Starting yesterday I have begun a new ritual on my way to work, in my car I yell as loudly as I can "I AM RELENTLESS" "I WILL NOT GIVE UP", I do this to congratulate myself on my continuous progress and remind myself that it will not stop.
Progress updates for the past few days.
Saturday night was a bit rough, our restaurant drains clogged so I had to stay later than usual learning just how slow a rooter does it's job. Anyway luckily I came home to my enthusiastic Nana ready to clear the bus for the rust mopping. To my amazement, we cleaned the bus and mopped her with vinegar and were done by 2am. Last night, I brushed the mop with my metal brush attachment via angle grinder. This was a first for me, the post scrub metal floors resembled my skin after picking off acne: I decided that this is a sign of successfully removing rust.
Afterward I decided to give my ceiling a brief scrubbing because there are black dots which resemble black mold on the ceiling, I really didn't want to do this so I took a beer hiatus so I could talk myself into getting back in the bus, once there I proceeded to yell "make it rain" between each panel. I didn't do a great job at this but I got most of the black spots off the ceiling.
The post scrubbing rust spots, not quite as pretty and shiny as I had imagined it would be.
The rust pile
I get off early on Mondays, my goal today is to prep the bus, and maybe go shopping for some metal primer, and give the bus a good clean. I may brush the walls a bit beforehand.
it's a bit of a gamble, but I'm hoping I'll receive my insulating beads on Tuesday. If so I'll be able to give the floors a coat before work on Wednesday, then maybe another on Wednesday night, and then I can begin insulating on Thursday!
So questions as follows, (mostly paint related)
1. Do you have any paint recommendations to mix the insulating beads into or does it not matter? My default plan is to just get some rustoleum primer of something else for steel and mix it into that.
2. Will I benefit with insulating if I coat all the bus with paint mixed with insulating beads? (walls and ceiling)
3. How many layers would you recommend painting? Is it okay to keep using primer for the next layers?
4. Lastly: This seems like a silly question, but would I benefit from painting a layers any time that seems opportune with the paint? such as the on the plywood flooring over the insulation?
If all goes perfectly, the Bus will be insulated and re ply-wooded by Friday morning. Realistically though, I will probably reach this objective sometime between Sunday and next Thursday.
Thanks again everyone!
Also local PSA'S:
If anyone in Washington would like my rear heater, you are welcome to have it, it is currently somewhat weatherproof under the awning of my open garage (it's more of a car shed then a garage).
I am also exchanging sailing lessons, beer, cooked food, and uncooked rice for bus help if anyone is interested. Unfortunately Thursday is the only day I have consistently off.