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GREEN FLASH

 

My favourite ‘go to’ detailing store, Slim’s Detailing doesn’t just have a great store full of car care potions and elixirs from many leading brands, but they also do mail order, too.

One of their main lines comes from German maker, Koch Chemie, indeed Slim’s is the main UK distributor for them. I’ve been using Koch’s GS aka Green Star All Purpose Cleaner, with some success for quite a while now and not only is it a fab product but a 1-litre bottle costs just £5.15 inc VAT!

It’s a highly-concentrated alkaline-based universal cleaner which is phosphate- and solvent-free and is ideal for More >

FORWARD ROLL

Mittler Bros. has one of the widest range of bead rolls available in the industry for the standard 28.5mm throat (1-1/8in) bead rollers.

The varied range includes: standard round, standard flat, standard step, standard edge, 45° angled and speciality bead rolls. All bead rolls are CNC-machined from heat-treated tool grade steel to ensure longevity and are also available in Nylatron (plastic), which is ideal for pre-finished materials such as copper, brass and thin aluminium.

Price: From £83.99 inc VAT.

More details by visiting www.b-gdirect.comENDS.

 

FIBREGLASS CAN BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO GREEN STUFF

Green Stuff Remover is a 1-litre ready-to-use and 5-litre concentrated valeting product offered by the Power Maxed, vehicle care brand.

Previously known as Caravan Wash due to its most common application on algae-prone caravans and motor homes, Power Maxed has renamed the product to help users connect the product with the problem it is best able to solve.

Caravans, motor homes, any home feature built with UPVC and of course any vehicle left for more than a few weeks can begin to build an increasing layer of algae and even moss, which can be a messy and difficult job to clean. Bare More >

VAPOUR? VAPOR? HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT, DEI HAS THE ANSWER

This one is ideal for kitcars with carburettors …

During the recent hot weather, many kit and classic car owners may have experienced hot starting problems associated with fuel vapour lock on cars equipped with carburettors.

DEI’s new Vapor (note US spelling when ‘Googling’) Block™ Fuel Line Sleeve provides an easy, sensible and low cost solution that prevents rough idling and difficult starting caused by vapour lock.

The sleeve has been designed to greatly reduce heat in the fuel line thus keeping the fuel cooler and below evaporation point. The sleeve installs easily thanks to a split design and adhesive flap. There is More >

NO PRESSURE FROM WEBCON

Another one for carburettor equipped cars without a return fuel line!

Bad hot starting can be the result of pressure build-up in the fuel feed line of a carburettor equipped car, causing the carburettor to flood either during hot soak or whilst cranking.

Some manufacturers addressed this problem by fitting a fuel return line to the tank. However, this is a cumbersome solution for owners of cars without this feature as it involves making irreversible modifications to the car. Luckily Webcon has the answer.

Webcon’s Fuel Line Pressure Relief Kit provides extra fuel hose, clips and two tee pieces, (one with a valve More >

NICE TICK-TOCK

As part of its year-long 35-year anniversary celebrations, British exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport has partnered with German watch-making company BRM to produce a limited edition chronograph watch.

The resulting collaboration, based on the BRM Chronographes V6-HB model, is now available to order.

The two firms enjoy a close association, with BRM being the proud sponsor of Milltek Sport Racing in Germany, supporting both GT86 and TCR Golf prepared by the Derbyshire firm’s German motorsport arm.

Limited just 35 crafted pieces, the Milltek x BRM Chrono features all of the hallmarks of this much-loved brand. A polished stainless steel case houses a carbon fibre More >

KNUCKLE SCRAPING IS A THING OF THE PAST WITH QUALITY SOCKETS

This latest addition to Sealey’s Premier Black Range of Hand Tools increases the comprehensive selection, which is suitable for daily professional use.

They feature a fully-polished black chrome finish with machined and lacquered surfaces and also incorporate knurled rings for extra grip with oily fingers. The 14-piece set is supplied on a socket rail.

For further details, or to view Sealey’s complete range visit www.sealey.co.uk or alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 757 500 ENDS.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

A group of friends, Rob Turner, Thomas Cowley, Danny Pomfret and Mark Crates are the men behind the new RoToDaMa (the name comes from the first two letters of the protagonists first names) operation that has launched a forward control cab and pickup back based on Land Rover Discovery, which they’ve rather nicely called the ‘Rediscovery’.

As we know, old Discoverys rot out for fun and hundreds of thousands have met their maker due to rust, as a result. However, under the skin, structurally the cars are usually sound and that is something that Rotodama has literally based their business on.

Rugged, More >

FUNDING FOR CATERHAM CARS

Caterham Cars has secured £1.15 million in new funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial to support the firm’s long-term plan for expansion as well as further develop its UK manufacturing capabilities.

The marque is already established in, and exports to, a large number of markets such as France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the USA and is investing for growth in these established markets but also new ones such as Taiwan and Colombia.

Santander Corporate & Commercial has become Caterham Car’s new day-to-day banking partner, with the initial funding viewed as potentially the start of a long-term partnership to support the firm’s wider More >

JUICY ORANGE

All Purpose Cleaners (APCs) are a vital part of any dedicated car care enthusiast’s arsenal and there are some good ones on the market such as Meguiar’s APC and Grime Out by Britemax.

Another one I like a lot is Outrageous Orange™ by American brand Malco Automotive imported to the UK by the marvellous Slim’s Detailing. Of the many US brands, Malco keeps a low profile but their stuff is of the highest order.

Anyway, Outrageous Orange has a heady scent of orange, is bio-degradable and shifts grease, dirt and grime, for fun.

I was recently offered some ‘garage points’ by ‘er indoors More >