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Old 04-20-2008, 05:49 AM   #161
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i was thinking something original.....perhaps black with flames! lol
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:56 AM   #162
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

I like where your head is at!
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:21 AM   #163
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Black with flames eh... You mean like this?



Me and my roommate cut the roof off his 89 Ford Crown Vic yesterday and spraypainted flames on the hood. The car is such a heap, it's really only worth it's weight in scrap metal so we figured why not.

If you have a myspace account you can read about it here.. http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... =381851598
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #164
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Rock on man!
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:37 PM   #165
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I forgot how much work is required to paint a bus. UGGGGGGGG!!!

i've been working a lot of hours at my real job, so only able to work on the bus part time. today i finished masking, sanding, and washing with mineral spirits. Tomorrow she's ready for paint.

should still have her all finished by the weekend if the weather holds out.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #166
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I forgot how much work is required to paint a bus.
One of your next projects should be a short bus! That would definitely prove interesting.

Are you using Rust-Oleum by the way? And also, can I ask what you use when you're scrubbing it with Mineral Spirits? I've tried paper towels and regular terry towels for scrubbing Mineral Spirits on before painting, both of them leave behind little fibers and I can't seem to get it 100% clean.
Yes, i'm using rustoleam. i use heavy duty blue paper towels that i bought from home depot. They don't seem to leave any little fibers behind. I'll try to take a photo of the box tomorrow.

a short bus next eh? hmmm................
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #167
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Good Luck! can't wait to see some pictures!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:54 PM   #168
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To flame or not to flame? I'm just not sure. On one hand, flames are exciting and make people stare,,,they are a real attention getter. But, if i just leave the bus black with shiny alluminum trim (there's lots of shiny trim under the masking tape.) it might look a bit more high class. HMMMMM.....i'm indecisive.

Today was a near perfect day to do pretty much anything outside, including paint. Mid 70's, sunny, just a slight breeze, not a cloud in the sky. This entire process is taking way more time than i thought it would, but it's looking nice. Tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice as today, will hopefully get the flames masked painted. The following day i can clearcoat if all goes as planned. Whoo hoo! The body on this bus is nearly perfect, this is a really nice bus!

a few photos from today:





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Old 04-23-2008, 11:12 PM   #169
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It already has a nice shine to it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:31 PM   #170
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yes and that bus is straight too! must be nice to just prep not strip...... looking good timbuk
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