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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:37 am

Got to remove the paint form the door this evening. Varnished wood door, paint comes off reasonably easily using my finger nail. Not sure what the paint is. Looks oil based not water based.

Best solution for removal? White spirit? If the paint was only on flat surfaces a plastic scraper would probably do it but it is of course in all the nooks and cranny's and corners etc

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:39 am

Steve1960 wrote:Got to remove the paint form the door this evening. Varnished wood door, paint comes off reasonably easily using my finger nail. Not sure what the paint is. Looks oil based not water based.

Best solution for removal? White spirit? If the paint was only on flat surfaces a plastic scraper would probably do it but it is of course in all the nooks and cranny's and corners etc
Ask the LL if you can paint the door a base color (i.e. black or brown) to cover over it.

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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:41 am

PNGMK wrote:Don't move out please. It only passes the problem on. Eventually these guys will give up or their debtor will appease them or maybe the cops will catch someone.
Depends on how this escalates. These scum are known to throw paint at people as they arrive home or leave the apartment, chain the entry gate and even set fire to the front door.

My wife and daughters safety is number one priority. If this does escalate we move out, no question.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 1:46 pm

PNGMK wrote: Don't move out please. It only passes the problem on. Eventually these guys will give up or their debtor will appease them or maybe the cops will catch someone.
I haven't been in the receiving end, but .. when it comes to Loan Sharks, they don't give up .. from what I know ..

They will go after your neighbour, neighbour's neighbour .. and in their twisted logic, they cannot figure out why neighbours will pay another persons' debt :)

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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 1:58 pm

ecureilx wrote:
PNGMK wrote: Don't move out please. It only passes the problem on. Eventually these guys will give up or their debtor will appease them or maybe the cops will catch someone.
I haven't been in the receiving end, but .. when it comes to Loan Sharks, they don't give up .. from what I know ..

They will go after your neighbour, neighbour's neighbour .. and in their twisted logic, they cannot figure out why neighbours will pay another persons' debt :)
I understand why they do it. Maximum disturbance, inconvenience and embarrassment to try and flush out the debtor. They are using a sawn off shotgun rather than a snipers rifle. Throw enough cr*p around and something might stick. They only have the address so use it to maximum effect. Like it or not it is an entirely logical approach.

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 1:59 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Really? I never knew that! That is another real possibility as the landlord or a member of the family is using the address for mail and appears to be in some financial difficulty. We ahve had people knocking at the door asking for them a couple of times.
I dug out this previous post of yours. You mentioned the previous tenant had racked up considerable amount of debt and people are looking for him.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/sutra641475.html

Pretty sure, the loan sharks are targeting this person and not the landlord or anybody. I hope you have informed the police about the tenant and given them all the details and hopefully they can take it from there.
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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 2:02 pm

And just to add this is Singapore, not my native country. I am a guest here and not so familiar with the underworld. Better to let this go and move on.

Had this happened to me in North East London the approach would have been entirely different :devil:

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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 2:05 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Really? I never knew that! That is another real possibility as the landlord or a member of the family is using the address for mail and appears to be in some financial difficulty. We ahve had people knocking at the door asking for them a couple of times.
I dug out this previous post of yours. You mentioned the previous tenant had racked up considerable amount of debt and people are looking for him.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/sutra641475.html

Pretty sure, the loan sharks are targeting this person and not the landlord or anybody. I hope you have informed the police about the tenant and given them all the details and hopefully they can take it from there.
No, not a previous tenant I subsequently found out. It is relations (possibly by marriage only) of the Landlords daughter. Yes I am sure the loan sharks are looking for this family, one or more members. I have given the Police the details of the family in question plus the Landlords daughters name and NRIC number. Let's hope they follow up.

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