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Old 02-27-2007, 11:25 PM
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Re: Steel outside: to paint it or not to paint it

The more I consider this the more I realize that the honest issue, for me, is visibility outdoors. Not protection from the elements. The steel should not be messed-with but because of competition from the variety of visual information outside - trees, flowers, darting rodents, the ever beckoning horizon and god forbid theres a sprinkler running - I want to paint my babies bright red-orange...turn my beloved steel and rust, for all practical purposes, into plastic so everyone will take notice like so many 7 year olds oogling over a big red fire engine. I resisted this urge, spawned of my own insecurity, today and hope I also will tomorrow. Just gotta take it one day at a time.
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