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    10-19-2014, 07:05 PM
    My neighbor came by wanting me to check out his 2001 Ford Escape (V6) that has an odd intermittent low level sound like one of the warning chimes but...
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    10-16-2014, 02:09 PM
    This stuff will cure out ok but it usually takes about 24 hours for the stickiness to go away, we always tried to do 'glass work on cars/trucks one...
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    10-16-2014, 11:00 AM
    This stuff is really temperature sensitive, the resins sold for auto body and general use are very unreliable below 70 deg, at 60 deg (for these...
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    10-16-2014, 07:44 AM
    Without a doubt temperature is the problem here! Yes you should apply some heat, a heat lamp or other heat source will in all probability solve your...
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    10-16-2014, 07:08 AM
    Temperature and old hardeners are BY FAR the biggest cause of fiberglass layup failure but everyone wants to blame the resin????? Believe what...
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    10-16-2014, 05:47 AM
    The resin itself will last many years, I have been using some resin that was stored in a 1 qt glass jar over 15 years ago and it's still good, it's...
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    10-13-2014, 06:33 AM
    Good timing, I am sitting here reading this with a VERY sore thumb and a blackened thumbnail from smacking it with a hammer while trying to remove a...
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    10-12-2014, 07:56 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Yep that's my problem, I have a needle scaler and small sandblaster for average (for me) size parts but in this case we are talking about several...
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    10-11-2014, 04:41 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    This is new clean metal with no rusting, just the light grey surface and light scaling that paint seems to dislike so much.
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    10-11-2014, 03:16 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Ok you guys have me really thinking about the SW primer and there are two SW dealers close by, an auto paint dealer (a NAPA store) and one that deals...
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    10-11-2014, 09:47 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Painting new channel iron in General
    Mill scale is the toughest problem when it comes to painting, old paint and rust can be a real PITA but I will take both over having to deal with...
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    10-11-2014, 06:51 AM
    I have rather extensive experience with automotive finishes, I have in fact been painting cars/trucks and equipment for over 35 years so I am no...
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    10-09-2014, 02:12 PM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    Actually that makes sense but I wouldn't have thought of it, it would make for a filter of sorts because someone gullible enough to fall for the...
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    10-08-2014, 07:06 AM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    You definitely can speak their lingo! Most of these scams are so obvious because of the way they are worded that I fail to see how any of them...
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    10-07-2014, 12:49 PM
    radkins replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    No tell them you will fax them some Iraqi Dinar! Lol!
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    10-05-2014, 07:40 PM
    After experiencing dismal results back when I first tried rust bluing (the problem turned out to be the metal I was working with) I have since been...
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    10-04-2014, 10:05 AM
    Yep you're right, page 436 of the big catalog has that identical error. The comical part of that is it's on the "Introduction to lathe chucks" page...
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    10-03-2014, 06:00 AM
    Well put indeed! I was one who fell for the BS that Bush&company spewed, all the WMD and the mythical capabilities to produce WMD. I remember saying...
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    09-29-2014, 07:52 PM
    Weapons grade bearings means all they are good for is cutting them open and using the balls for slingshot ammo, geezz don'cha know nuthin?
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    09-29-2014, 03:06 PM
    Chinese and bearings should not be allowed in the same sentence! Not too long ago I bought, or started to buy, a set of wheel bearings for a pick-up...
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    09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
    Sure they did but what was REPLACED by Chinese goods (or should that be "Bads" :))? It would seem that little was REPLACED by Chinese products but...
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    09-29-2014, 08:25 AM
    I have not been to Iraq but this post was very interesting so I called a family member that spent several years there from 2003 until just before the...
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    09-29-2014, 08:01 AM
    radkins replied to a thread combining power supplies? in General
    I tried this once with two 5 AMP 12 Volt supplies using the diodes and it did work, well sort of anyway. At the higher loads one of them, for...
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    09-27-2014, 10:28 PM
    Yeah I said I found a few sources but I also said they were asking a ridiculous price, that price there is over three times what Wallyworld sold it...
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    09-27-2014, 09:49 AM
    Figured I would resurrect a dead thread but unfortunately it may as well have been left buried! This excellent post by the OP became well known...
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    09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    For those folks here in the USA it might come as a surprise that, believe it or not, Harbor Freight has a couple of real bargains on compressors!...
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    09-24-2014, 09:11 AM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    I gave the "one wheel" as a "just for instance" and of course there are many situations where the same would apply, such as needing to use an air...
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    09-23-2014, 06:34 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    I never in any way insinuated that you could, how in the world did you figure that??????? Of course most pneumatic tools require copious amounts...
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    09-23-2014, 04:30 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    This is exactly the misconception I have been talking about, with the same cfm switching to that larger tank will accomplish nothing except to...
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    09-23-2014, 02:05 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    That certainly is a consideration and is the reason my 23 CFM compressor had only a 30 gallon tank, space is at a premium on a service truck! :D ...
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