Tar and Traffic Film Removal

As a driver of a white car I am unfortunately plagued by Tar Spots and Road and Traffic Film on my paintwork.

The product that I use and thoroughly recommend is ‘Holts – Tar and General Spot Remover.’ It costs about £5 and the results are excellent. However it is a little messy and reasonably time consuming. In basic terms I use it as follows :

1. Pre wash with the power hose.
2. Snow Foam.
3. 2 Bucket Wash.
4. Holts Tar and Spot Remover.
5. Power hose wash and rinse.
6. Another 2 Bucket wash (just to remove any remaining Holts – it is a bit messy).
7. Polish…Wax…Sealant etc…

Holts is really easy to use, simply spray it on the spots, you will notice they almost instantly get darker, wait about 3 minutes and wipe off with a clean cloth. Then give the car a quick clean and at the very least a good coat of polish to protect your newly gleaming paintwork!

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Turtle Beach Ear Force Shadow UnBoxing

I have never been one for earphones whilst gaming, however the guys that are say that there is simply no comparison to gaming with a decent set of ‘cans’ as opposed to a television speaker set up or a basic 2.1 system. Then when you start to move into good 5.1 systems you may be unfortunate enough then that your house, or worse your neighbours’ house starts to shake when stuff starts exploding on screen. It is this point that a good gaming head set starts to come into its own.

For me I have taken the plunge with a mid range set of headphones, namely ‘Turtle Beach Ear Force Shawdow.’ I have been on the lookout for such a set of headphones for a while but was always put off by the price tag. When these came up in a recent flash sale that was effectively saying, ‘Here you go chum, take these and male a small donation to our store,’ it was simply impossible to say no! (Oh and they are PS4 compatible!)

Here is what Turtle Beach have to say about this set. At the time of writing the price is £79.99 GBP.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Shadow

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LED Lenser P7 UnBoxing :

Torches have become so much more than  a means to shine light on something, they are now a totally essential gadget and one that no house let alone car or motorbike user should ever be without!

I however am relatively new to the torch game, so I am not going to get to deep into the benefits, throw, spot, lumens and all that techy stuff!  Give me a Mac or an iPhone and I will be able to tech the life out of you, a torch, nope.  Check out the forums such as http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?19-Flashlight-Reviews and you will see that the Torch guys make the Android v iOS arguments tame in comparison!

I have three torches, one I use for working, a 3 D Cell maglite with an LED Conversion, it is bright and illuminates further than I have ever needed to see in the dark, it is also a tank, and for that reason it works well for me.

I also have a mini LED Lenser A5 that I keep in my backpack as a backup.  Tiny, light, strong, and a 75m beam should keep me right.

For the car I bought one of these LED Lenser P7s.  In real terms it is bright, more than bright enough than I reasonably believe anyone would need for working at their car in an emergency or illuminating a pathway to get you from A to B. It has other benefits too, the battery can last for up to 120 hours, if you are still working at your car after 120 hours, your car is broken.  If you are still walking after 120 hours you are lost.  It also feels incredible sturdy, sturdy enough to give you complete faith in its build quality.

The official Stats of the P7 are :

LED Lenser P7 Stats

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Casio G-Shock GA1009AER UnBoxing

G-Shocks are without doubt one of the hardest, toughest and in my opinion coolest watches in the world.  Couple this with the oversized G-Shock range and the GA-100 series, in my book you are onto a winner every time!

This Christmas I was lucky enough to get another GA-100, bringing my total to 3 (Black, White and now Yellow!).  This time I opened the box to see the bright, and oh so shiny GA-100-9AER staring at me, that product code referring to the yellow model.

This watch is big, vivid and in your face!  If you can’t handle that then this is not the watch nor the range for you.  However for me the fact that this watch is big, vivid and in your face is all part of what makes it so very very cool!

Here is my unboxing gallery :

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10 Second Game Review : Infamous 2

What the hell you may be asking!  And rightly so Infamous 2 was released in 2011 after all!

However I purchased it on release and it sat in its cellophane wrapper until a couple of days ago.  I thought with the now imminent release of Infamous : Second Son I needed to catch up before I dove into the newest Next Gen instalment of this huge City Platformer / Action / Shooter / RP (I think it is officially classed as a Third Person Action Game.

The basic plot is WITHOUT SPOILERS is that you take on the role of Cole McGrath, Empire City has been destroyed in a huge blast, you and Zeke have moved to New Marais, however the Beast is coming and he is ripping up the entire Eastern Seaboard.  You must stop him!

This game is huge, there is a good 12 hours in playing through the story and much much more in playing the side missions.  You make decisions whether Cole becomes a hero to humanity or a Villian to rival the worst of them is entirely in your hands.  People will worship or fear you, and it is your actions or even lack of actions that will determine which way the crowd sways.

Visually New Marais is stunning, all the visuals are, the textures in the electricity and buildings will leave you wondering what we are going to get in the PS4 game.  The story is compelling and interesting, made even more so as it is you who is steering the action in a particular direction.

The only question that now remains is are you good or evil?

Play it, enjoy it and salivate at the thought of the impending Infamous : Second Son!