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Old 05-31-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Paint Job Done!!!

Finally!!! My paint job is done. took all of 4 weekends, but its done. Not too shaby for my first time ever doing a vehicle paint job. the bus is just so damn big though so I made some mistakes... Taping is a mother of a bitch though. I dont think I could do it again anytime soon. Still have a few small things to finish like cargo door locks, the grille, windows etc. Also, there are a few spots to touch up.

For all those who are about to paint and have never done it before like me, my biggest piece of advice is make sure you tape off real good in any cracks or bends, or other objects of the body.

Well, here are some pics and you can also check out the full story and more pics here http://www.dammitandy.com/bus/05-spring05.htm



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Old 05-31-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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That looks great, probably one of the best out there.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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WOW! really?, gee thanks
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:23 PM   #4
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I Like the way you think ......... Very nice....I hope mine turn out that nice. A+job
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W W!! She's a real looker! Very nicely done!
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cool paint sceam. Kind of a modern camo.
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Nice job! Did you spray, roll or brush?

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spectacular!
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:12 AM   #9
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Nice job! Did you spray, roll or brush?
Hey Jake, I sprayed... I began to role primer the way that Eric von Kleist
did, but I was either doing it wrong, or had the wrong paint or something. It was giving a real rough, dry-wall look to it. So we quit that right away and sanded it back down to smooth. I decided to take advantage of some of the resourses I had with an empty shop with air and a giant exhaust vacume, and my buddy's paint gun. There is still some spots where you can tell the primer was rolled but it's not that noticable unless you're close.

I used Plasti-cote's BPS Tractor & Implement and thinned it with acetone. For primer I used Rustoleum rusted metal primer.

Its just a rusty old bus anyway.
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I'm rolling and brushing. I thought foam rollers were going to be the ticket, but they don't seem to work well with True Value XO-Rust - a regular old short knap roller worked much better.

http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-paint.shtml

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