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  1. Sprogginz

    Removing paint from metal garage door

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the most effective paint stripper is also the nastiest stuff! I had assumed Nitromors was easily going to the job since it was very effective the last time I used it, however, that was many moons ago and since then I've just learnt the active chemical in...
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    Removing paint from metal garage door

    Just to throw another question in, I'm sure using a chemical paint stripper will still require scraping and sanding parts down, therefore, can anyone say how this would compare using a heat gun? Would a heat gun do the job just as well? Has anyone had any experience removing paint from metal? I...
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    Removing paint from metal garage door

    Thanks very much. Looks like the good stuff!
  4. Sprogginz

    Removing paint from metal garage door

    Is there a strong enough chemical to get this paint off? I get the feeling that your usual high-street stuff won't work for this. What would be the easiest method? Should I buy a heat gun? I wish I could just sand it down but I don't think it will look good after I've painted it because...
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    What type of door hinge for my garage side door?

    I've made a cheap garage side door. I was just about to chisel the door to fit butt hinges when due to my naivety I realised it can't be done because half of the door in thickness is hardwood plywood and even if I could it will be fruitless putting the screws in. Instead I'm assuming the best...
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    Earth point for dash cam?

    I've gone ahead with using one of the nuts as I could later see this metal casing was welded to the chassis but I'm only assuming that should be a definitive answer as I don't know a lot about this stuff and testing. Nevertheless, it's working and at some point I'll install the rear cam too if...
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    Earth point for dash cam?

    I'm installing a dash cam and everything is going fine. The only niggle is finding a suitable earth point. Can I use one of the nuts for the fuse box surround, it seems (should be?) connected to the chassis? Thanks very much.
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    Little containers to store paint and other tips?

    Yes, I inadvertently discovered the Brush Mate system the other day when you previously mentioned their liquid. Initially I thought it was a half-baked gimmick but it has outstanding reviews especially by pros, so much so that I think dark magic is involved so I'm scared to try. I will be...
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    Little containers to store paint and other tips?

    Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it.
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    Little containers to store paint and other tips?

    Thanks and interesting. Do you use jars that way too and if so do any of them leak? As said in my previous thread, I found them to leak but that's only when I shook them while upside down! I intend to keep them in my house along with other necessary items otherwise I just won't be bothered to...
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    Little containers to store paint and other tips?

    I know this is obvious to many but it never actually made me realise why I procrastinated so much over touch-ups until I thought about it! The thought of lumbering the huge emulsion tub or paint tin from the garage, stirring it and generally setting everything up just didn't seem worth it to...
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    Advice or recommendation to produce little smoke from a fire pit

    Thanks for your help guys. I'll have another look at those logs. From what I understand, it's the moisture content that determines how smokey it will be so as long as they're super dry it should be okay. Thanks again.
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    Advice or recommendation to produce little smoke from a fire pit

    I bought a fire pit and some kiln dried wood that says 80% smoke. Well, if it did produce 80% less smoke then God knows what normal smoke would be like because it wasn't good! Maybe when it came out of the manufacturers it would have produced 80% less smoke but after sitting outside in B&M's...
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    Removable poles for shade sail

    Thanks. The sail will be 4 metres into the garden which is just about over the patio which you can see in the photo. The width of the garden is 6 metres and I'm planning on getting one that's 5 metres.
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    Removable poles for shade sail

    Thank for that. That seems to be a solid yet cheapish option and something I should be able to do. Would like to find out first or know somehow if those concrete fence posts are capable to be used to attach an eyebolt of some sort. I don't know much about gauging structural integrity especially...
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    Removable poles for shade sail

    Thanks very much. I've seen guy pole kits for shade sails such as this one that click together and apparently the poles don't need to be put in the ground but rely solely on the pull of the rope. They're about £15-20 each but seem to have mixed reviews. I'm trying to picture what you mean...
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    Removable poles for shade sail

    Thanks for all your advice. I'll certainly look into the scaffolding option, seems the most appropriate. I've seen a couple of base plates which look I could cement in, although it looks like poles go over them rather than in them which would defeat the plan unfortunately. That said, it's just...
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    Removable poles for shade sail

    Ideally I would like an awning that is 5 metres wide and extends out by 4 metres, obviously they're more expensive than a shade sail but I would still need special brackets to install the awning in front of downpipes which are incredibly expensive. Nevertheless, I need two poles to support the...
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    Too late to paint outside?

    The word 'bugger' comes to mind. I fear I was just kidding myself when even with my limited knowledge I could sense the truth. I still at least might give the fence panels a go as it won't matter that much if they succumb to any influence from nature's wee. Thanks again.
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    Too late to paint outside?

    Thanks for your help. Stain was the word I was looking for when typing my post! I basically meant anything you brushed on. What I'm trying to say is even though it doesn't rain for the next few days, could it still be a problem because of moisture in the air such as the way the grass is either...
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