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Forum: The Showroom 26-03-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By Brian1612
Dad's Audi given a little love

Dads Audi was long overdue a decent clean as you can see in the first few photos. Had a few items to play with also so it was a perfect opportunity on Saturday given the decent weather.

- Full...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-04-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By bmerritt87
Sold the BMW M140 - new car collected!

Hi all,

Just thought I'd post a quick update. I collected my BMW M140 on 30th September last year, so I owned it just over 6 months and put 5000 miles on the clock. It's been a fantastic car, it's...
Forum: The Showroom 04-04-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,697
Posted By gibbo555
Work Colleagues Mercedes C220 Enhancement

Hi All,

My work colleague, who I also share a lift with to work recently purchased this Polar white C220, and asked me to give it a good going over, paint the calipers and remove the badges.

As...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 03-04-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By mikechesterman
Yes. One way of looking at it is that an...

Yes. One way of looking at it is that an infra-red is like a microwave compared to the booth/oven being like an oven.

I own a bodyshop and we have a both a spray booth/oven and a purpose-built...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 29-03-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By squiggs
If the booth/infrared baking times are the same...

If the booth/infrared baking times are the same then there shouldn't really be any difference in the solvent evaporation time. A panel temp of 60 degs for 30 mins is the same in an oven as it is...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 29-03-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sutty 90
Infrared dries the paint from the inside out...

Infrared dries the paint from the inside out where as the oven dries it from the outside if that makes sense.

Sutty
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 29-03-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sicskate
A booth will evaporate most of the solvents in...

A booth will evaporate most of the solvents in the paint to cures it.

An infrared lamp will dry the paint, but it can still take weeks to vent off.

Also you can't really use water based paints...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 29-03-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By steveo3002
dont think theres any difference in the finished...

dont think theres any difference in the finished job , its just faster , more mobile , anyone can buy one on a stand and be working the same day vs the cost of a oven and the install
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 29-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By Harry_p
Infrared is more efficient as you can aim it at...

Infrared is more efficient as you can aim it at the bit you want to heat without having to heat up all the air around it.

Handier for spot or section repairs, and frees up the booth to get another...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-01-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,883
Posted By joe39
Bottom line...

So... A lot of effort went into this car what with the December weather and daylight conditions against me.
The car sold for £1500.00. Total spend being £239.00
This included the £50 purchase...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-01-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,883
Posted By joe39
Some final images...

Unfortunately I made the rookie mistake of advertizing the car before it was totally finished. I did this to try and gauge the potential interest, however I did not expect it to attract so much...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-01-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,883
Posted By joe39
After some hard graft...

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f303/joe3911/IMG_2310_zps7x5f2lvm.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/joe3911/media/IMG_2310_zps7x5f2lvm.jpg.html)
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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 21-01-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,033
Posted By JoeyJoeJo
That sounds like a good way to do it and quite...

That sounds like a good way to do it and quite efficient time wise
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 21-01-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,033
Posted By macca666
Car Dryer - new purchase.

So I've been dragging my feet over a dryer for a long time now and the couple of recent posts about them made me bite the bullet and order one :thumb:

Got it from eBay for £46 ordered Monday and...
Forum: Interior & Glass 06-01-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By Garybooth
I use Dr Leather, i have a oyster BMW interior...

I use Dr Leather, i have a oyster BMW interior and it works really well.
Forum: The Showroom 05-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By tonyy
Very nice:thumb:

Very nice:thumb:
Forum: The Showroom 04-01-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By ibiza55
Absolutely gorgeous motor car, enough said.

Absolutely gorgeous motor car, enough said.
Forum: The Showroom 04-01-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By chris.t
Looks great, that interior looks like a nice...

Looks great, that interior looks like a nice place to pass the miles in. Enjoy:)
Forum: The Showroom 04-01-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Chris Donaldson
Nice wheels on that. The big gap in the spokes...

Nice wheels on that. The big gap in the spokes will make cleaning the inside of them easy.
Forum: The Showroom 04-01-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Zetec-al
Lovely 5 series! The interior looks stunning...

Lovely 5 series!

The interior looks stunning too
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,978
Posted By Chris H1
This is the screwfix one below:- Screwfix...

This is the screwfix one below:-

Screwfix Titan TTB350Vac 1300W...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-01-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,978
Posted By R_D_Olivaw
If your car is well waxed the Sidekick will clear...

If your car is well waxed the Sidekick will clear about 90% of the water. You'll just need to quickly dry the other 10% with a micro fibre.

I've had mine for 2 years and been very pleased with it,...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-01-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,978
Posted By Altos
Can you tell me if this extension hose keeps the...

Can you tell me if this extension hose keeps the same power or does alot of power get lost because of the extension?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-12-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By packard
Very nice choice of spec ... VERY nice....

Very nice choice of spec ... VERY nice....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 25-12-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bristle Hound
Looks nice Congrats :thumb:

Looks nice
Congrats :thumb:
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