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Old 06-29-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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Hello from Massachusetts!! I picked up my bus yesterday and immediately removed the seats. Do I need to prime the exterior of the bus before I paint it?
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:34 PM   #12
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No you do not have to Prime an existing painted vehicle that's all you need to do is sand it with a medium grit sandpaper and wash it down let it dry, tape it off and let the fun begin
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:41 AM   #13
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Thanks for the great advice.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:24 AM   #14
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PS I painted my bus with a$29 sprayer that I bought from Harbor Freight. I just asked the guy at the paint store to show me how to mix everything that I needed with strainers and it worked pretty good, there are few runs in mine I wasn't very patient.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:05 AM   #15
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I was planning on using a brush and roller. What kind of paint did you use?
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:25 AM   #16
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I use regular automotive paint but I heard that some guys roll and brush on Implement paint and they have good results but I just did what the guy at the paint store told me to do with the hardener and other stuff added in and it worked pretty good I'm not very patient so I do have a couple runs and stuff like that, the first bus I painted was white with blue fenders that was a little more tricky lot of taping off repainting the second one was just flat hot rod black with flames on the hood.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:26 PM   #17
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Can anyone tell me what size shank the solid rivets have that they use on buses for the outside skin?

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Old 07-07-2017, 06:08 PM   #18
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Hey, neighbor. Just was in Joliet DMV to get my bus registered as RV- hopefully it sticks....

Holler if you need help raising the roof.
Hiya, we've got the whole factory interior out with the last pieces being at the rear. I decided to remove all of the side windows in favor of using rv windows. Currently I'm in the process of drilling out all the necessary rivets to accommodate the roof raise. It's a slow go since I'm the only one in the house who has the experience with a drill to do it right. Do you have any interest/ability in lending a hand?

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