Step 2: clean and paint that bus!

So, what have we been doing since the last post? Other than enjoying our adorable doggies?

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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!)

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2. Grinding the rust out, and then cleaning again!

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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!


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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!

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