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  1. Fucken ow.. Gave me four weeks at 87% but I'll be going back to work next week probs. On light duties.
  2. yetchh

    PAINT THREAD

    Yeah, they don't get too hot.. Have done blocks in enamel before and they seemed to hold up ok, my guess was epoxy trumps everything else..
  3. yetchh

    PAINT THREAD

    My guess is this has been queried somewhere along the line but searching just brings up engine bays. Looking to paint the magnesium engine case for the kombi. Vht eventually falls off, what would be a better option? Epoxy or is that overkill for a block..
  4. This is obviously how it would look sans silicone. I try to keep the popsicle stick on the same plane as the tiles that way it leaves a minimal bump in the silicone line when you run from one tile to the next. Then once I've done my first pass (respraying soapy water with every pass) I go over again with a tighter angle on the pop stick, smaller line is better. Looks like this... You only get one chance with this otherwise you make a mess cleaning it out now with meths or wait till it dries and cut it out. Saturate your finger with the soapy water and another spray on the bead and lightly run your finger along the entire length to smooth out any ridges and it should come out looking like this. 10% of the time it doesn't go as I planned or I fuck something up but you get about 5-8mins to play with it then it skins up. Sometimes you can still smooth it even though it's skinned. You end up with a pile of silicone grubs, bit of wastage but meh. That makes this bit done.
  5. Actually, this makes it done. Went with a black silicone to try and match the grout but it made the line to obvious being that it's twice the size of the tile gap So I cut it back out and went with a dark grey (anthracite) what follows is how I silicone tiles and /or most other things that need a silicone join. First I cut the nozzle so it's large enough to get a bead slightly bigger than the joint in trying to seal. Make sure that I overfill it so when I put water /soap on it everything I want to seal has clean contact with the silicone as once the water goes on it won't stick to anything. Then using a popsical stick (coz they're round, wood and a good excuse to get a popsical) that's been soaked in the soapy water, I run it along the bead far enough that I don't end up with an unmanageable blob of silicone on the stick (normally about 200mm) Circulars are a good for wiping excess silicone of onto.. In this case a lint chocolate bar wrapper.
  6. Glued on (yes, with silicone again. Makes good glue) the last of the trims Tape does a good job of holding most things wood orientated. This is a classic example of my wobbly walls, just on bench height it was about 7mm, here it's about 3 but as I'm 6'5 it's pretty much only me that can see it. It's good having my miter saw calibrated right after 13 years of ownership. And that makes that bit done. Still have to do some shelving around the fridge and the laundry. Need to change it up tho otherwise the cbf factor skyrockets.
  7. Stuck the mirror on, previously it just had three mounts on the back that corresponded with the screws on the wall, was removable. I didn't want to make permanent drill holes in the tiles so I glued the mirror to the tiles with mirror silicone (don't use anything else) The tape is used just to stop the mirror going anywhere while the glue dries, could probably just use the tape as it holds 16kg per something. It's fucken sticky anyway. Made 6mm timber packers painted with bathroom acrylic paint, tape and glue both don't stick to plastic packed very well. Then put glue on the original mounting points and strategically placed packers glued both sides. Sorry no pics so here's the glue.
  8. Finished the tiling a couple of days after the above.. Got the joints pretty spot on. Discovered these tiles are quite soft, had to wedge a couple up to keep the line level and they chipped the edge of the tile when I pulled them out. Shit plastic wedges, behind the mirror anyway. If you need to wedge non ceramic tiles use wet timber wedges as they don't chip the tiles and have the added bonus of shrinking when they dry. 1st grout pass Sponge pass Didn't take any pics of the vanity install but it's literally a 10mm bead of silicone along the back edge and jammed into the tiles then tooled off. Plumbing was a total cunt which involved 3 trips to miter10's shit plumbing selection on a Sunday. Had one of those dux adjustable u-bends but with the additional tile thickness was too short length ways to meet the sink drain. Ended up getting removable bowl trap and 90 bend compression fitting. Then had to go back to get a 40mm extention. This all started as I couldn't be fucked cutting and glueing fittings.. Did that anyway in the end. Will get different colour socket plates to match the tiles. Grouting kitchen tiles,
  9. yetchh

    diesel spam

    How many km's on the 2l?
  10. You can roll it on with a nook and cranny roller using the fine felt or sponge cartridges. Got a mate who's in the industry and they do it that way sometimes (when someone else's in the both) comes out pretty good apparently..
  11. Can tell Trev's middle name is Barry by his use of an adverb in front of remember.. Either that or he's a boomer, prob both.
  12. I can shame them all by starting a toyota ute on half a turn of a flat battery.....
  13. Unfortunately for you you've already been invaded by mitsubishi.. Electronically speaking..
  14. So... Is that a suggestion or a straight up declaration?...