Re: Paint...and more paint...and more paint...
There are problems, as I see it, with using a chemical stripping method; the biggest of those is that doing it where she is currently sitting would create a toxic bog under the bus that could take *months* to dry out. As I have underbody work to do, I really don't want to crawl into a toxic waste dump to do it...or even send my teenaged minion under there, either, though she can be pretty toxic herself, at times.
Yeah. Try single-dadding a teenager yourself, smarty, then tell me I'm exaggerating. Right.
Now, if I could find a lot or something nearby where I could do that chore, maybe...or someplace that we could move the bus *to* for that operation, then move it back, I might go for that method. It'd have to have power, natch, to drive the pressure washer. Might look into that. Worst comes to worst, I could pull it out to the end of the driveway closer to the street (which is in full sun all day, alas) and hose it off there. Start early-ish some morning, when it's warm enough, and that'd give it time to work before it dried out. Maybe. But at least the bog would dry quicker.
Using a sandblaster might be attractive, but for the cost of a bigger compressor, and the spectacular cost of large quantities of crushed walnut media for it. The little one-lung pancake compressor I have is just not up to this big a flow of air.
So it may be the brute-force method for me, a section at a time. Of course, I can't do doodly squat on the outside right now; our weather turned ugly on Thanksgiving day after months of gorgeous weather. Over two inches of snow--the first we'd had in over a year--and freezing temps. Today, sleet and rain all day. So I worked on the wiring for a while, until I decided it was very, very cold, and came inside. No telling what tomorrow holds...