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Old 03-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Warm weather made me think about getting my bus painted

This is my bus:


Anybody have any ideas what would look the best?
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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I think it looks great just the way it is..... Yeah it's that time for us too.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Warm weather made me think about getting my bus painted

I'm thinking something in black. With flames.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:14 PM   #4
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I went with the camoflauge paint, but I'm just a crazy outdoorsman. I think that dark forest green is a pretty color. What do you think?

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DuPont Light Cranberry

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DuPont Light Cranberry


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Old 03-16-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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Re: Warm weather made me think about getting my bus painted

I love my paint scheme ... I wish I did the splash on the front a little better but I like the theme I came up with. basically I wanted the top to be white and the sizes to be blue... then I thought how I could blend the 2... after a few days it just came to me. I recommend picking the colors or colors you want first then come up with a theme.

Whenever I go to a big department store I park way in the back of the lot... then when we come out I scan the horizon and go "humm where did I park" I see car rooftops then off in the back a huge bus with blue waves along the roof. Kinda hard to loose it, hahaha.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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Man Phil, I've been in love with the paint job on your bus ever since I saw it. Nice job. Wanna come help with ours?
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:47 PM   #9
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elliot im thinking thats a 58 caddy but i do not see the pedals ive been working my bus and it is still a chore stripping 5 to 6 layers of paint off to bare metal it goes on and on i got one side done in a month of eves.Rep, it looks so warm at your house and dry you must be thinking about paint.... maybe we all come us northerners timbuk
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:20 AM   #10
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You're pretty good. That's a 1957 Cadillac, but it's a real car, customized by Boyd Coddington. I wrote a story about it for a magazine. It was built for an advertising campaign and raffled off.

My pedal powered one is a 1963, called the Counterfeit Cadillac, built by a professional movie-prop fabricator. It weighs about 600 pounds.




I have thought about using that Light Cranberry color on it, but it is in Highway Patrol black and white now, so it will be raced as "Counterfeit Bluesmobile" this year. I even have a replica Illinois BDR529 license palte for it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:33 AM   #11
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I wrote a story about it for a magazine.
hey Elliot, are any of your articles available online? Are they in English?
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:37 AM   #12
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The magazine has a web site -- amcar.no -- but they post only a small sample of the material, and I don't see any of my stuff there now. The Light Cranberry 1957 Caddy was in the February issue, which is ancient history now. And no, it is all in Norwegian anyway. Sorry; can't win'em all!
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Man Phil, I've been in love with the paint job on your bus ever since I saw it. Nice job. Wanna come help with ours?

Wow thanks. I didn't know I had paint job fans, hahaha.

Feel free to use it/part of it if you want.
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You're pretty good. That's a 1957 Cadillac, but it's a real car, customized by Boyd Coddington. I wrote a story about it for a magazine. It was built for an advertising campaign and raffled off.
What a shock when Boyd died recently. An accidental fall in his home led to his death at age 63.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:43 PM   #15
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wow i did not know that no more show i guess the best man on that show was old roy he was a true metal master speaking of paint dwane told the intern to shake the spray bomb untill the marble inside it dissolved..... paint on skoolies!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:08 AM   #16
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today i got a tip from my big rig painting buddy im wanting to go black and silver on my 65 chevy,he told me to use the paint that they use to paint the dump truck boxes. cheap and carries good metalic i will be painting from the windows down,30 footer and the front i think i will buy 2 gallons.reskinned the windows with a 26 guage hidden fastener roof panels that will not oilcan. think thats enough paint? timbuk
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:19 AM   #17
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Do you know what kind/brand of paint they use to paint dump truck boxes? Please share!
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #18
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ok this is what i have it is a urethane paint made by cloverdale it is called clovathane 1 stage paint he said it will take over a gallon easy to do what i want 150 a gallon here i want to spend 500 on paint so i will be in budget and get a nice job i only want to do this once i want to keep bus for 10 years! oh yea i will prime with clovaprime at 65 bucks for a gallon that will go over the self etching primer and color in 2 hours after that .....wow! timbuk
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:16 AM   #19
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Just yesterday I picked up the paint for our bus. Was going to get the Rustoleum like everyone else but couldn't find the colors I wanted in gallons and it was going to take too long to get them ordered. Went to Kelly Moore paints and bought their industrial coatings paint. They claim it has a higher zinc content than the Rustoleum making it more rust inhibitive. It's a high gloss enamel so it should have a nice sheen. It was $6 a gallon more expensive than the Rustoleum. I have to admit I'm dreading this part, although it will mean we are wrapping it up. Hey Timbuk! I know you've gotten so good at taking paint off, I bet you'd be a natural at putting it back on. Want some practice?
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yea just take a look at my conversion page and you will see the nightmare i am up against i cannot wait until the paint on time comes i think the hipsters that owned my bus liked a new color every year so did you pay 50 bucks gallon rep? are you gonna prime the paint lock or just paint it? spray? timbuk
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