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Old 05-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #71
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Vitamin A!

Vitamin C, too!

Not just a good-for-you vitamin but a Band Name as well (and a pretty snazzy one at that).
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #72
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I mixed up some O.J. for breakfast and it was great.
Sometimes that concentrate doesn't taste just right.

Today I'm going to price some floor for the living area.

What is the name of that band Mel? Always interested in new tunes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #73
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Well said Accordian, I was working on my reply when you posted yours. Cheers
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #74
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Well I fried some french fries today. Grease cleans up real nice off the window above the stove.

For the floor in the living area I am going to purchase a few cow hides and throw those down.
I think a leather floor will be a great comfort. In the kitchen I will use Commercial Vinyl Tile.

I recently acquired some oak cabinets during a recent remodel. All I will have to do is re-size them.

I'm going to use leftover marble for the bathroom, and shower.

Also I bought a rooftop a/c today. I am going to install this first thing so I will have a/c during the build.
Can anyone recommend where to put it? I am looking at midway back or about 10-15 feet from the nose.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #75
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You'll probably end up wanting more than 1 ac unit

I would install it either 1/3 from front or back,if bedroom is in back then I would condition that room/area personally.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #76
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What is the name of that band Mel? Always interested in new tunes.
Vitamin C. Recollect a while ago Coca-Cola had a commercial that used a song with "Put A Smile On Your Face" in the lyrics? That song is called 'Smile'.
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I can't comment on POR or the Two Dog formula since I've never used either one...but...I have used a rust converter product by Quest Chemical called "Restore" on the steel in my sculptural work (rebar) for about a dozen years with outstanding results. I ran nearly five years worth of tests trying to make it rust and couldn't. Soaked it with concentrated saltwater, poured Muriatic acid on it, cut through the protective surface and still could not generate any oxidation anywhere except where the raw metal was exposed. And it did not migrate beyond that point. Needless to say, I am treating just about everything on my bus with it. Runs almost $20 a quart but seems to go a long ways. It is a Tannic acid based converter that also produces a poly finish. All the other converters I've seen are only rated as a primer and require a topcoat to protect it, this one has it built in. Good stuff.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:36 AM   #78
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If POR doesn't do it for you, look to the boat/ship industry: food grade epoxy paint (....like is used for fish tanks - as in seiner boats and similar).
Oomph, you said the magical words for me, marine industry.

*All Shiny Eyed*

All things considering, I'm hauling my bus to the Seas Shore, so she'd better bloody well be rust-proof. I'll contact someone in the industry while I'm here in the Sahara and find out what they're using. Couldn't hurt, at any rate, and it would only take a couple of emails and maybe a few phone calls.

I wonder if my dream boat is still for sale...
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I plan to treat my work trailer with phosphoric prep n etch in the near future. I will post the before and after pictures.
It turns rusty metal back to a stable paint-able/weld-able surface. You can watch it convert the rust back before your very eyes.

It does need to be dry before painting, or adhesion problems may occur.
Some people prefer to wash the phosphoric off after treatment. However I believe
doing this may cause water to become trapped under the paint causing future rust.
I prefer to leave the sticky phosphoric residue behind as this seems to help the paint to stick.

Now through experience any coolant spilled on the floor will cause the paint not to stick.
I had some small blotches where the paint peeled back because of coolant I spilled when removing the heater
hoses. A good scrubbing may remove the layer of silicon dioxide/ethylene glycol. However I have not proven
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I plan to treat my work trailer with phosphoric prep n etch in the near future. I will post the before and after pictures.

You can watch it convert the rust back before your very eyes.
Pictures! Yes, please!

Sounds like magic, Charrrrrrlie.
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