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Martin [Admin]

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Permagrit build competition
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:55:14 PM »


 Via email to Mayhem...



'Hi Martin,

I spoke to Dean Marine last week, and he gave me the go ahead to elicit your help....

We are running a building completion which started on the 4th April and runs until the end of July 2020.  We need some model boat builders to join our building competition.

Free to enter chance of winning £100 worth of Permagrit tools and £50 worth of Deluxe Materials adhesives etc. 

In each of the 4 classes:

Class A:- Experienced.
Class B:-  Have built, but not for years. 
Class C:- First ever build adult or child. 
Class D:- Family build, everyone in the family joins in.

We are running it on Facebook, type in the search bar Perma-Grit competition building group or https://www.facebook.com/groups/pgtmodelbuilding/

The rules are very simple.  “nothing ventured, nothing gained”
We have aero modellers, dolls house, helicopter, but no boat builders?
I hope it may be of interest to your followers.
Thank you, keep well and sane.

Yours sincerely,
T R - Perma-Grit Tools'
 
 
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 06:32:49 PM »

That link doesn't work for me.
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 06:44:30 PM »

Me neither.

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 06:50:16 PM »

Put in Perma-Grit competition in the search window and you will find it
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 08:10:59 PM »

What search window?
If it is on facebook then those of us who won't touch facebook don't have a search box to complete.
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 08:22:10 PM »

This link is to the pemagrit site bur facebook seems compulsory if you wish to enter  <*<                     https://www.permagrit.com/mbcomp/
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 08:23:29 PM »

dougal99 found another link.
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 08:56:01 PM »

Hi guys. I saw the dud link after the OP posted but I just googled permagrit Facebook competition and it seemed to go straight to it. I may have hit lucky but try it!  I'm no Facebook user but was just a bit interested to see. I think Martin's link is missing a .com or summit. But you can wait and wait for a good link if you prefer. It's no secret on google.!  Try it.


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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 09:59:38 PM »

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 10:03:38 PM »

I think I have a headache  %%   P.S. will they sponsor our forum?  ££££££ They ought to see that as a better investment and the competition would work better here than on Facebook IMHO

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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 10:09:48 PM »

The Permagrit products are very good but just what makes them so extraordinarily expensive?

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 10:18:00 PM »

...I'm with Colin and Andy both on that one.  Not that I want adverts on here either though.  I'm still to invest in a permagrit product though, maybe I should take the leap and see what I'm missing.

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 10:35:10 PM »

I hold no brief for Permagrit and agree they seem expensive. However, they are a buy once product and have a lifetime guarantee. At Dortmund some tears ago I witnessed an upset customer rendered speechless when he was given a no quibble replacement for a tool he had somehow managed to break.  :-))
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 10:51:15 PM »

Basically they are pieces of aluminium extrusion with abrasive carbide sheets bonded on. I can 't believe that they are that expensive to make. If they were less expensive I would buy a lot more of them.

I'm surprised that nobody else seems to make something similar.

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 08:39:43 AM »

It may be less of a case of them being expensive, rather everything else has become cheap and disposable. This product gets my vote, I have been using it long enough to have worn out a standard sanding block and a cutting disk. Roughly ten years each! Everything else still going strong.
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 09:25:55 AM »


I have a Permagrit sander I bought... must be 20 years ago, still as good as new.
 There's trick to cleaning them, roll a shopping bag a tight as you can and sand it
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 09:49:36 AM »


https://www.axminstertools.com/abrasive-belt-disc-cleaners-ax21144
This keeps the sanding disc/paper clean and regular use makes it last longer ,I have had my cleaner block when I bought my Shopsmith in 1998 .
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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 10:05:29 AM »

Basically they are pieces of aluminium extrusion with abrasive carbide sheets bonded on. I can 't believe that they are that expensive to make. If they were less expensive I would buy a lot more of them.

I'm surprised that nobody else seems to make something similar.

Colin


I agree. I've got 3 of the blocks and a set of files, all of which I use on a regular basis unlike some of my tools! I'd buy more but find it hard to justify the cost, particularly where use would be less frequent.


Having said that it hasn't stopped me with other things!  :-)

David - thanks for the cleaning block link.

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 11:16:26 AM »


I have a Permagrit sander I bought... must be 20 years ago, still as good as new.
 There's trick to cleaning them, roll a shopping bag a tight as you can and sand it




I chuck mine in the dishwasher  {-)   Works for me  :-))

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 11:25:12 AM »

Disqualified  {-)


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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2020, 11:44:33 AM »

Perhaps we should not forget the intention of Martin's post to alert there is a Facebook user competition going.  Permagrit isn't an unknown name, if you are like me and just wrap a bit of paper or glue it to a suitable block then fine but the object of the post is the competition to Facebook users, rather than a debate on whether we use it or not which is of more use and searchable under a different header?


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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2020, 01:48:26 PM »

Posts always stimulate discussion. What's the problem?

I didn't know about those cleaning blocks so that's been a benefit arising from it. And I might buy more Perma-Grit products! Good publicity!

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 05:49:56 PM »

Both the links work fine. If you dont have an facebook acc then they wont work for you. Your choice to use facebook or not.
The reasion they use Facebook much wider reach than any model forum has.
I agree with Colin they are over priced. I find most modeling materials glues etc  is over priced when you compair to the equivlent materila used in building trade. These companys known modlers will pay and jack the price up.
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2020, 06:27:19 PM »

Well I'm sure some people would disagree with me.
However, in my opinion, the effort required to create a presentation of photographs and accompanying dialogue isn't worth the prize being offered.
I'm not criticising the products being offered. I own and use plenty of both brands and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality stuff.
I personally prefer to spend the time building rather than creating content for Farcebook.
So, that's my spanner grinding away in the gearbox.

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Re: Permagrit build competition
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 07:24:48 PM »

Frankly I find it depressing that this forum so frequently seems to descend into a collective moan about how we modellers are all being ripped off by greedy suppliers. I was a model supplier once and I well remember the mythering of customers who thought nothing of paying hundreds for a kit yet complained bitterly about pennies when it came to vital equipment. If you want examples then I have dozens...

Permagrit is an excellent product and there's nothing on the market to compare, so they have what's often known as a monopoly. If you like their stuff then there's a price to pay for it. If you don't like the price then don't buy it. If the market decides collectively that Permagrit tools are too expensive then they will not sell them and eventually cease to trade.

I don't suppose that the musings of a bunch of old geezers with welded-up wallets is going to bother them over-much. If all you want is a cheap hobby then take up cloud-watching...

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