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Banner Batteries

18 April 2018 - 10:27 AM

I did my 'knight in shining armour' routine yesterday on my way home from work - stopped for petrol and there was a bloke in a Caterham on the forecourt, with his bonnet off.


Turned out his battery (one of those small, Banner ones) had gone flat a few days before (despite being on a trickle charger all winter) and despite a complete recharge the night before, had only lasted half a day.


I drove the guy to the nearest Halfords to see if he could get another one but they didn't sell them (I did try to call rather than drive there - they didn't answer). But the guy in Halfords (not the usual spotty teenager but someone who seemed to know what he was talking about) said Banner batteries were not much good - too little lead, too strong acid.


I was always under the impression Banner were a good brand - was Halfords man talking rubbish, does anyone know?

One Tough Guy

28 March 2018 - 03:50 PM

While browsing wikipedia, I came across this guy:




Now that is one brave man...



08 March 2018 - 08:09 AM

Am I the only one who always looks to see if their own name appears in the 'birthdays' section, even though I know it's nowhere near my birthday? :-o

Anyway, for the last 3 days, I have been clicking on the profiles that appear in that section and today was the first day I found someone actually still active on the forum (happy birthday, enforcer)!

So far, the oldest 'last active' date has been 15 years ago!!

Sewing Vinyl

25 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

I'm having problems finding anyone prepared to sew vinyl on to my metal frame for my doors - has anyone tried this themselves and can advise how to do it, what equipment used etc?

I found a video showing how to use an Easystitch sewing awl, which looks funky but not sure if it's the right thing for marine vinyl (the same stuff my hood is made out of). Other online videos all use decent quality sewing machines, which I don't have. I've considered buying a cheap sewing machine but I don't think it would be up to getting through the vinyl.

Lacquer On Aluminium

18 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

I've put a vinyl sticker on the rear ally panel and I want to try protect it - can I just spray a coat of lacquer over it?

The instructions on the can only mention using it on paint...