Things I’ve Learned About Paint

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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.