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    09 June 2012
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 Halfords Twin Barrel Foot Pump & Gauge
Halfords Twin Barrel Foot Pump & Gauge
Can be used on cars, motorbikes and bicycles with schrader valves
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Twin Barrel Foot Pump RUBBISH
Posted02 December 2012
Customer avatar
Dubious
fromCumbria
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Expert
How many cars: 2
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Absolute rubbish cheap and nasty only lasted using twice as the frame bent and buckled. Cheap plastic adaptor and guage fittings. I would rather pay 3x the price for a well made one.
No, I do not recommend this product.
I like:nothing, replacing it by buying a better one!
I don't like as much:slippy under foot., frame not strong enough buckled under use., plastic gauge and gauge mounting.
+6points
6of 6voted this as helpful.
 
Halfords Satin Black spray paint gives a protective finish on metal and rigid plastic panels.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does a good job
Posted12 August 2012
Customer avatar
Dubious
fromCumbria
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Expert
How many cars: 2
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Doesn't go far, one and a half 500ml tins to cover a motorcycle tank and tailpiece.
But the finish is good. Used on top of Halfords primer and sprayed in warm conditions after warming the can by leaving in a bowl of hot tap water for half an our (this helps the paint mix and increases the spray pressure slightly).
Excellent job when several light coats applied.
I recommend this product!
I like:good finish, good spray from can
I don't like as much:doesn't go as far as you might think
+17points
17of 17voted this as helpful.
 
Halfords Wet & Dry Paper ideal for fine sanding between coats of undercoat & coats of paint.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
worst 800 wet n dry ever used
Posted23 July 2012
Customer avatar
Dubious
fromCumbria
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Expert
How many cars: 2
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Didn't even last 5 strokes wet! Abrasive rubbed off even with fingers!
Returned for a second batch but exactly the same.
Other grits were OK but shows some inconsistency in manufacturing somewhere!
No, I do not recommend this product.
I like:not even that cheap
I don't like as much:rubbish
+4points
6of 8voted this as helpful.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Plastic so don't expect much!
Posted09 June 2012
Customer avatar
Dubious
fromCumbria
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Expert
How many cars: 2
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Worked fine for a while. Mind you I use it every week on any of 2 cars, pushbike, motorcycle or wheelchair.
The rubber insert that squeezes round the valve to seal when the thumb lock is engaged doesn't seal any more so useless. Might as well spend a little more and get a new pump!
No, I do not recommend this product.
I like:easy to install and use
I don't like as much:plastic and cheap, wears out with use
+8points
8of 8voted this as helpful.
 
Dubious's Questions
 
Prism LED Bulbs 501 are ultra bright, long life bulbs. For off road or show use only.
 

So what brightness?

How many watts? Candela? I cant see side lights being brighter than HID headlights!
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 
The Halfords Negative Battery Cable is suitable for replacing corroded or faulty battery cables.
 

What awg/size

What is the cable awg and terminal sizes each end?
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 

Is this a Calcium battery

ALL Mondeos should have Lead/Calcium Batteries. They take less power to charge so less load on alternator. If I was to fit a lead acid battery eventually my alternator will burn out due to the extra current required.
3 years, 2 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 
 JVC KD-R711 Bluetooth CD Radio with iPod Connection
JVC KD-R711 Bluetooth CD Radio with iPod Connection
JVC KD-R711 - fantastic features and great style, this dual USB port bluetooth unit will provide years of entertainment on the move!
 

Will this unit operate my 6th Gen iPod Nano?

3 years, 4 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 
U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer promotes paint adhesion to galvanised steel & aluminium.
 

Will yhis acid etch adhere to lightly abraded chrome?

If not what product will be OK as a primer on chrome?
4 years, 10 months ago
by
Dubious
 
Halfords High Temperature Engine Enamel Paint Gloss Black withstands temperatures of up to 300°C
 

What temperature will it cure?

As you suggest I would like to paint a radiator but this won't get hot enough in use to cure VHT paint. Will this be OK on alloy radiators?
5 years, 2 months ago
by
Dubious
 
Dubious's Answers
 
Halfords Satin Black spray paint gives a protective finish on metal and rigid plastic panels.
 

What is the coverage (metres squared) of a 500ml can of spray paint?

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
In the description....0.5m sq. with 2 coats.
2 years, 4 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 

Is this a Calcium battery

ALL Mondeos should have Lead/Calcium Batteries. They take less power to charge so less load on alternator. If I was to fit a lead acid battery eventually my alternator will burn out due to the extra current required.
Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
Yes silver/calcium Next grade up from Lead/Calcium.
Made by Varta as Bosch do not make their own.
3 years, 1 month ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 
 JVC KD-R711 Bluetooth CD Radio with iPod Connection
JVC KD-R711 Bluetooth CD Radio with iPod Connection
JVC KD-R711 - fantastic features and great style, this dual USB port bluetooth unit will provide years of entertainment on the move!
 

Can the Bluetooth dongle be fitted into the USB at the back of the unit where it won't be in sight?

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
YES according to the manual that I received with my unit ...connect the KS UBT1 to the usb socket on the front ...OR....the cable from the rear. Only 1 Bluetooth adaptor can be fitted at once.
3 years, 4 months ago
by
Dubious
Cumbria
 
Halfords Very High Temperature Paint is formulated to withstand temperatures of up to 500°C.
 

What temperature does the paint cure at?

Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
It does not cure at normal air temperature, it dries at normal air temperature and cures at operating temperature!
5 years, 2 months ago
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Dubious
 
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