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Old 02-08-2018, 11:24 AM   #271
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Small update: So the car is going in on the 11th August to have the wheels refurbed. They'll be getting done NH-O Championship White as per OEM spec. that was the perfect excuse to jettison the frankly woeful T1-R tyres the car came fitted with in favour of something much more proper.

As most of you will know, the original RE010 tyres are no longer available and the general consensus seems to be that something with a stiff sidewall like the Ad08R's is the best replacement. Four of them waiting to go on following refurb.

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Old 05-08-2018, 11:57 PM   #272
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Little bit more today. Had the exhaust off as I was redoing a bit of the undersealing so figured I'd give the backbox another going over. Repaint in high temp silver and the rear face in high temp black. Nice and OEM now. Just as it should be.


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Old 06-09-2018, 12:37 PM   #273
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A few little bits of progress, so the car went in a few weeks ago to have the wheels sorted and the roof resprayed. The roof was the only panel that wasn't done last year so I wanted to get it all to the same standard.

All done and looking spot on.

IMG-20180905-WA0000 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

The wheels have been all the way back to bare metal and completely re-done. Super happy with them. Pics are from my bodyshop, MSM Vehicle Refinishers. Hopefully collect it at the weekend.

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Old 12-09-2018, 09:49 PM   #274
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A couple of pics with the new wheels, tyres and roof job. Next up some interior fettling I think


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Old 15-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #275
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nice job ,neova are great tyres.
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Old 17-09-2018, 11:02 PM   #276
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Just read this from start to finish over a couple of days.

Fantastic attention to detail right the way down to screws.

Having owned a couple of UK DC2’s and a DC5 I know that the effort is well worth it.

Championship White DC2 for the win.


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Old 18-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #277
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Thanks for the kind comments all.
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Old 18-10-2018, 09:57 PM   #278
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A few bits of progress. I've removed the rear interior again as I wasn't really happy with my first attempt at refurbishing the interior panels. So I've removed all the plastics and got them prepped back for a second attempt. I was going to just buy another set but they're now discontinued from Honda and all the secondhand ones available didn't seem to be in any better condition than the ones I already had!

Last time I tried Vinyl Cote which did give a nice OEM finish, but it simply sat on top of the plastic and hence scratched off really easily. This time I'm going with something I've used previously which I know is really durable. Decided to go with Wurth Plast PT Dye (somethig we've used at work). From my previous experience, this stuff really bonds to the plastic and if anything seems to absorb into the surface slightly.

Decided to do a test piece overnight to see how it works with the Honda plastics. Here's a 50/50 pic of it applied to only one side. This is also a single coat applied (you can overcoat it if you need to once its dried).

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Initial impressions are pretty positive but I'll report back once its dry and I can assess how well it's absorbed in.

Next up, the nearside rear light has always been slightly distorted on my car. I'm not sure if it was like this from the factory or if it happened later on but it's always bugged me cause it didn't fit the lines of the car particularly well. I've tried to capture the issue in the pics below.

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I've been putting off buying a new one for a while as I've had bigger jobs on, but having checked the availability from Honda I found that the offside tailight had been discontinued but the nearside was still available. I figured the nearside light was probably only available cause of stock levels, rather than Honda actually still manufacturing it so figured now was the time to get it sorted before both sides were unavailable.

A quick email to Hendy and a couple of weeks later and this beauty arrived. Minty fresh.

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And now fitted. A small improvement but it looks alot better in my eyes so very pleased.

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God are you still tidying up this car?!!!!

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Seriously though, you know what I think to it.

Love the car, love the attention to detail.

...now then what price did we agree on?
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