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Old 05-29-2017, 04:35 PM   #431
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So would gin work, or should I use everclear?
thats clearly alcohol Abuse, you are under arrest
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:32 PM   #432
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Picked up a $40 3M adhesive wheel, and it really does the trick- BUT- You really should get the decals off FIRST, as these discs are super pricey and they get eaten up after a day or so of use. Still a good amount of work even with the disc, but much better than anything else yet. Expect it to take MANY hours if your adhesive is as stubborn as mine. Got the back of the bus mostly done, just the front and rear caps and one emergency exit remaining, then I'll be done with adhesive removal. After that its on to more sanding, and actually cutting out and replacing rust.
Still desperately searching for window and door rubber, especially the WC door rubber. Even found a rust repair patch for the bottom of the door. Found a company that fabs up school bus repair panels and stuff. I'll post a link when I get a chance.
Twas a HOT day today. 95 in the shade. Bus is NOT in the shade!
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:44 PM   #433
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Oh- and get these, they're WAY cheaper
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VFACQRE...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:31 PM   #434
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Alcohol abuse!

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thats clearly alcohol Abuse, you are under arrest
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Yeah, I abuse alcohol. I even sterilize things with it sometimes. It's not just for drinking anymore. Tinctures are where it's at.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:27 PM   #435
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I've always had pretty good luck with aerosol electrical cleaner and very carefully with a new razor blade.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #436
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I've always had pretty good luck with aerosol electrical cleaner and very carefully with a new razor blade.
We've tried all that. One side all came off EASY. THe other side has taken at least 15 hours or so. The last three or four hours were the most fruitful once I gave up on solvents and chemicals and tried that wheel.
I got all the decals and goo off a cop car a friend bought with a rag, razor, and a lil brake cleaner. But the drivers side of this bus is ridiculous.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:35 AM   #437
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Now I'm really confused. Last week the 3M discs only worked in California and now they work on the East coast as well ??

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I've had good luck with a 3M stripper wheel chucked up in an electric drill. I did a repaint on a 35' Bounder MH last year and used the wheel (more than one) to remove the glue from the tape decal decorations on the rig--did a nice clean job with a slight bit of clean up with lacquer thinner in the hard to get at corners. I used a heat gun to get the decal to release followed by the wheel. I'd used the same technique to get the reflective Police stickers off of several patrol cars.

You can get the wheels and mandrels on ebay. Look for 3M 07498 STRIPE OFF WHEEL/ERASER WHEEL WITH HARDWARE 3M 7498 or such.

P.S. I've tried a couple of cheeeepo wheels and all they did was make me mad.

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Old 05-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #438
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Now I'm really confused. Last week the 3M discs only worked in California and now they work on the East coast as well ??

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I've had good luck with a 3M stripper wheel chucked up in an electric drill. I did a repaint on a 35' Bounder MH last year and used the wheel (more than one) to remove the glue from the tape decal decorations on the rig--did a nice clean job with a slight bit of clean up with lacquer thinner in the hard to get at corners. I used a heat gun to get the decal to release followed by the wheel. I'd used the same technique to get the reflective Police stickers off of several patrol cars.

You can get the wheels and mandrels on ebay. Look for 3M 07498 STRIPE OFF WHEEL/ERASER WHEEL WITH HARDWARE 3M 7498 or such.

P.S. I've tried a couple of cheeeepo wheels and all they did was make me mad.

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Old 05-30-2017, 11:15 AM   #439
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Lowes had some sales going on, and we loaded up on more tools!
I need to remember to keep an eye on the flyers for Father's Day sales. I can't find my cordless drill. Could use an air hammer/chisel. Maybe a second angle grinder.
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I wish I could find a really nice WC door used somewhere. But there just aren't a lot of buses in the junkyards anywhere around here and the few used bus parts I can find are all Thomas.

Oh well. I guess paneling over that WC door WILL help make it look a bit more "MH".
We passed an RV/Truck/Bus U-Pull-It yard in PA on teh way back from Watkins Glen. I'm calling around to a few others slightly closer to me. I'll let you know if I find anything.

Give me the particulars if the doors vary bus to bus.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:24 AM   #440
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I paid $8K for my 84 passenger Thomas! $6K for a shorty???? Someone's getting taken for the proverbial ride!
Sounds like you got taken for the ride unless it's newer and low miles. Only paid $3807 after auction fess for my 84 pax.
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