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Old 05-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #21
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

Tell me, how did you get the color you got? Did you mix? How did you paint, spray, roller?
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #22
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The color is a standard Rustoleum ( high performance protective enamel) color.They do have to mix it for you. I got mine at a Menards building center. I painted the bus with a air less sprayer. I didn't have to thin the paint. Just sprayed it on at can thickness. A roller with Rustoleum actually gives a pretty good finish.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:53 PM   #23
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I couldnt get that color no matter how many people I contacted. We only have an Ace here and then there is not much else but Hme Depot, and that is 120 miles from here. I ended up buying a couple quarts to mix and sample. We're going with 3 parts Safety Yellow and 1 part JD Green. We're going to roll and brush, at full thickness.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #24
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That's what I was going to do until I found Rustoleum made the color already. I was going to go 1 part yellow and 1 part green.I guess try a small patch and see what happens. Let me know what you do and how it works out.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #25
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Rustoleum does not make the color. I couldnt even find anyone that had the base to mix that color. You had someone mix it for you. How did they get the base for it. I even talked to Rustoleum themselves.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #26
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I hope your not calling me a liar. Here is a picture of the mixing label that Menards ( West Bend WI) used to mix my GREEN paint.

and here is the can of GREEN paint that I carried out of Menards and painted on my bus!

Why would I make up a story about paint?
There is some paint on the label but from what I can read it is called Key Lime and they used the Pro tint base , with 2 oz of KX white and the other color is painted over.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #27
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LOL, I am not calling you a liar. I am telling you what Rustoleum told ME. Ace told me they dont have the tint base to do it and they cant get it. I wish I knew this about 3 days ago, I would have further pushed. I figure when Rustoleum themselves told me no, I was done.
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Hey fellow Wisconsion-er! Bus looks good, son loves the color (says it's Nick like). Looking forward to seeing more pics.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #29
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I called Rustoleum for a few things and they didn't know crap about their own paint. Call The Menards ( 262-306-3190 or the one in Pewaukee WI ( 262-695-0664) and they could give you the info you need.

I'm making two speaker boxes today and picking up cabinets this week for the back. Floor will probably will get installed in a week or two. Bathroom is right around the corner also. I also need to make some "under bus" storage for the battery bank and other crap.
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I called Rustoleum for a few things and they didn't know crap about their own paint. Call The Menards ( 262-306-3190 or the one in Pewaukee WI ( 262-695-0664) and they could give you the info you need.
Too late, I already ordered my paint. I will call them though and see what they say about "my mix". Thanks for the info!
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