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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-18-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,123
Posted By NWMike
chrismath88, yes, I used the Fountain Gray on the...

chrismath88, yes, I used the Fountain Gray on the light gray areas. A little lighter than stock but look good when it's on. To really kill of the mold I would think you'd need to pull the skins off...
Forum: Upholstery 11-26-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By NWMike
Escalades have "pleather", nickname for synthetic...

Escalades have "pleather", nickname for synthetic leather or a fancier version of vinyl. The car makers use the term leather pretty loosly.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-08-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,123
Posted By NWMike
Your boat is looking great. Here's some pics of...

Your boat is looking great. Here's some pics of my boat when I sprayed the seats to hide the yellowing.

This is great stuff for buying time. It is all in the prep as to how long it holds. Must...
Forum: Trailers 10-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By NWMike
I cut mine out of Sea Deck material. Traced the...

I cut mine out of Sea Deck material. Traced the letters from the side of the boat, cut out a template then traced them onto the rubber decking material. I used an x-acto knife with many new blades...
Forum: Upholstery 09-18-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
Looks great.

Looks great.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By NWMike
Don't forget to run the fuel stabilizer (Sta-bil)...

Don't forget to run the fuel stabilizer (Sta-bil) before you start the process to get it through the lines first. Carbureted engines (yours is injected) are a must as well to treat the fuel in the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,695
Posted By NWMike
Doesn't the engine's ECU also keep track of the...

Doesn't the engine's ECU also keep track of the hours as well?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-27-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,695
Posted By NWMike
With a paper trail I would think you're fine to...

With a paper trail I would think you're fine to swap gauges. If I were buying and I saw the paperwork and old tach I wouldn't suspect anything funny. Extremely nice boat.
Forum: Trailers 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,827
Posted By NWMike
Yea, I should have gone hotter but there is so...

Yea, I should have gone hotter but there is so little stress on this joint considering the # of weld points. It's not going anywhere. If it was structural whole different deal.

I just picked up a...
Forum: Trailers 08-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By NWMike
Get a roll of thin plastic from the paint dept....

Get a roll of thin plastic from the paint dept. of the big box store and a roll of tape. I sprayed mine with a spray gun. Since you're going to roll it or spray can it you wouldn't need much. If...
Forum: Upholstery 08-24-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
Probably had a sale on it or the upholsterer had...

Probably had a sale on it or the upholsterer had a bunch left over and sold it cheap as a remnant. I came close to doing that on a Centurion I had a while back. Can't beat the lighter colors and...
Forum: Upholstery 08-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
Thanks. A complete color change could be done...

Thanks. A complete color change could be done but just plan on re-dying every 3 or 4 years on areas that may wear more. Literally looks brand new if your vinyl is in good shape. Will definitely...
Forum: Upholstery 08-22-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
My boat had discoloration on the small panels...

My boat had discoloration on the small panels that had the embossed logos at the tops of the front and back seats. The vinyl was pretty glossy after 20 years of use but it was in great shape. Using...
Forum: Upholstery 08-22-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
Mikeg205, I'll take some pics in the morning to...

Mikeg205, I'll take some pics in the morning to show you the before and after to give you an idea of what I was dealing with.
Forum: Trailers 08-22-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,827
Posted By NWMike
I just did my '93 trailer and drilled 4 half inch...

I just did my '93 trailer and drilled 4 half inch holes in a metal plate that sit right over the oem mounting tabs on the trailer and plug welded it. No need to lose the tabs or cut anything off. ...
Forum: Trailers 08-22-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By NWMike
I'm guessing the reverse lockout activated by the...

I'm guessing the reverse lockout activated by the blue wire is not relieving the pressure or is stuck on thereby holding the pressure at the time it was tripped on such as coming to a stop to then...
Forum: Upholstery 08-12-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By NWMike
I have had great results. I didn't change colors...

I have had great results. I didn't change colors though but it took care of some discoloration. It will wear through over time and putting white over a dark color may not give you the results...
Forum: Trailers 08-11-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,973
Posted By NWMike
Ski-Me, it hit me as to what you were asking. I...

Ski-Me, it hit me as to what you were asking. I actually wanted to bolt mine on but I think where my new jack swivels, there wouldn't have been enough clearance to get at the bolts. The stock jacks...
Forum: Trailers 08-11-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,973
Posted By NWMike
I welded a 3/16" plate over the stand offs the...

I welded a 3/16" plate over the stand offs the stock unit had. In the plate I had made, I had the drill 4 1/2" holes that would line up over the 4 tabs from the old jack. I then plug welded them...
Forum: Trailers 07-29-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By NWMike
Should be 1/2x20. Check the side of one of the...

Should be 1/2x20. Check the side of one of the lug nuts on your wheels, it should say the thread size.
Forum: Trailers 07-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,695
Posted By NWMike
Yes, and it was actually pretty easy. Just need...

Yes, and it was actually pretty easy. Just need patience to seal the boat up. You can get the plastic from the paint dept at Lowes. Very thin. A couple rolls of tape and you're in business. The...
Forum: Trailers 07-26-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,695
Posted By NWMike
I just finished a small restoration on my trailer...

I just finished a small restoration on my trailer this summer and it is much easier than you think. Major rust is another issue but for surface rust, grinding it down, hit it with a wire wheel and...
Forum: Trailers 07-11-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By NWMike
I have decided to go for modifying what I have...

I have decided to go for modifying what I have with the bypass and not the shut-off by Titan. I'll let you know how it goes. Hope to have it off this Sunday.
Forum: Trailers 07-10-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By NWMike
Part of my OCD is that I just painted my trailer...

Part of my OCD is that I just painted my trailer (see "small restoration of my MC trailer" in this section) and I don't want any scratches. I guess at least for now until I get a few rock chips down...
Forum: Trailers 07-10-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By NWMike
OK, I put a call in to Pacific Trailers, very...

OK, I put a call in to Pacific Trailers, very helpful, and they said to try the version made by Titan, pa # 4748800 on their website. It's an inline valve that shuts off and does not have a return...
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