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Re: Black Bus? by Mark O.
Post New Message Studies were done in FL a few years ago to determine the advantages of white roofs and tinted windows.

The temp difference between the standard National School Bus Chrome Yellow roof and a white roof was more than 20 degrees when the ambient temp was 90 degrees. Adding tinted windows reduced the inside temp an additional five degrees.

I am thinking a totally black bus is going to really cook you when you go to any place hot.

In order to get a nice glossy look you are going to have to do a lot of prep work so the finsih will have a nice smooth surface on which to adhere. Then you are going to have to spend some serious $$$ for the better paint. Fleet black will do but won't be as glossy and won't stay looking as nice nearly as long as the expensive custom paints.

I suppose I have to ask why black? A black car is hard enough to keep looking nice. A black bus is a lot of sheet metal to keep looking nice.

Mark O.
Castle Rock, WA
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