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  1. That’s good to know. Maybe the current situation has made me a little paranoid! Yellowing ABS is hardly important in the grand scheme of things, but trying to carry on and keep some sort of normality seems the right course of action atm!
  2. Thanks for that, yeah I’m currently repainting my GF lid which unfortunately yellowed, even though it had been out of direct sunlight. I had an AT-AT lid which also yellowed at an alarming rate, so I think it’s down to certain batches that sellers use. RS state that the PVC is UV stable, but unfortunately they don’t seen to be offering this in their sale, only the ABS. I know the ABS is the screen accurate off white, just don’t want to find it going ‘off’ in the next couple of years. I know a lot of members here will have the RS ABS version, am hoping they can chime in so I can push the button!
  3. Was thinking of taking advantage of the RS armour discounts. At present they only have the ABS in stock for the sale- would have preferred the PVC but this doesn’t appear to be included in the offer (or is currently sold out). Question is, does the RS ABS armour yellow over time, or has anyone had experience of this happening to theirs? Plan is to display it and not troop, so wouldn’t be outdoors.
  4. Unfortunately, that didn’t work- overnight soak made no difference. Looks like replacements in order.
  5. That’s great, thanks. I actually considered that, but wasn’t sure what it would do to the silicon (it’s difficult to test it on a small area when you don’t have much surface to play with). Think I’ll try it and hope for the best.
  6. Quick question re: some silicon handguards. Finally found these after a clear out- been stored with some other bits. Getting them out, discovered they had yellowed. Strange considering they’d been stored away from light. So is there any way of getting these back to white (presume paint won’t stick to silicon), or do I just throw them? Also is there a general consensus on which glue actually works with silicon?
  7. Yeah, dealt with them once before and the whole process went really smoothly. This time, ordered a pair of Hoth boots, which looked really great, so would be a downer if I don’t get them (not concerned about the PayPal situation- guaranteed to get the money back, but it’s the boots I wanted). Their radio silence doesn’t make sense.
  8. Sorry, don’t know why the text is screwed up, maybe due to cut+paste?
  9. Like the title says, anyone had problems with IB?I’ve dealt with Imperial Boots once before- system seems very good, ordered a couple of items, and no problems.This time, however, everything seems to have gone wrong!Ordered on 9th March, and after waiting without any updates (my order status says still in production stage), contacted them a couple of times. First got a belated email saying we’ve upgraded to express shipping and we’ll send you a tracking #. Never got the update, contacted them again, no # update and excuse saying shipping updates are running slow.Waited another couple of weeks and decided to open PayPal dispute, thinking this would move things along. Nope, several days later, no contact via PayPal either.So anyone know what’s going on?
  10. The shipping costs we paid Anovos are totally separate from the bills that are coming through.<br><br> Customs charges are fully expected, so it's no surprise that you'll get stung when you import goods from outside the EU.<br><br> In the good old days, getting charged was very much luck of the draw- I bought many items from the States and never got a bill.<br><br> Now that global shipping is common place, virtually nothing gets through without some sort of charge.<br><br> The usual routine for collecting import/customs charges, however, is different in this instance. Normally goods would be kept by the shipping company until the bill had been settled. FedEx seem to be doing it the other way around. What do they do if you refuse to pay? Come round your house and take the package from you?<br><br> My problem, as mentioned previously, is the charges vary from one buyer to another. Same item, same cost, same supplier, surely the charges should be consistent across the board?
  11. Bill came later, box was delivered 10 days ago and the bill for import costs came through the post today.Can't say how much you'll get stung for as the costs seem to random for different people (for some strange reason).
  12. FedEx bills are coming through to UK buyers. Got mine today and got stung for £92 ($130), so not looking quite the bargain that our US cousins got.<br> What really upsets me is the fact the import costs seem almost random, I've seen some others' bills for £72, some for £86. <br> Not quite sure of the logic behind it.
  13. I think the reason there's more disgruntled customers now is that RS's name has filtered in to the mainstream, and as a result they've taken on more and more orders and got seriously backlogged.<br> If you aren't aware of the Biker Scout helmet saga, check out the thread over at Bikerscout.net. There are some very upset people who've been waiting a looooong time with minimal communication.
  14. This is really interesting stuff, just goes to show there's a lot of variables when it comes to choosing what to go for with armour.You learn something new every day.
  15. Would leaving more of a return edge on the areas to be bracketed help? In that way you can increase the distance between the bolt hole and the edge of the armour.
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