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deffo a proper stoothing wall, all the houses are built like it on this estate. theres more bricks used in the building of the garage than the house :ROFLMAO:
Do you remember the emergency housing after the Second World War ?
The Prefabricated house known affectionately as the “Prefab”.
My mum lived in one for 8 years as a child growing up outside of Coventry , in fact for temporary use housing many prefabs lasted for 25 years & more before being demolished.
 

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Loads of pre-fabs still around my local area.
The council owned ones were stripped a few years ago of the outer skin and the metal framework inside was rotten. They skinned them with bricks and are now apparently safe.
 

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Do you remember the emergency housing after the Second World War ?
The Prefabricated house known affectionately as the “Prefab”.
My mum lived in one for 8 years as a child growing up outside of Coventry , in fact for temporary use housing many prefabs lasted for 25 years & more before being demolished.
come on mate. am only 52 :ROFLMAO:
 

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deffo a proper stoothing wall, all the houses are built like it on this estate. theres more bricks used in the building of the garage than the house
The reason I asked is I worked on a house in Marton, posh area there interior bedroom walls were layer of plasterboard, honeycomb cardboard then a layer of plasterboard (like a plasterboard sandwich) and that was the wall between 2 bedrooms think it is called Paramount boarding.

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Loads of pre-fabs still around my local area.
The council owned ones were stripped a few years ago of the outer skin and the metal framework inside was rotten. They skinned them with bricks and are now apparently safe.
They did that to a lot of houses on a neighbouring estate, the houses were known locally as the tin house's ( Thorntree estate for those in the know ), they put a brick skin then rendered them look quite affective now.

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Advert on the radio - 25% off wine in Sainsburys.
Sounds good so I go to get some.
Reality is you only get 25% off wine over £7 a bottle and the one I buy is £6.75 with no dearer option.
Wasted trip.
Will spend my money in Tesco when they do their promotion instead.

But did get a big bag of carrots for 14p and some spring onions for 29p. Probably cost me a pound to drive there.
 

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tv is up and on the wall, as you can tell by me writing this, i am still alive :ROFLMAO: i dont know what all the panic was about, lets hope it stays up 😛
 

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They did that to a lot of houses on a neighbouring estate, the houses were known locally as the tin house's ( Thorntree estate for those in the know ), they put a brick skin then rendered them look quite affective now.

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As I know as I used to live close to there many moons ago.
tv is up and on the wall, as you can tell by me writing this, i am still alive :ROFLMAO: i dont know what all the panic was about, lets hope it stays up 😛
Or your life won't be worth living:ROFLMAO:
 

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Finished cutting the lawns at Koi Castle, front, rear and the grass outside the front of the house.
Reward this time is a pint of rum and coke.

Got my car round the side waiting to go up on my lift tomorrow to change both outer CV boots. Not decided yet to do it the traditional way or use one of the CV boot cones I have which in theory makes it a bit simpler.
 

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Had my smd conversion done today by aa smd on Facebook in white and blue,looks so much better but couldn’t get needle sweep done as mine aren’t compatible just waiting on my new piano black extrons stereo although i had my factory stereo done the same as the dash if it ever needed to go back in,well worth the £100 and 6hr wait





 

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Still using a chamois leather ? You Heathen lol 😂
I’ve been using fabric wicking towels for years & water blades to chase the excess water away.
I wouldn't let one of those blades touch my paintwork! I bought one many, many years ago, used it twice and it's been in my "cleaning" box ever since - far too risky for my liking, the risk of the hard surface of the blade catching some stray grit and dragging it across the panel.

A good quality chamois, and I mean a GOOD quality one (not like the Simoniz one I bought from Tesco on offer last month) isn't cheap and is still in my opinion one of the best "contact" ways of drying a car. The two drying towels I bought last week are OK, but on a large panel like bonnet or roof I've found I need a few passes to fully dry, whereas a good chamois would dry in one pass.

Where the towels are much better though, is getting rid of the water that sits in the panel gaps and around mirrors etc.

A lot of the detailers will now use a blower to dry the panels and a microfibre to get into the gaps if the blower misses anything, reducing the contact with the car almost completely.
 

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I wouldn't let one of those blades touch my paintwork! I bought one many, many years ago, used it twice and it's been in my "cleaning" box ever since - far too risky for my liking, the risk of the hard surface of the blade catching some stray grit and dragging it across the panel.

A good quality chamois, and I mean a GOOD quality one (not like the Simoniz one I bought from Tesco on offer last month) isn't cheap and is still in my opinion one of the best "contact" ways of drying a car. The two drying towels I bought last week are OK, but on a large panel like bonnet or roof I've found I need a few passes to fully dry, whereas a good chamois would dry in one pass.

Where the towels are much better though, is getting rid of the water that sits in the panel gaps and around mirrors etc.

A lot of the detailers will now use a blower to dry the panels and a microfibre to get into the gaps if the blower misses anything, reducing the contact with the car almost completely.
This is the stuff you need Steve.
My dad used this product on his old Nissan Note which is full of scratches over the black coachwork , one application & all the scratches vanished.
I might get some , it’s very impressive 😊
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This is the stuff you need Steve.
My dad used this product on his old Nissan Note which is full of scratches over the black coachwork , one application & all the scratches vanished.
I might get some , it’s very impressive 😊 View attachment 93419
I've used ArmourAll stuff in the past, but never tried this.

Trouble is I have soooo much AutoGlym Super Resin Polish and Extra Gloss Protection left that I can't really justify trying anything else until I've finished that lot.

Plus I do love a good AG polish/wax session :D The SRP does polish out minor scratches and swirls really well to be honest too :)
 

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Just back from a trip to a tinting specialist in Pontypridd with my nephew who has had the rear side glass tinted. Extremely professional job start to finish and all for £40. He's pimping his BMW bit by bit as he can afford things.
 
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