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Old 03-11-2016, 06:07 PM   #491
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I need to get my TH home from storage so I can some mods. Having withdrawals.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:49 PM   #492
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RVB, from looking at your photos, which makes it a real post!!! The LP tank cover looks gray... how cool would it be to paint it a dark gray instead of black... nice work. I put two more 230AH 6 volt into the box I adapted on the MODesty's tongue today... made up custom battery cables (8) from #2/0 welding cable. I bought a new toy: a 16 ton crimper and some heat shrink... this is the required minimum for a new Magnum MS2012; a 2000w sinewave inverter / 50amp 4 stage charger... probably overkill! Next 3 solar panels and the Bogart equipment. I'm making my own mounts so it will be possible to tilt them if I ever want to. I bought some nice heavy duty angle aluminum from the recycler here... 4 pieces 42" long for $17.50... the bad news was the almost $30 in stainless bolts.

I noticed while working that there could be a safety issue. I noticed the battery wiring from the factory has to be wrong (IMO). B+ comes from the truck (7 pin) and arrives at the distribution / breaker bar directly to the bus and wasn't fused, but the hot coming back from the battery cutoff (which I am eliminating - won't need it) ran through a 30 amp fuse... it is also fused at 90A to the cut off. This doesn't make sense. I think coming back from the switch it should be unfused, but the B+ from the truck should be. Also, the break-away was directly on the battery feed without being fused. I can sort of see the logic in that, but everything should be fused... if the breakaway failed hard to ground, it could burn.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:41 PM   #493
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The LP tank cover does look gray but I turned the exposure up other wise all you saw was black and couldn't see any definition. It's not really as gray as it looks. But it still could use a coat of 303. And I do like the idea of painting it dark gray, lime a charcoal.
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I used the 303 on my tank cover didn't help at all still faded . the paint though looks to be the way to go .only time will tell . i went with black to match everything else
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:47 AM   #495
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Have you seen using a heatgun to bring plastic back to black? It seems possible, with care... but with cover FAR away from the tanks...
I have yet to try it. On items with paint or DECALS close by, I don't think I would try it.

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Old 03-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #496
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i'll have to give that a try on the truck . wonder how long it lasts ? was going to paint the plastic fenders and bumpers on the truck but may try this instead .
I have used the new finish and it does work well and lasts about a yr
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:11 PM   #497
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RVB, great job on the diamond plate, what did you use, last time I used a wheel on my drill, I think I wore more of the compound than the diamond plate did.

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RVB, great job on the diamond plate, what did you use, last time I used a wheel on my drill, I think I wore more of the compound than the diamond plate did.

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Thanks Sticks, it looks good from a distance but up close I'm not satisfied, but that's me, I'm picky. Haha... Anyway, I used Mother's Aluminum Polish and a foam ball on a drill, start out slow spreading it around then increase speed. Then I used the orbital buffer to buff it out. Did about a 1' square at a time. I might try one of those cloth wheels on the drill next time.
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Thanks Sticks, it looks good from a distance but up close I'm not satisfied, but that's me, I'm picky. Haha... Anyway, I used Mother's Aluminum Polish and a foam ball on a drill, start out slow spreading it around then increase speed. Then I used the orbital buffer to buff it out. Did about a 1' square at a time. I might try one of those cloth wheels on the drill next time.
That is how I end up with compound all over me..cloth wheel and compound. My mothers foam didnt last long on the diamond plate and like you never satisfied with the outcome. I have used a metal polish before and that works good but your fingers are raw when your done.

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I love the shine, but am debating spraying it with bedliner.
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