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Forum: Machine Polishing 29-01-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mowbs
Can’t get shine on motorhome GRP panel

Hello

I’ve been machine polishing my motorhome over the last couple of days (and still have a quite a bit of it to do - the car will never feel like a big job again after this)
I’m using a...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-05-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mowbs
I served my apprenticeship in my local Ford...

I served my apprenticeship in my local Ford dealer from 88-93 so I'm a bit biased towards Fords of that era.

I always had a soft spot for the second model XR4x4 (2.9 version) they were amazingly...
Forum: Furniture Clinic 07-04-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,622
Posted By Mowbs
Yes please :thumb:

Yes please :thumb:
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 26-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,349
Posted By Mowbs
This won't solve your height issues but I only...

This won't solve your height issues but I only found out a couple of weeks ago that rubber jack pads were even a thing.

I bought a couple with a groove machined in them to sit under the sill and...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 21-02-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By Mowbs
They're 3M Roloc discs, and they're awesome...

They're 3M Roloc discs, and they're awesome although quite expensive because they wear out quite quickly. You can use them in a grinder with the rubber backing holder (in the third photo in the eBay...
Forum: Autoglym 19-02-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,037
Posted By Mowbs
Bought and used the HD shampoo today. It is...

Bought and used the HD shampoo today.

It is quite expensive for a litre of shampoo but the cap is smaller than I expected, so 4 cap fulls didn't make any impact on the bottle.

Great smell and...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-02-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By Mowbs
I've just worked out after speaking to some...

I've just worked out after speaking to some helpful people on here that despite asking for the best quality rubber hose Direct Hoses had on the hose reel I bought from them, it's a plastic hose he's...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-02-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,922
Posted By Mowbs
The standard of the service you get often depends...

The standard of the service you get often depends entirely on who gets the job in the garage. Some mechanics have little interest or a lazy attitude.

I used to always change the radio to Radio 1...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-02-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mowbs
I for one appreciate everyone's input here, it's...

I for one appreciate everyone's input here, it's easy to think something is right because you've been doing it or thinking it for years, sometimes it takes a forum debate to really make you think...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-02-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mowbs
I'm not here to argue with the caravanning...

I'm not here to argue with the caravanning community, it just seems to be a common misconception amongst you that weight should be distributed over the axle. That is wrong, regardless of what your...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-02-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mowbs
Thanks guys, I was never convinced with my hose...

Thanks guys, I was never convinced with my hose although I love having it on the reel.

I think I'll get in touch with Qwashers for a hose, Direct Hoses weren't particularly easy to deal with.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-02-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mowbs
Loading with the weight biased towards the front...

Loading with the weight biased towards the front of the trailer makes it stable to tow. The further back it the weight is makes it unstable and will tend to sway.

Trailer weight distribution -...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 11-02-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mowbs
Sorry to hijack your thread super cds, I'm sure...

Sorry to hijack your thread super cds, I'm sure that'll be a big improvement. I bought an extension for my karcher hose first and it was a nightmare for the connection catching under my wheels when I...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 11-02-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mowbs
Does it feel rubbery to the touch? Mine...

Does it feel rubbery to the touch? Mine definitely feels plasticy
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-02-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mowbs
Load your caravan (or trailer) forward of the...

Load your caravan (or trailer) forward of the axle, not over it as someone mentioned earlier
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 11-02-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mowbs
How does your hose feel to touch Dr Eskimo? (ooer...

How does your hose feel to touch Dr Eskimo? (ooer missus)

I bought a Direct Hoses 15m with a hose reel and it was supposed to be the higher quality hose, but it wraps itself in coils and still...
Forum: Mitchell & King 10-02-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mowbs
A quick google tells me it's not, but lubricity...

A quick google tells me it's not, but lubricity is.

Lubricity is the measure of the reduction in friction and or wear by a lubricant. The study of lubrication and wear mechanisms is called...
Forum: Mitchell & King 10-02-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mowbs
Lubricisisty (if that's not a word it should be)

Lubricisisty (if that's not a word it should be)
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-02-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mowbs
R4V number plates have a presence on Facebook,...

R4V number plates have a presence on Facebook, most companies respond much quicker when you make your complaint public.
You might even want to post your question on one of the Facebook number...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 03-02-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By Mowbs
That was what mine did before totally clogging...

That was what mine did before totally clogging up. Very easy to clean the gauze and it's been over a year with no more issues.
Forum: Autoglym 03-02-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,037
Posted By Mowbs
Great news! I loved both shampoo samples we...

Great news!

I loved both shampoo samples we tested with the Autoglym Test Team. I think they were probably my favourite products tested (so far) I'll definitely be getting some of this.
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 31-01-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mowbs
I'm sure it will be fine cleaned up with the ECP...

I'm sure it will be fine cleaned up with the ECP kit. It's just worth bearing in mind that it's not good practice 'chapping' an air filter off the kerb and refitting it because it dislodges the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,538
Posted By Mowbs
That was quite an interesting read although it...

That was quite an interesting read although it highlights the spectrum of what someone might judge reliability on.

The fact that Land / Range Rover had a high pass rate for their first MOT shows...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-01-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 244,212
Posted By Mowbs
S0 is the Lord Provost for Edinburgh's car. Our...

S0 is the Lord Provost for Edinburgh's car. Our one in Aberdeen has RG0

Here's a couple of mine:


http://i68.tinypic.com/2hd35sg.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/2re1no7.jpg
...
Forum: Auto Finesse 25-01-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 150,972
Posted By Mowbs
I'd be interested if you have a space.

I'd be interested if you have a space.
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