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Boots in Action

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I'm never go to run out of things to do on Big Mal, as I threw the brushes in the bin after doing underneath the floor with Chassis Black and Deadener, we are ready to get the hell out of here, when I thought nothing left to do, suddenly new curtains to hang and I discover that my perspex shower screen has a nice big horizontal crack across it, gaffa tape maybe ???????

Had a brain wave with painting underneath this time, no spray gun and paint brush I used a small roller, just cut in with a brush, hardly made any mess on concrete or me, I'm never doing it again thats it, all should be nicely sealed for another few years after that I won't care..........
@Drover ,I know how you feel about painting/sealing that sort of stuff on the underneath of your van. That's why I did 3 coats at that time while I had the enthusiasm to do it. Don't think I will have a need or desire to do it again!! Bugger of a job!!
 
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mikerezny

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@Drover ,I know how you feel about painting/sealing that sort of stuff on the underneath of your van. That's why I did 3 coats at that time while I had the enthusiasm to do it. Don't think I will have a need or desire to do it again!! Bugger of a job!!
Hi,

I did make a start. I bought a pot of silver Dulux MetalShield several months ago to paint the axle. It is sitting on the table in my shed to keep reminding me of how lazy I am.

The closest I have been is on Tuesday when I jacked up each wheel of the Penguin and rotated the tyres to reduce flat spots.

take care
Mike
 
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Drover

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Took me a few days to do it and that was with a couple of days inbetween to get enthused, used the boggy Deadener on the outer bits but what a pain, inside the chassis rails got the chassis black better job, did notice one blob on the heater exhaust so should burn off on the next test run...... I looked at my suspension and started but gave up, might come back to it but buy the black in spray cans be easier........... Before Ive done it with a spray gun, not a great idea unless you have some height.

I'm not built for laying on the ground anymore.
 

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I painted under my Journey a couple of years back, it took me three days to get it done because I had t keep getting out from under to throw up. Laying on my back looking up with the constant smell of the bitumen ensured I would only do it once, if it fades or falls off, tough. Like @Drover, I am now modified for comfort and lying on hard ground with two and a half tonnes of van inches away from me Is not my idea of fun. :behindsofa:
 

mikerezny

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ON, ON the ground not IN , you daft wood butcher.................... Be laying on the beach next week actually, do you want pics ??????
Hi,

In what sense do you mean laying? The mind boggles at a beach full of little Drovers hatching and making their way down to the water to continue the naval tradition of their father.
:behindsofa::behindsofa::behindsofa::bolt:
take care
Mike
 
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Bluey

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Glad i watched that bush machanics i used to watch it that main machanic in blue overalls his name is Francis Kelly i spent a lot of time with him at Newhaven station filming dingo docos he said it was initiation country we where lucky to be there not a real lot of white men been out there where we where i will find some pics but wont post them here off topic will be the place so the wider net carnt see them
 
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Chuck the wood and fit a reverse cycle, best thing I ever did years back, no wood chopping, no snake hunts, no red backs to worry about.............but I did use collapsible metal pallet boxes as my wood shed, they could be put together like meccano to build a 4 pallet sized shed.....
 

Bluey

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Guess where I will be soon as I can cross the Border on possibly June 12 unless we can cut loose up here................

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with Canberra (kids), Temora (Planes), Coolamon (Cheese) and Bourke (Fishing) on the list with a possible Menindee (tourist) and Nhill (more planes)on the list
What about Point Cook ?? 10 bucks a night to camp in my driveway water and power extra lol