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Old 05-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #361
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Forgot to mention... that shower window has only one latch because it's so small. One well cleaned, lubed up latch. WD 40 will also attract and hold dirt. I really suggest pulling the window and cleaning it. Dirt and grime is probably your biggest problem. You may need to lightly sand the plastic part of the thumb latch smooth. If you pull the windows, don't forget to recaulk them back into place with new fresh butyl caulk (either rope of tube kind). That way you have clean window tracks etc and they are also well sealed. Pull windows on a hot day! That's when the vintage butyl will be at it's softest. I used putty knife, razor scraper and LOTS of lacquer thinner to get all the crap off. Sticky, sticky stuff. Get's everywhere and it's FILTHY.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #362
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OK.. took a 3 day weekend to get rested from work and get something done on the bus. 95 degrees midday inside, on my knees I put more screws into the plywood flooring, puttied the screw holes and the cracks and sanded. Swept and swept and swept.. Today I laid the laminate. Again on my knees.. ugg.. but it turned out nice. Albeit a bit slippery even. Need good stuff under the rugs and new slippers.




Also built a little framework for the venetian blinds on either side behind the drivers seat and hung the first side, painted the legs to the barrier thingys. Should have just taken them out in the first place. Think I'm making an archway between the top and the two uppers sides, so I was thinking of upholstering them all to look like mushrooms.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:05 PM   #363
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Then a shower and glass of wine and it was a good weekend..

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #364
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Wow!! The floor looks amazing, Linda!! Nice work! I bet it feels good, eh?

And the blinds look great. I like the archway idea.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:58 PM   #365
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Wow!! The floor looks amazing, Linda!! Nice work! I bet it feels good, eh?

And the blinds look great. I like the archway idea.
'Thank you Jake'. It does feel good and my body is saying job done.. phew.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #366
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Sweet job on the floor!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #367
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great job

and mushroom cushions...pimp!

Showers and a glass of wine...fix a lot of things
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #368
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your floor looks great, i wish i had done mine in a similar fashion
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #369
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Agree with everyone else on the floor...it looks fabulous
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #370
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... It does feel good and my body is saying job done.. phew.
One's body seems to say that more and more as one ages! At least mine does. I think I strained a shoulder muscle while we installed the AC unit this past weekend. I discovered it when I pulled one of those yellow tilt and roll ladder we have at work.

Maybe you will need to buy some of those rug grippers they've been advertising on TV. seems to use the same rubbery stuff that the Schticky lint roller thingy does that "Shamwow Vince" pushes. I've had the "other" kind (both the sticky mat and the stuff that looks like non-slip shelving liner). They collect dirt big time and I could never get it washed out.

Now you can "Zoomba" on your floors... or go "sock skating" like we did as kids.
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