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Old 05-20-2019, 09:17 AM   #1
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So I'm waiting on the weather to get with the program of the floor clean and painting job I want to get done and move on. ( Or for the tax return to get here lol ) but anyway I have found a leaky window! 😑😡🤬 They were all fine and good when I got the bus, but I do see it needs some silicone attention. Just more work on the floor when I thought I was off my knees!! 😭 Was going to krudd kutter the grinded floor than a rust paint armor coat flat black after I dried the floor. After paint plan is to cover and seal up holes with silicone and sheats of metal recovered from bus demolition. I got the floor frame material for free two weeks ago. 1x1 or something I just need mother nature to give the green light. The krudd kutter says needs a temp of 21 (70F) this week's temp high is 16 😖 have any of you used this stuff on cold metal? Results differ?
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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So I'm waiting on the weather to get with the program of the floor clean and painting job I want to get done and move on. ( Or for the tax return to get here lol ) but anyway I have found a leaky window! 😑😡🤬 They were all fine and good when I got the bus, but I do see it needs some silicone attention. Just more work on the floor when I thought I was off my knees!! 😭 Was going to krudd kutter the grinded floor than a rust paint armor coat flat black after I dried the floor. After paint plan is to cover and seal up holes with silicone and sheats of metal recovered from bus demolition. I got the floor frame material for free two weeks ago. 1x1 or something I just need mother nature to give the green light. The krudd kutter says needs a temp of 21 (70F) this week's temp high is 16 😖 have any of you used this stuff on cold metal? Results differ?
krudd kutter is just a cleanser with not that great reviews - it's not going to do anything to combat rust, and on bare metal I wouldn't bet against it causing a bloom - I'd suggest using something like Ospho to treat the rust, sweep it off after it dries, then paint with a rust inhibiting primer, then a top coat of a rust preventative paint
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:30 AM   #3
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krudd kutter is just a cleanser with not that great reviews - it's not going to do anything to combat rust, and on bare metal I wouldn't bet against it causing a bloom - I'd suggest using something like Ospho to treat the rust, sweep it off after it dries, then paint with a rust inhibiting primer, then a top coat of a rust preventative paint
Ok thank you for the tip I'll look into that
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thought I took a picture of the window out and all cleaned up but I guess not lol. But I took out the leaky one and cleaned off the old silicone and put a bead around the three edges and the outside some more should be good now... But the rest of them 😫
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thought I took a picture of the window out and all cleaned up but I guess not lol. But I took out the leaky one and cleaned off the old silicone and put a bead around the three edges and the outside some more should be good now... But the rest of them 😫
did you seal where the glass meets the frame? - that's often a trouble area
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:58 AM   #6
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did you seal where the glass meets the frame? - that's often a trouble area
I didn't reseal the part where the glass meets its frame just where the window unit meets the bus, that's where I found the silicone skrunk and was holding water under that window specifically. Now I'm on a outside sealing spree
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:17 PM   #7
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I didn't reseal the part where the glass meets its frame just where the window unit meets the bus, that's where I found the silicone skrunk and was holding water under that window specifically. Now I'm on a outside sealing spree
you can test that with a hose
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:29 PM   #8
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I suggest against silicone caulking. You want a urethane or polyurethane caulking to seal it up
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I suggest against silicone caulking. You want a urethane or polyurethane caulking to seal it up
Silicone has no place on a bus!
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:46 PM   #10
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Ok will switch it up
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