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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 06-05-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,924
Posted By Franzpan
Do you really want to go down the direct gloss...

Do you really want to go down the direct gloss route? I don't like it at all. I find swirl marks stand out much more than in clear coat and it fades too unless the new paints have been able to...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 07-12-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,975
Posted By Franzpan
PCL are one of the best I've found. They'll stand...

PCL are one of the best I've found. They'll stand up to plenty of use and knocks about the garage. Most garages and forecourts will have PCL ones.

The pay for ones at the garages should be as...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 13-10-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,964
Posted By Franzpan
Vinyl cutter specs/questions

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a small vinyl cutter primarily for cutting sandblast film. Maximum width of cut I need is 30cm but would probably like a little larger just to have it if the need...
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-09-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,811
Posted By Franzpan
Its the same with every thing though. Detailing...

Its the same with every thing though. Detailing products, clothes, food etc etc.

I see absolutely no harm in it tbh.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 14-08-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,453
Posted By Franzpan
Thanks Sam. Would you only primer over spots...

Thanks Sam. Would you only primer over spots where it's needed or would you prime the whole wheel?
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 14-08-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,453
Posted By Franzpan
High build primer for wheels.

looking for recommendations for a primer for wheels, something with a bit of build but ideally something that needs minimal sanding back.

I usually just use Tetrosyl Etch, I find it leaves a great...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 24-07-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,283
Posted By Franzpan
Not sure what brand mine are but they look...

Not sure what brand mine are but they look identical to these. Do yourself a favour and get one. pricey but well worth it.

You just push the male end in until it clicks, no collar to pull back...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 01-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Franzpan
Any experience running 110v transformer continuously?

Looking at getting a new tile saw for the workshop. It will be running almost continuously for about two hours at a time. (On for 5 mins off for 1 on average during this time)

Would a 110v...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 17-03-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,706
Posted By Franzpan
Yes last week was busier than the Christmas week...

Yes last week was busier than the Christmas week for some grocers. But look at Italy, the shelves are pretty empty by the looks of it, the customers still need to buy but getting the products that...
Forum: Interior & Glass 10-02-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,295
Posted By Franzpan
Be careful, I just looked on eBay and there are a...

Be careful, I just looked on eBay and there are a lot with black trumpets but with old style nozzles underneath.
Forum: Interior & Glass 10-02-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,295
Posted By Franzpan
Yes! They're a must have. I only do our own...

Yes! They're a must have.

I only do our own few cars but wouldn't be without it. So handy for blowing carpets to get the dirt out of the fibres, the tornado effect whips the fibres in every...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-02-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By Franzpan
MOT advisory or not, any dealer should be...

MOT advisory or not, any dealer should be replacing a worn shock or brakes.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-02-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,408
Posted By Franzpan
I had a terrible set of Bosch blades on my...

I had a terrible set of Bosch blades on my celica. Made a horrendous squeaking noise and didn't last long either, bought from ECP so I'd hope they were genuine.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-01-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By Franzpan
What car are they for? I got 4x NGK glow plugs...

What car are they for? I got 4x NGK glow plugs for a MK5 1.9 Golf from local motor factors for £5.90+VAT. So those are about right if they're for a standard enough engine?

Did the discount code...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 01-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Franzpan
Is It a twin cylinder one at all? The little...

Is It a twin cylinder one at all? The little 50ltr twin cylinder ones are fine for DIY garage use. Will run a medium sized impact gun fine and even small sanders etc for small jobs. The motor will...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 23-12-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,230
Posted By Franzpan
They do clean better and are nicer to use in...

They do clean better and are nicer to use in winter than a cold washer but are expensive for hobby use. They're great for removing bugs in the summer, they just rinse away after holding hot(ish)...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-12-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,371
Posted By Franzpan
I'm sure it will be grand. I found the 5 litres...

I'm sure it will be grand. I found the 5 litres that i had didn't strip the dirt never mind anything else.
Forum: The Showroom 02-12-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,642
Posted By Franzpan
Looks well. Great colour. I had a C30 a...

Looks well. Great colour.

I had a C30 a while back, I really miss it. The D5 so plenty of torque although it used to shred through front tyres in no time.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,607
Posted By Franzpan
Sorry I didn't read the title lol. Just seen a 5L...

Sorry I didn't read the title lol. Just seen a 5L bottle. Decent value then.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-11-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,607
Posted By Franzpan
£30 for 5 Litres of no brand oil is a bit...

£30 for 5 Litres of no brand oil is a bit expensive.

I've been using 'Gem Oils', an Irish company, for the last few years in our cars. Gone through about 40 litres of it. I'd never spend the...
Forum: Interior & Glass 19-11-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,763
Posted By Franzpan
Best to try and limit the cause of it first. My...

Best to try and limit the cause of it first. My Audi is one of the worst cars for steaming up, simply because there's more dampness in the interior.

If you run a little electric heater in it for...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-11-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,471
Posted By Franzpan
I call it 'comfort braking' and yes it really...

I call it 'comfort braking' and yes it really winds me up! It's not that they need to slow down it just puts them in their comfort zone when the brakes are lightly applies.

Because we all know...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 28-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By Franzpan
I just clicked your link and noticed its a G7. ...

I just clicked your link and noticed its a G7. Those are nice and a real bargain. I have my eyes on a V40. Might change next year and it will certainly be from eBay.
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 28-07-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By Franzpan
Bought an LG V20 from eBay a year ago. Vendor...

Bought an LG V20 from eBay a year ago. Vendor and item came from Honk Kong. Wouldn't buy anywhere else next time. So much cheaper.

I guess the risk is with warranty issues. Although the vendor...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-05-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Franzpan
Help with shrinking window tint 'fingers'

I've been playing with tinting the windows on my Celica this week. Always wanted to try it and recently discovered a sign writing supplier down the road from me who carries every tint film and tool...
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