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Junebug Goes Topless, Day 2

Today, I went to Lowe’s and Home Depot and bought a variety of supplies, most notably some acetone, sanding paper, a Milwaukee multi-purpose oscillating tool (with sanding attachment), two cans of Zinsser Amber Shellac, and two cans of the clear shellac.  I wasn’t planning to start the shellacking process today, but I figured I might as well get prepared in case I feel like tackling it during the week sometime.  I’m not sure if I’m excited about that part of this project or afraid.  I guess I’ll find out once I start on it!

So I continued on my quest to remove the roof today, and I finally succeeded!  I had more trouble removing the two pieces than expected, thanks to a bunch of screws holding them together that were, of course, covered in sealant.

Shasta Restoration Part 5

In this video clip, I show what the roof looks like before and after I remove the next two sections.  I didn’t find any more surprising messages today.  But I’m not done uncovering all the wood yet, so who knows what I’ll find!

I tried acetone on the tiles to remove the carpet glue and it is working!  Unfortunately, it’s going to take me a million years to get it all off.  😦  Another problem I am seeing and haven’t decided whether to take on is that one of my benches has come loose from the floor, and the wood on the bottom of the bench is cracked.  I think it was a result of the wrong sized spring that was on the trailer when I bought it.  I’m not sure.  I think I should probably remove the benches, but I feel like that’s an even bigger project than what i had planned to take on.  Then again, this whole project just keeps getting bigger and bigger, so what harm is there in removing a couple of benches?  Ok, maybe releasing some asbestos into the air is one problem.  ugh

Whenever taking on a project such as this one, it is always a good idea to make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date.  That aluminum is razor sharp!


If you just looked at my garage, you would probably assume a man lives here.  But you would be wrong!  (unless you count Baxter)


More to come next weekend as I continue to remove the skin.  I may also try to remove the cabinets and benches if I can get up the courage.  🙂

2 responses »

  1. hii! what are you doing it to remove all asbestos ? or just a specific part ?

    • Hi Dampier, I haven’t been on my blog much so I didn’t even see your comment until now. I didn’t actually remove it, I just sealed it with some Kilz and then laid a new floor on top of it so it wouldn’t be disturbed. The amount of asbestos that is in those tiles is small enough that I think as long as it’s not disturbed, it should be fine. (fingers crossed)


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