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    9th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM
    Whitey66 replied to a thread Paint removal s/s hinges in Painting
    Soak them in brake fluid, acetone, paint thinners or use a paint stripper etc. . Just put a stack of them in a large jar and put in your stripping liquid of choice and put the lid on, but not too tightly as you want any pressure build up to easily escape. Let them sit for a day or 2 and the paint should fall off, use a stiff brush and water to get the loosened paint from all the nooks and crannies.
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    9th Sep 2021, 08:03 PM
    I disagree, one of my mates kids painted the laundry with the contents of his nappy and he was having a great time :2tsup:
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    9th Sep 2021, 03:33 PM
    I'd screw them with the proper screws for gyprock to metal frame. I have seen quite a few walls where the glue has let go from the metal frame. This could be caused by the incorrect adhesive being used but adhesive has a harder time sticking to smooth surfaces than rough surfaces. Another theory I had about this is that the steel frame might have a protective oily film from manufacture on it that has not been cleaned off prior to applying the adhesive? Does it have furring channels or is it...
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    3rd Sep 2021, 08:51 PM
    I put my air con vents in the dishwasher, they come up like new. If the plastic clips are stiff, warm them up with a hair dryer or heat gun.
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    2nd Sep 2021, 04:12 PM
    I haven't read all of the posts but if you are putting in a "dead" cable for future use it must be terminated at each end as if it was live.
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    1st Sep 2021, 04:11 PM
    I'd get a small metal tube or socket with the inside diameter bigger than the nail and the outside diameter no bigger than the head of a decking screw and tap it down around the nail so it leaves the head slightly above the the indent. Then I'd grab the nail with the edge of some pincers and pull it out, you could use a scraper blade to put between the pincers and floorboard to lever against without damaging the floorboard. Then screw the board down with decking screws, drill and countersunk...
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