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Toothpaste polishes plastic head light covers, and I've been told a spray of clear coat, used to protect car paintwork makes it last, comes in rattle cans.

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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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1 hour ago, radfordred said:

 

When I was skint & running bangers that pink Euthymol toothpaste worked wonders, thank me later :happy:

 

Yebbut, I'm neither skint, nor running bangers. :P

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If you have a DVD or CD  causing problems too, polish it with toothpaste!!. Good wash in soapy water, rinse, dry off, then polish the plain side with toothpaste and paper towel, rubbing in circles, removes slight scratches and dings. Restores like new.

 

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Ayeup, I allus thought that when cleaning DVD s or CDs they should allus be wiped from the centre to the outside, in a straight line, then move on to the next section. Thought it were just LPs that one did in a circular motion. Then again, what do I  know. Cheers !

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Sounds daft but I shall try that. We have 11 invaders that hoover up the seeds and nuts we put out. Tried not bothering  for a while and they disappeared. They came back less than a day after we resumed.

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My wood pigeons, Ben and Big Maude, are both enormous and now very tame. Their relationship seems to have settled down again since Floozy decided that a menage a trois wasn't really her scene.

 

Who's Ed Sheeran when he's at home?

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50 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Who's Ed Sheeran when he's at home?

Some ginger haired tosser who sings and writes little ditties. 

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@ BK, I clean them with a circular motion  on a flat hard surface, which is essentially what you mean, slowly turning them as a work on them.

I Bought several hundred movies a few years back, many were badly scuffed and had play problems, locking up and pixilating.

All played good once cleaned and polished with toothpaste, in fact I gave up with DVD cleaners, toothpaste worked best.

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There are loads of things that baking soda (bicarbonate) and white vinegar clean too, we use it for our shower screen and it comes up a treat. 

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Don't polish CDs in circles.  They are read by the laser in a spiral, starting at the middle and running outwards. If you polish in circles you have more chance of creating a scratch along the 'curve' of the data. It's stored as a series of 'pits and lands'.

Ususal recommendation is to polish or clean radially, in lines from the centre hole to the rim.

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So, on Weds, having 'prepped' my car, I set off for Largs, with three passengers and luggage, to attend the funeral of our friend Joanne.

 

  After about ten miles on the M6, the exhaust decided to start blowing.  Nothing too dramatic, but audible.  You couldn't make it up. So, we stopped, as planned, at Tebay (Over rated IMHO) and found a Kwik-Fit in Carlisle, where a very kind chap wired up the failing exhaust such that if any part separated from another, it would not fall off into the road. It was too late for him to order in a replacement. He said 'No charge', but I dropped him a tenner for his trouble.

So, when we finally arrived a couple of hours late to Largs, we discovered that there was a Kwik-Fit literally 100 yards from our accommodation. Chap had a look and confirmed that middle and rear boxes needed replacement.  That'll be £360 Sir!.  Oh well.. As it was I needed the car Thurs so I arranged to leave it Thurs night and put the key through their letter box.  By the time I arrived to enquire as to progress on Friday morning, it was done.

 

On Thurs, the funeral was, if there is such a thing.. a very nice one, with thoughtful tributes , readings etc.. and some well chosen music.

Very good reading by one of Joanne's grandchildren. At 11 years old, he's already a published author:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soldier-Jackson-Wild/dp/1803692871/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2UMVV4KOUHMOI&keywords=soldier+jackson+wild&qid=1651918332&s=books&sprefix=Soldier+Jackson+Wild%2Cstripbooks%2C78&sr=1-1

 

I spoke to him at the 'wake', and showed him pics of my Grandad in WW1, which he seems to have appreciated. We chatted for a while and his knowledge was amazing.

Sadly, weather was typically 'dreek',and rain most of the way home spoiled the 'fun' of the drive, but we're glad we went.

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For 360 quid DJ thought you would get a complete rebuild back in the 60s could get a complete system for my moggy minor for 6 quid every thing is a rip off any glad you survived the trip.

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£360 does sound like a lot for less than a full system... My second car, a Mk2 Zephry with 27k on the clock - £275    :P

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Paid £200 for a yellow two bucket seat ford Capri.............wedged the girl friend in the passenger seat and set off for Skeggy.......

 

Blew up just outside Lincoln................:Shock:

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We too have a Capri it was also yellow we sold it to a man. If it was yellow with a black roof, then sorry Ben if it cocked it toes up. The big problem with Capri was when it snowed the front of the car was too big so you had no control.

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

 

 

Blew up just outside Lincoln................:Shock:

Maybe you did Ben, but what happened to the car?  ;-)

 

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28 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

Paid £200 for a yellow two bucket seat ford Capri.............wedged the girl friend in the passenger seat and set off for Skeggy.......

 

Blew up just outside Lincoln................:Shock:

 

Why did the girl friend blow up ?   ;)

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Help needed please from members  

My grandson Joe plays in a group and they made it through to  the semi-final to play at ROCK CITY. to get to the finals they need votes. If you go to Hucknall Dispatch and follow the link you can vote. They play blues and rock and are a local group called the "Thrasonic"  if you would like to see them before you vote they look on you tube. you can also go to www.nusic.org.uk/fsn you can also go and find them on twitter.

Please mebers give my granson Joe your support

   "Thrasonic needs you ""

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