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Old 05-20-2017, 07:53 AM
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blast with baking soda and you dont have to mask the windows ..

then mask and paint with that etching primer then topcoat
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:08 AM
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Looks good to me. I hope I can get something to look as good. How did you mix the cascade dish washer soap? Were there any safety precautions? I think that soap is caustic.
we used liquid cascade,sucked it up with the PW,and then rinsed it well.let it dry over night.
The PO had brush painted the grinding marks with rustoleum.
we just painted over his work,no care taken.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:24 PM
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I think I'll try the cascade after a wire wheel. I'll probably "Mop" it on, let it sit and pressure wash it off. My PW doesn't have a lot of grunt, but it is better than a garden hose. It is now about #6 on my to do list. Too many jobs not enough ambition.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:59 PM
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this old coach we painted was just not worth blasting and spending a ton of money on,i think the fresh paint did help me sell it,but did not really add value.
Not dissing your bus,but your in the same boat really.
new paint,even brushed on will make the old girl shine.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:07 PM
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I have a new PW,i bought an electric one this time,5hp 230vac.
I have RV 50 amp hookups all over the place,so the electric one woks well for me.
My old one lasted 25 years and i bought it used for 600 bucks,a cat pump with a 11hp briggs on it,i put a Lister diesel on it ages ago,but the Cat pump finally gave up.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:19 PM
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Has anyone else used this? I loved it. I brushed off all loose rust, and applied this and was ready to paint. Is it cheating or is it not considered long term by the pros or something?

http://pitstopusa.com/i-14357917-eas...FQ6Zfgod7TUKuQ
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I actually got a body shop to use it after I stopped on a pedal tractor due to the holes I was leaving .Wire brushed it 3m converter and returned. What is that. Explained and lost a customer.Now it is his method.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:14 AM
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Randy, Yes, I realize I'm putting lipstick on a pig, but it will make it look much better going down the road.
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Has anyone else used this? I loved it. I brushed off all loose rust, and applied this and was ready to paint.
Looks "ospho"-ish to me...

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The bus on the left is another camper a 1953 PD4104. Rebuilt the engine and converted it in 1979.
There was something like that cruising the 'hood about a week ago. I saw it twice on two occasions going in the opposite direction. I think it had quad headlights. Definitely running a Detriot...

Speaking of grinding marks--my cousin just bought this sanding/buffing backing plate from HF. 7" I think, about $6. 5/8-11 thread, vel-cro attachments, came with a a few sanding disks and a buffing disk. Rated for 7500rpm or thereabouts. He bought it for the buffer disk and he also bought some full-cover buffing pads, as well. His intention is to buff some blemishes out of a plastic headlight lens/cover.

So he mounts it on a electric 4-1/2" grinder and I tell him that it will spin too fast for the pad (about 10,000rpm). "Here, try this Ryobi (18v). It only spins at 6500rpm but that is still too fast for what you want to do." He proceeds to start buffing with the disk and putting headlight polish on and going back and forth then he tilts the disk to try to move the polish around and the buffer pad ends up pulling from the vel-cro and allows the backing to contact the lens/cover putting SEVERAL swirlys in it! Headlight "restoration" is somewhat of an art...
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:04 PM
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I can blast, ele cook, or brush or scrape. If it's steel, phosphoric acid(OSPHO?), brush again then prime and paint. If it's worthy and it's Al, Alodine and a conversion coating primer and topcoat. Seldom is anything I do worthy of too much of anything anymore.

Nice coach.
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