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Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #21
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When I was young I remember my Mom had some people like this (yes, as far north as NY) paint their barn roof. It's one of those arched types that comes almost to grade in some spots, made of galvanized metal. They used long ladders leaned up against it, the longest spray poles I've ever seen, and some sort of silvery coating that was in barrels (they use gas ). I remember when Dad got home, he was not too impressed.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #22
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Before they got in on the spray game they used to literally run around on the curved roofs painting them with sweeping brushes! I'd love to know where they get the extra long spray poles though!
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A friend of the family bought a lovley set of wrought iron gates from them for his driveway. The gypsies came and installed them and done a lovely job. Think they were a third of the normal price. Delighted with himself he was. Woke up the next morning to discover his gates had grown legs and ran away. Couldn't stop laughing for weeks .

Moral of the story don't deal with these people, no matter what super deals/offers they have.

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Are you for real? Never heard of this before.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:52 AM   #25
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This is for real. as TJ said we are too far north, read that as too dam cold for these scammers. when i lived in Ohio they would show up on occasion, to paint steel roofs and barns.scammed a sheriffs deputy one time and he had their "paint " analyzed,result?, mostly gas. the word went out and they seemed to stay away after that. then we had the "kentucky painters".....
thats another story.
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It's strange, I've talked to a farm owner in Mid-Michigan, that talked about guys coming around to paint his and his neighboors roofs that were metal. Maybe this is what he was talking about because the prices he mentioned were ridiculously low. That was a few years ago.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:59 PM   #27
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WTH are they cutting oil enamel with gas? I didnt even know it could be done. Never tried gas, dont want to, sounds like an explosion waiting to happen.
What do they do go door to door at farms? Crazy. i almost think someones pulling my leg.
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WTH are they cutting oil enamel with gas? I didnt even know it could be done. Never tried gas, dont want to, sounds like an explosion waiting to happen.
What do they do go door to door at farms? Crazy. i almost think someones pulling my leg.
You never seen those shows they do on dateline and msnbc on these guys?
Here is a alert for Michigan
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/i...e_warning.html
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