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    I made a mistake II

    well Paul isnt the only one that makes mistakes,, i have finally got some time to do shop work that has been on hold all summer,, and yesterday and now today i find that old age and forgetfulness isnt our friend..
    First off i was looking at the jar that had some toned finish for some partially done projects well i forgot to put the whole recipe down,, got part of it but the other isnt there just use two colors,, DUH
    Second one was when i got some toned finish mixd up for a touch up job,, i went to open my small sprayer and on the side was tape saying clean me,, well guess what, i hadnt listened to myself and it was a mess.. so i spent the next 25 mins cleaning the gun so i could spray for almost that long

    so my Words of Wisdom today is write down all the recipe like Glenn told us to, and clean your guns after each use..or pay the price
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    When it was my bread and butter and the Binks #7 was the gun to have I cleaned mine religiously immediately after use and put a fresh kit in two of them every Monday morning to start the week, nothing had a higher priority. Now my first priority when I want to spray is just finding a spray gun, any of the two or three junk guns I own.

    Oh yeah, I have two cake frosting containers of mystery finish. One is straight and one is cut. I just wish I could remember straight what and what I cut the other container with!

    Hu

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    Great words of wisdom Larry, I'll have to write them down............
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Beat you to it Ken, I printed them off.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Beat you to it Ken, I printed them off.
    I'm always a day late and a dollar short...
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ... my Words of Wisdom today is write down all the recipe like Glenn told us to, and clean your guns after each use..or pay the price
    OK, Mr. Ambassador, I've got it written down. Now, where do I put my note so I don't forget it?????
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    i would make it a tag that would hang off the gun or the cabinet it goes in..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i would make it a tag that would hang off the gun or the cabinet it goes in..
    Sorta like the piece of tape that says "Clean me?" Yeah, that oughta work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Sorta like the piece of tape that says "Clean me?" Yeah, that oughta work.
    hey not everyone is partially blind to vaughn
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Speaking of writing things down, I'm generally lucky if I get about half of whatever I went to town for along with a ton of stuff I didn't need of course. I hit on the not too original idea of writing out lists of what I was going after. This worked great! I still don't get what I went after but now instead of forgetting things piecemeal I just forget to bring the list, one thing. Supply runs aren't going any better but I feel like it is much more efficient to forget everything in one fell swoop.

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