Breitling Pen – Limited Edition / Rare

Breitling Limited Edition / Rare Ballpoint Pen

I am a fan of a nice pen, with it being mightier than the sword and such, it is always worth writing with a nice pen.

I was lucky enough to receive a Brietling Pen for Christmas 2015 and as much as I have tried I have been able to find out very little information about it.

What I do know is that it is rare and probably originated from a Breitling Authorised Dealer.  What I also know is that it is a quality writing instrument, well made, even more well finished and like all things Breitling, supremely cool!

The finish is a hard plastic, each of the letters moves, it feels tough and sturdy – however the important things with a pen are grip and writing quality.  The pen is comfortable, and the ink smooth, although the original refill is a little wet, meaning depending on how you hold the pen, or if you are left handed it may cause smudging.  This is easily sorted however as the pen takes a standard Parker Style refill.  IT’s a great pen.  For me though it is more of a collector’s piece.   With the box tucked safely away in storage and the pen in a quality leather sheath, I am happy to say I own one of these rare items, and frequently keep an eye out for another – just to have as a daily user!

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New Year – New Gear (Part II) : Helmet – Arai X4 Detour

The official line from Arai pretty much says it all…

Adventure, grand touring or off road, no matter the riding conditions, the Tour-X4 motorcycle helmet is ready for anything. The Tour-X4 has a complete new outer shell. Redesigned to be tougher, stronger and stiffer than ever. As the Tour-X4 may be used under extreme conditions, the ventilation system has been redeveloped for maximum efficiency. The new Facial Contour System (FCS) offers more support and comfort to the lower jaw and creates a tighter fit. For an even better personal fit, there is a removable 5 mm surface foam layer on the cheek pads and temple pad from the headliner. Wear the Tour-X4 with or without peak, with or without visor and combinations of these two. The large visor opening offers plenty of room for motocross-style goggles when riding without visor.

The spec listing is as follows :

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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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