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Title: Coach Painter
Post by: Chief Coach Painter on April 19, 2013, 05:41:49 AM
Any other coach painters out there?
I painted coaches for 27 years in Columbus, Ohio, plus I've done vinyl/paint stripes, lettering and signs.
I'm certified in DuPont and PPG fleet systems and PPG waterborne systems.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 19, 2013, 05:47:41 AM
Welcome aboard, Coach Painter.

Columbus, Ohio? Where do/did you work? Are you by any chance Star Jet? If so, this will get interesting. ;D

What kind of bus do you have?

Oh yes, it is a common courtesy to sign you first name at least. That way we don't feel like we are talking to nobody.

Cheers,

John
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: john9861 on April 19, 2013, 08:26:40 AM
So where you is Coach???
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: rgrauto on April 19, 2013, 08:57:11 AM
Welcome to the board!   It's always good to have folks that have made a living doing painting, engines,etc to answer questions that people like me, that do our own work and don't want to do two or three times to get it right. Once again welcome and get ready to answer questions, thanks, Glen
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Purplewillie on April 19, 2013, 12:21:20 PM
Hi and welcome. I am also a refinish tech, certified in DuPont Imron, Chromax Pro, and PPG Envirobase. 38 years in the trade, I mainly work in the automotive industry, but have painted my share of both coaches and trucks.
Mark
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Purplewillie on April 19, 2013, 12:22:26 PM
 ??? Sorry
I have no idea what that was about! ::)
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 19, 2013, 12:24:32 PM
Looks like Marks reply key stuck
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Purplewillie on April 19, 2013, 12:42:38 PM
It's like I am driving for 10 miles with my left signal light flashing :P
Mark
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 19, 2013, 12:51:24 PM
LOL, Mark. I thought you were really getting on this guy to reply. Never seen that many replies before.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: robertglines1 on April 19, 2013, 01:59:59 PM
Maybe when he is ready: tough bunch here-- ;D.. not really. All kinds with all different backgrounds and experiences.   Bob
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Dreamscape on April 19, 2013, 05:32:53 PM
??? Sorry
I have no idea what that was about! ::)

I just cleaned up the thread a bit, just in case you are wondering!  ;D
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Kwajdiver on April 20, 2013, 11:28:54 AM
Maybe Coach Painter doesn't own a coach, just paints them.
Just saying!

Bill
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 20, 2013, 07:03:25 PM
Could be, Bill. I will say I get suspicious when someone doesn't reply. I was LOLing to myself, because if he is Star Jet, then no wonder he might not want to reply. I would be kinda disappointed if it was Star Jet, and they didn't come back. Would love to ask some questions ;D

And CoachPainter, we are happy to have you. Just make another appearance and let us know more.

John
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: muldoonman on April 20, 2013, 07:38:34 PM
I hope the coach painter doesn't paint with invisible paint like his posts!
Title: Re: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Dave5Cs on April 21, 2013, 01:40:36 PM
Looks like he s painted himself into a corner eh
And lost the return address.
Dave5Cs from Galaxy S III
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Ed Hackenbruch on April 21, 2013, 05:35:21 PM
Could be he is just real busy and hasn't had the time to respond yet.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 21, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
We could have let the guy settle in first I doubt he comes back has anyone checked to see if he deleted his account or can one still do that here
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Dave5Cs on April 21, 2013, 05:45:04 PM
oh we were havin so much fun too!... ;D

Dave5Cs
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Scott & Heather on April 21, 2013, 05:53:02 PM
he posted some advice in another thread about 3M bond tape. He's prob legit.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: john9861 on April 21, 2013, 06:05:26 PM
Maybe my question was a little too personal...
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 21, 2013, 06:13:28 PM
No John not you I think he recognized John 316 if he was from StarJet it was going to be a good one lol
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: RJ on April 21, 2013, 07:39:28 PM
Coach Painter said he painted coaches in Columbus, OH.

I don't know where Star Jet was located, but Columbus was/is the home of Custom Coach Corp, the granddaddy of coach conversion companies.

My guess is that he worked for CCC.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 ;)
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: eagle19952 on April 21, 2013, 08:59:40 PM
I am sure that no one here really cares but I am going to tell you anyways...jumping a poster/member for his name and shoe size info in the manner that the self appointed rulers  do is a big blunder...some people don't want to dump there personal info until they want to, not when they are told to...unless of course they are in a tight trouble and then they'll spill their guts to get the info that they need ..info that you ought to give up even if you don't know their name.
Chew on that a while.
PS my name is Donald, my wife is Deborah and I wear size 11 and 1/2 shoes......hope that helps....
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: john9861 on April 22, 2013, 04:11:58 AM
Remember Donald, he started the post.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: akroyaleagle on April 22, 2013, 02:49:20 PM
Donald

I care! I support everything you said and what I think you implied.

I sent a private email to him and received my answer.
I encouraged him to ignore  the bored folks that seem to never have positive input and attack
new folks that are just trying to participate.

