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 Post subject: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:38 am 
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Every weekend i get off the weather is damp, i haven't had the dolomite out since well before Christmas. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 am 
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I know what you mean :( Then you get gmsclassics bragging that its nudging 30 degrees in New Zealand :evil:
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Ps It can only get better???

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:12 pm 
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lovely here this morning so got the dolomite out and took it for a run over the horseshoe pass - where is was drizzling and muddy. car came back filthy.

!can't win can you?


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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Hi Garry,
Are you joining us on wednesday evening?

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
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unlikely this month - working late on Wednesday

thought I'd let someone else win the quiz this time!


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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:37 pm 
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I don't know about the rest of the country, but it is the amount of salt on the roads just now that is putting me off using my cars. The gritting lorries have been out every day since the beginning of November. I think the roads department is trying to show that gritting is an essential service, so should not be cut!

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:30 pm 
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As soon as they start gritting thats it, covered up in the garage on a charger, and just when you get a crisp day they are out the night before gritting again, had some nice days but the roads stay damp with the salt on the floor

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:59 am 
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My friendly local independent garage man reckons the amount of salt used on the roads in Ayrshire is ridiculous. He says that while the bodyshells of modern cars are now mostly well protected, the subframes and suspension components are not, and he is seeing failures of these items due to corrosion. In Japan and Scandinavia they have pretty hard winters but I don't think they use salt at all, just grit. Or am I wrong?

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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 am 
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I was lucky enough to stay 10 days in Greece in the end of January. +15, sunny and nice! Want to share this beautiful garden picture from our house in Athens
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It's really great place in winter: no tourists and the prices are significantly lower than in summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Bloody weather
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:49 am 
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Round here they grit every night it seems but then when it actually needs doing they 'forget'.

I try to go out only when it's dry at this time of year but even then you still find wet bits. I usually then rinse off when I get back and spray on some Bilt Hamber Atom-Mac which neutralises any remaining salt and provides a nice corrosion resistant barrier.

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