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« on: August 23, 2008, 09:24:58 AM »

Now is all I need is another 100+ cans for the other side.  Tom Y
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 12:50:35 PM »

Looks Nice..

My Grandfather used to paint his 1960 rambler wagon with a brush and house paint.. Darned thing never rusted after that.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 02:19:05 PM »

Very Interesting combination of color and design.

Lookin pretty good, Wink

Paul
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 02:41:54 PM »

Looks very nice.

Do we have a sore finger?Huh

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 03:25:33 PM »

The Kylon was just a joke. I am sanding the other side now. I can only spray one side at a time, not a big enough garage.  Tom
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 05:23:05 PM »

I was gonna say, not only did you spend more on rattle cans than good paint but you're gonna have to do it all over again next year.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 03:12:24 AM »

I can relate to what you have had to do to prepare the coach for paint. Tongue

I am finally going to prime one side today and paint it tomorrow. Then turn the bus around and do the other side, then the front.

Isn't this fun! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 08:33:14 AM »

I can relate to what you have had to do to prepare the coach for paint. Tongue

I am finally going to prime one side today and paint it tomorrow. Then turn the bus around and do the other side, then the front.

Isn't this fun! Roll Eyes

Paul

Have fun & good luck. By the way we want pictures! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 02:57:37 PM »

Rattle cans work, I did my corvair with them.(increased value about 50%)  But there is a cardinal rule that should never be broken. With each color you add. Always use a new broom....Cable
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 06:22:07 PM »

Tom, Can you come help me paint my bus next? Grin

Seriously, that looks awesome and I bet you are very pleased with how it is turning out.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 07:15:36 PM »

Brian, Yes I have gun and will travel. Now the down side, I think there is about 2500 rivets on my bus. Now there is only 3 with out runs coming off them. More runs than Grandmas nylons. And my wifes not happy with the lite green, to bold. I've had it mixed 3 times now and may be repainting it.  For now I just primed the other side.  Thanks Tom Y 
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008, 03:07:50 AM »

Hi Tom,

Can you describe the process you used on how you did your striping?

I'm thinking of adding a simple design on our Eagle to break up the solid color.

Thanks,

Paul
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2008, 09:43:34 AM »

Paul, I used a fine line tape. Its a plactic tape you can buy different sizes, I used 1/2. You need to remove by pulling back againist itself. I sanded 400 grit under what I painted, but scuffing should work. I just had my green paint changed, if I keep this up I will be buying them dinner. I used release masking tape near the mouldings were a line won't show. You will have a line with any tape but could buff it out I would guess. The fin line is just cleaner.  Hope this helps, if not let me know.  Tom Y
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2008, 12:10:46 PM »

Thanks for the response Tom. It helps a lot. Wink

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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2008, 12:20:37 PM »

Tom, that sure looks nice. I was looking at your picture and couldn't tell it was an MCI 5. Did you move your radiator into the engine compartmentor was it already there? If so what did you use for a fan drive?
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2008, 06:14:49 PM »

Lloyd, I moved it back there when I installed the L10. It is a hydraulic driven fan, the pump it direct drive off the engine. It has 2 outputs 1 for power steering and 1 for the fan.  Tom Y
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008, 06:25:20 PM »

Paul, I should have told you I am using polyuretane paint. I did a my last motor home with uretane and then base coat, clear coat stripes on it. It worked well as I did one stripe, waited a little did the other then cleared them both. I am using just uretane this time not looking the best but at 55 MPH? Good Luck Tom Y
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2008, 06:55:39 PM »

Tom, it looks GREAT to me.  We, too, painted TempBus and it was a real hoot. Grin

I won't go into a long drawn story about the whole "astronaut gear" and the snarl of angry air hoses,   Wink but I will admit that we, too, had a bit of a problem with the final result. 

Things we're going so well, (once I got a rhythm down and was able to escape the cluthes of the vicious air hoses) and we were on our fourth side of the initial coat before I discovered, much to my dismay   Shocked that the beeooootiful first side had somehow developed long wavy sags ALL OVER THE PLACE!  Cry Cry Cry  . 

I immediately dashed around the front of the bus, only to be reined in by my obviously too short air supply hose, and was forced to retreat and advance from the other side.  Of course, Larry, hoping he wasn't hearing me correctly through my astronaut gear, made me repeat myself several times, as I shouted in my best Darth Vader impression, "LAY OFF THE VOLUME. HISS. .YOU'RE. . .  HISS. . . SAGGING. . .   HISS . . . .ALL OVER THE PLACE! Cry Shocked Cry     .  (I know, I can be QUITE articulate when in a high pressure situation, and I consider it my best trait.   Wink)

Well Crap!  Angry  Out came the sanders and we sanded it down, AGAIN   Angry Angry     as best we could and gave her several more coats to level out the remaining evidence of multiple sagging incidents. Gone were the starry-eyed dreams of prize-winning paint job and the sad reality was that we were going to be forced to settle with a 20/20 paint job.  Looks good from 20' away or while we're moving 20 mph. Cheesy  I bet yours is at least a 10/10, ha ha. Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2008, 07:16:41 PM »

Christy, Glad to hear it is not just me. I am still glad to do it myself. I will post another pic when I get the new green on, the boss is not happy with the teal color in the bright sun.  Tom Y
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