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Two thumbs up,Truffle!!!

Everyone needs a little upgrade every now and then. May you enjoy your new chariot for many years to come! Tally-Ho!!!

God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

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As usual, I haven't got a clue how things are going to go today at Portobello Road.
I should imagine that I will see a few people who will bring their pens in for repair,and some will come to pick up their repaired fountain pens.
Hopefully, it will be a good day!
Truffle Finder.

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I've been doing [what I suppose is quite normal for someone who has just bought a 'newer' car] and jumping in it, to go to the shops for a pint of milk and things like that!

It does drive like a dream!

Truffle Finder. :) :D :lol: :wub:

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Love the color. Brings back happy memories of that long hill on the A-40 coming back from Oxford toward the M-25.

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I love the colour too Ghost Plane!

Sadly, when I came back home from doing some shopping yesterday, I discovered that someone had 'keyed' the side of my car!

I seem to remember that there used to be a liquid that you could buy which would disguise such 'scratches'! There is a branch of Halfords near here, so I will be going over there this Thursday, and I will see if I can get some [if it is still made!]

It does make me wonder what kind of a 'kick' these people get out of doing something like that!

Hey Hoo!

Truffle Finder. :(

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There is a coloured polish Henry, but it doesnt work so well. It is ok for swirls (like a cobweb) in paint that has been caused by car washing where people dont know what they are doing. You can only disguise the scratch, especially if the scratch has been cut through to the primer, but you will always know its there. Its like covering the scratch on a pen instead of removing it.


The better alternative is that there are mobile technicians who will come to you and bring their kit to permenantly get rid of the problem, it will cost more but with a new car that you are going to keep for a few years then it will be worth the extra expense.


They may need to know the colour code which is recorded on a metal plate usually under the bonnet or sometimes on a plate inside the drivers door, as per the attachment


I cannot remember what part of London you are based but here is one for North London, as an example.




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Plus 1 for getting professional touch up. Check with your insurance to see if the cost is covered. Some policies this side of the pond, It is, less a deductible.

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Plus 2...professional service. I wonder if the w@nker was caught on cctv in the area....

God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

~~Larry Brown

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Thank you for your advice smiffy 20000, but I have contacted the man who you have told me about, and he has given me a ballpark figure of £450 to do the job! I'm sure that that is quite possibly the current market price for a job such as this, but I think that it is something that I will just have to live with for now anyway.

Thank you once again for your advice.

Truffle Finder. :(

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In the alternative, see if you can order a touch up bottle of the paint color. They come in a little container with a brush like nail varnish using that color code off your car. Steady hand like yours and a gentle polish should do the trick. Remember doing an old Buick of mine back in the day.

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£450 sounds like a lot of money,


I have had a look around for you and this company comes highly recommended, they offer a mobile service but are based in Finchley





Contact phone number is 07980 100 201 - specialist mobile car body shop/repairs london bumper repair, dent repair/removal, key scratch repair and alloy wheel repair




I have just spoken to a car body shop, no names no packdrill, to ask what would be a reasonable price, I am assuming 2 or three affected panels. The price of £450 is fairly typical (in fact a little bit low, I have asked others who have had the same problem and one paid £800, the other was £600. The cost is what it is because the paint has to be taken right back to the metal, primed and repainted with a colour matching to the other panels)


This type of work is under the general banner of detailing but a body shop near to you may be able to assist.

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Thank you Beechwood, for your input, but I think that I'm going to compromise, and leave it alone for the tome being anyway.

The scratches are actually on the passenger's side of the car, so I seldom have to look at them!

Truffle Finder. :) :D :excl:

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Those Onoto Mammoths look amazing, so glad you could restore them Truffle Finder.


How old are they? I don't think I have ever seen one for sale (I am not into vintage pens so am not really looking but these certainly turn my head!)?

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Yes da vinci, they are rather super aren't they?!

According to Stephen Hull's book about all things De La Rue, they were made between 1924/5 but there doesn't seem to any reference as to how long they made them for. At a guess, I would think for quite a few years though.

These are both the shorter versions, but it is pretty obvious from the diameter of the barrels that they would hold a considerable amount of ink!

Lovely pens!

Truffle Finder. :) :D

PS. Many thanks for the excellent photography Neal, always brilliant as usual!

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