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Old 03-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #15
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I'm sitting here this morning trying to figure out what I need to forget to make room for what I may need to remember tomorrow.

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I think you forgot what you meant to say about halfway through that sentence.

This thread has become "Should I worry about rust on my brain?"

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #16
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This fact has always fascinated me: It is illegal for railroads to paint their couplers (when used it service - sometimes you'll see them painted for pictures, but it has to be removed before the locomotive or car can be used in actual service).

It turns out that (a) paint can hide cracks, and (b) a thin coating of rust works as well as paint in protecting the metal. Isn't that interesting?
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:01 AM   #17
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Oxidation is rust and doesn't sound so bad. It does protect the metal until is goes all the way through so I think it has been be cleaned up periodically.

Unpainted wood will last longer than painted wood. It will turn grey, but water will not be trapped under the paint and rot it. Oiling it will restore natural oils and preserve it.

We all like colors and they aren't all that good at preserving things.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:42 PM   #18
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I'm sitting here this morning trying to figure out what I need to forget to make room for what I may need to remember tomorrow.

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Hi, Bob. You can forget anything and everything, that you did in your entire life, that aggravated your wife because she will never forget them. And from time to time, at the worst possible moment, she will definitely remind you. So there is no need for you to remember any of these things that are locked into your wife's brain forever.
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Yes you might can polish but you don't know beans about rust.
In the oil field they use OSPHO.
It's about 45 dollars a gallon, smells like liquid rotten eggs, you get it from Sherwin Williams and you dose it it with a cheap hog haired paint brush. It converts the rust - or any rust action to an Iron 'fix' over night. Then is ready to paint ---pretty as you please.
This is what is used in the oilfield.
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Hi, Bob. You can forget anything and everything, that you did in your entire life, that aggravated your wife because she will never forget them. And from time to time, at the worst possible moment, she will definitely remind you. So there is no need for you to remember any of these things that are locked into your wife's brain forever.

YOU...are a very smart fellow....maybe.

I often introduce Sandra as my "first wife" and don't include the word only.
I'd like to think that my memory of said events would account for the word first.
Her Birthdaze Feb 9, I gave her a Valentine's card this year I need all the help I can get.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #21
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It just looks better

You have already been told that what you are seeing is no real big deal yet. I concur, it would have to get a lot worse before it is a problem. But it just looks better to keep on top of it. Robert's looks great! ( I still have not done my hitch, but here are results from working on the forks) It just looks better...and yes the project will grow, I ended up going all around the banana wrap with the blue. But that is one of the cool things about having an old (I mean Vintage) trailer. Doesn't bother me at all to change it up a bit..
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Hi, Bob. You can forget anything and everything, that you did in your entire life, that aggravated your wife because she will never forget them. And from time to time, at the worst possible moment, she will definitely remind you. So there is no need for you to remember any of these things that are locked into your wife's brain forever.
A good reason to marry an older women who has forgotten everything before you do.

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Talk about hi-jak'n....

I feel a little rusty.

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Talk about hi-jak'n....

I feel a little rusty.

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Hi, Bob; What color should we paint you?
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You guys crack me up.

You just don't get it do you...

You can't paint the cracks.

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You just don't get it do you...

You can't paint the cracks.


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You can't paint the cracks.

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Can we paint the crackpots? Do we have to sand them first?

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