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Author Topic: Transformation Complete!  (Read 736 times)
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« on: November 04, 2012, 10:06:30 AM »

The transformation of the big, ugly, brown, bus is complete and it looks great! I finished the clear coat on Friday. Check out the whole story on our blog www.mightybus.wordpress.com (see also the small green/blue sphere icon in the left side of this post). I included a pic in this post, but I'm not sure it will show up.



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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 06:21:38 PM »

Very cool. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 10:46:03 AM »

 jim may i ask what did stormy charge for the paint work ? was it special spray paint ? or what you buy
 at the box store ? and last did you roll on the clear ? thanks john
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 05:28:20 PM »

Hi John,

We hired an artist that is both a tattoo and large mural artist. He used spray paint - cans of spray paint with different nozzles. These were not your garden variety cans of spray paint. He purchases at an art supply store. The stuff they use comes in a huge array of hues. I rolled the primer, base coat and clear. The finished result is a textured (not flat) finish. The clear makes a big difference in accenting the colors and in the sealing of the surface. However, it is a rough texture, which I am OK with. I used a 1/4" nap roller to keep it as smooth as possible with a roller. If you need a truly flat finish, I think you would have to spray it on. Estimates for painting my bus were in the $15K range (no stainless). We saved a huge amount by adjusting our expectations...  On the other hand, it would be very difficult to find this kind of talent in the standard car/custom paint industry. Needless to say, this cost us no where even close to that. Contact me off line for any additional info you'd like.

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