Stage 7: The Rust Double Tap
This week we began our task at completely abolishing all floor rust we could see by doing one last sand job over any Rusty spots and using a new fave product, Corroseal.
This product was recommended to me by a friend and I have read about it on the Skoolie Converters Facebook Page. I bought one gallon from Amazon via our Prime Membership, cost about $54.
Corroseal 82331 Water-Based Rust Converter, Gallon
I only used my drill and sanding wire brush attachment to sand the “Rust Dust” off of some spots I saw on the bus. We already sanded once, but it had been about two weeks since we did it, and in the process we found a few windows causing water to come in, which will lead to more rust :/, which is why this Rust Killing Stage is so important!
This Wire Wheel Brush by Forney is a good one. As well as the Wire Cup Brush.
Then I blew the bus out with our leaf blower and started applying the Corroseal on a test area.
The directions stated once it turned black, the rust conversion process has begun. I felt like I extinguished a zombie plague as I watched the spots turn to dark black. It was working and I was super happy :D.
I used a foam roller, paint brush, and paint tray (nothing special) and was able to use the brush to paint where the floor and wall met, first, in sections. Then I foam rolled. I started in the back and painted my way out of the bus. I brushed over the wheel wells, under the fuel tank compartment (a simple black box covered it, but I wanted to make sure I got all around and under it), on the lower walls where I noticed some rust spots, and down the stairs.
After a few hours, I came back and it was dry enough to apply a second coat on the trouble spots, just in case.
The next stage will be filling all of the holes on the floor and lower walls with Polyurethane so we can move onto building the floor of our Skoolie!! We were in no way paid by Corroseal, Forney, or Loctite for the review of our use of the products!
Stage 8: Filling Those Stinkin Holes
You guys are amazing. The memories you will have and give your children is something i dream of! Being self suffecent.. It takes such a leap of faith! I love reading y’all’s life experiences.
Thanks Sunni! Yes we hope the kids look back and realize that anything is possible as long as you work hard, are patient, and dream. We are always learning new things, and I don’t want them to think learning is just them doing workbooks during our school time. They are apart of this process as much as we allow them.
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