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    Power Play Pressure Washing
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    Nathan Harman
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    Ephrata, PA
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  1. I have a customer that wants to change from a Medium Brown to a bit lighter brown. I do not currently have light brown ready seal in stock. Would adding more oil or anything lighten it up a bit and be OK. Of course I do not normally do anything with their stain other then put it on. And I wouldn't want to effect the stains performance in a negative way. Linseed Oil?? I dunno?
  2. Artillery Fungus Removal

    Attn: Looking for sub-contractor to remove AF with magic eraser. I will pay $20 an hour. You supply the erasers and the elbow grease. Must be able to remove at least 200 SPH (spots per hour). hahaha From the other side, I'm not sure why everyone was so persistent in NOT believing you. I mean over and over again you were told that it is spider poop. Like there is NO way you found something to remove it! Isn't that how everything found a "cure"???? Anyway, GREAT THINKING, and I will have to give this a try if I find it on a small scale. My problem is when I find it it's on all 4 sides and then one side will be worse then the others. I can remember a couple instances where homeowners would have paid big bucks to have it removed. One couple was in there new house for about 1 year. The entire one side was covered!
  3. Oh I see. So if it comes off with the alcohol be prepared to put another coat of paint on, lol.
  4. Thanks everyone. I was mainly hoping to hear if anyone has experience with a Thompson's product like I was explaining. However, the alchohol trick is good to know. I usually just avoided jobs with acrylic in the past. So if it is acrylic, can you strip the entire deck with the alchohol? Thanks.
  5. Hi All, I have a job coming up where the homeowner applied two coats over three years of a Thompson's product. The stain on the deck still looks very solid on the rails and spindles. Usually when I see Thompson's it is semi transparent. This is the first Thompson's I have seen that looks pretty opaque. Does anyone have experience stripping this? I looked at the metal square can and couldn't find ingredients anywhere. I don't know what I am up against. I will be working on it late this week. Thanks for any opinions.
  6. Anyone use a sand (what type is best?) to take old, starting to peel paint off a car? If so, how do you protect the windows and weather stripping? What is the best process? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Local theft of logo!

    Hopefully he isn't reading this. He will go and trademark it before you do. Then you would be really pissst.
  8. Hay Shane, I have the same quick connect setup on my braided hose. Where did you get the brass pieces for the wand? Thanks mon
  9. 2nd Truck BEFORE Pics

    Thats crazy, hope your buddy is allright.
  10. Just got our 2nd truck. Here are some before pics. I have several ideas on how to set this little guy up for both equipment and image. I would like it to be easily open or covered bed. Picked it up because of the great gas mileage it gets, so far I'm getting 17-18 cruising it around. We will use this truck for the jobs that are farther away, making us more competitive with the local guys in those areas. It's a 96 4cy turbo diesel with 114k miles on it. I got it for 6200, do you think that is a good deal? If this was your truck, how would you set it up? Any ideas? Thanks
  11. Who Does Fleet Work in Philly area?

    I just read this post about the bus fleet and would love a shot at it. Please call or message me. MUCH appreciated. Nate Harman Power Play 717.314.2360
  12. Pda or smartphone?

    I use the Palm T/X and love it. It has Wi-Fi so I can check Internet e-mails from anywhere in my house. I use it as a scheduler and if you used a Palm and try to go to a smart phone you will miss some functionality. I love Plams for organization and if I lost it I would be lost, so I back-up often.
  13. Heavy Equipment Washing

    Danster, I'm confused, you thought my pricing was too low. On maintenance cleans your looking at 30 mins on the small guys ($49 bucks) as stated in my original post.. I do six, which takes me three hours I am at $294 bucks. You are at $225 for three hours of cleaning. The degreaser is such a small amount of the cost I don't see why you would charge it out as extra. To do six pieces you are looking at like two gallons maybe. So what 10 bucks total degreaser cost. If you're going to go with that logic then why not charge extra for how much gas you use. Unless you are selling the degreaser like an auto mechanic sells parts. Up charging the hell out of it. Please explain....
  14. Heavy Equipment Washing

    Those are on the low end, the easy maintenance cleans. That does include the degreaser that when you buy in bulk isn't too pricey. To speak from the other end of things. We do some very large cranes at the local recycler that only get done on an emergency basis. Over heated and broke down, now they need to work on it. We charge $350. I am convincing them it would be better to keep them clean all the time so they don't overheat, less repair. If he gave me all 6 on a bi-weekly, I would do them for $150 each. Pricing varies largely from job to job and I probably shouldn't give my prices. Just have an idea of what your business needs to gross per hour to make you happy and stick with that.