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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Removing primer on OG paint... Reply with quote

this forum got me motivated! Very Happy i decided to give it a shot- save as much OG paint as i can on my 65 bus...

my method is: apply jasco paint remover on primer- then scrub with steel wool (fine steel wool, #00000 or so) with lacquer thinner-lastly, i throw wet rag to neutral the chemicals and wax it with turtle wax (not to make it shiny but to play it safe).

i finished only the nose, half of the passenger side and some of the roof...i was a bit disappointed when i found some bare metal areas due to some body job that was done before Sad ....what made me even more angry is those bare metal areas is almost straight! it seemed like the previous body shop wire brushed big area of the paint over tiny dent!! Rolling Eyes so now i am not sure whether to blend the bare metal or just leave it alone. will see how it looks when i am done with it....

tell me whatcha think??

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some patina on roof
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by the way, anybody got an og paint driver's side door for that color? i am in nor cal???
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just paint it, but it's your bus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like its lost a little to much OG to me, but if you can get a single pack celulose paint and blend some areas you may save it .

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good! I love the blue showing thru on the roof.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

krusher wrote:
Looks like its lost a little to much OG to me, but if you can get a single pack celulose paint and blend some areas you may save it .

Very Happy


yeah, thats what i am concerned abt...but hey! worth a try don't u think? Very Happy

i don't expect it to become a winning show bus or anything like that...i will take it on shasta snow trips, made it into a westy, etc etc...so i think i will only blend the passenger side rear lower part only and leave rest of it alone.

whats celulose paint? i know wolfsburg west sells spray cans or maybe some local paint shop??
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aah57 wrote:
looking good! I love the blue showing thru on the roof.


thanks! Smile i will take more pic of whole roof...there is plenty of blue showing on the roof due to sitting in sun for 14 years. i got it from tucson... Smile
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