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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2013 18:51 pm 
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Looking at the Royal Mail website it seems spray paints and solvent based paints/laquers/thinners/varnishes etc are prohibited via good 'ole Royal Mail. The same people who moan they don't make enough money and whack up the price of postage then give you a list as long as your arm with stuff they won't carry on a bicycle.

http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help- ... ited-Goods

So if you don't have a LMS how can you get paint these days?

Reading further on the RM site if you're a business then solvent paints are okay but not sprays.
Therefore, I can't send someone a pot of paint but a shop can.

http://www.royalmail.com/business/help- ... ited-goods

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This restriction has been in place for at least 30 years, but for some reason RM are now really enforcing it. A change of insurers maybe?
As in the past what they dont know, they dont know. In past experience, some companies will obey, some will ignore.
Solvents can still be sent via Parcel Force.


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Fred, looks like shops might be okay for paint pots. I just edited the first post with a second link.

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I read the full list and at one point nearly fell off my perch with laughter...

So ok you cant post explosives,except in Northern Ireland... :angryfire:

Radioactive material,dirt,used engine oil,they are all banned too.That upset me as I have promised a friend a couple of gallons of used engine oil and now I cant send it.. :lol:

But the one that really made me chuckle was...
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Including packs of ice.


I had never thought of posting ice before,but I guess someone has tried it before hence the rule.. :clap:

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These rules were laid down in a different era.
When I was a postie 30 years ago we were taught the list.
I remember one prohibited item was postage stamps.
But I delivered live salmon and trout, a brace of pheasants [quite a few times], bees, rabbits, a false arm [prosthetic?], a kidney, a snooker table..........


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I was looking on Hannant's site today as they seem to be the only place with a match for ANA 501 True Blue which seems to be the colour I need for one of my P51 tails - I was surprised to see for a 14mm tinlet

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X152

This kit is too big to be despatched by Royal Mail Small Packet and can only be despatched by the more expensive Parcelforce parcel rate. All the available postage rates are shown.

I wonder when this came into effect (or was being enforced), I got a delivery on Saturday from Modelzone via Amazon which contained a can of Arrows red acrylic spray.

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Hannants did mention this in their circular e-mail a few weeks ago;

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Hannants Message. Paints. We foresee big problems in the future with sending paint/liquids through the post. In particular enamels. Enamels can only be sent by surface already, We suggest you stock up. Aerosols are now only available to visitors to our warehouse in Lowestoft. If you want to collect from Colindale please speak to the staff there to arrange collection.


I'm hoping that acrylic paints are OK as they are not solvent based? However if there is a problem sending liquids then this could affect them as well. I might have to stock up on Humbrol Cotes and Alclad Gloss while I can :? , otherwise I'm stick with Revell paints or Games workshop which are the only ones available locally or go through the hassle of finding a shop in a european country with a more laissez-faire attitude to postal regulations.

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Hannants update on the homepage;

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Following recently completely unannounced new rules we regret we can no longer despatch certain items through the post by Royal Mail. These include Xtracolor and Humbrol enamel paints, Alclad products, liquid glues etc etc. Many of our orders are having these items removed and destroyed and then they are returning the rest of the parcel to us. ParcelForce say they can still accept them for now. If you put any of the affected items into your cart you will not now see the cheaper Royal Mail postage options. We will refund on any of these items in your orders that are alraedy placed. Acrylic paints are not affected though we are only allowed 4 pots maximum per order now. This is to the UK and Overseas. We do realise that this is all ridiculous but sadly there is nothing we can do.

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That is bizarre! Today I received via the local Mr. Postie of the RM:

Medium jiffy bag containing 4 items including 1 bottle of alclad, 1 bottle of AK enamel wash.

This was from another UK supplier, not Hannants, so maybe they have not yet been caught out by the new rules. I don't want to name names incase they get a visit from the RM heavy squad and prevent me getting any resupplies.

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I received a can of acrylic spray paint via Royal Mail from Jadlamracingmodels (postage free) at dinner time today.

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Maybe The local sorting office for hannants are applying the rules and others are not :?:

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Richard M wrote:
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Following recently completely unannounced new rules we regret we can no longer despatch certain items through the post by Royal Mail. These include Xtracolor and Humbrol enamel paints, Alclad products, liquid glues etc etc. Many of our orders are having these items removed and destroyed and then they are returning the rest of the parcel to us. ParcelForce say they can still accept them for now. If you put any of the affected items into your cart you will not now see the cheaper Royal Mail postage options. We will refund on any of these items in your orders that are alraedy placed. Acrylic paints are not affected though we are only allowed 4 pots maximum per order now. This is to the UK and Overseas. We do realise that this is all ridiculous but sadly there is nothing we can do.


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Now when i was a postie there was only ONE nominated site in the U.K. that could open parcels,
similar for letters, but this was on a different site, otherwise it constitute "tampering with H.M.Royal Mail", this is an offence and can lead to jail time.
IIRC the nominated site for parcels was on the South coast, so.....................................
Also on another forum, and this was posted by a trader, in discussion with R.M. acrylics were restricted to eight per order (i know Ratch had a humungous number delivered!) so again.................................

Nice to have a 'whipping boy'................................

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Now when i was a postie there was only ONE nominated site in the U.K. that could open parcels,
similar for letters, but this was on a different site, otherwise it constitute "tampering with H.M.Royal Mail", this is an offence and can lead to jail time.
IIRC the nominated site for parcels was on the South coast, so.....................................
Paul


When I was a postie [in N.I.] only 'dead letters' or suspect ones were opened, and only then by headoffice. None of us knew what was in a packet or parcel, and it wasn't up to anyone in our sorting office or counter to question it either.
The only time anyone would be listing the contents would be for an out-of-the-EU packet which needs a custom declaration of the contents stuck on the outside of the packet. Might it be these Hannants are talking of? But to destroy the forbidden items is a criminal offence, they are supposed to be returned to the sender, with an advisory letter.


