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Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-03-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,859
Posted By lofty
For a car in this price range I wouldn't even...

For a car in this price range I wouldn't even look at dealers, far better get something privately where you can talk to the owner face to face. You've got virtually no come back with a dealer at this...
Forum: The Showroom 06-03-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 366,123
Posted By lofty
My M3 ...

My M3

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Forum: The Insurance Zone 23-02-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By lofty
This. No harm in trying to claim off your...

This.
No harm in trying to claim off your neighbour, but I think you'll have to claim on your own insurance.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 16-02-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By lofty
They may not see it but I wouldn't try and hide...

They may not see it but I wouldn't try and hide stuff deliberately, they are not your enemy, they are there to help you and make sure it's done correctly so you don't have problems in the future.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 15-02-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By lofty
Whatever you decide on I'd run it past the...

Whatever you decide on I'd run it past the building inspector as he'll spot it when he comes to inspect at DPC level.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 14-02-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By lofty
Yikes, 60mm is a lot of difference, that's...

Yikes, 60mm is a lot of difference, that's virtually a full brick and a lot to make up on two course. You could maybe use concrete blockwork as your first course, you could cut them from say 60mm to...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 07-02-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By lofty
I think the 'it has to be sanded off' is a bit...

I think the 'it has to be sanded off' is a bit misleading. The cars top coat would have to be sanded off but look how easy it marks, scratches and swirls. The reason Ceramic coatings are applied is...
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 01-02-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By lofty
If it's only 3 months old the garage floor will...

If it's only 3 months old the garage floor will still be damp, concrete hardens quickly but takes a while to dry out properly, especially over the winter. Try and open the door when your at home to...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 26-01-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By lofty
Pipkins, Why don't You, Crystal Tipps and...

Pipkins, Why don't You, Crystal Tipps and Alistair, and Runaround were some of my faves.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 15-01-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By lofty
I went years ago and virtually everyone in the...

I went years ago and virtually everyone in the hotel was ill expect me and the Mrs as we are super careful what we eat and drink. It got really bad press for poor hygiene in the hotels not long...
Forum: The Showroom 16-10-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,331
Posted By lofty
I done the same, Cayman for a year then a F-Type...

I done the same, Cayman for a year then a F-Type V6S Coupe. The Porsche was probably a better car but I much preferred my Jaguar as it's the complete package. Enjoy it, and get it into Dynamic manual...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 22-09-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By lofty
I've sold most of my cars to traders who have...

I've sold most of my cars to traders who have contacted me via Autotrader. I've always received more than the part/x price and it feels safer than a private sale. Next time I sell I'm going to try...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 16-09-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By lofty
As mentioned it's all down to the individual. The...

As mentioned it's all down to the individual. The first time I used them the guy done a brilliant job, he was so confident that he simply said don't pay me if your not happy. The next time, due to...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-09-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By lofty
I bought a load of Makita stuff a few years ago,...

I bought a load of Makita stuff a few years ago, good machines but very poor batteries, I don't use any of it now as the chargers also went pear shaped. I use mainly Milwaukee now.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 07-08-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By lofty
That's fine if you want all the new plaster...

That's fine if you want all the new plaster white, if you want a colour it's a waste.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 07-08-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By lofty
PVA is mainly used as a bonding agent so that new...

PVA is mainly used as a bonding agent so that new plaster skim will adhere to existing plastered walls, it's not designed to be overpainted. No paint manufacturers recommend PVA before painting,...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 07-08-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By lofty
Only if you buy B&Q crap paint :D You never see...

Only if you buy B&Q crap paint :D You never see pro decorators buying their paint in B&Q or Homebase.
One coat of Leyland/Johnstones/Dulux/Crown TRADE matt paint watered down to 8 parts paint 2...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-08-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By lofty
At least they have an exhaust pipe somewhere...

At least they have an exhaust pipe somewhere behind the false tips, the new C-Class and this little C1 dont have an exhaust anywhere near the tips, they are purely for show
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-08-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By lofty
I quite like the C1, hate those fake exhausts...

I quite like the C1, hate those fake exhausts tho, even worse on a £30k+ Mercedes.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 01-08-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By lofty
I guess they are just getting in line with the...

I guess they are just getting in line with the other airlines. ATOL is for package holidays not flights so they are no different to any other airline now. They are obviously still ATOL protected if...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 01-08-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By lofty
Pretty sure Thomson are the same if you only book...

Pretty sure Thomson are the same if you only book a flight. Ive got a Thomas Cook flight booked for a few weeks time, I paid for it with my credit card for a bit of extra protection.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-07-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,549
Posted By lofty
Its about time clocking became illegal so that...

Its about time clocking became illegal so that the guys who do it are responsible for their actions rather than it only becoming an offence when the car is sold. I think the police only get involved...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 30-07-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By lofty
This. A friend of mine got caught in a downpour...

This.
A friend of mine got caught in a downpour in the Lake District a few years ago and he was literally soaked to the skin, his iPhone didn't survive and he got a new one via his home insurance.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 25-07-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,630
Posted By lofty
Sika do a paving grout, it's good stuff, it...

Sika do a paving grout, it's good stuff, it stinks for a few days but sets like bell metal.
Forum: The Daily News Zone 20-07-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By lofty
They look a bit fussy in photos but after seeing...

They look a bit fussy in photos but after seeing a few on the roads they are actually pretty nice. Made in Britain too, hopefully they sell well overseas.
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