Brutal VCT

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  1. Old Coastie
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    It took four of us twelve hours, working through the night. Gang, you should have seen the elves scraping and working the unbelievable caked, nasty crud. They were on their hands and knees almost all night. I was finally able to put down several coats with only 1/2 hour to spare before the owner arrived. Could not even burnish it. But perhaps the next time.

    The pictures barely do it justice.
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    Damn! Nice work. I wish I could find 4 people to help out on overnight VCT jobs
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    All night long.
    Couldn't pay me enough.
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    Nice work

    I hope you are able to capitalize on this with additional more lucrative jobs

    Overnight VCT work was the worst for me back in the day
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    any profit involved?


    amazing results.
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    Nice work. I retired from VCT. I guess it was just a bad experience, but it was enough to make me hate doing it. The floor had not been stripped in 15 years. I worked 19 hours on that damn floor. Never again.
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    Nice work.

    You rescue a floor like that and you've got a customer for life!!!!

    Hopefully a couple times a year now that they know what you're capable of.
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    Not much profit, because I just don't know that much about efficiency. VCT is not something we do a lot of, so each job brings new headaches. On this one, after materials and elf shares, about $300.
    But all through the night, the elves made suggestions and we'd try them out. I think we could do this one in half the time because of their input. What moves me is their good attitude; fueled by pizza and snoring all the way home, they are a good bunch.
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    Using the right techniques with the right chems along with right equipment the job will go faster, safer and yield great results.

    Btw, most finishes these days don't appreciate a burnishing untill fully cured, we wait at least a few days if not a week to burnish.

    Just think any small abrasive caught in the buffing pad will mare that floor really bad since it is still very soft= Not worth the risk and since not fully cured the result yielded from the burnish would not be noticeable or worth the time.

    Not all finishes are like this and there are a few that recommend a burnish but I don't use those finishes for that reason.
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    Ah, passionate employees. That's awesome


    Out here we call it, training our future competition!
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    Now Jose' will go back to slopping more floor finish after you.................leave.
    Then they will call you back in 5 years to do it again.
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    You really need to try boxer shorts Boyle.
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    Sure, and you can try this for a neck tie

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