COMMENT: i think God just fucked my hobby with help from Wilkos

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if you could have read my mind earlier today you may well have heard the words

"ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck
ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck
ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckoh
fuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck
ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck
ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck"


for that was on my mind.

for the last 2 years or so since i have been an intense hobby type geek, i have used Plastikote Super Matt Butterscotch to spray my vehicles. it looks a bit iffy on its own but with more than one vehicle next to each other it looks shit hot.

i used to buy it from Wilkos.

but wilkos dont stock it anymore....and even worse, they have no empty slot where IT COULD be... its just gone.

yes, ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck indeed.

it seems they still make it but it might not have been updated on the website. its available online but who knows if thats just a "ghost" of a sale, waiting to be replaced with "no longer in stock"

so next step was search the plastikote website for uk stockists.... Focus and B&Q.

so, seconds after first publishing this post i blasted over to focus in the Jaguar... and found nothing.

every plastikote color but fucking butterscotch.

last chance saloon, B&Q, 3 miles down the A610.

searching the ailes like a man needing a shit REALLY really desparately i found the plastikote sprays....

and B&Q had about 100 cans of butterscotch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what concerns me is tho, all of B&Q's cans were of a very old design. so, not many people at all want this colour. if im planning lots of new vehicles it looks like id better stock up!

i hope you enjoyed this little ramble into my sunday but i assure you... if your favourite paint has been discontinued it sucks ass

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I faced a similar situation when my MK1 pot of Citadel Terracotta dried up
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Oh man, my sympathies.
I hate this sort of thing when it happens, because very few people ever seem to understand, let alone shop staff (who rarely have a clue about stock).  You end up feeling like a crazed druggie being given the news that his dealer has "gone clean".  "I just need one can" you plead as security start to stride over...

Stock up!  Buy at least ten cans!

Storm's a coming ... *looks to sky and mutters in Mexican*
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"..Ehhhh..

..Evianos tormente.."


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The words we all dread to hear-"This line has been discontinued!"............apparently all in the name of progress????I always used Hammerite until the EU stuck their noses in & replaced their thinners with less toxic white spirit.Now I use the cheap metal paint from Aldi/Lidl.My suggestion is get "A spare for the spare wherever possible".How many times have I struggled to find something I like,then go back later to find it has been improved out of existence.You got lucky at B&Q.............I would stock up with as much as you 'can'(JOKE!)I do not suppose there is an expiry date on those spray cans?
The Prodigal son
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Re: COMMENT: i think God just fucked my hobby with help from Wilkos

in a PS to this story, the worst has indeed happened.

the paint has been discontinued by what seems like all the suppliers. luckly i got two for £2 in the sale bin, and another that looks very similar that is satin not matt finish. in total i have about 2 and 1/3rd cans, plus the other colour. when thats all gone well.... thats pretty much fucked my force.

"WAAAAGH! VROOM VROOM!!! DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA! Dead gud innit yoof?!" - typical Mekboy sales pitch
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