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Forum: Detailing Chat 16-06-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Caledoniandream
Be careful, some are not polished, but are...

Be careful, some are not polished, but are brushed, satin bead blasted, or even anodised.
Polishing with autosol ( other metal polishes available) will do permanent damage to the finish.
Some are...
Forum: Help..! 05-06-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Caledoniandream
I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher, is much too...

I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher, is much too harsh.
Can’t you use a toothbrush or soak it in steradent?
Dishwasher detergent will discolour the plastic and make it brittle.
Another option is...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 04-06-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By Caledoniandream
DAB is not what is suppose to be. Here in North...

DAB is not what is suppose to be.
Here in North Wales the reception is very patchy.
My wifeís car has a brilliant reception on DAB, but where she takes it, it drops non stop into FM hence that she...
Forum: Mitchell & King 02-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By Caledoniandream
Name - Naked Scent - Not to overpowering, not...

Name - Naked
Scent - Not to overpowering, not to sweet ( you donít want to attract wasps) lemongrass
Colour - a lighter shade of pale
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-06-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Caledoniandream
A must is definitely the Wild Atlantic Way,...

A must is definitely the Wild Atlantic Way, County Donegal is a must.
Forget Dublin there are much better places to go (Dublin is nice but overpriced)
Plenty beautiful beaches, nice pubs, lovely...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 28-05-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 317,808
Posted By Caledoniandream
M6 = metric 6 mm external diameter 100 =...

M6 = metric 6 mm external diameter
100 = coarse thread
16 = 16 mm thread length

A fairly standard screw, available with multitude of heads.

The reason why torx is so much used in automated...
Forum: Interior & Glass 19-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Caledoniandream
Like Nilglass, while i like Many Autoglym...

Like Nilglass, while i like Many Autoglym products, but I donít get on with Fastglass.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By Caledoniandream
Yeah, have a bit of that. Every Volvo I had in...

Yeah, have a bit of that.
Every Volvo I had in the past was a success!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 10-05-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By Caledoniandream
Donít like Ryanair at all, messy, rude staff,...

Donít like Ryanair at all, messy, rude staff, hard seats.
If you take luggage the price goes that much up that you can get the same or better deals somewhere else.
My favourite airline must be...
Forum: Detailing Chat 09-05-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By Caledoniandream
Been asked several times, but politely decline. ...

Been asked several times, but politely decline.
I wash my old neighbours car when it get to dirty, but that is just a quick wash and dry.
When she was on holiday it did a bit more and cleaned the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Caledoniandream
:tumbleweed: A Toyota with a PSA engine,...

:tumbleweed:

A Toyota with a PSA engine, that's a new one to me?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-05-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Caledoniandream
Wouldnít mind that instead of a Prius. Quality...

Wouldnít mind that instead of a Prius.
Quality will be above the norm.
Modern car, nothing more nothing less.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Caledoniandream
They are well known for snapping at 20k so your...

They are well known for snapping at 20k so your dealer is not in the wrong.
I wouldnít gamble on it as when it snaps it can do an awful amount of damage.
Modern engine run the belts very tight over...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-05-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 51,133
Posted By Caledoniandream
The cables have a habit to break inside the loom...

The cables have a habit to break inside the loom between the door and the body.
Unplug the wires from the mirror and look for continuity with a multimeter.
Good project,:thumb:
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Caledoniandream
Must be Mk1 Mexico, still an iconic car! For...

Must be Mk1 Mexico, still an iconic car!
For the first time in 40 years nothing Ford on the drive!
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-05-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Caledoniandream
Take plenty of time, Manchester is very busy at...

Take plenty of time, Manchester is very busy at any time!
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Caledoniandream
Yes an absolute nightmare, I book nowadays the...

Yes an absolute nightmare, I book nowadays the Marriott with parking (itís just down the road with shuttle)
We arrive the night before and have a relaxed departure.

If you use the T2 there are...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 01-05-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Caledoniandream
Itís nearly impossible to get a good match,...

Itís nearly impossible to get a good match, wheels get washed with harsh chemicals and dull instantly.
If youíre lucky in a couple of weeks the heat and the brake dust reactions have dulled the...
Forum: The Showroom 23-04-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,731
Posted By Caledoniandream
Last time my locking nut didnít come loose and...

Last time my locking nut didnít come loose and started slipping, I parked the car beside my side door steps.
Put the socket on correctly, tap with a hammer.
Put a standard breaker Barr on...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 20-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Caledoniandream
Still kills the pollinating insects. I pull...

Still kills the pollinating insects.

I pull most of the stuff out, or burn it down between the slabs.
Is very satisfying and instant results!
Forum: The Showroom 19-04-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,731
Posted By Caledoniandream
I think a smokey grey would look amazing on that...

I think a smokey grey would look amazing on that colour.

Ps very clean for a daily user, :thumb:
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-04-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Caledoniandream
Itís a bit black and white, does it pass the MOT...

Itís a bit black and white, does it pass the MOT with the plate lying behind the windscreen.
If the answer is No, than itís illegal.
Very simple, if you want to take that risk itís up to you.
...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-04-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Caledoniandream
I burn them out with a roofers burner. Very...

I burn them out with a roofers burner.
Very satisfying, easy, effective and no chemicals around that kills bees etc.
My cats donít like weed killer and I guess itís not very good for them either. ...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-04-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By Caledoniandream
Utrecht is easy on the Eurostar, or even easier...

Utrecht is easy on the Eurostar, or even easier flying.
Fly Bristol to Amsterdam, go through arrivals, buy a train ticket, down the elevator, on the train (every 15-20 minutes) half an hour later...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-04-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By Caledoniandream
Or if you want to go to the world of Hans...

Or if you want to go to the world of Hans Christian Anderson, go to the Efteling (Kaatsheuvel NL)
Stay in síHertogenbosh, a nice old city, reasonable cheap with some fantastic history, a beautiful...
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