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Shop tip

Post by BobShirleyAtlantaTx » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:09 pm

Please post tips that make things easier IE, Use an opened old magazine under gaskets, when applying sealant. When through just turn the page and the mess is sealed in.

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Re: Shop tip

Post by Doug Keppler » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:21 pm

This is an amazing trick I learned, when siliconing say a bathtub or anything you want a straight clean line, run a strip of masking or painters tape along the edges on both sides before you lay the bead, smooth it with a wet finger and peal off the tape while the silicone is still wet, you will have a perfect clean silicone line like a professional
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Re: Shop tip

Post by twrenn » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 pm

Yep Doug...been using that trick forever! Really works nice. :)


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Re: Shop tip

Post by babychadwick » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 pm

A little grease in a socket or wrench can hold that nut to get it started. While on the topic of grease place some grease in a bag with a bearing to work the grease in without messing up your hands.


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Re: Shop tip

Post by Tim Williams » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:57 pm

Nice thread topic :D
What about fishing line through band adjustment nut, in case it falls into pan. That is one I heard about.

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Re: Shop tip

Post by Doug Keppler » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 pm

When looking for a short in your car, disconnect the ground cable from the battery and hook up a test light from the cable end to the ground terminal of the battery then pull fuses from the fuse box one at a time till the test light goes out. You will now know what circuit the short is on.
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Re: Shop tip

Post by It's Bill » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 am

When attempting to free a rounded over and rusted on nut, try speaking the following incantation: $#£÷*@×&€$!!!!%÷$#??. Don't forget the ×&. Cheers, Bill


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Re: Shop tip

Post by Rich Bingham » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:56 am

It's Bill wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 am
$#£÷*@×&€$!!!!%÷$#??
Translation : "Rippin strippin cornsarn dang fang zarg barga ding-dong !"

Works every time !
"Get a horse !"

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Re: Shop tip

Post by Doug Keppler » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 am

Very funny Bill, Im partial to "Mother Father Cocker Spanial"!!! :D
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Re: Shop tip

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 am

Be sure you have a WORKING fire extinguisher in an accessible location. Or a couple, depending on your shop size...

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Re: Shop tip

Post by perry kete » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:35 am

When I take something apart that has many different small pieces I use an egg carton to hold them in. You have 12 or 18 different compartments to place them in, label the lid just above the compartment and can close the lid to keep them all together.

When painting screw heads, bolts, or parts I stick them in a piece of Styrofoam so they stand up and you can get all the edges.
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