Neewwbie!!! Howdy from the Pacific Northwest!

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Neewwbie!!! Howdy from the Pacific Northwest!

Post by Toxic Cacao!! » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:03 pm

Hello, I'm Arinda and I do believe I'm ready! I have burner friends, and have been talking the whole thing over... I will go!!! I have been through the lists and what not and am ready to start getting everything together... we even have a big blue bus... and about 6-12 people willing to put money in the pot and hop on for the ride... (which we will be muraling and whatnot...oooo art project!!). Any how... hello's and what not... :D

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Post by Boijoy » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:33 pm

Welcome Arinda.. NICE BUS !! you should totally call it " Double Dutch".
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Post by Box Burner » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:32 pm

"The blue bus is callin us
The blue bus is callin us
Driver, where you taken us


...Cmon baby, take a chance with us
Cmon baby, take a chance with us
Cmon baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin a blue rock
On a blue bus
Doin a blue rock
Cmon, yeah


sorry... couldn't resist.

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Post by Sail Man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:46 pm

Box Burner wrote:"The blue bus is callin us
The blue bus is callin us
Driver, where you taken us


...Cmon baby, take a chance with us
Cmon baby, take a chance with us
Cmon baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin a blue rock
On a blue bus
Doin a blue rock
Cmon, yeah


sorry... couldn't resist.

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Dont apologize BB, I was groovin to what you were layin down! :lol:

Welcome to eplaya Toxic one. :D

Can't wait to see what you do to the bus, but you do realize now that you'll have to play us some Doors from that killer stereo system your gonna install.

uh, you are gonna install a killer stereo, right??
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Post by Elderberry » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:48 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by FrostyMan » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:48 pm

Welcome TC. Cool bus. Digging the color :D
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Post by Toxic Cacao!! » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:10 pm

Oh there will be plenty of good tunes.. Doors included. And as for the paint job I've already started some ideas... the wings will be attached!
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Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:28 am

:D
Woohoo!
Did I just see that blue beast on the Skoolie.net forum?


Yes, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters sure started something:

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Here’s my bus:

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Been to two burns so far, and still no paint. Once you get yours properly "Furthurized", you can do mine :lol:
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Post by Box Burner » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:20 am

Interests: Art, more art, and anything that wows!

I guess you don't know what wow and flutter is? :)
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:09 am

ummmm, 2007 called and they like, want their rainbows back....


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Post by Sail Man » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:40 am

Elliot, at out Decomp I had a Paint my Sails set-up, invited people to let their creative juices flow. You need some color on that bus of yours, maybe you should let burners paint it for you at the next burn.

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Thinking about bringing another sail to the burn myself.
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Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:49 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:ummmm, 2007 called and they like, want their rainbows back.
:D
Goood un!
An explanation is in order for our virgins: In 2007 we had a rain shower that resulted in the most spectacular double rainbow. Lots of photos of it in the BM image gallery.

Yes, I'm interested in turning people loose on my bus -- within the themes of Burning Man and Kinetic Sculpture Racing. Meanwhile, I have a friend in Port Townsend (very close to Arinda!) who may be doing a KSR mural or two on it in July. So many ideas; never enough time and money.
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Post by Toxic Cacao!! » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:37 pm

Sorry, I've gotta keep the rainbows.. I'm from the WA!! But of coarse.. money is short and getting everything done that I would like to get done is defiantly going to be a challenge! Excelsior!!
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Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:42 pm

Toxic Cacao!! wrote:Sorry, I've gotta keep the rainbows.. I'm from the WA!! But of coarse.. money is short and getting everything done that I would like to get done is defiantly going to be a challenge! Excelsior!!
As the ePlaya resident Sage of School Buses, Self Appointed, I hereby grant you a Franchise to paint Copies of Rainbows on your Blue Bus. Ken Kesey, wherever he is, would understand. Simsalaboom.


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...defiantly...
Sigmund Freud would understand.
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Post by Phantom » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:58 pm

sweet bus!

man, if all works out, i'd love to see it sometime on the playa!
IT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

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Post by xxRion » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:51 pm

Thats pretty sweet what you are going to do to your bus.

is it going to just be what you dive to BRC and then keep your stuff in in & sleep in it...(if you do much sleeping at Burning man) or are you going to make put a bunch of stuff on it and make it into an art car while you are there?

Im also from WA.
i have been to two burns so far.2007 & 2008
i cant wait to be back at home in BRC.
soooon. :]
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Post by littleflower » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:20 pm

well ... i would LOVE to help paint a bus! what a fun project .... sails, too ... i'll paint flowers on just about anything..... or rainbows ... or people .... or, whatever the owner wants ...

but i am a silly virgin, who doesn't know anything ... how hard would it be to get a bus painted at burning man? what kind of paint do you use? i would definitely be into it, if i knew where to go ... i could even bring my own brushes, i plan to anyhow ....

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:34 pm

You'd want to be super sure that nothing ended up on the playa, and you'd be depending on strangers to do the right thing. As for kind of paint, figure out what works on vehicles. Then find the one with the best clean-up.
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Post by Elliot » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:34 pm

:D
Arinda, since your bus already has a coat of paint over the original yellow, I suggest you ask some local knowledgeable folks to advise you about paint preparation. What you are concerned about is getting the new paint to stick. At the minimum, you will want to sand all the blue.

And I suggest you make the roof white, to ward off heat. There is also an additive you can add to the roof paint, which helps reflect heat. One brand is HyTech.

I used Ace Hardware Rust Stop on my first bus, and plan to use it on this one. This is the same type of paint as Rustoleum; just costs a tad less. Most of the folks on the skoolie forum report using this type of paint. It is an oil-based paint, so cleanup can only be done with a solvent.

If you plan to paint in Black Rock City, there are a couple of concerns. Fishy already mentioned cleanup, and in this regard, I would suggest large drop cloths and something to hold them down with. As for the paint itself, you would want a water-based (latex) paint, so you can wash it off with water. Ask for something suitable for this purpose, which would probably not be house paint. And it should be something that dries quickly, to minimize dust in the paint.

As for getting a favorable result from a volunteer artist.... Well, where is your sense of adventure?! LOL
I suggest bringing some large sheets of paper or other surfaces for the prospective artist to demonstrate the proposed art on a smaller scale.

Then there is the dust. For painting in BRC, you would want to wait until the wind is calm, then quickly wash and dry a section of the bus immediately before painting. I'm notorious for not noticing the weather, but I seem to remember that mornings are usually the calmest.

Even if you get a lot of dust in the paint, you may be able to sand that off later, so long as the art is not painted too thin.

As for my own bus, I do plan to bring drop cloths and paints and brushes, in case somebody wants to have a go.
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Post by Toxic Cacao!! » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:41 pm

I have quite a few artists in line to help with my bus... I'd like to have it done before we go anywhere. Thanks for the advice and whatnot!
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Post by twang2000 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:43 am

Love the Bus! I grew up in PA. It reminds me of the old YMCA bus, that use to take us to camp david every year when we we're kids. A long time ago.

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