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by Combehatter
28 Aug 2014, 21:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spilt Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Spilt Pipe

Sweet, thanks!
by Combehatter
28 Aug 2014, 20:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spilt Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Spilt Pipe

Hi gents, Had the dreaded MOT a couple of days ago (pass with one advisory for bearing wear in rear offside) however the tester found this split coolant hose whilst he was at it. Its not leaking yet but looks like just a matter of time. http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv150/dmechem_photos/2014-08...
by Combehatter
24 Jun 2014, 11:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Re: Paint help

Removed the seam with a dremel narrow cutting wheel then blasted with 60-80 grit (tried blasting first but wouldn't shift the sealant). Blew out with air line then painted vatcan into the seam with a modellers brush. When dry masked close to the edges of the seam and sealed it with tiger seal in a c...
by Combehatter
24 Jun 2014, 10:42
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Re: Paint help

If it is that I take it I rub down with wet and dry and start over again? (On a cooler day?)
by Combehatter
24 Jun 2014, 04:58
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Re: Paint help

Off on a trip round the country today...joy. Will try to take one when I get back but as the bus is white I don't know how clear it will be. It's just, well, rough. No gloss or sheen to it. Having a bit of a google after posting this last night it seems it could have been drying before it got into c...
by Combehatter
23 Jun 2014, 22:09
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: HOW DO I KEEP WIND DEFLECTORS IN PLACE
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

Re: HOW DO I KEEP WIND DEFLECTORS IN PLACE

I have Dubflectors too, haven't moved an inch. Maybe you drive too fast :wink:
by Combehatter
23 Jun 2014, 21:58
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Paint help

Hi, Just attempted my first seam! Got it raked out, cleaned, vatcan and tiger sealed. Rubbed the area around down with 1200 grits to get a key, primer on with a rattle can, light rub and then over with two coats of paint (Halfords VW Pastel White). Now I have a rough finish, colour wise it is fine b...
by Combehatter
21 Jun 2014, 22:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Spot Blasting Seams
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Spot Blasting Seams

Ha! I did think about it but just went for the really small dremel style cutting disks - it eats them though!
by Combehatter
21 Jun 2014, 21:43
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Spot Blasting Seams
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Spot Blasting Seams

Cheers gents,

They are not terrible by any means, just want to keep on top of them!
by Combehatter
21 Jun 2014, 11:29
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Spot Blasting Seams
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Spot Blasting Seams

It's a lot tougher than I envisaged! Have resorted to the rotary tool and using that to get it out then blasting after, seems to be doing the trick. One seam open and now covered in vatcan. once dry I will re seal, prime and paint. Looks like a seam a day, gonna take a few weeks! MM - I'm using 60-8...
by Combehatter
21 Jun 2014, 09:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Spot Blasting Seams
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Spot Blasting Seams

Sooo..... Nice sunny day, no camping plans - lets have a crack at the seams...... Got my brand new spot blasting gun out, taped the seams and have at it - however it takes the paint off both sides but just isn't getting into the old seam sealant? The gap is a lot narrower than I thought and the open...
by Combehatter
18 May 2014, 18:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: mot failure
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: mot failure

Definitely soak them cap end screws, I rounded one and had a complete nightmare getting it out.
by Combehatter
18 May 2014, 18:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: U Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: U Channel

After mucking about with the power and feed I got it on, cheers for the advice, I'm off to find some scrap and practice!
by Combehatter
17 May 2014, 14:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: U Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 929

U Channel

Hi, I thought it was a nice day to go and do the rusty u channel on the sliding door. Got the old one off, flap disked the cill back to shiny metal, drilled the 6.5mm holes in the new bit and went to weld it... That where the problems start. I am a novice welder, i'm getting the hang of it but only ...
by Combehatter
09 May 2014, 19:44
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Compressor Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Compressor Advice

Thanks all.

That makes sense Boxy, cheers.

Machine mart are running a 15% off deal at the mo on Clarke stuff so I'll probably go for this one. It states 14.5 Cfm, I am guessing that's displacement but I think that will be enough for the tools I want as they are all around the 8-9 Cfm Mark.