The Mad Dash begins...

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby GPW » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:58 am

It’s been HOT here for months ... :roll:

looking really Good Mike !!! :thumbsup: 8) :applause: :beer:
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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:37 am

mikeschn wrote:The upper piece is made by laminating 4 pieces of .1875" thick pine strips together.

Nice. I must have missed that. :thumbsup:

Did you laminate them over a form and then glue them in, or were you able to glue them in place?
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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:56 am

KC,

I glue all 4 pieces in at the same time and clamp them up until they are dry.

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@Glenn,

I am not used to this heat. I walk outside, and within about 30 seconds I am sweating. Within minutes I need a towel, and within a few minutes more I have to jump into the pool. I seem to pick the worst weather for building!!!

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:23 pm

JonW came over and we decided to POR15 the trailer...

http://www.por15.com/POR-15-Rust-Preven ... g_p_8.html

Here's the before:

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Here's the after the first coat; next coat in a few hours... :

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:47 pm

Okay that's the 2nd coat. All done! Lets start building!

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby capnTelescope » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:14 pm

I assume the POR15 product you used was the rust preventive paint and not the bed liner?

Also, your link to por15.com (two posts back) has a semicolon at the end that causes the link to fail. Could you edit that for us, please?

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:38 am

Capn,

I fixed the link.

Yes, it's the rust paint, not the bedliner. Thats the nicest paint I've ever used on a trailer!!!

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby GPW » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:24 am

Trailer lookin’ Good !!! 8) Hope that paint holds up like they say it does .... I’d like to try it on an old rusted trailer .... :thinking:
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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:30 pm

Canvas just arrived. Gotta pick up the pace. :sweaty:

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby Fred Trout » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:15 pm

mikeschn wrote:Canvas just arrived. Gotta pick up the pace. :sweaty:

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby GPW » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38 am

Old saying .... “ Covering should be an unhurried job !!! “ ;)
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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby mikeschn » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:29 pm

Came home from work today determined to do some work.

So I cut the floor to length... 15° on the back 18° on the front

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Then I figured I'd try the gripper on a large surface, i.e. the inside of the wall.

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I think it turned out pretty good. In the past I've used 7 oz canvas, and it shows all the imperfections. The 10oz canvas I got this time does a much better job at hiding the imperfections.

I didn't size it, so it's stretching itself taught. Also, I did not put gripper on the top yet. I didn't want to pull the canvas away from the foam and cause bubbles. Once the gripper has dried I'll do all the waterproofing stuff.

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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby Fred Trout » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:29 pm

Gripper is nice stuff isn't it ? You might consider putting a coat of slightly thinned TB II on top for the bump resistance it confers. TB II dries much stiffer than Gripper or any paint I have used. The more you thin the TB II, the longer the cure time; about 5-10% is all that's needed to make it flow better than out of the bottle.
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What's Gripper?

Postby capnTelescope » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:03 am

:question: For we, the uninitiated, What's Gripper? TIA.
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Re: The Mad Dash begins...

Postby Fred Trout » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:16 am

capnTelescope wrote::question: For we, the uninitiated, What's Gripper? TIA.


Glidden Gripper primer - a very thick PVA latex primer that has excellent glue-like properties & dries more readily than other product when used to glue large styrofoam panels to each other, or foam to metal, etc.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Glidden-Prof ... /100166028
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