff that Amorall has been advertising to use on wheels. http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...?product_id=33 Never have to WASH the bus!
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How did you prep for painting the latex on?
I simply washed the RV (the 30 yo paint came off with the soap). Rinsed it well and brushed on the new paint (New Canvas was the colour I had them mix... it matched the original van section of the Class C). It's old but it's all ours. And it looks alot better than it did when we first got it. (Pictures are from 11/2009)



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Cool! Thanks!
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Biggest problem with these paints (rust-o-, tractor paint...) is there is little UV protection and they fade, dull pretty bad. A little more money will get you much better automotive paint.
Bull.....tell me, how many years can I expect my paint to shine?

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Hopefully longer than your interest in it.

Both tractors I painted faded within three years. A yellow and a red one. I painted a truck white using $20/gal tractor paint. It dulled in that same amount of time. I just don't think I'm up to painting a huge bus that often.

That polished MCI is starting to look good to me now.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:01 AM   #17
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With that heat I'd say serve 'em water till they are done then give um beer and the hard stuff!
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