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Forum topic by Bill White posted 08-19-2012 07:24 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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08-19-2012 07:24 PM

I have some “SawHorse” brand saw horses (duh!!). They have seen a bunch of use over the years, and have collected a really nice patina of various paints and colors.
Just after cleaning the oven grills with oven cleaner, I had a brain f@rt. Hmmmm? Wonder if oven cleaner would get a large amount of the crap off the plastic saw horses?
Yep! Sprayed ‘em, let ‘em sit for a while, hosed ‘em down after running out of the cleaner in about 4 squirts (what a rip).
Left ‘em in the sun to dry. Now they’re lookin’ pretty darned good.
The things ya think of on a Sunday afternoon…..........


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#1 posted 08-19-2012 07:36 PM

But, now you ruined their value as collectables?

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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#2 posted 08-19-2012 08:00 PM

Self cleaning ovens and saw horses are easier…

-- God solves the problems we create...including "global warming".

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 03:46 AM

I hope I never see the day when I purchase a plastic sawhorse.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 02:12 PM

Well, the wooden ones I had were so special. In fact, they were special enough that the guy who bought our previous home asked to keep them. Besides, the Sawhorses fold up and hang on the shop wall. How many of the guys you know decorate with sawhorses? :)


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#5 posted 08-23-2012 03:09 AM

Bondo, thanks for the laugh. I can relate to that.

Bill, good tip to know.

Another good tip to remember is don’t borrow your plastic saw horses to a guy who makes his and doesn’t care if he cuts his. I used a guys plastic saw horses once and cut into it and he was mad as hell at me. I told him I do it all the time. Just had to share that memory with ya.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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