ZX Volcane Sold - getting fixed up

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CitroJim wrote: 05 Feb 2018, 15:09 I was just trying to find a new and hopefully humerous simile.... I failed... Sorry... :( :oops: :lol:

I'll get my coat...


It wasn't that bad of an analogy IMO, perhaps an abandoned salt mine since they'd no longer be pumping any water out?


Or perhaps some amalgam of a salt mine and a stream train since that sounds like it could make the place pretty damp. :-D
CitroJim wrote: 05 Feb 2018, 12:44.....a stream train to Williton station.....
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ekjdm14 wrote: 05 Feb 2018, 19:48
CitroJim wrote: 05 Feb 2018, 12:44.....a stream train to Williton station.....


What a fantastic typo given the context :lol:

I've clearly been studying too much geology recently - I'd just learned all about dip streams when I typed that...
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As opposed to strike streams? Oops, just opened a webpage on Britannica and there's more to waterways and their "choice" of route than I ever thought possible! I could lose a couple of hours or more to this later on... :D
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Ahh yes, strike streams :D been learning about those too ;)

I've developed a great interest in geology recently... It all started with me starting to read a heavily technical book on the subject at bedtime to get me to sleep... It's had the opposite effect :twisted: and I'm now hooked on the subject...

I hate to think where it will all end up... At least I'll now which stone to use if I ever build a Flintstones car...

You see the countryside in a whole new light...

The difference between a theologist and geologist? One studies the rock of ages and the other the age of rocks :lol:

The London basin is geologically very interesting...
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CitroJim wrote: 06 Feb 2018, 12:23The difference between a theologist and geologist? One studies the rock of ages and the other the age of rocks :lol:



Ohhh noooo, that's one for the memory banks, just my kind of humour :rofl2: A bit like what happens if you cross an insomniac with an agnostic and a dyslexic?

Someone who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog... :roll:
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ekjdm14 wrote: 06 Feb 2018, 16:56 A bit like what happens if you cross an insomniac with an agnostic and a dyslexic?

Someone who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog... :roll:


Now that definitely is my sort of humour Dan :)

As my long-suffering kids will tell you... Or rather, their rolling eyes will :lol:

True story.. Someone I know well has always told corny old jokes on a regular basis... He had a stroke back along. Luckily, he made a full recovery but we knew he'd be OK very soon after as he continued to tell the same old jokes as he always had :D
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Ok Ok....own up !
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who used epoxy glue to stick the numberplate on with ?..............I will hunt you down with a blunt spoon [-X
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Ouch! Still, it could have been worse; they could have use a hammer and nails!
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It's a very solid GRP, that tailgate, IIRC... At least it should never rust!
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Oh dear :s Is there any evidence of screw holes or does it look like it was always stuck on? Not that I'd expect a dealership to do that, but perhaps a well-meaning owner after the original sticky pads failed?

No rust risk at least, but not the greatest thing to find. Incidentally, was the blunt spoon the weapon of choice for removal of said plate too? Seems like a spoon handle wrapped in tape would do the job.
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No holes, just lots of (not so) sticky stuff.

Ok, who knows what will soften epoxy ?
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Not had a very thorough read through, but may be of use... https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Epoxy

My thinking was towards heating the stuff up to be honest, but not sure if the material of the tailgate would be resilient enough. The freezing method may be best bet if it's hard.
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If rubbery/Evosticky stuff, try petrol.
If actually hard epoxy (Araldite-type), then no solvent willl loosen it - it will have to be sanded away.
How about just covering it up with a new plate, riveted on, or fixed with silicone/polyurethane adhesive.

I'd caution, beware using acetone - likely solvent for the body paint. It's also a substance to be kept well away from heat.
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Araldite-type, rock hard.

I think it will be a discrete cover-up on the cards
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Operation Figleaf it is then. We won't tell... 8-[
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