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  1. Hi guys. Our home handyman adventures are sorta scattered all round the place in different threads. Maybe can lump here under something like makan thread. Don't think this belongs to plumber thread. So I start this off. My 555 ss water container. The lid handle fell off. Would an epoxy work? Any recommended brands? Funny thing is if it's epoxyed on originally. How come got that 3 contact points?
  2. Hi bros,,, Anyone purchased for custom mixed spray can paint (to match your car colour code) Locally? a friend of mine from US told me that it is commonly done and widely available there, but in SG totally no news. Or DIYers that spray paint, touchup/repair paint yourself, what method do you guys use to DIY paint your car ? Maybe invest in airbrush and buy small amts of paint from Paint shop? Want to touch up & spray up some parts of my car, but touchup paints not doing too well cuz the area is about 3"x3" Thanks in advance !!!!
  3. Had been meaning to do a short write up to share my experience when I did a DIY installation/replacement of my old 2-channel dashcam (front and rear) with a new 2-channel dashcam, and also to rant about the shitty worksmanship that I got from the "professional" workshop that did my previous dashcam installation. I had read up quite a bit on DIY installation of dashcam before deciding to take the plunge, and boy did I learn a lot from it! Dismantling the Old Dashcam So I started from the rear camera, and start ed pulling the wires out from the head liner. My fuse box is on the le
  4. Bought some tyre shine products a while back and finally got my lazy bones to work and washed the car myself. Since I was washing, decided to do some experiment for the products i bought. Below are the pics of each of the products used on each tyre. All tyres are given 2 coats of the products and see which lasts longer and maintain its shine. Feel free to comment on the experiment so that I can do better in future experiments. The photos doesnt do justice to the shine. It actually is shiny but i cannot seem to take a photo to bring out the shine. I'll report the daily shine status of ea
  5. Coming back home last night the car tyre monitoring system indicated a leak in front R tyre. Checked it out upon reaching home and indeed discovered a nail. 1. Extracted the nail out with an orange pliers. 2. Plug in a round file to smoothen and enlarge the hole. 3. Standby the sticky worm inserted into the needle eyes. 4. Insert into the hole with some force, with about 3/4 way in and pulled it out quickly. 5. Spray some water or bubbled one to check for leak. I pumped up the tyre a bit with a portable inflatable pump and drove to a petrol kiosk to fully inflate the tyres and do a r
  6. Hi DIY detailing peeps !! From Paint Correction to Regular Interior & Exterior Wash, What are some products/tools you guys use ? Lifehacks?😁 Been trying to "detail" myself for this year or so, here is my experience in condo basement carpark !! Any advice from more experienced bros are greatly appreciated !! Power socket : Yes (Although im not sure if its allowed to be used lol) Water Supply : Plain old tap with bucket (cant connect hose...) Pressure Washer : Worx Hydroshot 20v - Honestly the Worx HS is fine, but abit greedy for more power, especially for use
  7. Anyone DIY? Brought a thrttle body cleaner at Mr DIY, loosen the air duct, ask my kid to step on the accelrator when I on the igition swtich without starting the car. Open the e throttle, use a rag, spray the cleaner and clean it... Less than 10 mins job, spend less than $5. Remove battery terminal and reset the ECU, and start cleaning the battery terminals using steel brushes. Apply copper grease on the terminal and connect it back. Required Materials for this How to Clean a Throttle Body ProjectHere’s a list. Paper towels or rags Throttle body cleaner Gloves
  8. I recently DIY installed a set of spacers for my car. Thought I share with you guys the process. Hopefully this can help those of you keen to install wheel spacers yourself. Why I did not choose to pay a small amount of money and save myself the hassle of the DIY? Well, after researching on the proper installation of spacers, there are a few reasons why I think DIY will be better compared to workshop installation: 1) Proper application of anti-seize copper grease to the right surface and not to accidentally get these into thread grooves. 2) Tighteni
  9. My kitchen drawer is no more soft closing now, and I think the slide mechanism spoils. Usually the slide is installed at the side of the drawer, but mine is under it. Anyone know where can I find the replacement? I tried to put the entire drawer out to inspect, but it can't be removed. Please share and guide if you have DIY before. Thank you.
  10. Hardware chain Home-Fix is closing all its retail stores in Singapore https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/hardware-chain-home-fix-closing-all-its-retail-stores-singapore?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1576062358 Another one bites the dust Right after Sasa Have been patronising MR DIY at JB instead Now SG there's MR DIY too so it's the inevitable
  11. Bought the Anova precision cooker during Black Friday for lazy woman steaks. Was only USD$99 + $20+ shipping, arrived over the weekend. Ordered from their American site but it was shipped from Hong Kong though. It has a Singapore compatible plug. Faster ran to Foodie Market at Katong to buy me some meat! 1.5inch ribeye (sorry didn't notice pic blur when I took it) 3/4 inch A4 wagyu Started with the ribeye first. A sea salt and fresh ground pepper rub. Let it sit for awhile and added rosemary and thyme. Into the bag (provided with the machine) with a clove o
  12. DIY Motorcycle Parking Spaces Seen In Woodlands Void Deck, Town Council Investigating source: https://mustsharenews.com/diy-motorcycle-parking-spaces/ DIY Motorcycle Parking Spaces Allegedly Created By Biker Group Who Also Spray-Paint Rims There Every motorist would be familiar with the agony of not being able to find a carpark space. While most of us would simply wait for a lot to be vacated, or seek alternatives elsewhere, a bunch of motorcyclists apparently decided to DIY their own parking spaces. On Tuesday (25 Aug), a series of pictures were uploaded on
  13. Have some old (5 years old) sticky residue from double sided tape on my front door (zzz leftover from 5 years ago when i used double sided tape for CNY decorations). I tried to remove it back then but then procrastinated cos i was busy then. Then haha now it's 5 years on. Scrapping it doesn't work cos it's just a very thin residue that u can see and hardly feel. It's the usual laminated type of door. Anyway to remove it without damaging the laminate? Other than Rubbing alcohol, any other suggestions?
