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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
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Re: Painting Cleats!
When I rebuilt my last rig there were a couple of aluminium cleats that were permanently bonded to the mast via corrosion with the bolts. After trying everything to get them off I finally accepted defeat and painted them along with the mast.
I would never paint bronze cleats though - dismount them, clean them up and buff them - they'll look like gold (for a while).
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.