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Old 10-19-2015, 04:31 PM   #11
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Did the heater work for rust oleum and stuff? I don't plan on painting the outside til Spring, but I will need to seal off rust on the inside, take out and reseal Windows, etc.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:40 PM   #12
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We're with you, Brie. We managed to get 99% of the rust and stickers ground off, and to prime and paint her before the weather got really interesting, but it was touch-and-go. And I can only assume that the paint, which lacked the requisite 8-12 hours per coat for complete drying at or above 50 degrees F, won't last as long as we'd like. And the wind was a PITA when we were spraying. And now I've got to keep an eye on the weather to know when I can silicone new panels, etc., and just hope that we have a little more warm weather before things get REALLY cold. Good luck! (Sounds like we both need it)
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #13
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Watching Paint Dry for WEEKS

You might have your questions answered by now, and Spring is just around the corner, but I started my conversion in the winter and I have learned a great BIG lesson in patience . Also I am an expert at watching paint dry...even considering putting that on my resume.

It was a wet season here in Seattle, and I used Corroseal rust treatment on the floor which took almost 4 weeks to dry with a heater on it (intermittently), and even a careful heat gun at times. Then I painted with an oil based enamel and that also took weeks to dry with heaters. SO much time. I would recommend to anyone starting out on a conversion, to time it with the weather if the bus will be outside.

Good luck!
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:07 AM   #14
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did my paint this winter. Lexel makes a great tripolymer caulk that i ran all the way down to 0 degrees. it did take longer to cure off but i was able to remove and replace with new caulk all my windows. during all the wire wheel prep work and sanding the cold was actually quite nice. i did the rustoleum spray primer on a 30 ish day and let it dry for 2 days. then i got on craigslist commercial space rental section and was able to find a garage big enough to get bus in to paint it. i paid 250$ to rent it for a week, then used rollers, brushes on the grey, spray paint on the black stuff. the actual painting took me 3 days then i let it sit in there for the rest of the week drying at 45 degrees.
for the stickers off i used a whizzy wheel.
absolutely amazing time saver. i started with heat gun and a scraper it was taking forever. with that thing i was able to get all decals off in ~ 3 hours.
still had to use heat gun and scraper for the nuclear yellow reflector tape though.
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