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Old 07-16-2018, 03:31 PM   #1
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A "Little Rust"

Got my bus a few weeks ago, and demolition began. Seats were already, previous owner used very cheap materials to make it liveable for 3 months, and tore all that out. The floor was covered with plywood and throw rugs. Owner said there may be a little rust. Ripped out the flooring and now we have a bit of work to do on the "little rust". I expected it being in Ohio anyway, and the bus came from Kentucky. Finally got the paint removed from the windows, now onto seriously attacking, sealing and repairing the floor. So excited about this build! Thanks for all the information you all share to the group! You've been a great resource.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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That floor does not look that bad.I have seen some builds where there were huge, gaping holes and the wheel wells were almost rotted away.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yea, we'll get 'er done.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:39 PM   #4
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Yea, we'll get 'er done.
Agree with Johnny.

And you may get lucky......mine looked far worse than yours, but it was all surface rust -- a few hours with the wirewheel and it was good as new.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:46 PM   #5
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Bro Id be happy with that amount! Lol. Little grinding and some rust converter youll be good as new.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:31 AM   #6
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Basketball size rust holes are a problem, anything smaller than that and its not too bad. What part of Ohio are you in? I'm from Cuyahoga Falls/ Akron area.
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Ospho will solve that rust problem. Don't remove too much, you need rust to convert rust.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:39 AM   #8
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I'm in the Dayton area.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:44 AM   #9
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Ospho will solve that rust problem. Don't remove too much, you need rust to convert rust.
I used a wire brush to remove the loose rust, then painted with 2 coats Rust-oleum Stops Rust Oil Based Protective Enamel. I hope that wasn't a mistake. Hindsight is 20/20. Thoughts on methods of patching large (basketball size) rusted through areas?
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I used a wire brush to remove the loose rust, then painted with 2 coats Rust-oleum Stops Rust Oil Based Protective Enamel. I hope that wasn't a mistake. Hindsight is 20/20. Thoughts on methods of patching large (basketball size) rusted through areas?

You'll need a patch that is bigger than the basketball. Cut back the rusted metal until you get to good metal. Cut a patch that is a minimum of 1" larger than the hole. Make sure to prime the edges of hole and patch. Paint bottom of patch. BUy Dynatron 550 Auto Seam Sealer or something similiar. Put seam sealer generously around edge of hole. Place patch over hole. Drill rivet holes through patch and good metal. Rivet patch to floor. Prime and seal with rustoleum or w/e you got. Move on to the next step!
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