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Old 08-28-2017, 10:20 PM   #1
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I bought a skoolie in Oregon. I'm coming out to pick it up in a couple weeks. I wanted to rent a space to park while I did some work and explored the area. I also was going to contact a body shop to see about painting part of it to make it legal. I saw an ad for a mural artist. Asked him if he'd be up to added some "hippie ****" like flowers and peace signs. Not only is he on board but he found me a place to park it inside while I live in it and he paints it.

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Old 08-28-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
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I bought a skoolie in Oregon. I'm coming out to pick it up in a couple weeks. I wanted to rent a space to park while I did some work and explored the area. I also was going to contact a body shop to see about painting part of it to make it legal. I saw an ad for a mural artist. Asked him if he'd be up to added some "hippie ****" like flowers and peace signs. Not only is he on board but he found me a place to park it inside while I live in it and he paints it.

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It's actually a "she" artist. Oops

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Old 08-29-2017, 06:24 AM   #3
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now *THATS* totally cool!!! and cant wait to see what she does with your bus too!!
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:38 AM   #4
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It's actually a "she" artist. Oops
Oh, you mean a shartist.

I talked to a rattle can artist at a festival. He did these surreal Sci-Fi landscapes. I wanted for him to paint my bus, but he said his art only works horizontally- it sags when done in the vertical.

Still trying to make it 'special'.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:42 AM   #5
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I was thinking what the hell is a shartist and what I came up with wasn't pleasant.
Yeah the artist sounds really cool. It's Oregon so of course she is!
She has ideas which is way more than what I have. I was just thinking about how the hell I was going to paint this beast when I was looking for services on Craigslist and there she was!


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Old 08-29-2017, 07:45 AM   #6
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You could always lay your bus on its side while your sci Fi dude did his work. Or you could hang out by the train yard and find a hoodlum to do his magic with a few spray cans.

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Old 09-27-2017, 06:53 AM   #7
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You could always lay your bus on its side while your sci Fi dude did his work. Or you could hang out by the train yard and find a hoodlum to do his magic with a few spray cans.

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I have seen a few of those train cars that are amazing some of the hoodlums have so much talent! A bus would be a great "canvas"
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:01 AM   #8
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I have seen a few of those train cars that are amazing some of the hoodlums have so much talent! A bus would be a great "canvas"
I seriously considered, but ultimately decided the only thing less welcome in a campground than a skoolie is a graffiti-tagged skoolie.

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:24 PM   #9
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I met a guy at Maker Faire who has a special automatic spray paint can. Somehow it figures out it's location over an art piece and determines if it needs to spray or not. You just have to program it with the image you want and then slowly move the can around the area to be painted.

I imagined it would be great for murals inside a plain white box type apartment but it might be good for a bus too.

A good tool for when your imagination is better than your painting skill.

I'm thinking that a vinyl wrap might be the way to go for a simple Schoolie "paint job". Chinese Vinyl is getting pretty cheap and Schoolies don't have a bunch of curves so it might be easier than paint and not too expensive, it just might have a poor lifespan.

It's too bad that those two options don't include any storage like your artist does.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:43 PM   #10
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I love the idea of a graffiti bus... im one of those few out there in this world that loves graffiti in cities..

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