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Alan Gordon 401/04/2021 08:18:35
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Hi Folks, Any advice on where to buy some "Red" Dychem. (small bottle with brush in cap) I have tried Walters and Walters, Amazon.

Brian H01/04/2021 08:23:35
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Are we talking crack detection? Or is it layout fluid? in which case there is some on ebay.


Edited By Brian H on 01/04/2021 08:25:43

JasonB01/04/2021 08:25:41
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Have a feeling there is something that does not pass safety regs in UK so the small bottles are not available here just the larger ones and why you can't select the small ones on W&W site

Brian, it's layout fluid

Edited By JasonB on 01/04/2021 08:26:58

jaCK Hobson01/04/2021 08:41:21
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Weird. I got some blue in small bottle, and could have ordered red, off Amazon Aug 2020 but can't get it now!

bernard towers01/04/2021 08:58:57
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Ian Johnson 101/04/2021 21:40:47
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That is weird indeed! I have been using white paint marker pens for darker metals like cast iron and black mild steel, but now after seeing this post I want some red Dykem and now I can't get it! Last time I bought a pot of blue Dykem was from RDG at a Model Engineering Show a few years ago. Now every supplier is out of stock! RDG don't stock it either. What's going on???

John Haine01/04/2021 22:22:11
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Probably Brexit.

SillyOldDuffer01/04/2021 22:47:09
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Posted by John Haine on 01/04/2021 22:22:11:

Probably Brexit.

Plus the VAT change and Covid.. Whatever the cause, UK imports and exports both took a beating in January, link to official figures. (19% drop in exports, and a 21% drop in imports.) Not clear if the disappointing figures are temporary or not. February's results aren't available yet, and the economic situation remains unstable.



JasonB02/04/2021 06:51:25
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As it is made in the US what has Brexit got to do with it?

Eric Lucas02/04/2021 07:17:30
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but it’s a good excuse for brexiteers to moan🤬

Tony Pratt 102/04/2021 08:59:18
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Posted by Eric Lucas on 02/04/2021 07:17:30:


but it’s a good excuse for brexiteers to moan🤬

I think you will find it's not them who are moaningcheeky

SillyOldDuffer02/04/2021 09:14:48
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Posted by JasonB on 02/04/2021 06:51:25:

As it is made in the US what has Brexit got to do with it?

Now we have left EU, the UK doesn't have a trade deal with the USA! For the time being, trade with the US has become more expensive and complicated, because we are no longer part of the EU trade bloc.

Perhaps the biggest hit to imports and exports is simply due to a large complex system changing: for US trade, it's now necessary for British Exporters to understand and abide by the USA Harmonised Tariff System as applied to non-favoured nations. Anyone who fancies a headache can look HTS up on the web! Now EU rules don't apply to Americans it is unclear what rules are applied to goods imported from the USA into the UK. Everything has changed, or might have, or will do.

The advantage of Brexit is it allows the UK to negotiate new trade deals free of EU Rules. A disadvantage is many new trade deals have to be agreed around the world, and that takes time.

Coincidentally we have the VAT change too. I have no idea how US exporters feel about collecting VAT on behalf of the British Government! I suspect big companies will do it but small and medium suppliers may disengage entirely, or wait for the dust to settle before exporting to the UK. Quite likely they will trade through an agent set up to sort out customs and tax issues, but I'm not sure if services of that kind are available yet.


trev02/04/2021 09:25:33
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Hi Allan

I recently bought a small a small bottle of red Dykem marking out ink from Amazon at a reasonable price if that is of any help and it arrived in a couple of days

Alan Gordon 402/04/2021 09:38:06
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Wow !!!! all I wanted was to investigate how I might get some ??? anyway Thanks everyone for the invigorating discussion. Thanks Trev I tried Amazon but comes up as unavailable, but again thanks everyone.

Michael Gilligan02/04/2021 10:02:18
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This appears to be the ‘official UK distributor’ **LINK**

... who does not sell on-line

It may, however, be worth contacting them for advice on UK availability.


Jim Nic02/04/2021 10:22:03
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Just now searched Amazon and found a Dykem aerosol layout fluid available for £24.99 + £3.91 delivery.

Having had my interest raised by this thread I was looking to get some but at that price I will carry on using a permanent Sharpie.


jaCK Hobson02/04/2021 11:00:39
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Yer - Dykem good but not that good! The aerosol would not be good for me - I use it inside on small things. I'm sure lots of us have had the misfortune of a Dykem spill or leak.... I imagine aerosol would be that experience with evey use. The amount in a small bottle lasts me longer than the Dykem stays blue.

Neil Lickfold02/04/2021 11:28:16
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I use a marker pen, and the airline to make it spray to where I want it to be.

Washes off with alcohol too.

Earny4902/04/2021 12:18:43
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try RS, look for marking/ layout ink. Bit pricey at £41 per litre!

David Nutton17/04/2021 14:05:17
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I got a small bottle of red from Walters and Walters last week. They are very helpful over the phone.

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