  14. Good Day People, Just sharing... https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=sticker+bomb+car&dcr=0&sxsrf=ACYBGNQMV8y4L2qFbX2CwD67YRrfJ8_I6g:1574912008306&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi31bq2_IvmAhUOOSsKHU4OADkQ_AUoAXoECA0QAw&biw=1366&bih=654 Just a random thought of using sticker bombs for a) Scratch body panels b) Car interior Perks of doing includes a) covering scratch in a cost effective way. Though may need to apply clear coat protection to prevent sticker fly away or faded. b) Spruce up interior in a unique way Cons includes a)
  15. Dear All, I have just came across an advert from Facebook on this brand call Color N Drive. Seems like the paint touch up product is good and easy to use. Any bros have heard and use before? Please advise and review. Thanks. colorndrive.com/en
  16. Here is a very successful DIY project - leather wrap ( or Alcantera ) on steering wheel. The wrap is customised for each specific model of steering wheel, and they provide all necessary items required for the DIY, which is a rather nice feature . There shall be no mention of what seller since this post is to show you how easy to DIY your steering wrap. If you are good at hands-on, do consider this option instead of paying hundreds to shops instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xU_IvxSN2A
  17. i am looking to restart my ICE DIY again... since the old ice forums sgsoundsystem die out, anyone knows if there are still any general active ICE forums in SG? or is mycarforum the only general one left? now everyone separated, so lets see if we can re-start. i know Bobcat recently appointed Emma Judge. there is still ICE competitions, but very very low key already. lets see, i got Pioneer P99RS ready for 3 way active. 3 way component speakers ??? No Dyn esotar ok, something basic to start with. maybe Rainbow 3 way my fav. 6 chn power amp ??? hmm looking at JL audio XDv2 or good ole
  18. I got a piece of those furry carpet at home, stained by my doggies pee. i have tried to spray Febreze to wipe and clean it but still have the pee smell. how do I do a proper cleaning? are those steam cleaner helps? any place I can send it for cleaning? thanks
  19. Where can one get a scan tool in local shops or local sellers. Like tis for example Schwaben Professional Scan Tools
  20. A lot of time, you might be thinking to yourself that should you seek help with the professional when it comes to repairs and remedy. But sometimes, even seeking help can be time-consuming and wallet unfriendly! MCF Hangout with 3M - 25 Aug 2018 Luckily! We have met 3M and we are working together with MCF to organise an MCF HangOut to educate you guys on quick fixes to a number of problems you might face during your tenure of driving. These quick-fix doesn't require you to seek for professional assistance as 3M design and formulated the products into DIY packs and it is in a sing
  21. How to SUPER CLEAN your Engine Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRSoRkM8GcM
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTDnjimqrYY Very simple DIY 1. Clean with #1 Wet packet 2. Clean with #2 Dry packet 3. Prime with supplied primer packet ( if provided ) 4. Stick lower lip onto underside 5. Secure with screw 6. Sit back and admire.
  23. Due to an injury when I step on a nail in the old past, now the bone on one side of my heel hurts badly when I walk. I am thinking about creating my custom insole and embed a wood support around the injured bone. I experimented with some wood cut-out and it worked. I can make wood part but I can't find good materials which I can create main part of the insole and a normal matching part for opposite foot. Assume I want to make custom insoles, what kind of materials I can find and where? I think folks in a car forum would have more knowledge in hardware and do-it-yourself ideas.
  24. anyone with some time to spare, and a steady hand with interest in arts and crafts may try this simple cosmetic enhancement. totally legal and accentuates the contours of your car. Look for some features of your car that you think you love. such as shoulder lines, wheel arch lines etc and go from there. Here is my simple DIY guide on how to accentuate my DRL area to show off the aggressiveness of the body design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL8zugYgtrQ Remember some simple tips that were not mentioned in the video : Always clean your surface well Measure twice, cut
  25. i have some outdoor bamboo blinds painted in black and white which started peeling quite badly. Repainting them would temporarily solve the problem since it would be recurring in another year after exposure to the elements. Hence, seeking from the DIY gurus, if locally we could get something like below? or if they works in the first place (no paint crack/ peel with long exposure to sun). Or some other recommendations? many thanks in advance. https://www.amazon.com/Rubberseal-Liquid-Waterproofing-Protective-Coating/dp/B00F0U0IRA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488778172&sr=8-2&
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