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Old 06-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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So I learned this weekend, according to my dad, that if you wipe down your fiberglass (anything) with straight anitfreeze, and leave it on while in storage or over the winter, it will work as a moisturizer, haha, and replenish the oils in the fiberglass giving it a new luster. Just rinse off in the spring.
According to Dad, this is an old mariners trick for winterizing boats!
Now I am certain that he is absolutely correct, cause he is never wrong!
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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I've never heard that. I do know that it is toxic to animals and tastes sweet.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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that must have been before EPA rules about antifreeze disposal. I can not imagine coating your trailer with this stuff and then washing it off and it all goes down the storm sewer into the local stream. Garages have to capture and dispose of antifreeze or face large fines.
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that must have been before EPA rules about antifreeze disposal. I can not imagine coating your trailer with this stuff and then washing it off and it all goes down the storm sewer into the local stream. Garages have to capture and dispose of antifreeze or face large fines.
This reminds me of when we were kids and they sprayed used motor oil on the roads to keep dust down and on ponds and swamps to control mosquitoes .It also reminds me of the home remedies my dad and grandfather told me about when I was a kid . It seems strange now to use antifreeze for this purpose but 50 years ago it probably made sense
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I'm hoping it was RV antifreeze he was talking about...
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This reminds me of when we were kids and they sprayed used motor oil on the roads to keep dust down and on ponds and swamps to control mosquitoes .It also reminds me of the home remedies my dad and grandfather told me about when I was a kid . It seems strange now to use antifreeze for this purpose but 50 years ago it probably made sense

PCB - laced oil in transformers is often considered to be one of the most toxic things, yet there are places where folks swear by it as a cure for arthritis - calling it "electric oil", and rubbing on afflicted areas
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PCB - laced oil in transformers is often considered to be one of the most toxic things, yet there are places where folks swear by it as a cure for arthritis - calling it "electric oil", and rubbing on afflicted areas
In the 60's I used to change the taps on transformers filled with PCP oil by opening the top cover and reaching down barehanded into the oil to rotate the tap switch. We also dunked our tools in PCP oil to lubricate them. It was not considered a problem . Move ahead to the 80's and oil with 2 PPM of PCP was considered hazardous. I also remember when they sprayed fireproofing with asbestos on construction jobs and no one wore PPE . We all have done things in the past that appear to be stupid when judged against today's standards
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In the 60's I used to change the taps on transformers filled with PCP oil by opening the top cover and reaching down barehanded into the oil to rotate the tap switch. We also dunked our tools in PCP oil to lubricate them. It was not considered a problem . Move ahead to the 80's and oil with 2 PPM of PCP was considered hazardous. I also remember when they sprayed fireproofing with asbestos on construction jobs and no one wore PPE . We all have done things in the past that appear to be stupid when judged against today's standards

You just reminded me that when I was a li'l kidlet, my school was quite proud of the asbestos curtains in the auditorium!
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Just rinse off in the spring.


Ok, I get that someone probably used this method somewhere in time, but "just rinse off" ??????


Wouldn't snow, rain have already done that if it was so easy to come off? Around here if it was that easy to remove, it would be gone by Oct......... (well a normal CO winter anyway! Obvisously this year was different!)
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Remember when they used to sell lead casting kits to kids, and Boys Life magazine advertised ammunition?
If knives, matches, glass, electricity, etc. were invented today they would probably have a difficult time being approved for home use.
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Remember when they used to sell lead casting kits to kids, and Boys Life magazine advertised ammunition?
If knives, matches, glass, electricity, etc. were invented today they would probably have a difficult time being approved for home use.
We used to play with balls of liquid mercury when I was a kid.......hey wait a minute, this explains a few things.
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We used to play with balls of liquid mercury when I was a kid.......hey wait a minute, this explains a few things.
When my dentist gave me some to play with he did warn me that I shouldn't do it if I had any cuts on my hand.
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In last 15 years antifreeze used in auto cooling systems has gone through some major chemical changes. It's not even close to the same stuff used 15 to 20 years ago.
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I'm thinking that Heather's dad told her that on April 1.
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