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GA Tacoma Owners BS Thread

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:09 PM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Nice! Looks good! Don't forget to stain it after 30 days. I learned the downfall of not staining a fence the hard way a few years ago. Did you go with the company I recommended? If so, I'm gonna chase them for that referral :D

    I actually see a need for this and have considered doing the exact same thing. Ordering a pallet of 10 and selling them out of my garage. Some of the ones on Alibaba even have the CVT logo in the pictures....not sure if that shows that they are supplying the tents to CVT or if they just don't care about accuracy in photos shown. My guess is that they are supplying CVT, but I have no proof of that.

    One horror story that I've heard from people ordering through Alibaba is import fees. There is apparently no guarantee of the shipping cost and it could go substantially above the initial quote. Additionally, there can be long hold ups at customs. So if you are quoted $200 for shipping, it could be more like $500+ due to factors beyond your control. Seems stupid to me that in today's day and age we can't get accurate and fixed shipping costs, but I've heard that from more than one source.
     
  2. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    Yeah I've matched up a few models I've seen on Alibaba so far with some companies like CVT, and DesertArmor too surprisingly. The manufacture will also brand it with a logo if you want, wouldn't copyright anybody of course, but we could make our own logo or something.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    We actually ended up going with a different company out of Lawrenceville; they ended up beating the first several quotes by a large amount and got it done in a little over a day, so it was hard to argue with that.

    Dumb question, but what’s the deal with staining? This is my first fence, so I know basically nothing about care/maintenance.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:50 PM
    CowboyTaco

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    It basically seals the wood. If you don't stain it, it'll be grey in a year and look like it's 10 years old. If you stain it, you'll extend the life of it by up to 10 years. As you know, it isn't a cheap investment and the cost of lumber is only going to increase.

    Don't spray stain it either...that just ends up looking splotchy and terrible. Get a gallon of stain and a roller with extended handle and go to town. You'll be glad that you did. If you don't like the look of stain, get one in a natural wood color.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:54 PM
    MDB Taco

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    I assume you’d have to seal both sides; how did you do the side with the horizontal runners and posts?
     
  6. Apr 13, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    want to sell some hashpeacock tents? lol
     
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    Funny convo to see pop up here today.
     
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    I disagree about the sprayer option but to each their own. I’d roll the outer side and the main part of the inside and use an electric sprayer to cover the joints/posts and horizontal runners. You’ll need a lot more than a gallon for both sides of that fence. I’m sure there’s an online calculator out there somewhere. Know that if you get 5gallon tubs of stain to save money and don’t finish it off, it has a very short shelf life after being opened. And do NOT get a solid stain. Talk about a PITA.

    Plan on doing it very few years if you’re going to keep the house.
     
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    I was thinking either transparent stain or just clear sealer, like Thompson’s WaterSeal or something. I don’t mind the color of the fence now. You think something like this would work? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Thompson-s...ofer-Actual-Net-Contents-128-fl-oz/1000183857
    Or would that still have horrible discoloration like @CowboyTaco was talking about? I noticed it says “allows wood to gray naturally while being waterproof” or whatever.
     
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    Throw a cup of water on the pressure treated fence. If it beads off, it ain’t ready for the stain. Rain and sun will help leach the coating, takes 1-3months. Depending on how wet ya wood is...That’s what she said!!!
     
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    For whatever reason, your link is broken. I’d recommend doing a light colored 100% transparent stain. Mud splashing from rain and/or the dog lifting his leg will eventually discolor it. The clear stuff is tough to apply with 100% coverage and that one missed spot will forever stand out.
     
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    Huh, strange, maybe I accidentally cut off the last character or something. I’ve fixed the original post now.

    That’s a good point though, a light color would be easier to see when applying.
     
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    Y’all I’ll be ready to start getting jobs after 7th of may. Hit me up if you need help with anything :thumbsup:
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    Yes, both sides if possible. If not, one side is better than no sides.

    Hashcock has a better ring to it.

    Don't use Thompsons. My understanding is that is more like an apply every year sort of stain. We've used Behr on all of our fences and have been pleased with it.

    You basically have Transparent, Semi-Transparent, and Solid stain. Transparent shows the most natural wood grain and Solid is basically paint.

    Here's the Transparent: https://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-PR...proofing-Exterior-Wood-Finish-50001/301060429

    Notice it suggests that it will last 4 years on a deck and 6 years on a fence.

    If it were me, I'd go with at least a Semi-Transparent like this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-PR...terior-Wood-Stain-and-Sealer-553301/202263889.

    6 years on deck and 8 years on a fence.

    This solid one suggests 10 years on a deck and 25 years on a fence: https://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-PR...terior-Wood-Stain-and-Sealer-501101/203223471

    As @Marcmtb1 said, you will definitely need more than a gallon.

    It's not cheap to stain a fence properly, but you will either be very glad that you did or pissed that you didn't. I can almost guarantee that.

    My whole-hearted recommendation is to go with a semi-transparent stain. It's a good mix between showing the wood grain and offering better protection. Plus, you can get it in a natural wood color. Since it isn't transparent, you'll be able to better make sure that you are getting it on evenly.
     
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    As to your question about the side with the horizontal support boards, you'll need a brush to get those. This type of job is 100% better with a partner. One person to roll the big areas and someone with a wide brush to hit the areas the roller won't touch. Also, don't forget the tops of the boards where the sun and rain will hit and can seep in.
     
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    Tacomaworld University up in this thread. I love it.
     
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    Anyone here into whitewater kayaking?
     
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    In a former life, yes.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    GA Tech had a group that rolls out. Also you could connect with my old crew up at High Country Outfitters, there are boaters up there...used to be when I worked there decades ago.
     

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