View Full Version : I less than 3 nail polish!
02-25-2006, 12:47 PM
finally got around and bought some black nail polish to cover scratches, and this stuff works like a charm. i re-did a whole cocker reg that got chewed on by vise-grips! and it looks better (glossy-er) and goes on smoother than modeling paint. ive tested a lot of brands and colors before, and they all hold really well.
02-25-2006, 12:57 PM
Walmart...cheap strap wrench.....priceless...
02-25-2006, 01:14 PM
they dont sell em around here, plus, it was like that when i got it.
02-25-2006, 01:19 PM
I'm with DF...I couldn't find a strap wrench to save my life a couple weeks ago - Wal-Mart didn't have them, Atwoods didn't have them, none of the hardware stores NOR the one and only tool store we have here. Someone told me to go to the auto stores to check, and to check with Sears - but by then I was tired of using gas to drive all over the place just for a strap wrench...
02-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Rubber padded vices work wonders. ;) Get them at a lot of hobby stores, and the one i use can go 360* in rotation.
02-25-2006, 08:13 PM
hmm ... i'v seen strapwrenches at home depot and lowes ... but not at walmart ...
02-25-2006, 10:22 PM
strap wrenches (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92068) ;)
02-26-2006, 04:31 AM
hmm, gotta put that on my shopping list.
02-26-2006, 04:38 AM
If you do a search, they have others available there as well. They may even have a retail store locally.........oh wait, you're in Europe aren't you? Scratch that idea -
02-26-2006, 07:21 AM
hah, i have a harbor freight right near my home depot ... i'v used their equipment .. but it tends to break easily ... really cheap though ..
02-26-2006, 10:30 AM
i bought a craftsman strap wrench from sears for about 4 bucks... lifetime warantee too.
if you cant find them at sears, auto parts stores should have them, because alot of people use them to change oil filters.
02-27-2006, 11:24 AM
I wouldn't buy from Harbor Freight, sure it's cheap, but the quality is terrible. It's cheap for a reason. I picked up some strap wrenches from Home Depot.
08-27-2006, 05:50 PM
The best strap wrench you can buy is a Klein. They have been making top quality tools for electrician and linesmen for years. All their stuff is backed by a lifetime warranty.
08-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Isn't the point of this thread "nail polish to cover scratches"
He gets the point use a strap wrench to avoid the scratches.
Got any pics of your handy work?
08-28-2006, 02:42 AM
Along the same idea I would think that those small auto touch-up paints would be good if your marker has a unique color you're trying to match.
09-05-2006, 10:23 AM
Strap wrench or not, you're going to get occasional scratches on your marker. Nice tip! I'll try it.