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Old 02-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #3061
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It goes a lot faster if you just lower your standards a little bit.

Nice word as always.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #3062
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Nice work, I mean.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:26 PM   #3063
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Thanks Robin --- Rattle-canned a lot of paint on the steps today. Maybe 15 coats?. Horrible day to paint though. 60 degrees and the usual 140% Houston humidity. I'm using a slightly textured paint called Hammerite. Pretty tough stuff but the down side is that it does not "fully" cure for two weeks. Guess I'll be using the rear door for a while. Once cured it does have a hammered texture. Will be using the same thing on the metal parts of the dash. The "diamonds" on the steps will no doubt wear through pretty quickly but that's just the nature of the material.




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That Hammerite is pretty good stuff. I used it on the ceiling in my first bus nearly 30 years ago and it's still there. Wipes down easy.

Your diamond plate should look cool with the high parts rubbed off.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #3065
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E-mailed two pages to you earlier today under scouters 4 yahoo so don't trash it.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:05 PM   #3066
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Hey Robin...I actually considered sanding the tops down but decided it will look that way soon enough.

JR...just downloaded the PDF...many thanks pardner! Will sit down and go through it in the morning.
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Ah, great minds and all that. All of the painted surfaces in my bus are done in hammerite--including the diamond plate on the entry steps. Stuff takes forever to dry but once it does it is real tough. Being a picky old sob I keep a piece of that anti slip waffle matting and a washable bright yellow hand towel on the step to keep it nice. Besides, I found the diamond plate to be quite slick under wet feet. I learned years ago traveling in Baja, Mexico after a rain storm (really) how slippery diamond plate is. I still sport a scar on my shin that looks exactly like diamond plate!?
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" I still sport a scar on my shin that looks exactly like diamond plate!?
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Oh...we gotta see pics of this!
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Hey Robin...I actually considered sanding the tops down but decided it will look that way soon enough.

JR...just downloaded the PDF...many thanks pardner! Will sit down and go through it in the morning.
One thing I saw on the sheet I forgot to mention but don't like is it says your torque converter is still under A/E review?
Which to me means that the architect who chose your style and the engineer who told him what to chose still hasn't approved it for that application as of February 8/18.
So I would check with whoever your outside warranty program is.
Good luck.
Like the steps.
Never heard of hammerite?
Gotta look that up.
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One thing I saw on the sheet I forgot to mention but don't like is it says your torque converter is still under A/E review?
Which to me means that the architect who chose your style and the engineer who told him what to chose still hasn't approved it for that application as of February 8/18.
So I would check with whoever your outside warranty program is.
Good luck.
Like the steps.
Never heard of hammerite?
Gotta look that up.
get a 'KC' converter from CAC in florida and never look back... fantastic converter even on my 444E... and it was actually designed and built for a 4BT or 6BT first and foremost

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