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Old 06-13-2016, 02:45 PM   #71
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That's a really nice color!
Keep up the great work!
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:48 PM   #72
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Lovin on the colors!! lovin on the Trek!!!

I love treks! most of mine are 1300 miles or less at a time... nevertheless ive already made an 1100 mile trek in my bus... and cant wait for the next one!!
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That's awesome! What year is your bus? Despite mine having extensive mechanical work done, and making sure I'm doing thorough pre-road trip maintenance, I am still paranoid that I will break down.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:50 PM   #73
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That's a really nice color!
Keep up the great work!
Thank you! I can't wait to get the second coat on and to pull off all the tape so I can see it with the black and the white.

11 days to lift off, and I appreciate the encouragement.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:49 PM   #74
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That's awesome! What year is your bus? Despite mine having extensive mechanical work done, and making sure I'm doing thorough pre-road trip maintenance, I am still paranoid that I will break down.

im a 1991.. and I did break down... truckdown.com (and a few $$) and I was back on the road... if I had tools I coulda fixed it myself.. but that was me being a cowboy thinkng I could go buy a bus and just drive it home without tools lolol..

ive done quite a bit to it since ive had it home.. and I drive it around almost like a daily driver just to learn how it sounds , smells, feels, acts, etc...

and because its just plain fun to drive around in a bus!
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:26 AM   #75
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The Story of Paint Part 2

I'm going to keep this one short and let the pictures do most of the talking. But, a quick recap goes:

Day 2 finds us with itty bitty brushes going over all the yellow spots. There are a lot. A LOT. Everywhere we look we find nooks and crannies with yellow. WHYYYYYY. Because everything takes longer than I want it to.

And then Day 3! We experiment with wet sanding and do not care for it. Out come the rollers and the paint and in about 3 and a half hours we have the whole thing rolled. We go run some errands and return to pull all the tape off. This part is a little disappointing as things are not perfect. We spend time with paint thinner on all the rubber bits of the bus (around the back windows, the door) removing the adhesive and things are looking about 50% better.

As I've heard other people say around the forums and on the web and I'll repeat it, from about 20 feet back, she looks perfect. When we get time to repaint the rub rails (black) and get into a few more nooks and crannies, she'll look pretty darn good even up close.

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Old 06-16-2016, 01:18 PM   #76
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Man that is a BEAUTIFUL color scheme.
I've been thinking of similar for mine when I finally get to that point.
Way to go, though. That's a really cool lookin little bus!
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:11 PM   #77
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that color scheme is perfect for a small bus..!! esp a cool shape like that!!

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Old 06-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #78
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Man that is a BEAUTIFUL color scheme.
I've been thinking of similar for mine when I finally get to that point.
Way to go, though. That's a really cool lookin little bus!
I'm pleased as punch. It's a lot lighter color in the bright sunlight, but it's pretty dreamy. I say go for it!
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that color scheme is perfect for a small bus..!! esp a cool shape like that!!

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Thanks man! I'm in love with the shape. I passed up bus after bus until I saw this one and got stars in my eyes.
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Very nice job ... it looks real good.

How much blue paint did you end up using?

Two coats?
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