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  Reply # 1535172 18-Apr-2016 20:01
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I search for 316 stainless steel screw. 

 

 

You're taking fate in your own hands with SS screws from china. I haven't had mixed results with Chinese stainless steel screws because they've all been bad. Even locally retailed Chinese screws (*cough* Bunnings *cough* Trademe *cough*) are junk. Cr@ppy 316 SS = 1/3 popped heads, and all with surface rust.

 

If I can't get what I want genuinely locally, American brand name supplies through Amazon are a much more reliable bet.

 

 

 

 

The builder on my brothers house was supposed to use stainless steel screws and they have all corroded. I am guessing they are cheap chinese ones too, as they were likely purchased from a big box hardware store. They still charge the earth for them. The prices in these hardware stores is so high, but probably due to lack of competition.


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  Reply # 1535173 18-Apr-2016 20:03
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On that note, I highly recommend Amazon for spark plugs and leads etc for your car.

Usually all for the price of two locally.

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  Reply # 1535200 18-Apr-2016 20:58
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No bursts of static here... I'm very happy with it. The only downside I see is that this gadget's output is locked on 96.4 -- if there's an FM station nearby, on or near that frequency, it might not work to well. The manual was a an A5 with pictures and numbers, but no English. It has QR codes, but they didn't work.

 

 

One annoying thing... when it turns on, it does a doodly tune thing, then a jingly tune thing. Loud. :(

 

Who the hell ever thought one loud noise would be a good idea, let alone two! :(

 

 


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Damn this post!!! You just cost me many browsing hours and a lot of cash!!! Lol. Love gadgets / new toys far too much... even if I don't need it, if it has some use or at least a 4 star cool status I gotta have it :-)

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  Reply # 1535424 19-Apr-2016 10:52
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Thanks Rich.  I have a Pajero so rear view mirror is mostly blocked by the spare wheel anyway ...

 

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Rich how is the rear view mirror camera monitor?

 

 

Its just like 2 of the other ones stuck in a single mirror, Each has 2 inputs that have one taking priority over the other one. Its a little weird to use as a mirror because of the tint, but I don't use the internal mirror much anyway when driving. When it is really bright it can be a little hard to see the picture on it, but I have it for the falcon that I tow with which is reasonably dark inside anyway. If you have a convertable then they would be useless.

 





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  Reply # 1535543 19-Apr-2016 12:42
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I too am addicted to AliExpress. Just hit 40 orders, Level A3: 1005 points. I don't mind waiting for things typically, so I order them from source.... (Item recommended sell price 10,000%)

 

 

145 orders. Level A3. But I don't seem to have any points. undecided

 

 

Man, I am only level A1. Must order some more stuff!





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  Reply # 1535548 19-Apr-2016 12:46
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Man, I am only level A1. Must order some more stuff!

 

 

I'm just annoyed it stops at a4..





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Reply # 1535555 19-Apr-2016 12:54
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mdf:

 

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I search for 316 stainless steel screw. 

 

 

You're taking fate in your own hands with SS screws from china. I haven't had mixed results with Chinese stainless steel screws because they've all been bad. Even locally retailed Chinese screws (*cough* Bunnings *cough* Trademe *cough*) are junk. Cr@ppy 316 SS = 1/3 popped heads, and all with surface rust.

 

If I can't get what I want genuinely locally, American brand name supplies through Amazon are a much more reliable bet.

 

 

Ooo-eer, Dang. Rebuilt the boat using 304 and 316's from Bunnings .... Thankfully, most f them are fully embedded in epoxy ... thanks for the tip .. I think .. undecided





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  Reply # 1535619 19-Apr-2016 13:46
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1132 points, A3... 120 orders.

 

 

 

Heh...

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1535721 19-Apr-2016 15:45
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I'm just annoyed it stops at a4..

 

 

You haven't made it to the secret B1 level yet?
Much to spend you still have  :P


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  Reply # 1536499 20-Apr-2016 12:28
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mdf:

 

@SepticSceptic:

 

<snip>

 

I search for 316 stainless steel screw. 

 

 

You're taking fate in your own hands with SS screws from china. I haven't had mixed results with Chinese stainless steel screws because they've all been bad. Even locally retailed Chinese screws (*cough* Bunnings *cough* Trademe *cough*) are junk. Cr@ppy 316 SS = 1/3 popped heads, and all with surface rust.

 

If I can't get what I want genuinely locally, American brand name supplies through Amazon are a much more reliable bet.

 

 

Ooo-eer, Dang. Rebuilt the boat using 304 and 316's from Bunnings .... Thankfully, most f them are fully embedded in epoxy ... thanks for the tip .. I think .. undecided

 

 

Sorry, upon re-reading my post I have been a bit misleading. So far as I can tell, not all screws from Bunnings are from China (or at least if they are, not all screws from Bunnings are junk). Some are actually fine. However, it's really hard figuring out the good from the bad until you get them home and either cam out or pop the heads of the first five screws in the box. In my experience, the ones that don't drive properly are also the most likely to rust/corrode.

 

EDL seems to be the main brand stocked in my local Bunnings, but there aren't any "made in..." statements on the pack. I've had completely different results from the same brand of screws with different batch numbers. However, the convenience of it still has me in Bunnings more or less constantly. I try and avoid stainless now unless I don't have a choice though. I've found myself using brass a whole lot more of late, though brass screws are their own special kind of b'arch.


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  Reply # 1536501 20-Apr-2016 12:30
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Im amazed at the price of the screws at bunnings. I am assuming there is a huge trade discount on them or something because they are way more expensive than handy warehouse, and I dont have a problem with screws from there having the heads pop off them, even when the impact driver is impacting virtually the entire depth of the screw while putting it in.





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  Reply # 1536549 20-Apr-2016 13:08
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Im amazed at the price of the screws at bunnings. I am assuming there is a huge trade discount on them or something because they are way more expensive than handy warehouse, and I dont have a problem with screws from there having the heads pop off them, even when the impact driver is impacting virtually the entire depth of the screw while putting it in.

 

 

 

Not for any of the builders I am mates with. Big discounts on timber. Not so much on the hardware.


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  Reply # 1541370 24-Apr-2016 21:46
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I find the feedback system rather useless, because if someone has an issue with a product, they open a dispute, and get a refund, and then it never gets heard about by other people interested in buying it because they can't leave feedback


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