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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 15-05-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Sh1ner
It is worth considering only doing one chip at a...

It is worth considering only doing one chip at a time. That way if you make a mistake you can carry the knowledge gained forward to the next and not do it again.
Don't be in too much of a hurry....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-05-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Sh1ner
Hopefully it is clear from the above that there...

Hopefully it is clear from the above that there is much more to it than the correct type of driving. The vehicle as a whole has to be free of faults and meet all conditions to run a regen cycle. If...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 04-05-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sh1ner
Not particularly cheap but ...

Not particularly cheap but
http://www.mbxit.com/products/bristle-blaster-c-6.html
There are pneumatic, 240v and 110v automotive and heavy duty.
Removes rust, scale, seam sealer etc better than any...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-04-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Sh1ner
Nearly 40 years! Yes, I remember those days and...

Nearly 40 years!
Yes, I remember those days and still see it happen today. It was wrong then, as it is now. It was admittedly rather more simple and obvious all those years ago.
It is fortunate for...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 22-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Sh1ner
I think Taxboy's suggestion is absolutely sound...

I think Taxboy's suggestion is absolutely sound as a general purpose robust water sprayer.
For something simple...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 20-04-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Sh1ner
I would get it checked especially as it is under...

I would get it checked especially as it is under warranty.
A couple of things though.
It might just be diesel knock and the system taking too long to adjust. It shouldn't really happen but some...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-04-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 57,102
Posted By Sh1ner
Bleach might well affect an older plastic. Unless...

Bleach might well affect an older plastic. Unless you know what it is, I would exercise some caution.
I seem to remember the discolouration is caused by bromine leeching out to the surface due to a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 57,102
Posted By Sh1ner
Peter, if you ever have cause to do such a thing...

Peter, if you ever have cause to do such a thing again there are fin combs of different pitches specifically for straightening bent or uneven radiator fins.
Relatively cheap and can be very useful.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-04-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 57,102
Posted By Sh1ner
I'm very much enjoying this thread, I did my...

I'm very much enjoying this thread, I did my apprenticeship on the Jaguars of the early to late seventies but at the risk of being negative please do not leave that crimp, it will fail or corrode and...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 05-04-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Sh1ner
With such diverse geography rural services must...

With such diverse geography rural services must be a nightmare to provide.
You have sympathy but still wish services could be a little better. Remote living certainly has its challenges but seems...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-04-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Sh1ner
Sorry, no experience of the unit you suggest but...

Sorry, no experience of the unit you suggest but it seems costly compared to some of the other options but as you say local conditions may have to dictate and it may balance out.
I lived in Rome for...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 21-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Sh1ner
Were you able to download the specified Torque...

Were you able to download the specified Torque app to your headunit or are you just using it as a base station and communicating via phone?
Is your head unit android compatible or does it run on...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 11-03-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Sh1ner
Yes it would but it needs to be used correctly.. ...

Yes it would but it needs to be used correctly..
It is great at sticking stone window sills back together, it is not hype but polyurethane glue needs pressure keeping on the parts being glued. If it...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-03-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sh1ner
Yes. I don't regard any time of year as safe. I...

Yes. I don't regard any time of year as safe. I remember it freezing in June one year. I was fishing for the week and we were all in sleeping and survival bags.
I disconnect the water supply...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 08-03-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Sh1ner
There could be many reasons. Soft paint could be...

There could be many reasons. Soft paint could be one, understanding of the chosen polishes, etc etc etc
You still have the option of Hex black, blue and red pads to finish with if required but my...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 04-03-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Sh1ner
Only ever used it over Amigo and only by machine....

Only ever used it over Amigo and only by machine. Good clear wet shine and stays put.
I've used it on a few cars that do not see much love for months because it lasts so well.
I have had no problem...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-03-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sh1ner
If you need to do the other side. I would look...

If you need to do the other side. I would look for a bearing/hub from SKF VKBA 6750, Timken RFM500010 or FAG 713620390 , the same suppliers as Landrover use but £105 inc to £180 or so would keep me...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sh1ner
No, that is why I said the wheel bearing might...

No, that is why I said the wheel bearing might have given me pause for thought. Your inch might be my 1/4inch and your horrendous my slightly noisy. I don't know because I did not see it.
I probably...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-03-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sh1ner
I would have probably passed it too. Brake pad...

I would have probably passed it too.
Brake pad limit is 1mm. If you cannot measure it then it is a pass. A surface crack in a disc can be ok but if you cannot see it you cannot test it. No...
Forum: Machine Polishing 13-02-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sh1ner
You started off a little strong. I would try...

You started off a little strong.
I would try something much lighter at first like ultimate polish/M205 either on your yellow Megs pad or a CG hex black or white pad.
Ultimate compound might be...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-02-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By Sh1ner
If you put it 30 days early and it passes then...

If you put it 30 days early and it passes then the mot will expire on the due date on the old certificate.
If it fails, then depending on how and when it is repaired, you may or may not end up with...
Forum: Detailing Chat 24-01-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Sh1ner
Caramel wheels work ok but need to be used with...

Caramel wheels work ok but need to be used with care.
It is very easy to skid off, press too hard, overheat the area being worked on, mark the paint, etc etc.
I would practice on an old wheel with...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-01-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Sh1ner
I find this happens if you do not keep turning...

I find this happens if you do not keep turning the cloth to a fresh surface. I usually have 3 or 4 on the go when waxing and keep using, turning and hanging unfolded to air so I always have a fresh...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 22-01-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sh1ner
Washing with water will be fine or you can blow...

Washing with water will be fine or you can blow the residue away and wipe down if you have access to a compressor.
I would not use any acid as it keeps attacking the metal even when rinsed, unless...
Forum: Detailing Chat 21-01-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Sh1ner
The paint code will be under the boot mat/floor....

The paint code will be under the boot mat/floor. Perl Blue perhaps.
VW used to use clear over base even with solid colours so hopefully there will be something to work with and it saves whatever...
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