Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2007, 06:47 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: colorado springs co
Posts: 3
yellow bus paint

hi, i cut the back off my bus to build a toy hauler for my jeep and i am reattaching the rear cap now. where can i find yellow school bus paint to blend it all back in or what is the closest thing you guys have found. thanks for your help
jeephauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:34 AM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 258
I just saw some yesterday at Ace Hardware. Our local store is also a Co-op so I'm not sure if they have it at a standalone Ace. It was grouped in with the farm equipment paint. TSC probably has it.
__________________
Daddy, can we go on a trip again??
'85 Thomas SafTLiner RE
3208 NA CAT MT643
boojiewoojie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,272
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
But why
This is your opportunity / excuse to paint the whole silly thing!

My first bus got painted in a weekend by two people. With brushes.
It took just two gallons of Ace Rust Stop in "high hiding white" plus some
in a bright red for the rub rails. Maybe it was a three day weekend.
Buy lots of sandpaper and spend the first day sanding it real well so the new
paint sticks. Then mask it well. Then slap the paint on. Peel the masking tape
off as soon as the paint is no longer runny. Celebrate.
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
Bus Nut
 
oldog12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 381
I don't know about your state, but I believe The Peoples Republic of Illinois mandates that only SCHOOL buses can be painted school bus yellow, but I did see on Ebay some school bus paint for sale....
oldog12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,272
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
That's another good point. I suspect that's the law everywhere, but I see that it is
not being enforced around here.

But I figure that skoolies have enough of an image problem -- which a paint job
can go a long way to correct.
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 11:12 AM   #6
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
I've seen NSBC Yellow paint on eBay before. Heck...I've even seen CARC on there. Now THAT is some nasty stuff.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:28 PM   #7
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
It's not a law here in Va, but they do have other rules like not having the lights, names must be blacked out etc...

But the last thing I'd want to do is paint it school bus yellow. I'd pick up some Gloss while Rustoleum, mix it down 15% acetone, and spray the whole bus...takes about 2 gallons...that's all I used on mine!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,272
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Several people are trying to convince me to spray Millicent rather than brush her.
I'm interested, but I have never sprayed anything in my life.

Ace Hardware Rust Stop is reported to be "generic Rustoleum".
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:38 PM   #9
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
I bought a HVLP spray gun at Habro Frieght for $20 and a pressure regulator for another $5 and plugged the whole thing into the brake system 1/4" air outlet....worked just fine!! Spraying will not only provide a much better looking finish, it will be a hell of a lot easier to do! I know, I used a roller on the roof and and it took 2 days to get it done and do it right.

I painted the whole rest of the bus in 2 days also...but with all those rub rails and stuff....the spray painting made it go on quick and easy!! Sure, I've got some runs here and there, and since I did it outside I'm sure there is a bug or two stuck in it somewhere...but as a whole it looks pretty darn good actually!!!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #10
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,272
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Wow, well that confirms what I keep hearing. I just might do that. Good old Harbor Freight
tool store! I think I saw some inexpensive spray guns at the NAPA store also recently.
By the time I finish skinning, I'll probably be convinced.
If the bus engine can keep up, my little shop compressor might manage also.
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 12:05 AM   #11
Bus Nut
 
oldog12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 381
Don't forget an air-water separator
oldog12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 01:30 AM   #12
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
Sorry to hijack a thread here, but....would the bus' onboard air dryer be sufficient? I'm not Boyd Coddington and don't require an exceptional paint job, but I would like to do something about my BAD rolled on job that was done just to make things legal. Also...what do most guns require you regulat the pressure at. Anything below 90 and I don't think it would be an issue as my compressor would cut in before then. It might take a while for the compressor to catch back up after a long panel coat, but I don't mind waiting.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #13
Bus Nut
 
oldog12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 381
Frankly, I'm not sure if its technically required to have an air-water separator after the on-board air dryer or no, but I feel its cheap insurance to make sure water has all the opportunity it needs to avoid mixing with your paint and not giving you the best chance in getting the kind of paint job you're expecting, or desiring
oldog12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 10:01 PM   #14
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
I didn't use one, everything came out just fine! Get a HVLP spray gun (High Volumn Low Pressure) that way you don't have to worry about the small unit keeping up. Get a regulator to adjust air pressure with... The low pressure system also limits overspray which equates to less wasted paint...
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 10:25 AM   #15
Skoolie
 
eggman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hamel, IL
Posts: 160
I'll second the HVLP sprayer, thats what I used and it went well. Also, I didnt use an air-water separator. Paint went on just fine, no problems.

Oldog, you are correct. In the fine state of Illinois your skoolie can not be painted the color of any shade of yellow, nor can the top lights or the flasher on the swingout stopsign be operational.
__________________
Jeff
95 IH 72 passenger transit school bus w/ DT466 and 545 Allison.
79 IH Scout II/392 (0.030 over) Hamilton Injected/727/D300/Full size axles/36" Swampers/Lockers/OBA/38 gal Custom fuel tank, roll bar, tube doors.
eggman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sloppy Yellow DanMan80 Skoolie Conversion Projects 83 04-14-2015 08:59 AM
Yellow bus illegal where? rlohrey Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 38 01-24-2015 11:35 AM
the big yellow beer can jolly_rogger Skoolie Conversion Projects 18 09-11-2011 07:37 PM
Yet another reason to not have a yellow bus baadpuppy School Bus News 1 08-24-2009 11:30 PM
How much school bus yellow can I keep? Branden Conversion General Discussions 2 06-03-2005 07:26 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×