Cough. Sputter. Good lord that was a lot of dust even with mask. Due to the severity, I ended up using a fine steel wire brush on the drill. Worked perfect. Swept and air hosed out the bus several times. Everything is ready for tomorrow being paint day. Assuming I don’t end up seriously ill.
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.
Actually purchased it a month and change ago, but I failed to post notice about it. Excellent deal on it and a very solid unit but heavy as all hell. Going to need to put in some new wiring this winter to run the thing. Basically end up converting the wellhouse into a welding shop. Thankfully it won’t run too much money to get that done.