DIY with function over finesse!!

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Re: DIY with function over finesse!!

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I've just bought a touch up paint kit for my car, I'll post before and after photos on here if it's okay.
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When I started this thread it was intended to document non car DIY, although I myself have strayed from that path in the past, but we really need a thread for DIY Car Maintenance and maybe your job would be a good project to start it off with. Most members seem to start their own thread about any given project which then often goes unread by many. A common thread would serve as a useful resource for everyone to refer to when faced with a new job on the car. I'll start that thread myself and invite contributions and then you can add your pictures etc. :-D
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Oh, so my comment won't get removed! Woohoo, I'll take that win!
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The thread has launched and can be found here. :-D
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So I went out to the garage this morning to be confronted with this:
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So I instigated an immediate resolution to the problem:
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Then I came in for a cup of coffee from the vacuum flask, delicious, and began investigating my options. I eliminated replacing the roof panel as access is now exceedingly tricky so looked into repair options. After much research and mulling I settled on giving a new product to me a try. It is made by a well respected company and has excellent reviews so I click and collected a can from my local screwfix:
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I just need to sort out some scaffold boards and wait for the very welcome rain to dry up and I will report back! Watch this space!! :-D
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Re: DIY with function over finesse!!

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I had a similar problem with one of my rented garages that's got concrete asbestos corrugated sheet roofing. The overlaps weren't long enough and the prevailing wind would blow rain between the joins. The problem I found was getting the corrugations absolutely dust and muck free enough to get anything to stick - and I didn't have much success in the end. Gripfill, silicon sealant, roof repair gloop like yours - all failed sooner or later as the sheets would move just enough to make the weak bond fail. In the end the landlords replaced all the roof sheets across the whole block and - miraculously - the problem went away :-D
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Fortunately my issue is a split in the valley rather than a joint leak. Hopefully once I've cleaned, wire brush on drill probably, and degreased the valley well beyond either end of the split I should get a good adhesion and sound job!! The sheets were all replaced about 12 years ago to get shot of the old asbestos ones which allows me to get pretty course with the cleaning and I'm hoping for a sound repair!! :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
16 Aug 2022, 17:36
So I went out to the garage this morning to be confronted with this:

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So I instigated an immediate resolution to the problem:

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Then I came in for a cup of coffee from the vacuum flask, delicious, and began investigating my options. I eliminated replacing the roof panel as access is now exceedingly tricky so looked into repair options. After much research and mulling I settled on giving a new product to me a try. It is made by a well respected company and has excellent reviews so I click and collected a can from my local screwfix:

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I just need to sort out some scaffold boards and wait for the very welcome rain to dry up and I will report back! Watch this space!! :-D
That looks like Asbestos roofing, be careful
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My pal looked after a village hall, vandals broke in through the roof, he fixed it free of charge, the council wanted £300 to take the three damaged asbestos sheets off him, he declined, took them away and crushed them through a cattle grid just down the road.
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Re: DIY with function over finesse!!

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Ouch, the panels are perfectly safe if not crushed into dust, it looks like concrete asbestos sheeting, just don't drill into or cut it.