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Old 09-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #15
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He must have used an awful lot of fluid to leave enough remaining in the tire after the initial blast to cause a secondary explosion. ouch.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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He must have used an awful lot of fluid to leave enough remaining in the tire after the initial blast to cause a secondary explosion. ouch.
After seating the bead like that, you need to deflate the tire again to vent the vapors, then re-air it, before putting the tire on the vehicle. Once the bead is seated, it should stay seated even when you let the air back out.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #17
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What can I use to get the glue reside of old numbers, stars, etc. off of the front and back of my 1990 Excella?

I have tried soap, hot air from hair dryer, mineral spirits, truck box polish, goo gone and nothing is budging the residue. Used some truck box polish and my porter cable polisher, but that hasn't made much difference either. Help!
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Wouldn't that be nice if all it took for a nice polished airstream was a can of wd40!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #19
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What can I use to get the glue reside of old numbers, stars, etc. off of the front and back of my 1990 Excella?

I have tried soap, hot air from hair dryer, mineral spirits, truck box polish, goo gone and nothing is budging the residue. Used some truck box polish and my porter cable polisher, but that hasn't made much difference either. Help!
I've always been a big fan of lacquer thinner. You might also consider a paint stripper by Jasco, but that will take off your clear-coat for certain, and attack almost anything that it contacts. Keep it away from plastic parts such as light lenses, etc.
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When I was at Jackson Center to ask them what to use to remove the bugs and do a quick detail of the airstream they told me to use wd40. I tried it. It does work ok. It is not the same as a wax or polish. But it does provide a nice sheen.
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The explosive power of any spray can is mostly the propane propellant, not the active product (in this case WD-40).

When on the farm and using propane powered vehicles, we had an air hose plumbed into a vapor port of the propane tank to fill flat tires. Lots of folks did. I've never seen a propane filled tire cause a problem. We did mention it to the tire shop when having it repaired, though.

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