Here is a list of all the postings Robin has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Warco green paint|
Hi Pete and mucho gracias
Here is the grinder with its' turquoise splot, shown above, overpainted with your paint.
I had to include an arrow so you could find the spot
A pretty machine, expertly painted, but presumably without the Warco/Rong Fu car body filler, flakes the moment you look at it sideways when it turns to dust, blues
Paint arrived and has been applied. It is a close match on the Warco surface grinder but a bit light on the mill. Mind you it would have to be magic paint to match both. Maybe it would do better if I could give it a stir, I think I have to buy a pot and experiment.
Sample much appreciated, you can never have too much information, well, unless you work for SETI when all you have is information
Wouldn't that be a terrible thing for me to do? To allow you to pay postage just because I am too mean to risk buying a pot of paint?
To shrug off responsibility I suggest I try and send you my address in a private message thingy. An arduous task because I am no wild-eyed random button-clicking teen' and I doubt there will be instructions. Success or failure are equally possible putting this firmly into the lap of the Gods...
Here we go
I bought a 30ml sample of Resenda Green and it doesn't match. This RAL colour matching seems to be a bit of a lucky dip and my confidence has been shaken
Automotive sounds more cellulose than enamel.
Paragon Paint's Warco Machine Green is probably the way to go but not until I am feeling flush
Paragon add on shipping and VAT making their smallest pot of semi-gloss Warco Machine Enamel around £24.
The Reseda Green match pot has made me nervous about leaping to such extravagances.
Update: Got a 30ml sample of Resenda green and it's not right
Think I will try the Pinnacle Warco in semi-gloss then report back
8 YEAR PROTECTION... Blimey John, shame Warco didn't know about this stuff before they painted my machines
I don't think they make envelopes big enough and why have you got cellulose instead of enamel?
However I am still sorely tempted to take you up on this most generous envelope offer, it's the monkey in me, little blighter has to stick his nose into everything and take a jolly good sniff. It'll be the end of him one day but what can you do?
Reseda Green eh!
Nearly a tenner cheaper and none of your gloss, satin matt gobbledegook either.
Much appreciated, I'll give it a go
I don't actually have trouble finding Warco Machine Green paint, in fact my problem is having too much choice. Gloss, Semi-gloss, Satin or Matt?
Paint matching in Dulux? No need to worry about mixing cellulose and enamel, bung it on with a distemper brush, I am so tempted. I have an old Warco Major I painted in Hammerite smooth, now crying out for a good splosh of emulsion. If only I had your devil-may-care liberated mindset. I blame my parents
Dear old Warco used to sell pots of their paint for when your machine got the chips, now they only have aerosol cans. Glum face.
Paragon have "Warco Machine Green" in pots starting at 500ml. I was reaching for my plastic but then they asked, "Gloss, Semi-gloss, Satin or Matt?"
Oy vey, see how they complicate my life. I would guess Semi-gloss, but does anyone have actual experience?
|Thread: What Did you do Today 2022|
Adding Belleville springs to my anti-backlash nuts, but were the numbers right?
I rigged my press to apply 235kgf with a 2.5kg dumbbell weight on the handle and got 0.23mm compression on the DTI.
Spring data sheet says 2217N (226kg) for 0.24mm.
I was amazed. l don't usually expect these things to work
|Thread: Code of Conduct|
I haven't decided which gender I will be identifying as today so I may or may not be offended by this.
You have been warned!
|Thread: Why the need to "Regen" when usIng AutoCad 2000|
Do you have REGENAUTO set to ON?
This may or may not help, on a hard zoom my circles still become octogons until I give it a manual REGEN
|Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures|
Inches fit better on a dial calliper than millimetres.
0.1" just works for one turn of the needle without getting too frantic.
2mm for one turn with diametrically opposing zeros is kind of icky.
|Thread: Best Budget 3D Cad software|
I am getting to know FreeCAD, the price is right and there are lots of helpful YouTube movies about using it
|Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?|
If we can free up a few new gas fields, while the Germans buy all the gas that nice Mr Putin is prepared to sell them, then we could end up with a gas glut and those wonderful comparison sites could get us back to normal PDQ. Capitalism is the key, buy your petrol where ever it is a penny cheaper and the price will fall, panic buy and it will rise. Lots of lovely new gas discoveries in English territorial waters but why go offshore when you can frac?
|Thread: Dividing head advice|
I see the attraction in antique dividing heads but the days of picking up a bargain on eBay are long gone. All too often they are missing useful things like foot stocks, division plates, chucks, worms etc.
I am well pleased with my cheapy BS-0 clone. Many YouTubers try to persuade me that they have perfected the beast by changing the odd bearing, clamp or thrust washer here and there, but I think they are merely stealing the applause from our Asian chums who managed to put together this wonderful machine at such an unbelievable price.
So what would you change?
|Thread: Finding things|
I do suffer from losing things that are in plain sight, right under my nose. The simplest solution is to get someone else to look for it. Wife dropped her cigarette lighter in the bathroom, searched for hours, I found it in about 5 seconds flat. Perhaps because I had no preconceived notion about which direction it had taken?
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