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Old 05-18-2016, 08:00 PM   #11
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Yes, I did. Too many curves to sand properly, unless you have unlimited time and determination.

Looking back, I should have left it yellow and called it good. Only thing I did on this that I regret. Then again with me, mechanical condition trumps looks 10 fold.

I'm contemplating buying this....then I'll have matching paint jobs!!

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:06 PM   #12
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:07 PM   #13
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:12 PM   #14
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Some states really don't like private ownership of a yellow bus. Other states just want you to black the letters and/or remove the stop sign and disable the lights.

If *MY* state lets me off easy, and I drive through a tighter state, does my state's permission let me off the hook with their troopers? I would much prefer not to paint my proposed bus.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:29 PM   #15
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f *MY* state lets me off easy, and I drive through a tighter state, does my state's permission let me off the hook with their troopers? I would much prefer not to paint my proposed bus.
It's hard to say. Interstate reciprocity suggests that if it was satisfactory for your home state to register it then another state will have a hard time disputing it. This is like States that don't have annual vehicle inspections - doesn't mean you cannot drive through States that so.

On the other hand, all it takes is one hard-nosed LEO to take issue with it and write a ticket, then all the hard time becomes yours, trying to fight an out of state ticket on a gray area technicality.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:41 PM   #16
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Yes, I did. Too many curves to sand properly, unless you have unlimited time and determination.

As long as I spent on prepping the interior, I can only imagine what the exterior will entail. At least there won't be tar/asphalteum to deal with.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:57 PM   #17
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Does the tar interfere with the spray foam? I've noticed the tar too but hadn't planned on scraping it off. In my climate it's more likely to chip off. If there's no known chemical reaction between tar and foam insulation I was just planning to spray over it, when I get that far.
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I work for a commercial painting contractor and we paint everything from walls with sheet rock and block walls to chemical tanks for Clorox or even water towers. For something like a bus I don't see why it would be much different than say a steel wall or even a conex container. Why not just go over the whole thing with TSP and then hit it with DTM (direct to metal) bonding primer and then hit with eith a DTM paint or even industrial enamel? Obviously the worst part of the whole process would be the TSP if only because its so time consuming.
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Does the tar interfere with the spray foam? I've noticed the tar too but hadn't planned on scraping it off. In my climate it's more likely to chip off. If there's no known chemical reaction between tar and foam insulation I was just planning to spray over it, when I get that far.
I had corrosion and funk behind the tar. ymmv
I don't know much about the spray foam but I don't see why it would react with the asphalteum.
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I work for a commercial painting contractor and we paint everything from walls with sheet rock and block walls to chemical tanks for Clorox or even water towers. For something like a bus I don't see why it would be much different than say a steel wall or even a conex container. Why not just go over the whole thing with TSP and then hit it with DTM (direct to metal) bonding primer and then hit with eith a DTM paint or even industrial enamel? Obviously the worst part of the whole process would be the TSP if only because its so time consuming.

Maybe not if you buy a 2 gallon bug sprayer and apply it that way. You'd just have to make sure all of your electrical stuff was covered or sealed. At least that's what I am attempting to do.

You should do a Sticky thread about proper ways to prep and prime and paint these beasts on a budget!
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