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Postby Cruz » 21 Jun 2007, 21:50

Noticed the other day that Asda were selling small roller kits for £99 down from £1.49. They came with a normal roller and high density foam roller
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Postby CovKid » 21 Jun 2007, 22:45

Make sure it IS a high density one. A normal foam roller won't do it. The high density ones are usually white - see photos on page 5 of this thread.

One end is rounded too - that REALLY helps.

Oh, and 'VWLewis' - thats not the glossy full paint chart I've seen. Thats the one I already put in the WIKI. If anyone can get the full one - please scan it in. I have seen it - awesome.
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Postby Cruz » 22 Jun 2007, 09:15

I *think* it says high density but for 99p they are cheap enough to buy and then get the seperate roller heads from somewhere else.
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Postby VWlewis » 22 Jun 2007, 09:19

horace83 wrote:I *think* it says high density but for 99p they are cheap enough to buy and then get the separate roller heads from somewhere else.



Rollers are £2.98 for a pack of 2 from B&Q Warehouse - well worth paying for them - take my advice I didn't at first! 8)
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Postby Cruz » 22 Jun 2007, 09:26

The asda ones are identical to the ones at B&Q for £1.96!!

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.j ... earch=true
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Postby glenn77 » 22 Jun 2007, 13:22

I get my rollers from here - Screwfix have quite a few trade counters round the country now - trawl the site to find out the nearest - At £3.99 for 10 you won't find cheaper

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 0&id=18081
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Postby glenn77 » 22 Jun 2007, 13:23

Hers the linky to the trade counters locations.

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/hlp/Tra ... n=N#result
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Postby CovKid » 22 Jun 2007, 23:45

Hey, haven't you guys read my article in the WIKI. You can get these roller handle/tray kits in a lot of pound shops for....well a pound. Hardly worth paying another pound just to get ONE roller head. I bought a stack of trays like this (eight I think) and just threw each away as I used them - lot cheaper doing that and nothing to clean up. I just bought a pack of roller heads to go with them

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By the way, they do start to break up after 45 mins to 1hr solid use - even faster if you catch one on something sharp. Don't skimp - get another handle with a fresh head (don't bother messing with a wet one trying to pull it off) and away you go again.

Having almost mastered the roller technique, there is NO way I'd ever EVER spray a bus again - this is way easier and you don't need a spraybooth! Finish is wholly down to watching behind you for runs and dealing with them fast, not overworking an area and getting the thinners just right. 20 mins at it and you can get a really excellent finish. Flatted and polished it can look as good as any spray job - better if you want to put the time in.

[img:640:481]http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/images/Rollerpolish2.jpg[/img]

Right, enough talk, I've told you how Rob and I did it - put all YOUR pics up now!!
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Postby Sven » 23 Jun 2007, 19:30

Must say that is a mighty impressive finish
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Postby CovKid » 23 Jun 2007, 19:50

Four layers of paint then flatted with pound shop wet&dry, and finally, polished out with pound shop brass cleaner!

No money spent here.
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Postby Cruz » 23 Jun 2007, 23:51

Covkid the Asda trays are 99p for a handle and a head :wink:
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Postby HarryMann » 24 Jun 2007, 01:16

That's an amazing finish and no doubt some amazing elbow grease you've got there :D
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Postby tangalooma flyer » 24 Jun 2007, 10:10

as you said getting mix is critical, how did you do it? is it worth getting a new clean tin and mixing whole amount with correct thinners [how did you measure 30% to get it spot on?] Top job by the way :D
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Postby corleone » 24 Jun 2007, 20:33

Bit of a daft question - if you change the colour of your van, do you need to get the V5c updated by the DVLA and if so how much does it cost?

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Postby Hacksawbob » 24 Jun 2007, 21:35

yes you should update your V5, its free.
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