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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDavid View Post
    It's also sold at Home Depot under the name "Klean Strip Prep 'n Etch."

    Everybody look at this pic and tell me if I'm the only one who sees something wrong with it:

    100_4470.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    Everybody look at this pic and tell me if I'm the only one who sees something wrong with it:

    100_4470.jpg
    Hmm.... I must be over-thinking this.....
    "You can never use too much anti-seize!"

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    Bill might be right about you guys needing to turn in your nerd-cards!

    If one of you guys don't point it out, I'm gonna post it on Talk; I know there's plenty of grammar-nazis there....those guys won't let me down!

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    "Helps insure " should read "Helps Ensure"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou and "Boo" View Post
    "Helps insure " should read "Helps Ensure"
    I KNEW you wouldn't let me down Lou!

    Right....should read "ensure" (unless they're really suggesting that the adhesion will be insured.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou and "Boo" View Post
    "Helps insure " should read "Helps Ensure"
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I KNEW you wouldn't let me down Lou!

    Right....should read "ensure" (unless they're really suggesting that the adhesion will be insured.)
    Good eye guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightFlyer View Post
    Good eye guys
    I just went on their site, it appears I wasn't the first to notice it:

    http://www.kleanstrip.com/uploads/products/PrepEtch.JPG

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    Not!

    Damn it, Rich
    I kept going back to that for an hour:

    inĚsure
    inˈSHo͝or/Submit
    verb
    1.
    arrange for compensation in the event of damage to or loss of (property), or injury to or the death of (someone), in exchange for regular advance payments to a company or government agency.
    "the table should be insured for $2,500"
    2.
    secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency).
    "by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Damn it, Rich
    I kept going back to that for an hour:

    inĚsure
    inˈSHo͝or/Submit
    verb
    1.
    arrange for compensation in the event of damage to or loss of (property), or injury to or the death of (someone), in exchange for regular advance payments to a company or government agency.
    "the table should be insured for $2,500"
    2.
    secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency).
    "by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune"
    hahaha...sorry!

    You do get it, right? Your bold-type makes me unsure.


    enĚsure
    make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case (i.e. "Helps make certain good paint adhesion.")
    "the client must ensure that accurate records be kept"
    synonyms: make sure, make certain, see to it

    BTW, I emailed Klean Strip to point out I noticed the newer label on the same product has the proper wording and asked [since I have the older label,] if my paint adhesion will be insured. -haha!

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    The bold is a common second definition for "insure". It can be interchanged for "ensure", but not the other way around. I.E. There is nothing wrong with it.

    EDIT: I Googled around and see some agree it is interchangable, some say insure should only be used with "finiancial...", and other say using it is "fairly archaic".

    Irregardless, it was fun!!!

    [Did you catch that?]
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