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what have you been up to today non bikes

Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:02 pm

right seeing as my bike is laid up and several other peoples out there new topics, so today as it was fairly warm and sunny this morning i got the brush out and painted the little garden shed the side gate and surround, and now it is starting to get windy and grey looking im just glad the shed and fence stuff i used is fast drying so it should be ok :)
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Post by Stu » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:08 pm

Gardening!!

For the last few days I have been working on the front garden. We had some crappy prickly bushes that I have removed as I hated them and removed all the gravel/stones off the front too as they looked crap. Dug it all over which was a right pain in the arse and planted some laurel hedging as its nicer!

The soil is taking a lot of levelling but I will get there and get some grass seed down to bring a bit of green to it!
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Post by Ian Frog » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:18 pm

Similar lol
Before and after pics of the back of my pond.
Removed large triffid to make a safe pond for frog and toad breeding now the fish are larger.
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Knackered now.
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Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Stu wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Gardening!!

For the last few days I have been working on the front garden. We had some crappy prickly bushes that I have removed as I hated them and removed all the gravel/stones off the front too as they looked crap. Dug it all over which was a right pain in the arse and planted some laurel hedging as its nicer!

The soil is taking a lot of levelling but I will get there and get some grass seed down to bring a bit of green to it!
that should look good in the summer :thumb:
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Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:23 pm

time for a beer now Ian :)
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Post by Tiggie » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 pm

Gardening here too recently. I'm absolutely fecked :lol:

My lovely wife was nice enough to take a photo while I was hard at work :roll:
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The stone border you can see wa completely overgrown with grass and weeds to the point you could barely make out the stones :shock:
Like a lazy tw@t I didn't touch it at all last year so that hasn't helped, I've promised myself to do it more often from now on!

What does annoy me is the large overgrowth you can see at the back isn't mine its the neighbours. They haven't touched that hedge at all that I've seen since we have lived here (+5 years)
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Post by Richzx6r » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:43 pm

The whole weekend has consisted of detailing both our cars.....and they aren't finished as I need to get a clay bar kit as the paint still looks and feels dull
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Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:47 pm

what is clay bar Rich :?:
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Post by XTreme » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm

Had a couple of client queries to deal with.......which is odd for a Sunday!

Oh......and the wife made me mop the stairs and hallway! :(

All floors are tiled here.....no carpets in Spanish houses!

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Post by Tiggie » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 pm

skyrider wrote:
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what is clay bar Rich :?:

It's like a bar of putty. You take off a piece and with some soapy water rub it over the paintwork. It is really good at getting road tar spots off and brightens up the finish.

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Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:09 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Had a couple of client queries to deal with.......which is odd for a Sunday!

Oh......and the wife made me mop the stairs and hallway! :(

All floors are tiled here.....no carpets in Spanish houses!
you dont own a hoover then :lol:
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Post by Richzx6r » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 pm

As @Tiggie says it's a bar of clay putty which has a slight abrasive texture to it and it gets the impurities off the paintwork, I tried t-cut and it did naff all even with my machine polisher so I need to go down the more labour intensive route and clay bar then try t-cut and a decent polish
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Post by raesewell » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:22 pm

Perform a search for Farecla cutting compounds there are a couple of different grades. You obviously need something a bit more aggressive than T Cut.

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Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:23 pm

should look like new when you have finished
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Post by XTreme » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:28 pm

skyrider wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:09 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Had a couple of client queries to deal with.......which is odd for a Sunday!

Oh......and the wife made me mop the stairs and hallway! :(

All floors are tiled here.....no carpets in Spanish houses!
you dont own a hoover then :lol:
Yeh....but a cylinder one for furniture. Not a conventional one!

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