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Old 03-27-2015, 06:42 AM   #31
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since this is about paint prep, what is a great product for removing road tar from fenders?
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:10 AM   #32
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I've used kerosene with rags and stiff-bristled brushes to remove the rubber/tar undercoating from my bus (well, partially.. still in the works). It's been working well, but it's a very messy process.
While the kerosene/tar slop is wet on the metal you can easily use a strong soap/degreaser to finish the job.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:13 AM   #33
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Also sort of on topic: Does anyone have a recommendation for a pair of cheap painters overalls that will stand up to Por15? All the ones I've come across seem porous and since Por15 is an extremely thin liquid I would expect it to pass right through..
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:02 PM   #34
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Also sort of on topic: Does anyone have a recommendation for a pair of cheap painters overalls that will stand up to Por15? All the ones I've come across seem porous and since Por15 is an extremely thin liquid I would expect it to pass right through..
Tyvek coveralls?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=tyvec...yvek+coveralls

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Old 03-27-2015, 03:39 PM   #35
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since this is about paint prep, what is a great product for removing road tar from fenders?
Wellworth "Super-sol" , wax, tar and adhesive remover. Made in USA, Soak a rag, with rubber gloves and work the area a bit. Use a stiff rubber scraper like a bondo applicator so the paint doesn't get scratched/damaged. Evaporates and paint friendly, I use it on high end big rigs. Some how the company I do work for gets it here without French labeling, and microscopic lettering for the warnings. Smell is brutal....
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:59 AM   #36
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thanks for replys guys!
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:09 PM   #37
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I have nearly the exact same bus as you. What I have learned on this site is to paint the roof white with elastomeric paint. I bought some today, $71 for 5 gal at Home Depot. It is in the roofing department. It is branded 770. Apply it with brush or roller. 5 gal should be more than enough to do everything above the windows a couple of times and maybe more. This paint is a water sealer and will keep the interior cooler while out in the sun. There are more expensive products, but there is the question of diminishing returns on your investment. Some of these products can be sprayed, but I could not see that this product was sprayable. The next step up was 780, but they didn't carry it. Had to order that online.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:44 PM   #38
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I found out by accident that Duplicolor Paint Prep kicks butt at removing tar. It's avail at just about ant auto parts store in spray or liquid. The liquid is a much better deal price-wise.

Used it to remove the "asphalteum" used on much of the war years vehicles.
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Exterior enamel paint question

Hey everybody! I was originally going to use a tractor paint or a rustoleum enamel paint, but I found this stuff and I love the color options. What do you think about using this paint for the exterior... Shermin Williams all surface enamel oil base paint? I love the fact that it comes in a ton of colors and has a high gloss finish. Thoughts? Suggestions? Shermin Williams's is having a sale on all paints and supplies until the 29th FYI coupon on their website. Thanks!!!

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If it really is oil based you should be able to add a hardener to it and make it last much longer.
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