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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thats why i started on the outside and also why its parked outside the garage for now.... Ive got a 3M respirator I use to do the nasty stuff. I will also be wearing a throw away pair of coveralls and rubber gloves. Everything has been doused with bleach water but Im still a little scared of the poop.

To clean the bus I used Mr Clean disinfectant cleaner and a soft brush to get the big stuff and then I used a 50/50 mix of CLR and water to get at the surface rust. I still need to get the top but I need to acquire a ladder first.


There is disinfectant spray that you can find at janitorial supply houses that will kill HIV and Hauntavirus. I douse my field Buses in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great find!!......cleaning up very nice too!....keep up the good work!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome clean up! Have you tried much in the way of any more buffing on it yet?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. I would research into whether or not those 3m masks filter viruses. The main thing is to avoid the dust.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's unbelievable how just a simple cleaning can really bring a car back to life. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the first clean up! I know how you must be feeling!! My bus was night and day after the first wash also!! Keep it going!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use strait clr and it will get rid of the rest of those rust stains.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on the clean up!
I didn't expect itto come out like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its first bath in 34 years!

here is before and afters.
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Restoration Complete!! Very Happy

Awesome find, very cool for Florida! Not as rusty as I would expect for our humid climate.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, congrats on your find and cleaning it. Take care of that mice/rats urine or whatever. I just read about haunta and that's scaring...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible cleanup! Thanks for documenting it.

When you take those ceiling panels off inside, you will be caught in rat poop rainfall. Good luck and protect yo' self.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had documented mine when I got it as it looked exactly like yours before cleaning... this is bring ing bad memory's of all the work I did to decrud my bus in the beginning..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Job on the clean up. How are the neighbors w/ that in the driveway ?
I'd suggest large wooden "Victor" Snap traps w/a "Dots" candy as bait, I've bagged 6 mice so far this season w/ the smaller traps, and 3 chipmunks w/ the bigger trap.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome cleanup she is so solid looking. Can hardly wait to see more pics thanks for the updates.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice Job on the clean up. How are the neighbors w/ that in the driveway ?
I'd suggest large wooden "Victor" Snap traps w/a "Dots" candy as bait, I've bagged 6 mice so far this season w/ the smaller traps, and 3 chipmunks w/ the bigger trap.

I have a cat who considers rodents to be squeaky toys and snacks.
From time to time she's invited me to play mouse soccer. (the mouse gets to be the ball).
If a bus sits a while in her territory, the rodents don't seem to move in. Hmmm.

At one point a friend had a albino corn snake that was raised in capitivity and ate dead mice. She'd buy frozen mice (micicles), defrost one in warm water, then put it in the cage and poke it with a stick and the snake (J. Willy) would eat it. One spring I was getting, my cat was giving me a gift mouse almost every day, that's in addition to the ones she ate and would just leave the heads and the green things. Serious rodent carnage going on. My friend asked me to freeze the rodents for her snake. So I did, and gave them to her. Her snake started growing more quickly. Which just goes to show that nice fat spring wildcrafted mice are more nutritous than factory farmed ones. Also, one of the factory farmed micicles she defrosted was putrid, so she was less than impressed with their quality control and safety standards.

Oh ya, bus is looking good!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find and great clean-up.
I just wish I wasn't eating my lunch when I read Claras' post.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At one point a friend had a albino corn snake that was raised in capitivity and ate dead mice. She'd buy frozen mice (micicles), defrost one in warm water, then put it in the cage and poke it with a stick and the snake (J. Willy) would eat it. One spring I was getting, my cat was giving me a gift mouse almost every day, that's in addition to the ones she ate and would just leave the heads and the green things. Serious rodent carnage going on. My friend asked me to freeze the rodents for her snake. So I did, and gave them to her. Her snake started growing more quickly. Which just goes to show that nice fat spring wildcrafted mice are more nutritous than factory farmed ones. Also, one of the factory farmed micicles she defrosted was putrid, so she was less than impressed with their quality control and safety standards.


Just a heads up on the wild-mice-fed-to-captive-snakes, captive snakes grow up with sano mice and rats as food, whether live or frozen, and you never know what that little choice wild one has been eating. We just snagged a rat in our garage and as nice and plump and healthy as it appeared, it went in the trash, not into any of our pythons. Just couldn't risk it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice clean up. I can't believe how much better it looks. I'm guessing that that aluminum strip attached to the rain gutter is for the tent that the critters ate?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of neighbors, they must have shit when they saw this in your driveway!!



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