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Old 06-06-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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My wife and I are finally living inside of our 1990 Blue Bird bus and we're in the process of preparing to treat the floor. I'm purchasing POR15 rust preventative coating, metal prep and degreaser but I'm not exactly certain how much or how many cans to purchase for each based on the size of our bus. Can anyone advise me on this question please?
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hello,
My wife and I are finally living inside of our 1990 Blue Bird bus and we're in the process of preparing to treat the floor. I'm purchasing POR15 rust preventative coating, metal prep and degreaser but I'm not exactly certain how much or how many cans to purchase for each based on the size of our bus. Can anyone advise me on this question please?
Thanks😊
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All estimates below are made using one coat on the area being treated; however, we recommend two coats in most applications.

POR-15 application on non porous surfaces (most metals):
Approximate coverage:

Pint = 50 sq. ft.
Quart = 96 sq. ft.
Gallon = 350 sq. ft.
For porous surfaces like wood & concrete, coverage will be about 20% less.
When painting on metal surfaces, we recommend at least 20oz. of Metal Ready for every quart of paint or coating you use
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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Assuming your BB is a 40'er, assume two gallons for good coverage on the steel subfloor
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:23 AM   #4
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So, my bus is approximately 120 feet long. Do you think I would need atleast 1 gallon of metal prep ($35) and 1 gallon of rust preventative coating ($165) to cover the entire floor area? I'm not really sure when it comes to measurements per square feet ya know? I'm just a Police Officer....lol
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Assuming your BB is a 40'er, assume two gallons for good coverage on the steel subfloor
I'm a little slow and new to Skoolie jargon (I'm a police officer...lol) What's a 40er??
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I'm a little slow and new to Skoolie jargon (I'm a police officer...lol) What's a 40er??
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So, my bus ...
Max length for a school bus is 45 feet; many are 40, so '40er' likely means a 40 foot bus.
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So, my bus is approximately 120 feet long. Do you think I would need atleast 1 gallon of metal prep ($35) and 1 gallon of rust preventative coating ($165) to cover the entire floor area? I'm not really sure when it comes to measurements per square feet ya know? I'm just a Police Officer....lol
If your bus is a full size bus then the square footage of the floor is just shy of 300 feet.
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So, my bus is approximately 120 feet long.
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he said hes a police officer... so its just cop math... take everything divided by 4 and you get the actual value...
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POR-15 may be expensive but it works and it LASTS! ive used it on almost every car project ive ever done and it holds up... it works best if you domt sand all the rust down smooth... if you do, then you need to paint it first with the prep.. or let it rust surface before you apply POR-15..
ive done as little as wire-brush or pwer-wash to knck the loose rust off and then slop on the POR-15..

DONT GET POR-15 ON YOUR SKIN... or its there till it GROWS off!!.. wear long sleeves, hats, ponchos, gloves etc when using it esp on an under-carriage or a floor where you are likely to be using a lot of it...

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