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  1. What size are you wanting? If it’s just one pair I could put you some in the post. They’re not the cheapest PU’s for a one off
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    Problem with sending messages

    I found that yesterday. IF you click someone’s name you can’t add a message, but if you manually start one then it works
  3. Has anyone got any creative ideas for storing sheeting? I’ve got about 20 sheets shoved in every gap I can find around the shop and I want to get it in order
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    Storing sheeting

    Thanks for the input guys. I don’t have much space so I’m looking for something that will keep it all fairly compact, maybe against the wall or something
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    First Date card ,machine GPRS down

    I’m with Global Pay and mine didn’t work through the phone line or internet, eventually got it working late in the morning
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    music license for shop

    £229 + VAT for the combined licence, which breaks down to £91 for PRS and £138 for PPL
  7. I’ll hold my hands up then I’m saying 5050 won’t work. I’ve not used it for a long time now. Although it’s not going to be the easiest glue on a DIY job Curse those PayPal sellers, just like the eBay lot
  8. Jay, where are you based? We might be able to recommend someone near to you who can do them for you. Some guys on here also do postal work. Tom is annoyed, because recently the rise of these eBay sellers trying to cash in selling repair materials and things has contributed to many hardworking guys going out is business. You say you’re a mechanic, I wouldn’t try and fix my own car, I’d leave it to you. There’s a lot more to shoe repair than a bit of glue. You rightly said that in the factory they are heat bonded, don’t try this, the fumes are toxic and won’t work with a vibram sole. While some Vibram soles can go on Docs without an issue, not all of them can. Likewise with glue, it’s not just a case of painting it on and on top of that, one glue won’t bond all materials. For example 5050 won’t stick a Vibram sole to a Doc boot. You are honestly best just taking them to a different shoe repairer. You’ll end up spending a lot more time and money doing it yourself and you may not have success
  9. They haven’t. I should really look at that
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    Watch tools

    I’ve always used nylon dies and never had a problem, however my new ones are a lot softer and flex too much and as a result I’ve ended up breaking the face on a watch for the first time. So rather than risk something similar happening again, I’ve decided to invest a bit in some new and higher quality watch tools. I’m looking for recommendations for strap adjustments, back removers, presses and screws. I’ve always just had the basics for all these but if I’m going to start buying new equipment, I’d rather do it right. I don’t replace movements or glass as I wouldn’t have a clue where to start so I don’t need anything for that
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    Description please

    Customer: Do you do keys? Me: Yes we do Customer: It’s for one of those white doors Me: Okay, do you have it with you? Customer: No Me: Okay, next time you’re passing bring it in and I’ll copy it for you Customer: Can’t you just give me one that will work anywhere?
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    “Symptoms may include headache, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion” I definitely noticed a difference. Whether it’s actual or placebo, but I certainly drink a lot less coffee now
  13. It’s a pleasure
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    Description please

    And I thought I was bad with shades of polish
  15. Thanks Robin, I’ll send you a PM now
  16. Do you mean the navy blue dainite style ones? Or there is a navy vibram gumlite? I can fit either of those for you. They're the only ones I can think of that look smart. The others are chunkier. I do remember seeing a bright blue one a couple of years ago but I think that was from the Vibram Sole Factor program rather than general release
  17. Stick on soles and heels or units? Royal blue or navy?
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    Paper bags

    Paper bags for shoes, plastic bags for long boots. Both from Birch
  19. If they’re all smooth leather you just need a desalter to get rid of the white stain and some good quality leather creams to restore the colour. It’s hard to tell from the pictures though
  20. Are they all smooth leather, or are some nubuck?
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    Range cutter blades

    How on earth do you get them off?
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    Theme park

    I heard he’s opening a cheese farm on the moon
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    Easter weekend

    Yeah, third time in two years now
  24. Everyone seems surprised that I’m open as usual. What are the rest of you doing?