the undersides transformation with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121

protecting the underside of the bus – battered body, aching muscles but a big smile on my face

Been another couple of long days lying under the bus. Going over the areas you’ve already painted was always going to be tough. The initial thrill of seeing the aluminium coloured Epoxy Mastic 121 transformation was going to be hard act to follow, but it was time to crack on with the red oxide coloured, second and final coat of the Epoxy Mastic 121…

second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121 applied
second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121 applied

The first coat transformed the underneath, but the second and final coat should really help provide additional long-term protection for the buses main structural components.

the undersides transformation with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121
the undersides transformation with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121

Not quite as bright a red as some of the pics show (internal lighting), but in the daylight, it blends in pretty well, not that many people will get to see it! Another case of having spent a lot of time and effort into getting something done, which most people will never see or know about! The kind of craziness that can only come from owning a vintage VW camper!

front wheel arch transformation with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121
front wheel arch transformation with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121

Hopefully this should help provide some longer term protection for the underneath of the bus from the elements…

rear wheel arches transformed with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121
rear wheel arches transformed with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121

Quite a difference from where we started! It took some time going through the different stages of preparation to get to this, the second and final coat.

before and after – quite a difference with the clean up process!
before and after – quite a difference with the clean up process!

Hopefully it will be worth it in the long run!

final coat of protection with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121
final coat of protection with second and final coat of the red oxide coloured Epoxy Mastic 121

Now time to let it fully cure and harden, good job there are other bits an’ bobs to do on the bus in the meantime!

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