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  Topic: Wash before shooting primer ?
brainwash

Replies: 22
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: Wash before shooting primer ?
I would use the phosphoric acid on all bare metal, since you can not strip a whole car & primer it in 1 day.

I'm stripping in batches and hitting the bare metal with Metal Blast to etch it. The ...
  Topic: Poptop tack strip alternative?
brainwash

Replies: 13
Views: 1315

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:37 pm   Subject: Re: Poptop tack strip alternative?
GoWesty sells one...
http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?v=&id=23811

Here's what they say about theirs:
What is Tack Strip?
When it comes time to replace the pop top tent on your 1968 ...
  Topic: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
brainwash

Replies: 18
Views: 2038

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:19 pm   Subject: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
Uh....no. Laughing .....water and vinegar will do nothing. It may remove a little rust.....but will NOT produce iron phosphate conversion....which is what phosphoric acid does.

Its nit just the use ...
  Topic: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
brainwash

Replies: 7
Views: 380

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:30 pm   Subject: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
I would just get one of these. Great for smaller work. http://www.harborfreight.com/21-oz-hopper-gravity-feed-spot-blaster-gun-95793.html
Not sure this one would work out as I'm imagining I'll be poi ...
  Topic: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
brainwash

Replies: 18
Views: 2038

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:16 pm   Subject: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
Don't spend $5000-10,000 on a professional paint job. Paint it yourself for $1000 and you will be able to spot repair/paint it when it gets dinged up. Very Happy
I'm liking the sound of that much better!
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  Topic: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
brainwash

Replies: 18
Views: 2038

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:44 pm   Subject: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
I've got some rust bullet metal blast with phosphoric acid in it. Was told that 4:1 water:vinegar solution would work but plunked down the $20 (pound foolish?).

Will be needing a blaster of some k ...
  Topic: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
brainwash

Replies: 7
Views: 380

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:25 pm   Subject: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
Great, thank you both!

Mike, a search for "siphon blaster" on HF gave me no results. I got, soda, abrasive, and gravity feed. Not sure which. Lots of variation in the abrasive: from 20# t ...
  Topic: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
brainwash

Replies: 7
Views: 380

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:51 pm   Subject: Need Advice on Rain Channels on 78 Bus
There was some surface rust in the rain channels of my bus and, since I had to take the fiberglass pop-top off to paint it, now seemed like the time to tackle it (typical project scope creep).

So ...
  Topic: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
brainwash

Replies: 18
Views: 2038

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:07 pm   Subject: Newbie Q: How do I treat this pitting?
I just wire wheel brushed the rain channels and some of the top of my 78 Westy and have come across some not previously visible pitting. I guess the PO had painted over rust? What should I do here? I' ...
  Topic: Good deal on Bay Buses or parts thread
brainwash

Replies: 1292
Views: 316324

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:33 pm   Subject: Etekcity 8380 Lasergrip 774 Digital Infrared Thermometer
Got one of these for myself this morning. Should be handy for a number of applications.

Etekcity 8380 Lasergrip 774 Digital Infrared Thermometer with Laser Sight

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr ...
  Topic: Fuse Box Layout on a 78 Bay
brainwash

Replies: 2
Views: 2616

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:19 am   Subject: Fuse Box Layout on a 78 Bay
Total newbie on wiring here Confused

I'm looking at the back of the fuse box and wondering what the layout is as there is no numbering I can see.

It is two rows of 6 terminals...
https://www.thesa ...
  Topic: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
brainwash

Replies: 182
Views: 49032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:45 pm   Subject: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
In the interest of paying it forward, I've gathered a few items from my Add-A-Battery installation that may help someone out in the future. There are three sheets to this first file...

https://www. ...
  Topic: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
brainwash

Replies: 182
Views: 49032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:39 pm   Subject: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
Thanks, Aeromech. Not sure on best practice for charging but will give it a try on individual batteries first and see what the ACR light does. The relay is a good call but I haven't done that yet.
  Topic: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
brainwash

Replies: 182
Views: 49032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:46 am   Subject: Charging Both Batteries with a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery kit
I've got a red and yellow Optima battery for starting and auxilliary (respectively).

Since my 78 Westy is not my daily driver (I take public trans to work), I like to keep it topped off using the ...
  Topic: Routing Cable from Auxilliary Battery to Fusebox in Cab
brainwash

Replies: 1
Views: 306

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: Routing Cable from Auxilliary Battery to Fusebox in Cab
I should have mentioned this is for a 78 Westfalia Embarassed
  Topic: Routing Cable from Auxilliary Battery to Fusebox in Cab
brainwash

Replies: 1
Views: 306

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:07 pm   Subject: Routing Cable from Auxilliary Battery to Fusebox in Cab
I have 2 AWG cable and want to route it under the bus up to the cab to a secondary (Blue Sea Systems) fusebox, but the grommet holes in the back of the engine bay are fully utilized. Should I drill an ...
  Topic: Blue Sea 7610 dual battery relay question
brainwash

Replies: 82
Views: 21340

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:51 pm   Subject: Blue Sea 7610 dual battery relay question
I've never used start isolation. Either in buses or on my boat. I have however installed the LED twice. Once in my boat and once in a bus. I just felt that start isolation was for systems using high d ...
  Topic: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ
brainwash

Replies: 182
Views: 49032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:03 pm   Subject: Adding a second battery..how to...with photos FAQ

This is the "ultimate" setup, fully automatic high amp charging in both directions, and also the capacity to manually combine or manually isolate with very simple wiring. The magnetic lat ...
  Topic: Blue Sea 7610 dual battery relay question
brainwash

Replies: 82
Views: 21340

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:36 pm   Subject: Blue Sea 7610 dual battery relay question
Hi Aeromech and others using the Blue Seas Add a Battery solution...

Do you run the wire from the ACR's second blade terminal for the Starter Isolation, and if so, to the starter? I was reading abo ...
  Topic: It started fine before the projects...
brainwash

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: It started fine before the projects...
If it is turning over and the pump is not running check that the double relay has ground.

Thanks, ToolBox. I'm getting nothing more than a click at this point, but that is good to be aware of in th ...
 
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