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Old 06-14-2019, 07:11 PM   #151
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Looks good!
But for Dog's sake, do something about those resinous-knothole breakthrus in all of that white paint!
Looks like something was groping around, hoping for a tenticular grab on Captain Nemo...
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:19 PM   #152
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@HazMatt Yeah, it's kind of a bummer! I primed and did two coats of the most expensive paint I could buy... but they just keep getting darker by the day it seems.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:41 PM   #153
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Oil, or latex paint?
Nevermind. Don't really matter...
Strip it bare, and lay on multiple coats of polyurethane over the knots (Knots are exceptionally thirsty. They're kinda naughty that way), THEN the final finish coats.
And if I'm wrong...
Well, Sledd'll amble along, & set ya to rights!
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:48 PM   #154
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I've had good luck stopping bled through like that by spraying a couple coats of bug bomb silver over them and then a layer of the original color a day or so later.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:50 PM   #155
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I'm thinking infestations were not of future concerns!
(Note to self: keep that sh1t away from my Beetle!)
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:24 PM   #156
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Kilz oil base on the knotts, and never worry about bleed through again...
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:52 AM   #157
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I think I'll save re-painting for a next year project, haha. Just excited to get this thing ready for its first trip.

Few small updates from the weekend, built a small box/cabinet to hide some wiring and create a little extra storage space. Hung up a bathroom door curtain, and having a friend hem up some curtains for the rest of the bus this week hopefully.





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Old 06-16-2019, 11:29 AM   #158
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Kilz oil base on the knotts, and never worry about bleed through again...

yes, if you can still get Kilz oil ( alkyd ) base, that's the way to go - a couple of coats over the pitch knots should do the trick

a quick online check indicates you can still get it
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:06 PM   #159
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Your build is looking awesome!!! Loving it! I'm getting ready to try some tongue and groove for my ceiling.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:46 PM   #160
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100% road legal! Picked up the bus from getting the inspection today, mechanics said everything looked great minus the rear brakes which I had them go ahead and do while it was there. But really stoked to have the inspection, registration, and insurance all squared away.

Got the swivel base for the passenger seat and got that installed today. Spins clear of the wall, and has enough room for a decent recline in the forward position. It is a little close to the table when it's turned around, but not too terrible and can be turned outwards a bit anyway. I got pretty lucky with the placement, two bolts went down into the battery box and the other two just under the floor, but nothing got in the way. Just need to order a seatbelt.





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