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Old 01-11-2024, 03:39 PM   #41
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I plan on sanding my current paint job which is the white and green you see in my avatar. painting it what I want to paint it as with cheap stuff, then spraying on two coats of clear. Should be good to go.

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Old 01-15-2024, 08:41 AM   #42
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im still rocking the rustoleum pro on my superior.. and now part of my DEV bus.. its held up extremely well on my Superior even with power washing the bus, nice thing about using the standard colors of the Gray can rustoleum (the grey can is the pro and is definitely a tougher finish) is that you can easily touch it up if you scratch it or damage it in some way.. using special mixed color auto paint in a sprayer means to match it back you have to set all up again to apply it..
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Old 01-17-2024, 03:36 PM   #43
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I used a wagner power sprayer and 5 gallons of Sherwin Williams oil based enamel on my first skoolie.





The paint job turned out awesome, had a very mild amount of texture, and still looks as good as new nearly 6 years later.

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Old 01-17-2024, 07:02 PM   #44
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I painted my bus with Sherwin Williams Industrial Oil Based enamel and a wagner sprayer in June of last year. The finish was exactly how I had hoped for. Consistent, mild texture, and it has held up to almost 12,000 miles and over a year of abuse now.
Apparently I already answered this from an old account.
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Old 01-18-2024, 10:36 AM   #45
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Did you clear coat it at all?
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:22 AM   #46
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Nope, didn't clear it. It finished with a nice satin sheen, which is what I was going for. I spent a lot of time on prep though. I scrubbed and washed the bus with TSP, sanded everywhere I was planning to paint, washed it really good with TSP again, and then degreased it just to be safe.
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Old 01-19-2024, 01:04 PM   #47
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Can you pressure wash the bus without the paint flying off though?

I gotta be able to pressure wash these things as they are so large. Takes too long to wash by hand.
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Imron is hardcore, but the safety and environmental concerns are real. If you can't find the right setup, maybe consider other options. House paint, spray cans, and rolling on all have their pros and cons.
Not really any "pros" of using house paint.
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Old 01-20-2024, 10:42 AM   #49
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Not really any "pros" of using house paint.
Looks good when you first put it on?
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Can you pressure wash the bus without the paint flying off though?

I gotta be able to pressure wash these things as they are so large. Takes too long to wash by hand.
Can't say for certain. I only washed it a few times, all by hand, before we sold it in 2020. Last photo was at its new home, and fairly recently.

I'd imagine you could, but it all comes down to prep. If you have unprepped surfaces or surfaces with contaminants, like oil or other crud, you're definitely going to have a weak spot without top coating with clear and potentially even with one.

The SW industrial oil enamel is some pretty tough stuff. Reminds me of Ag paint in many ways.
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I'd imagine you could, but it all comes down to prep. If you have unprepped surfaces or surfaces with contaminants, like oil or other crud, you're definitely going to have a weak spot without top coating with clear and potentially even with one.
Zackly. Prep is everything with repainting. Gotta scuff every surface before coating
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Iím using single stage gray with black piping
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