IMPORTANT: My mailing list seems to have been hacked. DO NOT RESPOND or open any file that says it’s from me with some goofy note “I’m looking for money”. Bullcrap, that’s not me! Blow it out right away please. You’ll know when it’s me… I won’t ask for money… I’ll come get it! Sorry guys… lets get through this……….
Had an odd post yesterday from another specialty vehicle painter who chided me for showing some of the pro tips like I do on painting these unique coaches. He said, “You are showing people what we call our professional finish”. To answer that well… it’s true but if someone is so insecure about their business…… it’s not about the materials but how you use them. It takes practice but hey…. you only have 1 coach.. well some have 2 but still the more you do something naturally you get better at it so let me show you WHY folks bring us their coach to paint. That’s my response so sorry but why is your paint job worth the money if you don’t show them the *^%$## you go through? That’s what I’m doing here… showing the process and why it costs more than a “Cave & Pave” cheap paint finish. So guys, let me show you how we paint a coach and why it’s worth the money. Hope that helps….
OK step on in laying on color on Bill’s prepped and ready for color coach . Step 1 was to base and clear the roof. The coach is too big to paint all at one time. With the foor totally cleared and then bagged off to start on the sides One more light sand then a wipedown with a resin covered cheesecloth called a “tac rag” and now the white sealer goes on to stabilize the color and seal anything under it Now.. the smallest color goes on first… that would be the red You can see the drawing taped to the side of the coach with the layout scheme This morning on the walk opening up the shop before dawn, you can see the red is on and today the red color will be bagged off Guys stay tuned for more and I guess I’ll have to add “Don’t try this at home”…. whatever…. Remember, we need the 4 colors on the surface of the metal all at the same thickness… this is how you do it… stay tuned…
A little more exterior work Willie & Nancy’s painted bumpers are on their coach
Secured with solid stainless steel screws… not those cheapo stainless cap screws… based and cleared the brown rocker panel color in line the bumpers should match right into the lines of the coach. This is one inexpensive way to treat your bumpers. Those are original pumpers.. chrome ground with primer sealer, brown base and clear. Considering the cost of real 3 process chrome, this works….
Leave ya this morning with a panoramic of out back…. Richard’s coach on the lift getting a little mechanical love, Mounting a generator on the back of that “R Pod”. McDavid’s coach I helped build back in 1994 has come back for some love… the Explorer turbo-diesel is on the road …. parts are still coming over from the old shop and the beat goes on…. see ya tomorrow…