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I have heard of at least one other trader who has had stuff opened and destroyed, it is not just Hannant's.

Nobody is taking a pop at the men and women who work in delivering the mail and turning out in all weathers to do so. The issue is who makes the decisions and for what reason? It seems that we can thank terrorism for the current situation as it is air carriage that appears to be driving what can and cannot be posted.

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I think Hannant's are saying they can still send via Parcel Force, albeit temporarily. But your list is in acrylic paint, if they are aqueous they are not affected by the new regs.

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Richard M wrote:
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Acrylic paints are not affected though we are only allowed 4 pots maximum per order now.

I would not have got my order from Hannants then :roll:

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Ratch wrote:
....................Parcelforce - is that still part of RM or a wholly different entity :?:


Parcel Force (i believe!) was subject of a management 'buy out' hence the new name, Pacel Farce'!
The 'large parcel' arm and Post Office Counters are no longer directly attached OR under the control of Royal Mail.

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I think Hannant's are saying they can still send via Parcel Force, albeit temporarily. But your list is in acrylic paint, if they are aqueous they are not affected by the new regs.
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Sorry Paul,
ALL paint, as far as R.M. is concerned, is covered by the legislation, with caveats!.
A quote from me, from earlier:
"Also on another forum, and this was posted by a trader, in discussion with R.M; acrylics were restricted to eight per order (i know Ratch had a humungous number delivered!) so again................................."

And to end, PLEASE lads and lass's DON'T give your local "Postman Pat" grief, it's NOT them,
they only know when and what their told, and as of twenty hours ago, no-one, (sharp end)
in my local sorting office knew anything (no, DON'T go there! :naughty: )
So it appears the way to go for traders is to use couirer companies,
maybe ANOTHER reason to join your local model club? Bulk ordering does work out cheaper.
(Unless you have the buying power of a certain Gent [Ratch!] on this forum!!! :think: :rotfl: :twisted: )

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2013 13:34 pm 
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ALL paint, as far as R.M. is concerned, is covered by the legislation, with caveats!.


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Solvent-based paints, Including gloss paint
wood varnishes and enamels


From the RM website. There is another list that specifies liquids containing solvents. Most acrylic (but not all) is aqueous, which is presumably why Hannant's are saying it can still be delivered, albeit a maximum of four pots per package?

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2013 14:55 pm 
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This sounds suspiciously like some jobsworth at Hannant's local sorting office have misread a memo, or not paid full attention on some management Health&Safety course and decided to be all heavy-handed across the board.
If it is sent via Parcel Force then these restrictions quoted should not apply, and when sent via standard RM it should not apply to Acrylic paint (why 4 pots is safer than 5 pots is a mystery surely?) but only to 'hazardous' type substances like solvent-based paints, thinners, lacquers.
I would have thought Hannants would have tried to clarify their position with RM since these new enforcements seem to have an impact on their business.

The official line for non-business users re paint:
Water-based paints, wood varnishes and enamels with a volume less than 150ml, must be sent in sealed tins or bottles, placed in polythene and sealed again. The items must be surrounded with sufficient absorbent material to soak up any leakage and must be packed in strong fibreboard or polystyrene.

The official line for business users...is exactly the same :?:


so you can send up to 150ml of acrylics if packaged correctly....which is 10 tinlets not 4

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Feb 2013 11:45 am 
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It seems dividing 150ml by the size of a (small) pot to decide how much total volume can be sent through their service is too logical for RM - detailed guidance to trade customers does indeed include the no-more-than-4 restriction, as correctly related by Hannants, viz

Volume per item should not exceed 150ml. No more than four items can be sent in any one package.

Of course, this could just be sloppy drafting (and reviewing) - I'd like a free kit for every time I committed/spotted a similar unintended extension of a well-meant restriction when writing/rewriting official regulations. But more likely it is just laziness, and an inclination to take the easiest route, i.e. screw the customer, simplicity suits us, so we're sticking with it.

Also, it's not immediately clear where the dividing line lies between RM-imposed (arbitrary) restrictions and prohibitions that originate in Civil Aviation (ICAO) Technical Instructions. If the latter, the situation should be the same world-wide and will also affect non-RM couriers who fly their goods. I'm testing the situation locally, having ordered a batch of particularly evil liquids (Microsol and suchlike), as well as a top-up of Humbrol enamels, from an in-country supplier for delivery by la Poste. Most French mail is flown internally at some stage of its journey, but I'm still reasonably confident our friendly factrice will be popping the parcel in our postbox sometime next week.

If it is just RM being indifferent to customer requirements, we could all play a part in resetting the status quo ante. If enough of us complain - to the RM customer service team http://www.royalmail.com/customer-service/contact-us, their CEO (Moya Greene), our local MP/MSP/AM/MEP, and local media - then eventually life will get so uncomfortable for them that they'll again take the easiest route out, and lift the restrictions. That would let us all get back to what we do best, attacking that plastic mountain.

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Straight from the horse's mouth - latest news on the paint front:

Hannants News: 16/03/13
186 New Items this week....!

Continuing Enamel paint problems...

Despite being told that ParcelForce would take our paints they are stopping and returning parcels to us. One department passes them as ok and then another returns them to us. Some parcels are being delivered and some do not. We are going to modify our website so we can only despatch to countries we are not having parcels returned from. This modification will take some time. For now we have stopped selling paints abroad.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Apr 2013 19:25 pm 
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Just had an email from Hannants saying that Parcelforce will now be accepting enamel paint for postage to EU and other European countries. the inference being that if you live somewhere else,their restriction still applies...

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