So, what have we been doing since the last post? Other than enjoying our adorable doggies?
1. Removing things that are in our way, and cleaning. This includes the propane water heater, all the vinyl flooring and the screws which-will-not-be-turned (turn, damn you!), the driver’s seat, the instrument/electronic panel and all its little switches and wires, and the floor heater, which is run by engine coolant. (This required re-routing the coolant!)
2. Grinding the rust out, and then cleaning again!
3. Hitting the bad rust spots with some “rust neutralizer,” and after that sets (24 hrs), our first layer of Rustoleum protective enamel. I know POR-15 is better, but its also a lot more expensive. I figured the Rustoleum was way better than the bare, metal floor, and the POR-15 near me only comes in black. They do make a white, but I’d have to special order it. I like how much brighter it is in the bus with the layer of white; we are still deciding on a top coat and what we’ll do for our flooring. Right now, its gonna be rugs on top of the Rustoleum enamel, because we are on a time crunch for April!
We uploaded a tiny video onto our SplittingElm youtube channel.
Please enjoy the pictures of our progress; we’ll be uploading some other fun things over the next few days now that I’ve spent a couple hours getting all the pictures onto the computer. As you other bloggers know–its no small feat to share the documentation of a learn-as-you-go adventure!. Happy Skooling!