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Old 05-17-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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Whatís your opinion

Hi everyone,
Iím just getting started on the bus and am considering 2 different approaches. I was either thinking about:
1. Getting all the insides stripped out (seats, walls, floor) and once I get the floor sealed/ painted THEN wet sandblast the under carriage / OSPHO/ paint.
Or
2. Get the undercarriage done then address the inside.

Iím leaning toward doing the inside first so that I can get a visual on the floor and so that Iím not putting new holes / changes to a newly finished undercarriage. Iím already discovering some pretty substantial rust issues one some areas of the wheel well. No rush but I do live in CT so I would like to get the undercarriage cared for before winter. Let me know your thoughts.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,
Iím just getting started on the bus and am considering 2 different approaches. I was either thinking about:
1. Getting all the insides stripped out (seats, walls, floor) and once I get the floor sealed/ painted THEN wet sandblast the under carriage / OSPHO/ paint.
Or
2. Get the undercarriage done then address the inside.

Iím leaning toward doing the inside first so that I can get a visual on the floor and so that Iím not putting new holes / changes to a newly finished undercarriage. Iím already discovering some pretty substantial rust issues one some areas of the wheel well. No rush but I do live in CT so I would like to get the undercarriage cared for before winter. Let me know your thoughts.
This forum = life saver
I'd strip it out to bare floor first to see what you're dealing with and do the necessary repairs, the wet sand the undercarriage - no use filling the bus with water through holes in the floor by wet blasting first
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:20 PM   #3
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Go to the UserCP and fill out your profile. That way we know what bus you have and where you are without having to tell us where you are every post. It will truly help you get better answers.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:17 PM   #4
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Go to the UserCP and fill out your profile. That way we know what bus you have and where you are without having to tell us where you are every post. It will truly help you get better answers.
01marc,
When I go to fill out my profile It says user session not valid. This happen to anyone else?
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:20 PM   #5
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01marc,
When I go to fill out my profile It says user session not valid. This happen to anyone else?

sometimes you need to do a full page refresh without cache.. if on a Mac is Command refresh.. if on Windoze its Ctrl refresh..
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:37 PM   #6
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:34 PM   #7
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:15 PM   #8
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Option number 1.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:39 AM   #9
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Option number 1.
Yup, option #1. Like sleddgracer said, you get a chance to see what needs to be repaired and close the holes before you blast away.
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