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Old 07-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question Painting the inside.

Hi all,

getting ready to paint the ceiling of the bus and was wondering:

1. best paint to use?

2. My bus has acoustic paneling near the front for noise reduction. can i paint over that? and if i do and alot of the holes get plugged with that be bad?

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If the acoustic panel is the perforated metal type...yes, plugging the holes will make it no longer acoustical.
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I painted mine with a roller and it turned out awful splotchy. It's impossible to get it to cover right because even if you paint it hard enough to fill the holes it hits the insulation behind it, and the insulation doesn't always touch the back of the roof panels so that looks splotchy too. I put three coats on without filling the holes because I didn't want to hit the insulation, and there are still roller lines everywhere because parts of the little circles get paint on the inside edges of them and parts don't and there's no way to even it out. After the third coat I was just wasting paint.

I don't mind the roller marks terribly, and once everything's in the bus and especially during certain times of the day you can't really tell. That being said, if you're a perfectionist the only way to do it would be to take all the panels down and spray them. Or decide that you're ok with the original paint. Or just enjoy your roller marks.
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I wonder if i just glued like a thin piece of something to that panel so it would be flat
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If the acoustic panel is the perforated metal type...yes, plugging the holes will make it no longer acoustical.
plugging the holes will help keep the insulation from raining down.
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I wonder if i just glued like a thin piece of something to that panel so it would be flat
That would be a good solution. Not sure if you'd have any condensation issues with it, though. Maybe someone has tried it?
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Well not like glueing paper exaxtly lol but maybe like a plastic film or something i can stick on. I dont ill figure it out.

first i gotta clean so...fun lol
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Tear the interior out and paint the real ceiling.

No more holes and no more fiberglass insulation to rot your bus away.

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were not taking panels off

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Tear the interior out and paint the real ceiling.

No more holes and no more fiberglass insulation to rot your bus away.

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