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Submitted by Gus
Gus' Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winning Squeegie
Be sure to read through this entire procedure before starting. The heated plastic procedure can cause second degree burns (or worse) so extreme caution should be exercised if you elect to follow it! The author assumes no responsibility for the actions of, or the results of, anyone following this procedure as it is intended as informational material only!
I was thinking of how to make a squeegee, and I was somewhat inspired by something I read off STING's website. Here's my Nobel Peace Prize winning idea:
Take one of those thick plastic clothes hangers, and saw off the long section (do this outside). Get a piece of foil and smooth it out on a heat resistant surface. Now, with a Bic lighter (or similar) heat the end of the plastic rod until it looks real liquidy. Push the end of the rod (melted side first) into the foil, until the melted portion mushrooms out to about 3/4". NOTE: if the plastic catches on fire, don't worry... DO blow out the fire BEFORE you mash the rod. The rod should look something like the drawing to the far left. Holding the rod straight up, let the plastic cool. Then peel it off the foil. It should have a flat bottom with sharp edges; file them smooth and file the bottom so that it's a smaller diameter than your barrel. Take a sponge (soft, preferably) and cut a small circle out just big enough to fit in your barrel. In the middle of the circle, make a small hole/slit just big enough so you can slip the plastic rod through. The mushroomed bottom of the rod will prevent the sponge from pulling off. (See RH drawing)
If this doesn't work, don't get mad at me... by some odd, magic power, it worked for me!
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