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Old 09-30-2016, 12:16 PM   #15
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coach painting...

to start with... I wash the walls with degreaser and a scrubby sponge...then rinse with a terry cloth and clear clean water..

I tape my lines and use clear paintable cauking to seal the edge...I've been painting for 53 years...painted just about everything at one time or another... used to own a paint and body shop... and also was a paint and drywall contractor..

the paint I used is behr paint and primer...I custom mixed the color...

took me a week to paint 1/2 a gallon..this paint is the best out there... painted a boat trailer with it and 5 years later still looked real good

the tools I used was artist brushes... 1 1/2'' sash tool and a Winnie roller..

getting paint behind the slideouts. on top and sides is a bear....takes some time.... again... my ocd won't allow for a bad paint job,... or paint all over everything but the walls
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more painting tips...first... don't get in a hurry to be done....you're gonna have to look at it for a long time..

I painted the pocket doors... took them apart and painted them in the garage,..

little hint...the paint line is only gonna be as good as the tape line.... so take your time and get the tape line straight....so take your time and get the tape line straight....yeah, said it twice...most people paint right over the maple.....not me...

I used the Winnie roller..... painting dark over white is tough... hardly ever covers with out holidays... so what I do is a tack coat.... I put about an ounce of water in the can....I stir it around with the roller.... this will make the paint flow better... and cover good... but it will be thin and the white will burn through...

after I get a good tack coat,... I deep six the roller in the paint and take a break.... bout 5 min...when I come back I turn the roller frame down and let it drip out the paint in the roller...then second coat it

a little trick when using a roller... make sure it has plenty of paint...do a M or W then roll that area out....

hint...when using a roller when you take the roller out of the paint pot...turn it with the handle as you head for the area to paint.....stops drips off the roller
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:48 PM   #17
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thanks.... you're not far from vegas...looks like you off road...Dumont???

do you go to coral pink?
Apple Valley. In the pic is a rock buggy and I am a Hammers regular.
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apple valley. In the pic is a rock buggy and i am a hammers regular.
u coming to the alpine ralley in pahrump?
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u coming to the alpine ralley in pahrump?
Will not make it.
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Well, thought I was done painting..... missed the pocket door between the kitchen and bath...be done tomorrow..

gonna be a long wait now for the new furniture from flexsteel...
4 more weeks
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Truly excellent work. Congratulations!
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Will not make it.
what about havasu?
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great job and thanks for the how to tips
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Truly excellent work. Congratulations!
thankyou sir for the kind words... she's coming right along..hoping it to look modern and new when done.... wife's real happy...she hated the little winnie
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you're very welcome, and thanks for the kind words
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Beautiful. Can't wait for the wife to see your photos. How did you get Flexsteel to sell you the furniture? They usually make you go through a dealer.
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now about the roof AC....I don't know if it was alpine... or someone messed with it.... but the duct work was horrible.... none of it sealed or lined up...

so what I did was remove the return plastic vents to look in side... to start of... when on high,, it was way way noisey...and didn't cool very well... but while the plastic shroud was off... the vents blew twice as hard...and way quieter...


so what I did was lined up the duct work... then wrapped it all with phat mat

even more air pressure out of the vents. and even more quiet.... in fact... the noise level dropped over 20db.... and it actually started cooling to where the units would cycle.....I used a residential return which gave it 4 time the return
all was well..then I decided that there wasn't enough regesters.. and it was causing too much pressure in the ducts.... so I changed out all the little plastic AC vents to 4x8'' residential registers...now.... she's quiet... cools down quick...setting the temp at 75 they both will shut off and every square inch is cool

pretty cheep mod for what it does...

I was gonna add a third AC and change out the generator... now no need
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NO TURNING BACK NOW..... the TV.... what a mess... the cabinets stick way out into the room because of the old "TUBE" TV's.... you hit you head if not careful and have to dodge them when you enter.....so I took them out...
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