Things I’ve Learned About Paint

 Bus, Gripe, Paint, Planning  Comments Off on Things I’ve Learned About Paint
Oct 132010
 
  1. When paint­ing the inside, forced ven­ti­la­tion is key.  Ven­ti­late the hell out of the bus once it is no longer tacky (bugs won’t stick to it).
  2. It will still take a lot longer than paint can indi­cates to dry.
  3. Let it dry prop­er­ly.  No mat­ter how long it ends up tak­ing.

Random Lessons I Have Learned: Part 2

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Oct 042010
 

Bus smoke!  Don’t  breathe this!

Seri­ous­ly.  Wear a mask.  That thick white pow­der is zinc oxide.  You know, the stuff that makes welders sick?  While I was smart enough to wear the mask for the bulk of today’s exper­i­men­tal scrub­bing in a dry area, I failed to do so in a patch at the back door.  It wasn’t much, but it was enough to make me feel like crap.  It isn’t just for welders to keep in mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever

Rain.

 Gripe  Comments Off on Rain.
Sep 212010
 

Rain.
So. Much. Rain.
I won­der how well a bus con­verts to an ark… 😛

May 142010
 

Orig­i­nal angry rant removed.  I was fed some extreme­ly bad infor­ma­tion by an instruc­tor for the com­pa­ny I had orig­i­nal select­ed and was turned away from.  Things were cleared up soon after with TDPS and the awe­some instruc­tors I end­ed up going with.