Texas Barrelback 20

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I have a 2wd pickup with one wheel peel and have no problems at the ramps. The tongue weight pushes the back wheels down.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Glad to see this discussion. I've had doubts about my 2WD F-150 since the day I bought it with regards to this very issue. Never had a chance to try it out yet but I am glad to hear that other's have had no issues with this for the most part. I got the 2WD for a few reasons. One was that I likes the truck I bought, it was less expensive than the 4WD versions, and I was concerned about fuel costs and maintenance as well.
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Steve, better to have and not need, then to need and not have.

When you have hands come out to your location to run tools, don’t you always order backups? Think of the 4x4 as a back up. Plus resale on a truck is better with 4x4.

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Deck work

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I'm finally getting back to my boat pictures and my deck is in danger of needing seams, silkaflex or resin with whitening compound to handle the south Texas sun? What are folks preferences? I have read Sikaflex 295 UV. good stuff?
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I used 3m 4000 uv. Held up well after 6 seasons. It was getting a little grungy looking after 5 seasons, so I cleaned it up using simple green and Dremel buffing wheels. The picture shows how it cleaned up and was taken in August last year.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I'm just getting started on my seams. I used 3M 3000 uv. I don't have any track record, like Roberta, as I'm still in the construction process, but R.S. Hughes had the best price when I ordered in July. Over $2 per tube lower than anywhere else.

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Not cheap stuff for sure. We purchased an air powered caulk gun to squirt the stuff into channels. Then pressed it in with my thumb. Excess was scraped off with plastic scraper and cleaned with denatured alcohol once the stuff began to set up. This was done after the wood was completely finished.

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Looking great Steve!! I’ll be ready for my ride too once she’s wet!! Social distancing in the back seat of course!!!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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ok, thanks folks! great input on the 3m. I found it pretty cheap on amazon.

I ready 10 tubes somewhere, does that seem right?

Since I can get one day delivery, i might try 8 tubes and order more if needed.

PB, there may not be enough distance for you! JK, come on !

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LOL!!! << deal!!

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Getting some shine on
Getting some shine on

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Lots of polishing....and sanding!
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Looks beautiful Steve!!!

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Nnniiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeee!
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Those cover boards joints are great, well done !!
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