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Dogtemple

Member since Apr 2012 • Last active Jan 2020

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  • in Frame Builders
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    im not sure of the series as I bought it secondhand but its bigger than 20, I think 50mm section. its going to weigh about 30kg when done, a lot heavier than I ever expected. not a bad thing though.

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    good work, it looks more thought out than the first one and arranged more like a pro jig.

    I have a pile of extrusion and some lathed up parts so far. nothing to be proud of yet

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Could be that the discs are glazed. If they have a smooth glassy appearance that may be it. Will give the symptoms you’re describing.

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    I work in social services and you see a lot of strange things but this sort of thing has come up a few times, it seems to be a common belief with some African families. Not sure it is necessarily a mental health issue but more of a cultural paranoia or something.

    Anyways seen this exact thing about being bugged and cameras etc on numerous occasions over the years

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    It has when doing it on a car. It takes the top layer of paint off to reveal a new clean layer essentially. Unless it’s relatively new paint, you are likely to notice a difference. Also it’s more for doing large areas like a panel or an entire car. Try the Brillo pad first and see how that goes.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    T cut would be harsher as you have to work it more. The wire wool would clean it off more than cut away at the top layer of paint. Maybe try it on a different frame with less value first and see what works

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    With the black mark, get a Brillo pad, the wire wool impregnated with soap type stuff.

    Get it all wet and very very very gently rub the black mark with the wire wool. Make sure it it’s soapy as possible and be as gentle as possible and it will come off without harming the paint. This is what I usually do to get paint transfer and other miscellaneous marks off paintwork.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The little black mark you could probably scrape off with your finger nail. Looks like paint transfer from something else

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    Unless you’re a pro painter just leave it well alone. Touch up repairs usually look worse than the chip.

    Go for t cut though. I usually put a wax on top to bring back the shine. Keep in mind that you may need to blend in the t cut areas or do the whole frame. As it may make it look patchy otherwise.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I bought one of the lidl ones in 2012, it's lived outside on my balcony permanently since and I use it regularly. it won't fully fold up any more as it's seized but it works otherwise and I don't fold it up anyway so not a problem.

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