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by jralbert
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Paint Stripper

Want to add one note - while we all have fairly good advice for you (modestly speaking), you would do well to have a short chat with the Interlux tech people or get one of their how-to sheets. There's a fair amount of effort involved and getting it done correctly will save you work and money in the ...
by jralbert
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Paint Stripper

A short add to Jeff's good note: apply that barrier coat as quickly as possible. Not tomorrow -- but within a few hours.
by jralbert
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

Those pressure and alarm switches are notorious problem spots. When mine gave out and gushed oil, I luckily happened to be looking over the engine at that moment and shut it down, savings really big repair bills and major cleanup. One of the lessons, for me, is that those things ought to be replaced...
by jralbert
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

All the intelligent articles I've seen over the years downplay the effectiveness of those additives for the reason the other poster just put up. Their main benefit is to the company that makes them. People buy them because they promise an easy way out.
by jralbert
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Re: Line Drawing
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Re: Line Drawing

John is right - Google this: " make line drawing from photo" and you'll get lots of hits for tips and hints on how to do it and links to the free software he mentioned. Or take the easy route and Wayne will help you
by jralbert
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Stantions and railing mods

Aren't stanchion bases standard items at a marine supply house such as West Marine, etc??
by jralbert
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 31
Views: 2189

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

"... Last year we ran from Muskegon (heated winter storage) back to Cheboygan at 1400 RPM which equated to 7mph. ..."

A captain of infinite patience
by jralbert
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Heard brass brush is OK. If you recall that aluminum skins over quickly - within a few hours - and the coating it forms will not allow paint to stick, make sure that if you do abrade to bare aluminum you allow the first (etch coat) quickly. You'd have to check mfr advice on application temperature. ...
by jralbert
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: What is special paint, what does special paint have
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: What is special paint, what does special paint have

"dteamxpaint" appears to be a Chinese paint mfr. The writing style of the post is pretty consistent with Chinese attempts at English.
by jralbert
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Stress cracks ???

Thinking hard about past notes on forums going back + 20 yrs, can't recall any references to stress cracks. Agree, keep moving on

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