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Old 28th October 2014, 16:43   #811
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You can get them on SP road. A couple of hundred meters after entering SP road there are electric and electronic shops. Almost every one has them.

Ebay has lots of them

http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_from=...=WD40&_sacat=0

Autotrends has them

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Surprising, nobody in SP road had it in stock when I checked couple of weeks back.
eBay, its daylight robbery, shipping costs 205/-

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Old 28th October 2014, 17:42   #812
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Surprising, nobody in SP road had it in stock when I checked couple of weeks back.
eBay, its daylight robbery, shipping costs 205/-
Hi CMS, If you are near Tippasandra, there is an automobile spare parts store on the right side, just after the BP petrol bunk (before Kanti's) and he stocks them. I picked up the small bottle 2 weeks back and it was priced at 100 INR.

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Yesterday’s loot:

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For stripping the chrome off the headlight reflectors.

From this:

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To this:

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And made a jugaadu right angled Phillips screw driver by attaching the bit to the end of the shaft using some m-seal:

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The screw driver had become defective after the shaft started rotating inside the grip. This one is not used for tightening the screw but to hold it in place (inaccessible otherwise) while tightening a nut from the other side. I hope the torque from the other side won’t rip off the Phillips bit from the sealed end!
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Hi Guys,

I picked up at bench vise (weighing 15kgs) from Alang shipyard for Rs. 1250/-

Has a slight rust coat on it. Sand down and paint is enough? Was thinking spray paint, or should i use any other type of paint? Primer is a must?
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For stripping the chrome off the headlight reflectors.

Sorry about OT, Gannu is that Polo's HL reflector? You were upgrading to Bi-xenons I know, but why were the older reflectors stripped out of its chrome, ie, if that's what is shown in the pics? Just curious.

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Sorry about OT, Gannu is that Polo's HL reflector? You were upgrading to Bi-xenons I know, but why were the older reflectors stripped out of its chrome, ie, if that's what is shown in the pics? Just curious.
Yes Ajay, those are Polo's stock reflector bowls. Now that the chrome does not serve any purpose, I intend to paint them with a shade of matte black. Was worried if the paint would adhere to the chromed parts properly so stripped the chrome off.

Some folks leave the bowls as it is and some paint them. I wanted to paint them since the chrome had chipped off at some locations and was looking ugly.
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... Has a slight rust coat on it. Sand down and paint is enough? Was thinking spray paint, or should i use any other type of paint? Primer is a must?
Paint it only if you want it to look good. Otherwise, coating it with engine oil should be good enough. Grease the rotating and sliding parts.

If you want to paint it, get it sandblasted if you have access to a pro paint shop. Primer would be good. Make sure you don't get paint on to the sliding or rotating surfaces.
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For stripping the chrome off the headlight reflectors.
And do you think that's good to strip the chrome from my innova's mirror housing?

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Are the stripped down plastics AFTER Mr. Muscle went to work on them?
How many hours of elbow grease are we talking about here?
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Old 31st October 2014, 14:15   #819
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And do you think that's good to strip the chrome from my innova's mirror housing?
Yep. This solution should work well. I think this was a wee bit stronger!

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Are the stripped down plastics AFTER Mr. Muscle went to work on them?
Yep, just the bowl went into the solution. The solution is safe on plastics, do not worry. I had my fears as well but then the concentrate itself was being stored in a plastic bottle.

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How many hours of elbow grease are we talking about here?
None really. Just light scrubbing using a Scotch Brite pad, provided the contents remain in the solution for a good 3-4 hours.

What I used was a bucket filled with water sufficient to have one bowl immersed, 1 no. Mr. Muscle kitchen cleaner (the orange colored bottle) and 2 nos. Mr. Muscle toilet cleaner (black bottle) emptied into it.

Kept the bowl immersed for 3 hours, took it out, scuffed it and all the chrome was gone. You can see parts of chrome floating in the bucket when the bowl is immersed.

