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    Toad Protector (Smoke Machine!!)

    Had a play with my Toad Protector this weekend & got it wired up & working... Just have to find a place to permanantly locate it now.

    Check out the pics!!:

    http://stubs.fotopic.net/c446766.html


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    That's wicked, how long does it smoke for?
    Only worry I've got is will the smoke not sit on
    the furniture and dis-colour anything?

    Looking good though!
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    The machine starts to generate smoke within approx 2 seconds of being triggered, and carries on pumping it out for a further 60 seconds (allthough this can be changed to 30/40 secs IIRC) The car is totally filled within approx 10 seconds, depending on the location of the unit.

    The smoke is designed to be safe to use in the car & is also safe to use around food etc.. It has a slight smell of lemon, to prevent firefighters (or the likes) mistaking it for "real" smoke... I triggered it yesterday, and can't smell it in the car today & theres absolutely no dis-colouring caused.

    For anyone sat in the car (as I did yesterday) you can barely see past your nose.. and the smoke does linger for AGES... you have to open the doors & turn on the blowers to get rid.. so it's ideal as a security measure!

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    A mate had this a while back. We went to a car park during the day to set it off for some photos. On the way out a Fire Engine was going the other way! - Some thich local had called them out!!!!

    Oh - his headunit didn't work each time it was set off as the smoke caused some sort of film on the cd lense. He had to use a lense cleaner each time it went off. This was a top end Alpine by the way (CD-Max if you are old enough to remember those).
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    I don't remember the headunit, but i'll bear that in mind when I find a location for the unit... Did he have his installed behind the dash?

    I was gonna fit mine behind the clocks, & have the smoke ducked into the airvents/windscreen vents.

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    Not sure where it was installed - this was about 7 years ago in a Mk2 Astra GTE.
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    Looks like a nice bit of kit, wonder if you could get it to release tear/laughing gas? might work a bit better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon-DTi
    Looks like a nice bit of kit, wonder if you could get it to release tear/laughing gas? might work a bit better
    That would be cool. Get the thief to pass out - that way he can be caught!!
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    Ha Ha.. yeah, never though of that!

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    Oh yeah - wait till the local kids find out about it
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