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Old 10-08-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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anyone brought one of these from china? it is £78.50 delivered. Im guessing the UK sellers just buy them in bulk and re sell for £95+
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:45 PM   #2
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I have one. Works fine, though I've only used it a couple of times. Seems to be good enough for an enthusiast at least. Came in a nice plastic hard case too.

I think I ordered mine on eBay and it turned up in an Amazon box a couple days later. The seller I bought from uses Amazon fulfilment, even though I ordered on eBay.

I ordered it last year though, so don't ask me who the seller was or anything!
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:48 PM   #3
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brill thank you Im going to give the eBay one a shot should be good enough for what I need for the time being.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yeah, I didn't want to spend a fortune, but also didn't want to polish my paint "blind".

This seems fairly accurate and as I polished my bootlid I kept measuring and could monitor the paint thickness decreasing a tiny bit each time, so it seemed to do the job and make me feel a bit safer with what I was doing.

I also like the fact that I can use it in future when purchasing new cars to see if the car has had any panels resprayed.

Obviously this one can't be used on plastic panels like bumpers, but you'd need to spend thousands for one that does that.

Enjoy!
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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I also have one of these and can vouch for the fact it is easy to use and fairly accurate for the money.

Only issues I had were trying to calibrate it using the very ambiguous instructions. I eventually found a vid on youtube that had no sound but gave a pretty good "follow the film" representation, and once you do it a couple of times, it was quite easy really.
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I found it easy to calibrate, but that when I checked with the shim immediately after it still was slightly off. Still plenty accurate enough for my uses though.

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brill thanks guys - gone and ordered one - had to move away from collecting waxes to equipment now haha - even though I've just gone for the obsession wax custom waxes
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brill thanks guys - gone and ordered one - had to move away from collecting waxes to equipment now haha - even though I've just gone for the obsession wax custom waxes
I'll believe when I see it bud!!! The custom wax is a cracking offer. Tools or WAX.....You just can't help it.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:20 PM   #9
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I'll believe when I see it bud!!! The custom wax is a cracking offer. Tools or WAX.....You just can't help it.
haha lol - Ive already spoken to Jay about what I'm after for my 2 customs think jays going to be busy for a while
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