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Old 04-22-2008, 07:47 PM
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A tattoo would be cool

Originally Posted by lietuviai View Post
Absolutely nothing!
It helps keep my clothes clean! It's easier to take a bath than launder greasy clothes.
You could get a Mercedes star tattoo to look more dignified.

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Old 04-22-2008, 08:49 PM
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Wrench Naked!!!

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Old 04-22-2008, 08:55 PM
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I'd wear some MercedesShop coveralls if I had some.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:56 PM
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I stopped getting dressed for the occasion when we got a new washer. it has a 2 hour stain wash mode and no matter how much engine swap grease you get on your pants it makes them like new. And i always buy my clothes at the thrift store for like 2 dollars each so i dont care anyway
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig View Post
Much to my wife's distress, I usually wear whatever I happen to have on at the moment when I decide to go "take a look" at something. Several hours later, whatever I was wearing is usually trashed.
My line too often is I wont get too far into it so I leave my present clothes on. I never seem to learn. Or maybe it should be will I ever learn. Probably not.
As a direct result I have a good supply of clothes that are only fit to do dirty jobs in. Yet the ones I have on this evening are a much better candidate for the next time in my mind than the pile of suitable clothes.
My wife just makes allowances for living with a mentally challenged person I suppose. Or gave up trying to change me years ago.
I suffer the inevitable remorse at staining a nice pair of pants or shirt. I even tell myself I will not do it again. Unfortunatly it seems I must have little long term memory in this area.
Maybe this posting will help me save some of my remaining decent clothes now. I always also carry coveralls in the trunk for problems on the road. They are still pristine of course.
Had a great day today as well. Kicked a container of oil over on a new concrete floor . Will try to lift the stain tomorrow. I know someone was going to stain it someday but the floor is only a week old. At least it was fresh fuel oil and not used crankcase oil from a diesel.

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Old 04-22-2008, 10:47 PM
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I keep a roll of carpet in my shop, about 3 feet wide and 8 or 10 feet long. Just roll it out underneath, makes it real comfy. When it gets greasy, just toss it and get another.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by barry123400 View Post
Had a great day today as well. Kicked a container of oil over on a new concrete floor . Will try to lift the stain tomorrow. I know someone was going to stain it someday but the floor is only a week old. At least it was fresh fuel oil and not used crankcase oil from a diesel.
You may still be in luck. Your floor may not be be fully cured which may be a good thing. It may still have enough moisture to repel the oil. Also the sealers applied to them to help with the curing process may help repel the oil as well.

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by babymog View Post
Whatever I'm wearing when I have a free moment, ... I ruin a lot of nice shirts.

same here! Oh god do i regret it later when I need something nice to wear!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:59 PM
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This time of year I prefer shorts and a T-shirt if I know I will be under the car. If all of the work is top side I prefer a kilt over the shorts. Oh, the freedom!
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Carrameow View Post
Sorry, but my all time favorite attire is Shorts. I hate pants. I sweat a lot.

I hate to wear pants maybe because of my hefty butt. They make feel so awkward and like I am wearing a Fur Coat.

I usually wear a long sleeve t shirt , sweats and the lawn cutting sneakers. .
HeHe, I seem to recall some other attire you mentioned in a post from a couple of years ago.

As to those who mentioned wrenching naked, there ain't no way. I would be afraid of "hanging up" on something and severely damaging my "tools".

My attire of choice....Wall's summer-weight coveralls. Not much heavier than shirt material and I break a sweat if it gets above 70 when working. (Here in TX, that is nearly year round.) Actually, I find them to be cooler than shorts due to "unobstructed" ventilation.

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:11 AM
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actually its a thin film of grease and sweat and oil so I am soot black

It goes like this first I sweat, then I wipe the sweat with my hand or forearm, which is black with grease already, so then my face is entire oily black and then &*() I need to go to Napa to buy some threadlock and going down the highway...guess who it is--you know somebody who already has a middling opinion of me----well once there were some punks in a car and they were horsing around and flashing lights and kissing my bumper.. so that being the case at the next traffic light I looked over at them in a calm funny way, my entire face looking like I had come from the Acopalypse, only my teeth and eyeballs showing any human resemblance... I'm not sure whether they felt sorry for me or were nervous but they were pretty respectful after that--hey I used to be a kid ,too

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