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Old 09-21-2009, 10:29 PM
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My truck has a powder coated body. Bought the truck and body new in 2001. I'd say about 2 years ago the powder coating started peeling off. Today it looks the same as a 5 year old body with no powder coating. Faded, rust bubbles, peeling.

I've been wondering is this is normal for 8-10 year old powder coated dump bodies?


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Old 09-21-2009, 10:46 PM
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you just have to out those "wants" right out of your mind and turn them into "somedays". "someday i will have that sweet car". Right now just funnel all that money back into the biz so you can grow leaps and bounds while your young, then when then $$ is rolling in later in life you can have those "wants".

thats what i tell myself everyday anyways.

They're goals. I certainly invest a lot into the business. Toys before the boys is what I say. I have the equip that makes our jobs much easier. I'm also setup, and continuing to setup, to rock and roll when CNN decides the economy can turn around.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:57 PM
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rain rain go away..........
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:15 PM
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Looks great!!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:01 PM
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Sheesh! can you work and slower! Wish I could fly along with natural stone work like that.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:26 PM
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Day #3 got us about as far as you see there. One of them is really good at flat work, close to me. The other has been with me 4 months and learning. He shows much more interest in vertical work. This can work out nice with one doing flat, one doing vertical + add in a laborer and once I get the technical stuff out of the way..........digging, concrete etc.....I could leave to do other things.

The way we work this one is we run the stone like the block. I run the bottom, come back, run another row etc. So I'm selecting and fitting stone, the other sets it and the other follows doing the same. Once they catch up to me they go back and do joints while I get ahead again. Works well.

The white PVC is for running wire through the wall for lighting that will be illuminating the face. The black pipe is running water out from the footer while weep holes are higher up at grade.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:32 PM
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a brick cap going on it?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:47 PM
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Blue stone, not flagstone. The curve will be a cut curve too. I don't use squares to make curves. I make the cap over sized, mark it and then cut one smooth curve. Its not easy. Screw up an you can waste a lot of time/material fixing it. I'm "surgical" with the saw, so I'm told but that cut makes all the difference. I hate squared off curves.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:54 PM
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That dude needs a haircut. Goodness gracious, how bout letting the poor soul leave at noon so he can go see the stylist??
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My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:17 PM
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Its all part of the plan. After Thanksgiving we're going to have him wear Christmas lights to draw attention to him wearing the t-shirt. Creative marketing!
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