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10 hours ago, kobblers said:

I've been doing this job for 32 years

 

5 hours ago, kobblers said:

I didn't know that about the thinners

Come on man, get a grip :lol:

The job looks fine for the money, To scour down and layer up a new block in PVC would be twice the cost that was paid.

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45 minutes ago, elfman said:

you should have known about the thinners mat ,its old hat ,I mentioned it on the site about 5 years ago if not more 

 

And, as I've mentioned less than a year ago, I've had a stroke since then and my memory isn't what it used to be.

Rick.

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On 8/12/2019 at 12:28 PM, kobblers said:

I'm not entirely sure why that would be the case? I've been doing this job for 32 years and never had a heel fail or look bad because of the way I've had to build them up.

In my own, personal opinion: for twenty quid - it's bad.

When I used to be able to obtain the decent, soft PVC sheeting, I never built up like that - I used to scour the heel down to the lowest wear point and replace the whole layer. I know people who use micro or harder rubber sheeting to do this but they're totally different materials and don't look right.

Thanks for your input.

Rick.

Well I'll certainly take on board what you said. You have more experience and only a fool would disregard something based on how they were taught. I'll give it a bash with doing it across the whole way next time I get a similar block to build. I'm keen to see the results. 

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1 hour ago, MrSoleCutter said:

Well I'll certainly take on board what you said. You have more experience and only a fool would disregard something based on how they were taught. I'll give it a bash with doing it across the whole way next time I get a similar block to build. I'm keen to see the results. 

Thanks for the reply. I was a crap shoe repairer for years because I was taught in the days of the 'Heel Bar' where most jobs were rushed and the training was crap, at best, and that's being kind to it. It's only because I loved what I did and still do that I started to learn properly from those who could teach me, that I became better at it - I'm not the best in the trade and don't pretend to be as I'm not an arrogant pillock like some in our trade are.

I did build-ups your way for nigh on 15 years as that's the  way I was taught but I did a pair, one day, that needed it doing like I do it now, and I thought it looked so much better and have never looked back.

If it makes you feel any better, I didn't know how to rewelt properly,  for 22 years, as I'd never been taught and then one of the members on here, elfman, showed me how to do it after inviting me up to his shop. That man knows more than anyone on here has forgotten.......

Every day's a learning day - if you disregard that or think you're above that advice then you really are a fool ;)

Don't ever be afraid to ask for help or advice on here and don't let the naysayers or people who scoff get in your way or deter you as they're usually just insecure, arrogant little bullies who you'll just be wasting your time with.

That's what this forum is for. :)

Rick.

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