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  • Birthday 05/26/1987

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  1. Even normally, almost all the work is in the prep, at which point I have never really found 2-3 coats to be an issue. If you able to get a coating that would suffice in one coat (you can) it will only be as good as the application (likely poor in an confirmed and complex space) and hence 2-3 coats is actually as much about making sure everywhere gets at least one as it is about building up coating thickness. In an engine bay of a boat the main obstacle is always likely to be failing to get all the oil and water off the surface first, so I would be looking for products which are designed for hand preparation and or an amount of surface contamination. Then as said a rust converter if there is any rust. We use vactan and then an aluminum epoxy, but have never done the engine room as yet. In my experience it is common that with the best will in the world. even if you do your best, sometimes some rust comes back. However you then have a much smaller area to focus your efforts on, and unless it a specific rust trap by design, second time round you are golden! Enjoy the thrutching around upside down covered in oil and filth and then paint. Daniel
  2. Obviously there are responsibilities to owning a dog, and I take them seriously and would consider myself to be a responsible owner. If we are in a built up, paved path/pavement type area, we will pick up our dogs poo and then carry it to the nearest bin, which is sometimes close and sometimes remarkably few and far between. However if we are on a 4 hour walk in a rural location, in the Welsh hills of Lake District or just a 30-60 min walk the local woods/fields, then after much thought on the topic, I don't see a problem with the 'stick and flick' approach or an advantage to bagging it in single use plastic and then carrying it 6 miles back to the car. As per the premise at the start of the conversation, bagging it and leaving it is the worse of all worlds! When we first got the dog, we got out bags, and used them frequently. We got through loads and loads of them, the internet suggested most of the 'biodegradable' claims did little reduce the impact or pollution, and then gradually a combination of adapting or walks to be in greener areas and those with less people which suited us and our slightly anxious rescue anyway, have cut down bag use to almost nothing, a few a week at most. I our own garden I observe usually they are well broken down with a week or max two. At which point, stick and flick is just simpler and better in almost all cases. Daniel
  3. This. Stick and flick wherever you can. If you cant, bag it and bin it. We always think before bagging it 'where is the next bin' as you don't want to be left carrying crap for the whole damn walk! Daniel
  4. Do a search on here and there are plenty of past threads. They are unless anyone says otherwise, a well respected and reasonably well known supplier of paints, including their epoxies and blacking, although I have heard less about them being used topsides. The Epoxy zinc appears a little softer curing than the Sherwin Williams which we usually use, which has pros and cons. To this end we currently have a series of large test patches on the base plate near the back to test for adhesion/wear/etc. One year in, I will let you know in three years how it looks nect blacking! Daniel
  5. If you post is as it purports to be, then clearly all the best with your endeavours! However I would certainly urge anyone thinking of embarking on such an exchange to make sure that they take great care at ensuring they have done a reasonable background check, and have worked out the details of who is paying for and or becomes owner of what, when, and that there is a robust contract in place between all parties. Danie;
  6. Yeah, I'm not at all supprised you had to cut it off. We've had to do similar with steam pipes, cut the easiest to replace bit and buy a new union. Atleast on the steam pipes we can use PTFE on on the threads so they all come apart reasonably nicely! Daniel
  7. I too have only ever heard of 'fan ovens' with a stir-fan as they are called, which recirculates the air past the heater element. I'm not aware of a gas over with an electric stir-fan. Maybe within catering but not domestic. Gas ovens which use a little plastic cooling fan to keep the side walls cool enough (cheaper then insulation) are common as muck, almost unavailable, but I can't see why a buzzy noise for not material gain would be other than undesirable. Daniel
  8. A bit strong! Surely no worse than any bridge hole, always on a straight bit. Can't see at 2ft9 we have ever had an issue with depth going through the normal side. On occasion I have planted it through the less trafficed side and survived. Daniel
  9. We use the same paint throughout, a Brunswick Green. As said, a darker paint will get hot, but also will glare less when steering. The paint we use is reasonably low gloss and not too slippy, to we avoid using gritted finish and the issues this causes with removal and or re-coating. Another thing people do on historical boats is to paint the cabin top in a matt 'red oxide' which is obviously also not overly slippy when wet.
  10. Ah, that's a shame. Ten years since I lived there, so not a supprise it's changed. What about the Landrover guy, or West End Motors? I had call for an M7 tap once, not expecting much joy I went in to ask if he had one or could get one. He opened the wooden case in is hands, pulled out the tap sitting on the divider between M6 and M8, asked what my intended use was as, and then said 'this one is for cast iron, but it should do you fine. It did, and the kitcar still uses the spindle adapter it (and the uni workshop lathes) made to this day. Daniel
  11. We paint ours. Always have done, having always used docks with reasonable access. Worsley, Middlewich, Northwich. Paint all of it bar under the stands, next time the stands will be in a different place! Very little rust. Daniel
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