My name is Joe, My only redeeming half is Frankie, I wear size 10 1/2 shoes. My Eagle is SN19902.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: lvbob on April 22, 2013, 04:42:02 PM
  Well said akroyaleagle and eagle19952, I have only posted 1 or 2 times because of the negative counter post. I did post a solution for a problem that a member had asked about (the solution worked for me) and a member posted that my solution was like spitting in the ocean. But who is to argue it worked for me. Thanks now I feel better. Bob
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: muldoonman on April 22, 2013, 06:16:13 PM
I for one was curious about a paint job for my bus. Didn't need or mean Nothing personnel. If you post something that interests me or could help me in my trek, will excuse me for inquiring. I don't need your shoe size. Your feet probably smell anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Purplewillie on April 22, 2013, 06:21:37 PM
My shoes have truck bed liner on them today, you don't want them either.
Mark
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: john9861 on April 24, 2013, 03:33:59 AM
Yeh I was just curious what part of the country he is in now. Might be a good contact for a future paint job...
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Dreamscape on April 24, 2013, 04:34:05 AM
"You can attract more flies with honey than vinegar"

Well said guys! We are all here to learn or lend a hand.

Well spoken words will be heard, not defeated!
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Lin on April 24, 2013, 08:28:42 AM
Dreamscape, not to dispute the intent of your post, but why would you want to attract more flies?
Title: Re: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Dave5Cs on April 24, 2013, 09:11:50 AM
Thought maybe we all would get some new ideas to  how to paint a bus or best place to paint or new designs on vinyl. Maybe he will come back and give us some tips. Do you rub out todays paint like the old stuff?

Dave5Cs from Galaxy S III
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 24, 2013, 09:18:59 AM
You get a bunch of bees around honey also those suckers sting
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: grayhound on April 24, 2013, 06:03:04 PM
I am at StarJet today. and what job they are doing. They painted my coach 3 yrs ago and they are taking care of some warrenty items that most companys would never do. They are also doing a cut and polish. Best I have seen.If you would like to Know more Email or call. Jerry :)
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 24, 2013, 06:45:18 PM
Jerry, I am glad you are having good success with them. That is the VERY frustrating part. They CAN do good work, but they sure didn't on ours. I totally understand a shop that isn't capable of turning out a decent product. However, when a shop can, but didn't/wouldn't, that is that sad part. I would have given them a pass if they at least would have done the paint job right, but unfortunately, that wasn't even the case.

Hope it all turns out well for you!

John
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: grayhound on April 25, 2013, 09:53:00 AM
I hope you talked to Dick about the things that went aray. I called them a year ago and told them what was going on.And just showed up. We were hear 2 days on then in the shop for ten days. And the coach looks great and all `it took was talking to them and no bad mouthing. And no bill. 
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 25, 2013, 10:45:54 AM
Jerry, we have talked to Dick quite a bit. They would probably fix the paint, if we drove out there. However, there were far greater issues then just the paint that we had. For example, we paid them extra to weld supports around for each roof air to sit on. When we pulled down the aluminum panels on the ceiling, later in the conversion process, turns out they had pop riveted some tubing to the ceiling and called it good. The paint job is now starting to have issues also. Not to mention they owe us money (I know, shame on us) etc, etc.  We ended up redoing a lot of things that they did.

I really am glad that you had a good experience with them. They can do good work, I just wish our bus was one that they chose to do good work on. I am not badmouthing them at all, just telling our experience. My thought is, and it may not be popular, I would like to help others avoid a bad experience.

All the best,

John
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 25, 2013, 11:50:37 AM
3 year old high dollar paint job and back to have repair work done it should never happen if right the 1st time out, 10 days for repairs hell you can strip one ,prep and paint in 10 days IMO long live the Wilson Bros
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: muldoonman on April 25, 2013, 01:04:11 PM
And coach painter that started this topic is still MIA!
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: grayhound on April 25, 2013, 02:15:11 PM
John316 I am sorry that has happen to you I hope all the very best for you. Luvrbus Only 4 days were on the clear coat repairs and 6 were spent on the cut and polish (4 step process)and a crack that I did with the crack repaired and 3 paint colors. and the coach looks great. My point is that we know one other person that there paint is over 10 that they still do free warr. work on. The only thing is the 8 hr. drive here that we payed for the fuel.  But we are on our way out west in the morring.Best of luck to all.
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: John316 on April 25, 2013, 02:27:55 PM
Cheers, Gray. I am really glad that you have a good final product from them, and that it has all worked out.

Take care,

John
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: luvrbus on April 25, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
 I've put deep scratches in my Mike Wilson paint job before and Mike always repaired those for free he never did any what you call warranty work there was never a need but glad you are happy with StarJet their paint jobs just never impressed me

 FWIW in that part of the country Performance Painting in Elkhart IN would be my choice he does a great job on the Royale Prevost
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: eagle19952 on April 25, 2013, 08:43:23 PM
My thought is, and it may not be popular, I would like to help others avoid a bad experience.
John

here's a novel concept...start your own thread instead of hijacking someone else's.
I get your motive now. :-*
Title: Re: Coach Painter
Post by: Homegrowndiesel on April 27, 2013, 08:10:07 PM
Welcome Aboard.