Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bus Update

It's been a little slow going so far. We've procured a few stickers, but even though the cool factor of at least one of them is high, the actual numbers are low. The cool one, from "To The Sea"'s guitarist (brush with the stars!) is understated, yet elegant. You can hear their music on MySpace (which seems to be the only thing anyone uses MySpace for these days). I like "Little Book". We'll put the sticker somewhere highly visible. :)
The other three stickers my 5 year old picked up at the Rock N' Roll Marathon registration.
I started painting the back of the bus with a brush, using Rustoleum oil based enamel. It looks like hell, but should be a decent base for stickers. The weather isn't quite good enough to keep painting (high humidity, low temps), but I have hope. The Man burns in 70 days!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Getting Started

Well, we're starting with the 38 stickers I found around the house. Most of the black ones I bought in a bundle from J!nx way back when. The white-on-white one is for Nautique ski boats. I put Wilwood brakes on a Camaro I once owned, and my daughter plays a Fender (and pretty well too). My VW Bus is for sale, Ron Jon was kinda cool, and O.A.R. was even better. I survived Rose-Hulman with the help of my Delta Sig brothers, and you can never have too many flames on a vehicle. And No, I will not fix your computer. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Washing an elephant

It turns out washing a school bus that's been sitting out all winter is not as simple as I thought. First, I turned the kids (8 and 11) loose on it. The bottom four feet are pretty clean on one side now. Then, I got a ladder and started scrubbing the parts of the top I could reach. It works, but it seems like there should be a better way. I also sprayed some automotive primer on some test sections to see how bumper stickers adhere.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Bus

There are many like it, but this one is ours. It's a 1984 Thomas Saf-T-Liner with a Caterpillar (Cat) 3208 engine and an Allison MT643 transmission. It smokes when you start it, but it clears up. We're converting this bus into an "RV" to drive to Burning Man and want to decorate it with as many stickers as we can obtain. We're getting some locally, but we'd like to have ones from all over. As we get them, we'll post pictures of each on the blog. If you'd like to participate, you can send them to:

Cover Our Bus
16625 Redmond Way, Ste. M
Redmond, WA 98052