The other bowl was immersed after that and left it for the overnight. I woke up at 7 and scuffed the bowl for 5 minutes. Cleaned to a shine. This was easier than the first since it was immersed for almost 6 hours!

EDIT: Very important - The solution smells really awful; emanates a pungent odour! Try to work in a bathroom alone (while the exhaust fan is on or windows open) or in an open space and use a pair of gloves while scrubbing. The skin on my hands had a burning sensation when the solution fell on it. Nothing major though. After cleaning the hands, they were fine.

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There are the primary tools I have, in addition to 5-6 spanners and a drill machine. I also have few plumbing tools and a soldering iron.
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Now, I have lost the tester-cum-screwdriver in the yellow set on the right.
So, I do need some good long screwdrivers.
I also need a tool to be able to tighten nuts/ bolts in the car at difficult to reach places.

Can someone recommend some tools to complement the limited sets that I have?
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... I also need a tool to be able to tighten nuts/ bolts in the car at difficult to reach places. ...
You will need a good ratcheting socket set, especially one that has a 6" or longer extension rod. Something like this: Bosch, Stanley or this one.
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I lost my trusty toolkit that I bought in Fry's a long time ago. It contained within a fiber carrying case: A set of ratchet screw driver with all sorts of screw driver bits, Socket bits, Allen keys and a medium sized pliers. I kept a box cutter as well in that kit. I forgot about the kit in the car when I sent the car for service. And that was the end of it.

It is very painful to lose such precious tools. I am trying to get a replacement. It is not easy to find such a - all-in-one kit. My first attempt failed miserably. I bought this cheap Chinese screwdriver set. It looks so flimsy I don't even want to try anything with it.

I ordered a Bosch - Skil F002 tool kit from Flipkart about 10 days ago and they still haven't delivered it. Even that kit doesn't contain pliers or a set of Allen keys. Any idea about a comprehensive but handy toolkit from the Gurus ?
Any pointers will be much appreciated.
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I lost my trusty toolkit that I bought in Fry's a long time ago. It contained within a fiber carrying case: A set of ratchet screw driver with all sorts of screw driver bits, Socket bits, Allen keys and a medium sized pliers. I kept a box cutter as well in that kit. I forgot about the kit in the car when I sent the car for service. And that was the end of it.

It is very painful to lose such precious tools. I am trying to get a replacement. It is not easy to find such a - all-in-one kit. My first attempt failed miserably. I bought this cheap Chinese screwdriver set. It looks so flimsy I don't even want to try anything with it.

I ordered a Bosch - Skil F002 tool kit from Flipkart about 10 days ago and they still haven't delivered it. Even that kit doesn't contain pliers or a set of Allen keys. Any idea about a comprehensive but handy toolkit from the Gurus ?
Any pointers will be much appreciated.
i have the same kit, and i feel it is ok to use it for small jobs like adjusting the headlights etc. I agree that the quality is not top-notch like Bosch or Skil, but what else you can expect for just Rs.265/-. Even i got a small note inside the tool box saying that the dealer is extremely sorry as few of the parts are rusted and they even tried to remove the rust, and have done as much as they could.
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Apart from good screwdiver/socket sets, I'd recommend buying tools individually. My feeling is that "tool kits" are mostly aimed at occasional users who don't require much quality anyway.

Buy your tools separately, and buy a tool box to keep them in.
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Apart from good screwdiver/socket sets, I'd recommend buying tools individually. My feeling is that "tool kits" are mostly aimed at occasional users who don't require much quality anyway.

Buy your tools separately, and buy a tool box to keep them in.
I have quite a bit of collection of tools and test equipment (including a dual beam Oscilloscope) over the last 25 years. (surely not in the same league of Jeroen or you)

But we always end up having a favorite toolkit we tend to carry in our trips or for the odd jobs. That is what I am looking for. I have a Leatherman Wingman which can't do what I can do with my lost toolkit. It has to be compact, versatile and built to last.
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