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Old 03-27-2015, 10:39 AM   #1373
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Alright, alright. You guys made your point LOL!

You can't beat experience. I'll take that over hearsay anyday.

Great process, make sure you wash your tires well. All good!

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Well let's see, I'm 64 now and learned that trick when I was 16 and have never had an issue with any of the tires I've done that to
So what's the math say?

Hmmm, I guess the Safety Nazis weren't watching me close enough
Either that or I cleaned the tires off after I painted the rims well enough that it wasn't an issue.
But, back then I kept my tires clean with a mix of baby oil, water and liquid dishwasher soap mixed in a hand pump sprayer.

I don't advocate leaving PJ one the rubber any longer than it takes for the paint on dry. But I guess one could use Crisco if they didn't want to harm any Dinosaurs.

Okay folks Disclaimer: don't use Petroleum Jelly as it may cause harmful carcenougenitics to harm your tires if left on the tire. Take no head to the facts that tires are subjected to petroleum products daily from pollution spewing internal combustion vehicles.
Playing cards are a better option as the inhibit the use of said cards for gambling. But be sure to use used card deck so as not to give the Gambling Industry false hopes that their demographics are gaining in numbers by the additional rush on gambling paraphernalia.

, I guess I'm in a weird mood this morning
I don't know about you guys, but my tires usually wear out on the tread from use, before the sidewall rubber breaks down from petroleum jelly assaults.

But live and learn.
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I don't know , but I put my money on not damaging any tires by getting petroleum products on them, if you clean it off within 6 months! If it was going to damage anything quickly, we'd have vitually every tractor-trailer on the road spitting tires out from under them everyday, which is not the case as there aren't that many road trucks using recaps anymore! Let's see, blow a wheel seal and throw the tire away, nah! Bleed brakes and throw them away , nah! It just doesn't happen immediately! Also I have had more kinds of chemicals on my hands then I can name, and they might be like sandpaper like Sally tells me , but no adverse affects after cleaning parts and such. And i'll be 60 in August, so i'll let the safety Sams' deal with that too! Bobby
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:48 AM   #1374
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Question about wheel paint--what colors look good?


My new RV paint scheme will be white with gray accents, so tan is out.

Black looks a little too "offroad" to me.
White will quickly look dirty, but I'm not opposed.
Is gray too dull?
I would consider "silver/aluminum/chrome", but it always comes off on my hands...maybe clearcoat would help.

I will likely brush it on using industrial enamel from the hardware store and an acrylic hardener from the body shop. If you've never tried acrylic hardener with enamel, it's pretty awesome. It dries/cures faster, and gives you a much, much harder scratch- and chip-resistant finish. Use a bit of Naptha or Xylene for brush-ability. It will spread smoothly without brush marks.




What am I doing to my old RV today?
Putting fresh water in the tank and heading to Southern Utah with my family!!! Woo hoo!!!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:56 PM   #1375
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I will likely brush it on using industrial enamel from the hardware store and an acrylic hardener from the body shop. If you've never tried acrylic hardener with enamel, it's pretty awesome. It dries/cures faster, and gives you a much, much harder scratch- and chip-resistant finish. Use a bit of Naptha or Xylene for brush-ability. It will spread smoothly without brush marks.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #1376
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Finished up new bathroom vanity. Mounted side view cameras and 4 channel monitor, rebuilt black water tank drain valve and tested the fresh water tank and pump.
Really like the dash, nice work.
Did you happen to post more about that??
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:13 PM   #1377
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Question about wheel paint--what colors look good?


My new RV paint scheme will be white with gray accents, so tan is out.

Black looks a little too "offroad" to me.
White will quickly look dirty, but I'm not opposed.
Is gray too dull?
I would consider "silver/aluminum/chrome", but it always comes off on my hands...maybe clearcoat would help.

I will likely brush it on using industrial enamel from the hardware store and an acrylic hardener from the body shop. If you've never tried acrylic hardener with enamel, it's pretty awesome. It dries/cures faster, and gives you a much, much harder scratch- and chip-resistant finish. Use a bit of Naptha or Xylene for brush-ability. It will spread smoothly without brush marks.




