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Old 05-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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So you want to paint your bus, do you?

6 yrs ago when I painted this with Rustoleum, I was in a rush. I didnt prep well at all, knowing exactly what I was doing. It lasted longer than I expected.

The thing I never thought of was getting it removed. This is not the fun part. Pressure washer helped me some today though.

Moral of the story, get a proper paint job or be sure to spend a huge amount of time prepping the bus.

Again, no complaints, just thought I'd share. Now I really have a conversation piece!

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Are you changing it totally, or just repainting it the same with a better paint technique?
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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Not going to repaint it. The only way I'd ever do that would be to have it media blasted. I cant get that done around here so.....

Putting money into a paint job in this country is like pouring money down the drain.
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Whoa!
Thanks for posting, gives me reassurance that all this prep work I'm doing is important!
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I love the 'weathered look'! Lol
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:05 PM   #6
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I love the 'weathered look'! Lol
Wait, I've got it! Dont we call that "patina"?
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Egads! Bus mange!
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:29 PM   #8
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prep work is definitely where its at when it comes to paint! esp on areas like wheels, window frames etc that tend to be smoother than other areas....

but even just going over a bus with TSP and a light sandpaper will give your paint a good chance at success.. and then fix up the chips on it with touchup as needbe
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but even just going over a bus with TSP and a light sandpaper will give your paint a good chance at success.
See picture above.
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did you hit it with TSP and light sand? and then power-wash it? you are right though if you want to remove fully you will have to blast it..
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