Originally Posted by magickbus
SOOO my partner and I made a huge oops on the bus we wanted to rust proof the floor of our 2002 chevy thomas and used latex stripping paint abrasion proof (rustoleum) instead of oil based enamel (rustoleum)
I literally dont know what to do sanding it is nearly impossible because the floor of my bus is ribbed.
I tried putting the oil over the latex and its pretty easy to scratch off at 4 hours of dry time. Im going to wait for the night and see in the morning the result but im so worried about it rusting because latex is water based and if condensation collects I dont even know at this point?
is this a mega disaster or am I over exaggerating?
Paint is no where near a mega disaster. Blowing up your ecm like a newbie may have just done is a mega disaster. Hopefully, that puts your situation into perspective and gives you a little peace of mind.
First things first, did you primer the floor before adding the latex?
If you primered it, what exactly did you use?
What is the exact latex paint you applied?
Not all latex are the same, and while oil based may be better for some things, it doesn't mean that the latex you used won't work. Remember, they put latex on houses all the time.
Not being a paint specialist, I don't know the answer, but here's what I'd presume.
Latex is water based, but, once the water has evaporated, then what's left is all the chemicals adhered to your floor. As long as the latex is stuck on, and you did all your floor prep well, I'm thinking it should be fine.