Weekend Toy 2000 HONDA Integra Type-R JDM

3rd Generation (1994-2001) vehicle added by justlooking, Sunday 20th Jan, 2013

  1. justlooking Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  3. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    cannot see as we are not registered :/
  4. justlooking Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    doh! never mind. I'm not going to repeat it all here lol.
  5. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    haha yeah please don't however you can add a few more photos :Wink:
  6. justlooking Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    For those of you who don't want to register on ITR-DC2 to read through my build thread I have few photos taken over the [ast 5 years of ownership. work including but not restricted to:
    Initial pictures from dockside in japan
    Arrival in the UK (with black seats swapped for red)
    Gearbox Rebuild with Mfactory carbon synchromesh (2012) (Grinspeed Motorsport, Lancashire -top blokes)
    Wheel refurb (Spooner on ITR-DC2 website)
    New badges & graphics
    General restoration "deep clean" to get rid of previous owner's leftover baked-on polish - in every nook and cranny, also all the window rubbers had baked-on marks which I have managed to improve, never be as-new but much better now with a bit of elbow grease
    Caliper paint
    Cambelt change and other bits (2014) (Grinspeed Motorsport again)
    Power Steering Pump rebuild (DIY- This week!)

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  7. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    :nodding::Thumbup::shock: Wow.. this is fantastic... you really brought out the champion in that white. Great effort!! It looks like a different car to the one you bought.
    what products did you use to restore the paintwork and the black rubber seals?
  8. nsxer Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    very nice
    some great work there and finishing touches
  9. justlooking Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks, the rubber seals were a challenge but I used a normal body procedure of increasingly fine from 2500 wet and dry (very wet) down to autoglym srp. This got the worst of the muck off but hard work and LOTS of care required. Then replenished the rubbers with a liberal coating of something called "Gummi Pflege" (look it up its very good)

    Worst bit was actually the dark grey residue in the panel gaps, that needed a lot of abrasion nothing else would shift it, and my paint isn't very thick to start with lol!

    Anyway first drive of 2016 today (garaged over winter) I have a big grin on my face right now....
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Really like the way you gave this DC2 a hefty dose of TLC with a proper deep clean ! Kudos to you.

    I might just sign on to ITR-DC2 just to have a read of your full Project Log :Smile:
  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    @SpeedyGee is in the (ITR-DC2) house :Grin:

    Funny reading the coolant smelling of JDM pee :Laughing:

    Interesting to read that you add friction modifier to MTF3, MTF3 is pretty decent stuff, I would have thought you need to add anything to it.

    How is the Halfrauds Plastic trim paint holding up ? Like your car my JDM Edix has the same issue with UV damage to the exterior plastic trims.

    Any plans for an engine bay detail ?
  12. justlooking Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    re: coolant - it really did stink.

    I add the friction modifier as my car has an aftermarket plated LSD, not the standard Helical LSD. MTF alone isn't ideal for the plated diff but it does look after my synchromesh. I add the friction modifier as a bit of a compromise - always difficult to get the right oil combo for a plated diff in a FWD grearbox... originally when the car was imported it had the "correct" oil for the LSD (which also stank) but it had started to wear the synchros, hence the rebuild. This year I seem to have the proportion about right as the diff is much quieter than it has been, used about 4% ratio.

    And the painted scuttle trim is holding up fine - one of the best mods I've done really it made so much difference to the appearance of the car - just used plastic primer then a standard satin black - although mine is garaged for a few months a year so it doesn't get too much "weather"

    The soft trim takes a bit more care - I used abrasives which are a last resort really, mine were really badly pitted/marked and it would be easy to make them worse using the method I used. You can still see the marks up close but they're a lot better now. It was worth a go though as the factory tinted rear quarters in mine can be quite hard to get and the rubbers come attached to them, so no new rubbers without new glass.... £££

    as for the engine bay I think the only thing I'm likely to do is get the rocker cover repainted at some point - the guy who refurbed my wheels does them on an exchange basis (Spooner on the ITR DC2 site)

    tbh I don't have the patience to make the car flawless so it'll always have some "character" lol

    latest JDM fanboi tweak - genuine key which I should have got with the car but didn't, just had cut it today:

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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Ah ok, yeah that would make sense.

    Ah yes, know his work well, does some cool rover covers.