What am I doing to my old RV today?
Putting fresh water in the tank and heading to Southern Utah with my family!!! Woo hoo!!!!
I would go to Home Cheapo or Lowes and get some color cards, but I think a Blue/Grayish color would look sharp on your color combo! Bobby
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:23 PM   #1378
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IamJerryP, its pretty simple. Regular enamel is thick and disentangle brush well. It is also soft and mats easily.

I like to mix 8oz or so at a time for smaller projects. I'll add about 2 capfuls (5-10%) hardener, and 3-4 capfuls (15% or so) of xylene or naphtha.

The hardener adds hardness and gloss, and drastically reduces drying and cure time--from ~8hr to 1hr for initial drying and one week down to a day for good hardness.

The thinners add workability. You can get a thinner coat with good coverage and no brush or roller marks.

Since you use a capful of each at a time, a $15 pint of hardener and a $8 quart of naphtha will last a couple years. Not things I'd want to haul when full timing, but great additions to my shop paint cabinet!!


Thanks for the color card suggestion, FastGlassMan. The best solutions are the simplest even if they're not obvious!

I'm now thinking a metallic charcoal gray would look great.
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Hey DogPatch, we was just ribbing you! On another subject, my SO Sally has a 2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4x4 ecoboost thing, and we were told by Ford that we can NOT tow it except on a full trailer behind our MH? Any thoughts on that? Bobby
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:50 AM   #1380
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Really like the dash, nice work.
Did you happen to post more about that??
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The dash was done before I picked it up. Not sure it will be staying biut it does look decent so it will stay for a while.
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Well we went to visit friends yesterday and no hookup for electric so tried to use the coach batterries and the dual switch wouldn't stay on, so I jammed a tiny screwdriver in it to keep it there! All was well. Went to a RV place and they had quite a selection of switches on the board but nothing that would work, until I scoured their bins of micelaneous junk and lo and behold there was my switch, exactly! So for $12.50+tax I was back in business without worrying about frying something. Guess that's why I tend to keep stuff around at home, like the old GMC air brake compressor that i'm going to make work on the MH so I don't have to carry my Pancake compressor for air. Have a great day everyone! Bobby
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Not sure how autocorrect got "disentangle". That was supposed to read "regular enamel "doesn't" brush well.

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What am I doing to my old RV today?
Putting fresh water in the tank and heading to Southern Utah with my family!!! Woo hoo!!!!
Found I didn't drain the pump sufficiently when I winterized it.
The pressure switch housing froze and cracked. Water sprayed.

None in stock in town, and I didn't want to buy a new pump. Epoxy to the rescue!

Used some silicone grease to keep it from weeping at the rubber diaphragm and orings.


Yesterday I spent over $200 to have an $18 fuel pump delivered next to I15. Note to self, change these at home!
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Hey DogPatch, we was just ribbing you! On another subject, my SO Sally has a 2013 Ford Escape Titanium 4x4 ecoboost thing, and we were told by Ford that we can NOT tow it except on a full trailer behind our MH? Any thoughts on that? Bobby
Yeah, you CAN NOT tow an Escape that's AWD on it's 4 wheels. There's no disengage for the drive train. It requires it's own trailer to haul it around.

I have an '05 Escape AWD and wished the Ford engineers had designed a little better with things like this. I guess they never thought family's with MH would ever want to be seen towing an Escape.
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Really like the dash, nice work.
Did you happen to post more about that??
Afternoon,
I am wondering if the film on the windows is from cold or is it fixable?
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Just wishing I had the time to work on the mh. Work is really booming right now so I'm happy I can stock pile some extra moolah to fix more stuff and take a nice trip this summer!
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Went crazy with the label maker yesterday, and tie wraps too.
All the pollution stuff left behind, wiring connections, vacuum hoses ect, that I disconnected got a label, and tie wrapped down securely, so i would not forget, nor would it entangle, and I would not have to wonder what it went to later. Labeled a few other things I have learned about also
Actually had to unplug the whatever it is electrical switch that plugs into the air cleaner housing that causes the Check engine light to come on. Labeled it, and tie wrapped it down.
Engine ran good before, runs remarkably awesome now.
Smoother idle, with a better "feel"
Filled the water tank with water, checked all the plumbing, pump etc..
Fixed the shower fixture,

Had a nice evening with the dogs at the park.
What do you dog with your dogs at a completely empty park??... Any darned thing you want. 8-)
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