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agesilaus

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Today I finally discovered the Mechanics Secret, it is the coveralls that they wear.

I had to replace the brake backer plates on 3 of four wheels on the camper, I got the other on the road. I struggled with the second of three and got filthy from head to foot. And spent four hours on the job. That included putting a torch on a socket to make it let go of a nut.

So in a flash of inspiration I ordered a set of genuine mechanic's coveralls from Amazon. They came last night and I put them on today and did wheel number three in about 30 minutes start to finish and kept clean too.

So I am dubbing those coveralls my "Lucky Mechanic Coveralls". And pledge to wear them from now on for mechanics work.


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Ages,

I worn those for lots of years.

You can get out of them alone if you find the right doorknob.

Matt


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Hey cool! I’m headed to Tractor Supply tomorrow!
Thanks for the tip!!!

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Posted: 01/31/21 04:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I swear,if you get a splinter....and buy a set of scrubs...[emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]


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Been wearing overalls since before High School.....ranching, oil rigs (4 yr elapse due to Navy Regs) then ever since

Yet I still get dirty ????

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Matt_Colie wrote:

Ages,

I worn those for lots of years.

You can get out of them alone if you find the right doorknob.

Matt


That's the funniest post I've read in a long time. So true, I almost needed my pocket knife last time.


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Over the years I have bought many sets of coveralls from rental places. Buy oversized, because the set in truck may need to go over warm clothes

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In general, from late October all the way thru first week of April, all I wear is Carthart Arctic Coveralls everywhere I go, at work and at home whether I am working on stuff or not....

In summer, I wear regular coveralls at work, and when working on all my 45 to 51 year old rigs to keep them running - never owned anything newer yet to this day (my 76 Lincoln Mark IV is still my youngest rig)


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Matt_Colie wrote:

Ages,

I worn those for lots of years.

You can get out of them alone if you find the right doorknob.

Matt


I had several pairs when I was still a working guy but must have sent them off off to Goodwill or something. Anyway they were gone, looking at the wife.

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Yep, wearing coveralls actually raises your mechanical IQ.

I remember back in the early 80's with young children and living week to week, I blew the engine in our Chrysler Newyorker.
Spent 22 hours of labor over the course of a week and rebuilt the engine.

It was definitely the coveralls.

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