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    $38 a gallon!!

    You think Gas is high. Man I got a shock this afternoon. I ran down to the my favorite building supply to pick up some paint and varnish. I am using MinWax Helsman Spar Urethane. They were out of quarts so I grabbed a pint and told Dianne what color I needed for her to mix me.

    As I was about to check I looked at the pint and it was $11.49!!! Or something like that. I said, you made a mistake on this price but she hadn't. I went back and looked and a gallon was $38 and change! Holly Cow!!
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 06-19-2008 at 03:15 AM. Reason: Typo on price
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ...and a gallon was $389 and change! Holly Cow!!
    I'm guessing you hit an extra "9" in there?

    Interesting how people complain about $4.00 gasoline, but don't bat an eye at paying $2.00 or more for 1/2 liter of bottled water.
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    Yea, but I hear bottled water sales are sinking like a rock. (no pun intended)
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    Early this year, I bought a Marine Grade Spar Varnish for $110 for a gallon.

    Living in Carlyle has its advantages, I can buy really good grade finishes and West System Epoxies from the Sail boat harbor store. Carlyle has the largest man made lake in Il, 26000 acres.

    Luckily my buddy paid for it since I am building him an outdoor dining table.

    which is finally finished!!! YEA!!!

    Joe

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    I believe epifanes ran me 32 a quart, but I just picked up McCloskys Marine grade spar varnish quart for a little over 17.00

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    I'm wanting to put a protective seal on the roof of my new-to-me camper trailer. The product for this is $63.00 a gallon, plus shipping. And, I need four gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I'm wanting to put a protective seal on the roof of my new-to-me camper trailer. The product for this is $63.00 a gallon, plus shipping. And, I need four gallons.
    ouch... $250 to seal the roof of a camper... that better be some REALLY good stuff. I used to put Monseys Auto Undercarraige on my camper roof... basically just roofing tar with a little fiberglass mixed through it. Worked great and lasted several years a pop. Was $10 a gal back then... but I've seen the same stuff for around $25 recently.
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    Bottom paint for my sailboat: $86/qt.

    Needed about 1/4 cup to touch up the spots that needed it. It's all coming off this fall with new different stuff going on in the spring. Trying to find someone who'll use what I have left of this stuff.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    Bottom paint hadn't crossed my mind. I bet it has skyrocketed with all that copper in there.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Bottom paint hadn't crossed my mind. I bet it has skyrocketed with all that copper in there.

    At least the can weighs alot.

    I'll replace it next spring with VC17 which, although expensive, isn't that expensive.
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