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|Re: Black Bus? by Mark O.|
|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.
Castle Rock, WA
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