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  1. 'Onest Andy

    Ceremonial sash badge

    Brilliant thank you...
  2. Hello all, Hoping someone out there can point me in the right direction to find one of the ceremonial sash badges as shown in the pic. Cheers Andy
  3. 'Onest Andy

    JCB Mini Digger key

    Thanks for the input there Fellas...So we can obtain a key which by the looks of things will operate the lock. Next question is how do we program it, as we do not have another key to clone? Does anyone know if it's possible to access the vehicles ECU with the correct equipment and do this? JCB are basically saying it's going to need a new ECU and immobiliser system which apparently involves removing the cab of the digger to get to it. It must surely have a diagnostic port which would allow key programming.
  4. Hi all, Looking for some advice with regard to a 2013 JCB mini digger. A family member has contacted me to ask if it's possible to supply a key for this vehicle without an existing key to copy. One of his workforce has lost it's key which we know to be chipped. JCB are asking for a stupid amount of money to sort it out. Just wondering if anyone out there knows of a way to get over this. Hoping someone can help Cheers Andy
  5. 'Onest Andy

    Bonding Issue

    Well I have to report that having tried the suggested method of applying super glue as a primer and then PA5050. It works very well. I used Loctite brush on super glue. left it for a good 30 mins to go right off. then used the PA5050 as normal. End result an excellent bond. I admit to being surprised as to how well it worked. Certainly a trick I would try again in the future. Sadly there's no doubt I lost money on this job as the material was horrible stuff which completely clogged and ruined the scouring band that along with the £5.49 for the superglue pretty much wiped out the profit.. However this was a new customer and he was very happy with the work. So hopefully in the end it will turn out to have made me money. Thanks to all who posted.
  6. 'Onest Andy

    Bonding Issue

    The super glue suggestion is certainly interesting. I've never contemplated using it on shoes simply because when dry it has no flexibility when dry. Plus when customers attempt their own super glue repair the shoes inevitably end up with me to be bonded properly. However I will try the suggestions made on my test area and let you know the results..
  7. 'Onest Andy

    Bonding Issue

    Thanks for that suggestion that would certainly solve the problem.
  8. 'Onest Andy

    Bonding Issue

    I have indeed tried both primers sadly neither were successful. Sorry forgot to mention that.
  9. Hello all, Having a problem with a pair of boots bought into me for sole replacement. Unfortunately I can not find any form of maker's name or mark on the boots anywhere. As i began to grind away the warn sole I noticed that the material melted away much like the old Polyveldt units of the 80's used to. i also noticed that the ground surface was incredibly sticky to touch even when totally cool. Experience told me to stop as I knew straight away there was likely to be an issue with bonding. I decided to test sticking to the small ground down area before going any further. Materials tried: Rubber and PVC Adhesives tried: Bondfast, Bostik PA5050 and Renia Multicolle. Sadly none of the above combinations have been successful. So now I'm asking if anyone else has experienced this problem and if there might be a solution.
  10. Like everyone here i get these nuisance calls.. I pay a small amount each month to BT so my phone shows the number of the caller. If it's from another country phone shows it as "Out of area" . I now recognise the majority of call centre numbers and simply never answer the phone to them. If I get a with held number i answer by simply saying "hello" and then waiting to see who's on the other end. If it's a call centre I just hang up.
  11. 'Onest Andy

    Security Procedures Apply

    Well I've now had a reply from the Police. It would seem that in fact there are no security procedures to follow. It's the responsibility of the key owner to ensure they don't fall into the wrong hands. So from now on my policy will be quite simple. If I can get the blank I'll cut the key. No questions asked.
  12. 'Onest Andy

    Security Procedures Apply

    Just an update.. I have emailed by local Police station and asked them for information on this matter. The website promises a response within 24 hours... I sent my email two days ago.... Maybe it's not such an important issue as I'd first thought...
  13. Hello All, Some of you may remember me on here from the early days of the forum. I guess you'd say I have been lurking in the back ground ever since. Today I had a situation which after almost 35 years in the trade made me stop and think as until now I have never been challenged by a customer over this. A customer who I know reasonably well came in and asked me to make copies of the keys for his shot gun cabinet. In my current key blank catalogue it states next to each of these blanks "Security Procedures Apply". My understanding of this has been that the customer needs to provide me with a written letter of authorization asking me to duplicate the keys and to provide some form of positive identification. I keep these details securely locked away so that if anything were to happen in the future I could produce the documentation to the authorities if required to show I made checks before simply cutting the keys. However a few days later the customer returned and told me that he had spoken to two fire arms officers regarding this and they told him all he needed to do was show his shot gun certificate and there was no need for him to write a letter of any kind. Today another customer (who I don't actually recognise at all) has come in and asked for gun cabinet keys on the understanding that showing the certificate is adequate. So I thought I would to the obvious thing and contacted my supplier to ask them for a detailed break down on what exactly these security procedures are. The answer "Well we don't actually have anything in writing available , But we suggest asking for a letter of authorization and positive ID, keep these details safe so that in the future you can show you took precautions before cutting the keys". So baring in mind that when ordering these blanks. I am not asked to provide an security details of any kind. I simply order them along with my other standard range of blanks. So my question has to be . Can anybody difiniitively give details of exactly what the legal requirement is regarding these security procedures. Is it actually our place to question the customer's integrity when being asked to cut these keys or is it simply the responsibility of the owner to ensure that these keys are not getting into the wrong hands? I am interested to hear your thoughts and comments on this situation. Cheers Andy
  14. Hello, I'm looking to find somebody who can supply me with a Keyline ZA30U horse shoe. It's to suit a 2007 Aprillia Tuono 1000R Davenports have given me the info regarding the blank I need but sadly they do not stock it. Hoping someone can help. Cheers Andy
  15. 'Onest Andy

    Chubb Escort Handcuffs

    Thanks for the link there Peter.. Sadly The search comes back with no results..