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Old 08-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #91
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Painting the bus is gonna be a pain in the butt, wow. kinda got started with some stuff, its gonna suck.....
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #92
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I'm skipping the primer except for the aluminum panels where the windows were. The bare metal gets Aluminum primer. The paint I'm using seems to be covering well and I am hitting any rough spots with some fine sandpaper as I go (I'm using Deglosser first). I have the front complete (including the bumper) and am partway done with the drivers side. I spent most of one day just pulling that curve out of the bottom rub rail under the drivers window... But it's ALMOST straight. Looks like the rest. I love my bar clamps! Couldn't paint that section until I got it pulled out. But now I'm out of paint! And my roller/paint brush keeps drying out in the heat. I have discovered that I can paint from 9:30 (when I get dropped off at the bus) until about Noon. After that, everything is drying too fast. I keep thinning paint and painting bugs... I have several entombed in the roof coating!
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #93
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picked up sandpaper, primer, and paint, lets the fun begin........
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #94
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You forgot the fly swatter!
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #95
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dont have alot of flies here, at least not now. But when I am running shrimp, thats a different story, cause I have to eat some of them
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #96
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aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggg
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #97
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sanded, and put 2 coats on part of bus, gonna sand again and put 3rd coat on in the am, hope it ends up ok, or I am gonna "bam"
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #98
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paint looked like crap, dont know if its too hot or I just cant freaking paint. I have another plan, lets see how that goes... ON the starter issue, guess what? A 1989 7.3 has the same starter as a 1983 6.9, and I just happen to have one available, sweet
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #99
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I sanded after 2 coats, then applied, it looks like it streaked, I think I will prime with this paint and then try to can the final coat. It will be a different color but it will look smoother I believe, time and money will tell......
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #100
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after further thought, I have ordered the paint to paint the bus the way I want, I saw where it cost someone 1k for a paint job, so the hammered paint from rustoleum will do. I started the rub rails first, mistake, so now I will wait on the deep blue. This paint covers alot of mistakes, it really looks good though.
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