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Old 12th April 2016, 17:40   #1306
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I seem to remember that there are a lot of Dremel demo/instruction videos somewhere; their site or youtube. Happy watching!

The softy things are for use with polishing compounds. The hard stone-type things are for grinding. The wheels are for cutting. A lot of those tools shatter very easily. Full-face protection is recommended, but proper eye protection is an absolute necessity. Don't even turn the Dremel on with a grinding/polishing/etc tool attached without eye protection.
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I do not think a dremel is the ideal tool for cutting 2x4s.
Dremels are more suited towards finer cutting/engraving/polishing/grinding/sharpening - pretty much anything on a smaller scale.
For casual wood cutting an inexpensive Chinese saw will be enough, and the outlay will rarely breach Rs.1500/ for the saw and blade.

http://www.amazon.in/Agni-prithvi-Po...s=circular+saw
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3M has this treatment for the exhaust system of the car.

I had enquired at one branch and they said it is a silver coating which I think is nothing but paint to prevent rusting and give it a new look .They quoted over 1k for the same and it sounded like it is useful on stock exhaust systems.

I would want to do this as a DIY on my car. The exhaust system on my car is a aftermarket one from Red Rooster and it had a coating which has worn off now over 4 years. Few years back I had bought this rust proof coating which was in a can and sprayed that on the pipe and before I knew it , peeled off.

Does anyone have an idea of a good rust proof spray which can withstand heat as well for use on the exhaust system. Thankfully, there is no issue of rust in the system and I would like to give a fresh look and at the same time proof it from future age related breakages.


Found time to do the spray painting with Bosny heat resistant silver paint for the exhaust system on my Figo today.

As mentioned , the exhaust system is a Red Rooster made full system and most of the thin anti rust coating they had done had come off. There was no crack or rust apart from surface rust which was sanded off.
I had used a normal can spray few years ago which had peeled off soon enough since it was not heat resistant.

I heard recently that 3M Car Care had started this offer in which they paint the exhaust system alone to prevent rust mainly. That is when it struck me I need to get it done on my car because of the state it was in. Enquired at the nearest 3M outlet and they were ready to do it, but they would just paint over which was not of much use without removing the old paint.

Member Audioholic helped with the brand and type of spray paint required which I ordered online.
Got down to do it doing it today, after all there is not better place than under the car on a hot day

Jack stands are required and safer , but since I had no access to them, I used jacks to hold up the rear and then the front.(not advisable)
Started off by sanding the pipes and thankfully there was no rust holes or cracks. The mid muffler looked good ,hence it was left untouched. The end-can(muffler) was sanded down at areas were there were surface rust showing since the rest of the muffler was fine and this was a big end can.
The pipe between both the mufflers was what needed a coat of paint badly. The twin pipes heading to the mid-can was left untouched as well since I was not sure if the paint will stick at that area due to the extreme heat, and I also ran out of paint.

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It is advisable to spray a coat and wait for few mins and spray the next rather than doing both together.


Also recommend for this DIY- Face mask, plain industrial type spectacles, old clothes since you are to get down and dirty, jack stands and newspaper and tape to cover the surroundings of the pipe if you don't want the paint to show on it.In my case since it was silver and most of the paint was spread to the heat shield surrounding, it didn't matter.


Mods- Not sure if this required a separate thread since it is a simple DIY .

Some pictures of before and after sanding and multiple coats of silver paint
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Has anyone used / has feedback about the Hi-Max 10mm drill machine ? It is a wired, 300w or 350W unit.
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Has anyone used / has feedback about the Hi-Max 10mm drill machine ? It is a wired, 300w or 350W unit.
It looks exactly like one I had, and it sort if tapered off in effectiveness after some months. You could look at the skil impact drill, costs about 200-300 more, drill bits separately for about 200, but much much better. Made mince meat out of a problematic wall I was trying to get through. 450w, wired.
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Tools such as electric drills can be for life! Better to avoid false economy.
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Has anyone used / has feedback about the Hi-Max 10mm drill machine ? It is a wired, 300w or 350W unit.
Put some extra money and get the Skil 13mm drill. Have been using it from the past four years and its quite good. Have a Bosch GSB 500 too and apart from the build quality difference I dont see the Skil to be any inferior. Plus you get a lot of utility tools along with it too.

Got this rubberised undercoat spray to add to my tool(if I can say that) inventory. Tried it on the exhaust of my Dio. Tough agent and gives a thick coat.

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Planning to use this to do a DIY undercoat of my WagonRs wheel well.

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Got this rubberised undercoat spray to add to my tool(if I can say that) inventory. Tried it on the exhaust of my Dio. Tough agent and gives a thick coat.
Online or at a local store? Any link if online. And what's the cost?
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Online or at a local store? Any link if online. And what's the cost?
Online, from Amazon. 275 bucks a can plus shipping. I think one complete car can be done in four to five cans.
http://www.amazon.in/Bosny-Rubberize...ilpage_o07_s00

Also got a pair of PVC gloves since these days I went to the point of DIYing my brake cleaning and stuff. Since my car runs a lot these days, and after switching to Bosch Asbestos free brake pads, they generate a lot of dust. Hence got this from amazon as well:
http://www.amazon.in/Midas-Safety-Wh...ilpage_o00_s00
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Not a major tool but needed this for both my car related DIY's and also to fiddle around with my laptop.

Paid 159 for this from Amazon. A 33 in 1 variant this is by Jackly.

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Nice quality and magnetic too so does the job pretty well. Got it delivered in 2 days from ordering date. Fast!
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I am looking for a crimping tool to crimp open end bare terminals (see below). Any references or guidance (if someone already has) of procuring such tools in India?

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I am in need of some advice from the DIYers of the forum.

What is the type of adhesive required to bond the polycarbonate?/ABS? arm of an office chair?

Brand name,online links would help a lot.

Thanks in advance.
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I am looking for a crimping tool to crimp open end bare terminals (see below). Any references or guidance (if someone already has) of procuring such tools in India?

Sire you can use something like this >>http://www.ebay.in/itm/181930429303?aff_source=Sok-Goog.
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I am in need of some advice from the DIYers of the forum.

What is the type of adhesive required to bond the polycarbonate?/ABS? arm of an office chair?

Brand name,online links would help a lot.

Thanks in advance.
JB Weld Cold Weld Epoxy would do the job. Available from Amazon.in
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Bought this 1/2 inch socket set for my DIYs. Having used this brand's tools earlier, I have trust on their quality.

The only downside I found was-This kit is too damn heavy.

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