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4: Washing the School Bus Skoolie

Before the Cleaning/Scrubbing Commenced
Before the Cleaning/Scrubbing Commenced

Later that night, after removing the rest of the flooring, heaters, and upper side panels, we decided to go ahead and give Chitty Bang a good Scrub Down so we could tell where the dirt ended and the rust began. We blew it out with our leaf blower, bought a big work light and some scrubbing brushes (broom with hard bristles and a handheld hard bristle brush), made a soapy bucket with Dawn Dish Soap, and went to town.

  • Cleaning ChittyBang late at night. I used the hand brush to scrub the crevices and upper side areas, while Crab used a hard bristle broom to scrub the floors. We really felt like we were
    Cleaning ChittyBang late at night. I used the hand brush to scrub the crevices and upper side areas, while Crab used a hard bristle broom to scrub the floors. We really felt like we were “swabbing the deck”..that is another adventure in our future though;)
    Some of the goodies I got to scrub off of old Chitty Bang. I declare that no more gum will be stuck to your walls again!! :D
    Some of the goodies I got to scrub off of old Chitty Bang. I declare that no more gum will be stuck to your walls again!! 😀

    We kept our big workshop fan blowing to help dry it faster, and we would clean in sections and then wash down with the hose. Crab used our broom with the squeegee on it to help move the water out of the back of the bus. After just a couple of hours, Chitty Bang was as good as new, and we had a better idea of where our Rust was.

ChittyBang after a thorough soap and water scrub down in the middle of the night:) Now we can see where the dirt stops and the rust begins!
ChittyBang after a thorough soap and water scrub down in the middle of the night:) Now we can see where the dirt stops and the rust begins!

On to tackling the Rust in Stage 5: Sanding and Killing the Rust…

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Editing Our Life Series

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