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Re: [oletrucks] Project Update: more starter pictures

To: "mike" <m1a20@iname.com>, "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Project Update: more starter pictures
From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry@fwi.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:02:49 -0500
Mike, floor painting is usually short-term fix. You need to clear floor,
sweep, and wash down with hose and good stiff floor brush, AND Tide clothes
soap. Tide only! It does well on grease spots. Take the broom and circularly
scrub the spots that are dirty/greasy. Takes long time to rinse all soap out
afterwards with hose. Let dry 2 days or so, (worst part) and buy from a True
Value Hardware their Polyurethane floor enamel. Ace may have this now I
think. Polyurethane is the important part, NOT regualar floor enamel. Thin
it alot with reccommended thinner and put on first coat thin. It won't color
much, but sure will soak in and seal. This is important part. Next use paint
full strength and you will get color you want. May need another coat. Forgot
to say to let dry good part of or all day between coats. Worst part for
awhile is the smell, goes away later. Most paints don't hold up to where you
turn the wheels when setting still. Oil wipes up nice! Don't use ANY latex
floor paints. Most are that nowadays. I've had real good luck with the
polyurethane for lots of things, even wood and metal, really holds-up!

----- Original Message -----
From: "mike" <m1a20@iname.com>
To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:22 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Project Update: more starter pictures

> Oletruckers,
>   I finally have the starter put back together.  Just in time to move the
> truck to our new house.  And also just in time for nice warm working
> weather.  I would expect more working time now that the truck and I are in
> the same zipcode and even the same building.
> Starter saga starts here, no real story, mostly just progression pictures
> (mostly for my benefit, if nothing else, when I put it back together) and
> small comments. (Part 2 is the new piece.  The first page is the same if
> have seen it already, except for the link at the bottom to Part 2.)
> http://m1a20-host53.dsl.visi.com/Truck/Starter
> *** Side note on new house:
>   Does anyone recommend a floor treatment for the garage?  I would like to
> at least paint it, but if there is something better than a regular enamel
> (or a good reason for a special "floor treatment" product rather than just
> paint) please let me know your preferences and/or experiences.  I am just
> fine with a low tech cheaper approach even if it doesn't last as long as
> honest to goodness shop floor coating. Any comments on what works or
> definitely WILL NOT work are welcome.
> Thanks again.
> Currently rebuilding and fixing, soon to be truckin'.
> I'll keep you all posted.  Thanks for the insights and comments.
> --
> Mike
> 1948 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3804 1-Ton
> http://m1a20-host53.dsl.visi.com/Truck/
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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