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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem77 View Post
    Might as well mention EBC here. Your mileage may vary . . . I wouldn't touch them with your barge pole. Pad material breaks away from the backing plate, loads of dust and often a lot of noise. I'm not looking for an argument, if you like them then that's lovely, but I don't and consider them to be dangerous.
    And I thought I was the only one that had that happen to

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    Me too. Except I forgot about it and just bought a full set. Will give them another chance as things may have changed.

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    http://www.goggle-shop.co.uk

    Bought some goggles, paid by PayPal, heard nothing so emailed a week later, received PayPal refund.

    Money returned, but any retailer can’t be arsed to respond can stick their products - who knows, I could have bought something else, but now, I won’t.

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    Powder coating from a wheel refurb specialist. They will give you all the guff about excellent finish but IME they don’t understand how to stop corrosion and keeping it stopped. Find a good industrial coated who understands restoration work.
    I’ve recently tried hot zinc metal spray. Next best thing to galvanise without the risk of heat distortion or excessive layers of plating.
    Etch prime then paint or powder coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendy toy View Post
    Powder coating from a wheel refurb specialist.
    Is this product or operator error due to preparation ? Reason I ask, some alloys I had done by a Burton company (wheel refurb specialists) have now done 112k, I had these refurb at 3k because corrosion had started under the lacquer (diamond cut) so had the whole area covered 'powder coated' and they are still mint, showing no corrosion .

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    screwfix dross

    any own brand liquids inc window cleaner, degreaser, brick n path cleaner, pvc cleaner etc ect
    all absolutely fecking useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stahlgewittern View Post
    any own brand liquids inc window cleaner, degreaser, brick n path cleaner, pvc cleaner etc ect
    all absolutely fecking useless.
    I’ve been pretty impressed with Aldi stuff TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DING-DONG View Post
    Is this product or operator error due to preparation ? Reason I ask, some alloys I had done by a Burton company (wheel refurb specialists) have now done 112k, I had these refurb at 3k because corrosion had started under the lacquer (diamond cut) so had the whole area covered 'powder coated' and they are still mint, showing no corrosion .
    Of course I’m generalising but twice now the wheel specialists have not delivered. I was probably spoiled by Chris Ward’s (CJ WARD) work but it seems preparation is all and then some.
    Steel needs at least a zinc passivate. Aluminium? who knows? Chris did a really scabby Yamaha rocker cover it last 2 years and coped with air cooled engine heat. BMW alloy parts done by wheel specialists have failed in all the original places.
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    Cheap LED running lights.....................from China I should have known!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    Nice and soft and easy to lay. Lovely to kneel on whilst you're working on your bike.

    But after a year, some of the tiles have grown in size due to traffic squashing them out. Now the whole floor is rucked up and I'm constantly trying to avoid tripping over. They are soon to be consigned to the dump!

    FWIW, Costco sell an identical tile for half the money. I'd avoid those too!
    Bugger i measured floor and was making up a order for these. Mmmmmm re -think. Ta for info.

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    Anything RST I had two sets of boots (admittedly they were cheap) but the soles wore out within 6 months, also had RST gloves which started splitting after a few weeks.

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    Anything from Triumph . Usually utter shite suspension that should have been sorted in the factory and not left to the punter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey_GS View Post
    Anything RST I had two sets of boots (admittedly they were cheap) but the soles wore out within 6 months, also had RST gloves which started splitting after a few weeks.
    Not what I want to read after ordering some RST pro adventure 3 trousers. Although to be fair my RST jeans which cost 50 quid are going strong after 4 years. Maybe they're hit and miss but RST seems like really good value for money compared to a lot of the other brands.

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    Computers why can't the poxy things just work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhun91 View Post
    Not what I want to read after ordering some RST pro adventure 3 trousers. Although to be fair my RST jeans which cost 50 quid are going strong after 4 years. Maybe they're hit and miss but RST seems like really good value for money compared to a lot of the other brands.

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    Yeah the boots were really comfy and waterproof but the soles were rubbish, as for the gloves well they just fell apart.
    I have avoided RST stuff since but hope you fair better with the pro adventure 3 trousers

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