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Started by Jam Jar Lurker, Mar 27, 2020, 07:18 am

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Jam Jar Lurker

Quote from: davidnagel on Jul 24, 2021, 06:06 pmTbh I think John's undestroying Skaro, done before the Time War, made perfect sense. It showed even the Doctor can make mistakes.

War of the Daleks was my first novel at 13 so I will defend to the end of time and end of time part two 😅

I have to confess I didn't read it! Nor many of the BBC EDAs. But I was a big fan of the New Adventures and the Targets before them.

Francïs
"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

russellsuthern

Hi Francis,

Re: The rust on your hinges:

I got some rust on my cubby hole hinges too, plus, although my handles haven't rusted,the screws holding them in have.

The hinges, I just painted over with the gloss blue to protect them.

The screws I gave a dab of varnish on them, which should hopefully keep the air out so they don't rust any more.

Hope that proves useful.

Regards,

Russell

Volpone

Options for rust are numerous:

1)A rust remover/oil like Break-Free CLP which is designed for cleaning guns, and a wire brush. 
2)Sandpaper (in combination with CLP or Naval Jelly).
3)Naval Jelly
4)Nevr-Dull
6)They also make spray paint that claims to convert rust to a paintable primer surface. 

Don't know if any of the above products are sold in the UK. 

#6 would probably be the way I'd go because it is fastest and simplest and my time is precious. 

Oh, or you could just let them rust and buy new hinges periodically. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on Jul 24, 2021, 04:33 pmAdvice and Assistance Obtainable?

There's some rust on one of the hinges of my phone panel. Can anyone advise on how to remove it and to prevent its return?

Thanks,
Francïs Snr
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I think you'd have to take it off to do it. But there are a few ways.

1. You can buy rust remover. It's a liquid and I think it's pretty strong stuff.

2. You could just sand it off and polish it up with really fine sand paper and use some polishing compound to finish it off.

To protect it, you may need to put on some clear coat.

Hope that helps 😊😊
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Jam Jar Lurker

"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

Jam Jar Lurker

Forgot to say, rust removed.

Thorough visual inspection today; nothing to report (except for how dirty the rain makes it).
"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

Jam Jar Lurker

Second Anniversary Special

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary: a helpful way to remember that it's two years since the TARDIS materialised in our garden and time for a proper inspection. As with last year, almost nothing to report.

Every now and again we have bother with rats in the garden, largely due to next door having decking. This week another one has taken up residence and seems to be attacking the old girl (either that or the Process from Time's Crucible).

Covered the spot with sealant and am in any case planning on repainting the whole box in the next couple of weeks.

Francïs PSX_20220327_191841.jpgPSX_20220327_192134.jpg
"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

HunterRose12

Hi there, congratulations on the build. I am planning on doing something similar. Can I ask what kind of wood/ply did you use?

Thanks!

Jam Jar Lurker

Thank you, however I can't take the credit. Mine is a re-homed This Planet Earth replica.

Francis
"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

russell glen

Quote from: Rassilons Rod on Jul 25, 2021, 09:25 am
Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on Jul 24, 2021, 04:33 pmAdvice and Assistance Obtainable?

There's some rust on one of the hinges of my phone panel. Can anyone advise on how to remove it and to prevent its return?

Thanks,
Francïs Snr
PSX_20210724_172656.jpg
I think you'd have to take it off to do it. But there are a few ways.

1. You can buy rust remover. It's a liquid and I think it's pretty strong stuff.

2. You could just sand it off and polish it up with really fine sand paper and use some polishing compound to finish it off.

To protect it, you may need to put on some clear coat.

Hope that helps 😊😊
40 odd years in the building trade, taught me a few tricks, chuck the hinges away and replace them with good quality brass ones, or replace them, but before fitting give them a couple of coats of aerosol laquer

Andrew Harvey

Tin foil and white vinegar. Thats what I use to get rust off me motorbike. It works and its cheap! When I say 'tin' I should say 'aluminium'. Sort of thing you cook with. But yes, chuck the old rusted ones away and go for brass!!

soniced-up

Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on May 05, 2020, 02:14 pmMy TARDIS came with some extras. There's the phone panel that I already mentioned.

As for the phone and the cupboard... For the moment I've decided not to include them. I have a three year old girl and a two year old boy who love the TARDIS. Should they accidently lock themselves in, we can quickly reach in through the phone panel and unlock the door (and see and reassure them). Plus, without the cupboard the panel lights up nicely. But not including them hurts...

Hi JJL. Regarding the phone hatch, have you considered making it open from the inside?

That way you could attach the cupboard and phone, but in an emergency, reach through and open the door from the inside, as it were.

Lee.
"The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men... have too many rules.
"Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many."

Jam Jar Lurker

Quote from: soniced-up on Sep 27, 2023, 07:38 pmHi JJL. Regarding the phone hatch, have you considered making it open from the inside?

That way you could attach the cupboard and phone, but in an emergency, reach through and open the door from the inside, as it were.

Lee.

Hi Lee,

That's a great idea. But I'm currently struggling to keep up with maintaining the TARDIS, the now three kids, and working full time. But I'll keep it mind.

Thanks,
Francis
"Have courage, and be kind... Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic."

soniced-up

Blimey Francis.

Sounds like you definitely have your hands full!
"The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men... have too many rules.
"Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many."