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Old 07-13-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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Wood on outside of Bus

So I recently got my first bus and was thinking about muting some cedar to the outside (or something like it) and I have only found 2 photos of people who have done this to the exterior of their buses. So figured I would come here and ask if anyone has an idea how to do it, or done it before.

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Old 07-13-2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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For Esthetics only or as insulation or to get that Woody look?
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For Esthetics only or as insulation or to get that Woody look?
Wood is about R1 per inch, so I'm assuming aesthetics.
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My worry would be that it would hold moisture against the sheet metal and invite rust. You could seal the wood in epoxy or a **** ton of lacquer. A vinyl applique might be a better solution if going for the "woody" aesthetic.
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For Esthetics only or as insulation or to get that Woody look?
Just for looks. I own a metal sign business called Farmhouse Metals, and this is going to be my mobile store. So the touch of rustic on the outside is an idea I would love to add, but curious about making it stay to the outside.
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My worry would be that it would hold moisture against the sheet metal and invite rust. You could seal the wood in epoxy or a **** ton of lacquer. A vinyl applique might be a better solution if going for the "woody" aesthetic.
Very true, I have no problem getting treated wood, staining it color I want, and sealing the heck out of it. It's good food for thought before just running off and drilling it there
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A metal sign business. I would think more along the lines of something like this. They also have an activator to age it. Should be listed with it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z4DSVO...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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A metal sign business. I would think more along the lines of something like this. They also have an activator to age it. Should be listed with it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z4DSVO...v_ov_lig_dp_it
Yes I know lol I mount designs on wood, plus the marketing name of Farmhouse, want to do a certain look. Plus, it would just stand out. I DID think of doing the copper metal look too
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My worry would be that it would hold moisture against the sheet metal and invite rust. You could seal the wood in epoxy or a **** ton of lacquer. A vinyl applique might be a better solution if going for the "woody" aesthetic.
Precisely and this is why I asked. I have a project idea in mind called Project Griswold which is a green bus with 80s faux woodgrain paneling but I've determined that a vinyl applique is the easiest way to achieve the desired appearance without inviting other issues.
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