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What did you learn today?

As they say, "you learn something new each day". This should be a fun thread, because maybe you learned something that will help someone else out later.

I'm asking for you to post up things that can often be over thought, or something that really amazed you on that day that you've learned from, or just plain learned. This thread is not for things you've learned in the past.

I'm gonna be the first to start (although it's after midnight ).


I got two things that I learned today.

#1: When painting or staining a deck that is basically a balcony (meaning it has a bottom side to stain/paint), follow these directions. From the bottom side, meaning your looking up, if your using a roller, you must go across the boards, not with the boards If you want to know the real reason why, I'll show you.

Take this paint tray for example:


Notice the two grooves in the bottom that go at an angle? That's to "squeeze" the excess paint/stain out of the roller. When doing a deck, it has grooves too.......



If your underneath the deck and roll it with the grooves, your gonna get showered in paint...... (and I wish I had that bag over my head when it happened )

Going against the grooves and the paint won't squeeze out of the roller hardly...........

Here's the deck I stained........



______________________________________

#2. Recalibrating the PSOM in the 92-96 Bronco's is as easy as tying your shoes.......

Did this to a 94 Bronco today (well yesterday ) that has 35 inch tires, and reading Steve83's Tech thread (What's a PSOM & how do I "P" it???) made it sooooo simple. The guy said it seemed to search for gears a lot. He called me after he drove away and said what a big difference it made to the way the truck acted.


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Nothing really significant, just that Mazda RX-3s are bigger than I thought and a reminder that up to the 70s vehicle models had some pretty cool named sub models ie the GMC Rally Wagon. Nothing really visually unique to the van but the nameplate is pretty cool.




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Don't burn Oleander. It givs off that pesky poisonous smoke.Don't eat it either.What good is it?
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Nothing really significant, just that Mazda RX-3s are bigger than I thought and a reminder that up to the 70s vehicle models had some pretty cool named sub models ie the GMC Rally Wagon. Nothing really visually unique to the van but the nameplate is pretty cool.
My brother had an old RX-2 back in the seventies with a "two tone" horn.The left button was low and the right high and by alternating the two you could make that crazy mod british police car sound,baby.Ahhh...good times.
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not true, if properly set and casted properly you will not have issues.

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As they say, "you learn something new each day". This should be a fun thread, because maybe you learned something that will help someone else out later.

I'm asking for you to post up things that can often be over thought, or something that really amazed you on that day that you've learned from, or just plain learned. This thread is not for things you've learned in the past.

I'm gonna be the first to start (although it's after midnight ).


I got two things that I learned today.

#1: When painting or staining a deck that is basically a balcony (meaning it has a bottom side to stain/paint), follow these directions. From the bottom side, meaning your looking up, if your using a roller, you must go across the boards, not with the boards If you want to know the real reason why, I'll show you.

Take this paint tray for example:


Notice the two grooves in the bottom that go at an angle? That's to "squeeze" the excess paint/stain out of the roller. When doing a deck, it has grooves too.......



If your underneath the deck and roll it with the grooves, your gonna get showered in paint...... (and I wish I had that bag over my head when it happened )

Going against the grooves and the paint won't squeeze out of the roller hardly...........

Here's the deck I stained........



______________________________________

#2. Recalibrating the PSOM in the 92-96 Bronco's is as easy as tying your shoes.......

Did this to a 94 Bronco today (well yesterday ) that has 35 inch tires, and reading Steve83's Tech thread (What's a PSOM & how do I "P" it???) made it sooooo simple. The guy said it seemed to search for gears a lot. He called me after he drove away and said what a big difference it made to the way the truck acted.


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than ur out in the sun and u wash it off and u got white spots all over lol
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my other half has a 20 year old son, we found out 2 days ago he stole his grandparents dibit card numbers to order girls gon wild.
NOW I KNOW WHAT BEAT HIM LIKE A REDHEADED STEPCHILD MEANS!
He's buying "Girls Gone Wild" at age 20? I thought people grew out of that by 16... oh well.

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