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Old 05-25-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Painting help

Hi Guys!

I'm hoping to get my bus painted this weekend (if the Oregon weather will let me) and I've got a couple of questions I hope someone can help with.

Firstly, does anyone know if it's possible to stand on the hood of a CE 2000 international without hurting it? And if not, how did you all reach the portion of the bus over the hood? Did you lie on the roof?

Secondly, any tips for getting the sticky residue left by huge stickers on the back door? So far I've tried Goof Off, TSP and wet-dry sandpaper, and it's making a bit of a difference in it but not much.

thanks!
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi Guys!

I'm hoping to get my bus painted this weekend (if the Oregon weather will let me) and I've got a couple of questions I hope someone can help with.

Firstly, does anyone know if it's possible to stand on the hood of a CE 2000 international without hurting it? And if not, how did you all reach the portion of the bus over the hood? Did you lie on the roof?

Secondly, any tips for getting the sticky residue left by huge stickers on the back door? So far I've tried Goof Off, TSP and wet-dry sandpaper, and it's making a bit of a difference in it but not much.

thanks!


some regular paint thinner is what l use to get that sticky stuff off - it;s still a PITA, but it works
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:59 PM   #3
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I've assembled a bunch of sawhorses that I saw on YouTube. They're lightweight, very strong and cheap. With them I've been able to line them up along the side of my Prevost and put down some plywood on them. This has been a real help getting walls and furniture in and out of my bus. But I mention this because it didn't take long until I realized that these sawhorses were going to help me paint my bus when it came time for that.

Here are the ones that I built. Hope this helps:

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!
The answer, in case anyone else is looking some time is: yes you can, if you stand right next to the windscreen on the frame.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!
The answer, in case anyone else is looking some time is: yes you can, if you stand right next to the windscreen on the frame.

ugh! thats how the cowling got damage in my superior.. flexes the seal at the windshield and makes the cowl to body leak... be careful with that... 2 step ladders and some sturdy planks are are what i do...
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies!
The answer, in case anyone else is looking some time is: yes you can, if you stand right next to the windscreen on the frame.

Your pic brings back not so fond memories of painting those parts. I ended up opening the hood and climbing in with the paint. Was able to find solid footing and rested the paint on top of the roof. Still have touch up to do but weather here doesn't allow that yet. Pretty solid footing standing on the old CAT.


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Old 05-27-2019, 11:11 AM   #7
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Secondly, any tips for getting the sticky residue left by huge stickers on the back door? So far I've tried Goof Off, TSP and wet-dry sandpaper, and it's making a bit of a difference in it but not much.

thanks!
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ugh! thats how the cowling got damage in my superior.. flexes the seal at the windshield and makes the cowl to body leak... be careful with that... 2 step ladders and some sturdy planks are are what i do...
I've been up there. Its alright if you're careful. I know what you're talkin about though!!! Its best to not do it.
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any tips for getting the sticky residue left by huge stickers on the back door?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-13-o...9848/308681892

Spray this on the gunk, let it sit 10-15 minutes, then scrape it gently with a painter's tool like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-14...-G14/202038673

You may have to apply the zep a second time, but usually you can just wipe the gunk off with paper towel (it has the consistency and feel of rubber cement at this point) and then wash with soap and water.
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Rubber wheel will take off most things. Worked well for my reflection strips and lettering. Kind of expensive but did the job.
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