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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fixing the Trailer

Today was the perfect Fall day, sunny, cool, with a crispness in the air. Since I was feeling better we decided to replace the weatherstripping on the trailer doors. I used a metal wheel attached to a drill to remove all the old glue as well as some skin on my forearm. Always good to wear safety goggles, mask and ear plugs when doing such work. I guess I need to wear a bullet-proof shirt as well.

Once we had the glue off it was obvious the entire trailer could do with a bath, so out came the buckets, soap and water and in short order the trailer was sparkling clean.

Now it was time to attach the new weather-stripping. First run a bead of glue around the door frame, then peal back the sticky paper and apply the weatherstripping, voila! Done and a very good job if I do say so.

Take care and have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates, can't wait to follow your adventures down south. Just no more self inflicted injuries ok!