1. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Rhys added a new Honda to the garage:

    The Type-R

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    While I'm waiting for the welding to begin thought I'd do some cosmetic changes to the front grill as it was looking a little tatty. The H was sprayed red and I was happy with the chrome surround but after seeing it on another ATR in black I changed my mind ;-)

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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That looks far better mate, excellent job! How's it coming along with sorting the welding for the MOT?

    Your headlights are screaming for a good buffing at the moment :Smile:
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I like some shiny chrome, but painting it back makes the 'H' and 'R' stand out.
    Suits the car better now :Smile:

    Edit: Oooop meant black
     
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  5. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    It's coming along nicely :Smile: just waiting on my mate to come along and do the welding and I need to get the door handle off and sent away to be repaired. Over the last few months I have had 3 of the 4 calipers off to be rebuilt with new pistons and seals. My next job is to treat her to some fresh amsoil gearbox oil. As for the headlights I did give them a once over with some meguires plastix but they need a proper going over so I will be getting the 3M kit to do that.
     
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    I was quite happy with the chrome myself but i saw a photo of one with all black front end and that changed my mind so i went with that instead
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Good to hear mate, sounds like you've been quite busy. Hopefully she'll be all sorted again soon :Smile: By the way I've found PlastX on its own fantastic for restoring headlights but it needs a semi-abrasive material to make the difference otherwise it'll take ages.
     
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  8. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I've enjoyed working on it to be honest and I can not wait to get It back on the road. I thought i was going wrong somewhere with the PlastX i just used a bit of polishing cloth wrapped on a cut down backing pad for a drill home made style ha ha i'll look in to them semi abrasive pads before i fork out for the 3M kit.
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I could quite imagine mate, nothing like the satisfaction of working on your car and eventually taking her out for a spin to see the fruits of your labour :Smile:

    I had the same issue mate, I used a microfibre and although it made a dent, it really didn't have much affect overall. Then I used 1600 grit sandpaper first (hindsight, 2500-4000 would have been better, I just had none to hand) and then and orbital buffing pad, had great results though not that 100% clarity because I was lacking the finer grit.
     
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  10. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I have seen some great results from the 3M kit returning headlights to brand new ! So would you say start with 2500 grit then the 4000 and finish with the PlastX ?
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'd say that's a sound plan mate, a tip though, use the 2500 horizontally and then the 4000 vertically you'll better notice any imperfections. Naturally, for finishing her off just go nuts :Wink: Goes without saying but if you don't remove the headlights from the car, mask off all the surrounding areas.
     
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  12. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Too much hassle to take the headlights out as it involves taking the front bumper off ! Plenty of masking tape is what I'll be using :Smile:.
     
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  13. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Any places you can suggest getting these fine grit papers from apart from the usual ebay and amazon etc ?
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I brought mine from Amazon I believe mate, listing is no longer available but have a search around :Smile:
     
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  15. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    It's the 4000 grit I'm struggling to find :-( I take it that 3000 is to rough for finishing and 5000 isn't rough enough if you know what I mean ?
     
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  16. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    5000 would probably do the job nicely mate, I'd hope that 3000 isn't too far away from it to make the 5000 really hard to finish with.
     
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    Ok I'll get some 2500 and 5000 ordered :Smile: thanks
     
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  19. Rhys Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Seems a little pricey considering the 3M headlight restoration kit is only £20 and that comes back with some very impressive results :Smile:. I've just ordered some 2500 and 5000 grit from eBay for just under a tenner and I already have PlastX to polish up. Im keen to see the results.
     
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    Bought I don't need it but its good to have !
     
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