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Old 03-12-2020, 01:30 PM   #481
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You will have to mount mirrors so folks can see the underside while you drive it around!
That's a great idea!

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Old 03-13-2020, 06:01 PM   #482
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Done with the brown Rusto for now

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Still need to do more sketchy work priming the sides of the tank. I'm able to get the can of Rusto self-etching primer inside the chassis rails upside down and then I spray the hell out of the side of the tank, then I have a little foam roller that I can get it to spread it around. Then I use my ipod camera to see if I've gotten everything.

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The last little bits of the side I can reach from underneath.

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If I have problems with this tank paint adhering, I'll always be able to pull the tank later and repaint everything that needs it then.

Now I have to finish the tank, seam-seal everything that needs it, then get to making it the hideous yellow all over.
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:05 PM   #483
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You will have to mount mirrors so folks can see the underside while you drive it around!
I might buy one of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/250-lb...est-63311.html and keep it on a rack underneath the bus, so I can show off the underside more easily.

Actually, I think I'm going to get one of these just to make working underneath easier. This thing looks positively relaxing!
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:18 PM   #484
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I'd hold out for one that has a cup holder and comes with a supply of those little umbrellas!
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I'd hold out for one that has a cup holder and comes with a supply of those little umbrellas!
I'm a fabricator™ now, man! I can make my own damn cup holder. And of course I like pina coladas:



I posted this video mainly to point out that Rupert Holmes had tucked his blazer into his pants for this performance. I'm glad I was a bit too young to be a part of the cocaine generation.
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:35 PM   #486
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:11 PM   #487
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. I'm glad I was a bit too young to be a part of the cocaine generation.
Am I that much older than you? There was plenty of cocaine to go around in the 80s.

Erm, according to what I've heard anyway.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:08 AM   #488
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Ready for the safety yellow

Everything is primed and dynatroned - ready for the hideous yellow enamel.

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Finished my remote-sensing approach to painting the sides of the tank. Seems OK-ish.

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Old 03-15-2020, 12:16 AM   #489
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Am I that much older than you? There was plenty of cocaine to go around in the 80s.

Erm, according to what I've heard anyway.
We're from the same cohort, I was just pharmaceutically challenged - all I did in the 80s was beer and the occasional hit off some friendly dude's joint. The 90s, though ... whoo boy.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:58 AM   #490
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I am getting excited for you! Are you going to start tomorrow?
Yep, I'm off to yellowify my girl (I decided "Rusty" is a girl since it feels weird to call my bus a "he") this morning. I'm probably more excited for this tasks than anything on this bus yet.
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I'm a fabricator™ now, man! I can make my own damn cup holder. And of course I like pina coladas:



I posted this video mainly to point out that Rupert Holmes had tucked his blazer into his pants for this performance. I'm glad I was a bit too young to be a part of the cocaine generation.
Dude millenials are totally doing tons of blow.
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I can never remember if I'm a millennial or a gen-Xer.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:13 PM   #494
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Is that just the color of the particular primer you settled on? Or did you want your bus to look like a Cat engine?
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Is that just the color of the particular primer you settled on? Or did you want your bus to look like a Cat engine?
No, the yellow will be the final color for the chassis and the underside of the body floor (the primer was brown). My theory is that this color will allow me to detect any places where the underside is continuing to rust, allowing me to deal with these spots as they come up. And since it's on the bottom, the only people who will see it will be the ones I'm running over.
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Oh my gosh, that is looking supurb! That settles it,I am going to clean, neutralize, prime, and paint our underside once we have a new home for The beast! I really LOVE what you've done to the underside of Rusty. She will look so nice when it is all yellow ubder there. Bravo!
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Oh my gosh, that is looking supurb! That settles it,I am going to clean, neutralize, prime, and paint our underside once we have a new home for The beast! I really LOVE what you've done to the underside of Rusty. She will look so nice when it is all yellow ubder there. Bravo!
Thank you very much. It really is awful work though, trying to get a little brush into every nook and cranny of these parts. And the whole thing is going to need a second coat.

I'm just going to try to get a solid painting session done in the morning and one in the afternoon each day, and it will be done when it's done.
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