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  • GaryR5 commented on JulioC150's instructable The 5 GREATEST Automotive DIY Tricks!6 weeks ago
    The 5 GREATEST Automotive DIY Tricks!

    Where else! Amazon! Although in the U.S. it is called CIF cleaner. Many variations of it so if you don't want to risk bleach on your ride you can go bleachless!!

    I agree that grease or oil is A bad idea. Go to the auto parts store and get some rust converter. In liquid form it can be applied with A small paint brush. I use artist brushes. Also available in giant economy sized spray cans of you live in A land of snow and rust like my home in Minnesota!!

    Back when the earth was still cooking and I got my first job as A gas pump jockey my boss bought A new 1965 International Scout. Every spring and winter he would put it on the lift and pressure wash the undercarriage. After it dried he would use an old paint sprayer to cost the undercarriage with Phillips 66 MM or Unique oil. These oils were non detergent grade and would resist washing off in the rain. He did this for the entire 16 year's I worked for him and after I worked for him as well. Eventually he sold this vehicle to A friend of mine who continued with this treatment but instead of non detergent oil A product called LPS 3 was substituted. LPS 3 has A wax base and sticks tenaciously! This truck is no garage queen! It was purchased as A service truck for car starting and snow plow...

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    Back when the earth was still cooking and I got my first job as A gas pump jockey my boss bought A new 1965 International Scout. Every spring and winter he would put it on the lift and pressure wash the undercarriage. After it dried he would use an old paint sprayer to cost the undercarriage with Phillips 66 MM or Unique oil. These oils were non detergent grade and would resist washing off in the rain. He did this for the entire 16 year's I worked for him and after I worked for him as well. Eventually he sold this vehicle to A friend of mine who continued with this treatment but instead of non detergent oil A product called LPS 3 was substituted. LPS 3 has A wax base and sticks tenaciously! This truck is no garage queen! It was purchased as A service truck for car starting and snow plowing and while my friend has removed the battery bank used for car starting, the snow plow remains and is used every winter at his home in central Minnesota. The body is in near perfect condition but the original red paint is faded to A pink color! While my former boss and my friend have the luxury of using an auto hoist and A grease pit to undercoat their vehicles you can do it while laying on your back. Not fun but possible!!

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  • Honda Civic Micro Camper/utility Trailer

    I have A 06 Santa Fe that is getting A bit long in the tooth so I may have to convert it to A camper in A year or two. Good luck with yours and have fun!

    In the U.S. no one is allowed to ride in any type of moving trailer. If you need to haul human cargo in A camping type rig get A motorhome.

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  • GaryR5 commented on Tuomas Soikkeli's instructable Press / Brake and More..8 months ago
    Press / Brake and More..

    Appears to be an Evolution Rage saw. They use A carbide blade. You cannot use this type of blade on a standard abrasive saw.

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  • GaryR5 commented on amgworkshop's instructable Homemade Bar Clamp - Re-Bar Clamp9 months ago
    Homemade Bar Clamp - Re-Bar Clamp

    When I bought my place 5 years ago there was 12 to 15 rebar sticks in the pole barn. Now I know what to do with some of them!!

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  • GaryR5 commented on a-morpheus's instructable Undead Pan9 months ago
    Undead Pan

    Extremely rusty cast iron can be sandboxed to remove the rust and any burned on carbon on the outside of the cookware. I buy old cast iron cookware at auctions and referb it and sell it at flea markets. Look for Griswald and Wagner. Made in U.S.A. and the best names in cast iron cookware.I have my mother's 10" Griswald pan and A Wagner chicken fryer with lid that was given to her by her mother on her wedding day. Both were old then and upon her death I got them. I am 65 Y.O.

    That's sandblasted. I really hate autocorrect!

    I heard that story A little differently. A fellow was having trouble with A new neighbor that always showed up at dinner time. Tired of feeding the freeloader he served the next night's dinner on dirty plates. The old guy mentioned the plates didn't look too clean. "Well!" The fellow said " There as clean as Soap and three Waters can get em!" The old guy went back to eating with a grunt. When the dinner was over the fellow collected the plates and laid them on the floor. He opened the door and called Soap! Threewaters! dinner!!Presently, in ran 2 big dog's!!

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