7th Generation (2003-2008) vehicle added by PapaMoo, Tuesday 16th Dec, 2014
PapaMoo added a new Honda to the garage:
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After being dismantled
Those are in need of some TLC!
After this it was solvent bath wirebrush and wirewheel bench and grinder and grit blast after I went over with the wire wheel to bring them up to a shine and solvent bath again ready to prime luckily I had everything I needed at work here's some before and after pic's front and rear
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Yes they did need a lot of TLC but once you remove all whats on the surface they where like new this is not a five minute job and my car was of the road for a while first I got the front calipers as fas as I could before paint then I garaged the car and remove rear calipers ready for refurb.
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Looks a good job. You're right they can clean up nicely, takes some effort though. I did my front ATR calipers earlier in the year.
Next up was primer and it was a relief after all that hard dirty work stripping them back
And finally on to the paint and rebuild the paint was from a caliper refurbishment company I wanted to keep the OEM look so I went gunmetal for the finish front calipers had new pistons all calipers had rebuild kits seals,boots,bleed valves etc...
I was very happy with the final out come paint was applied by air fed gun never used before but it wasn't very challenging and even I got good results
Excellent work, nicely done. What are your next plans?
Excellent work. You now have brakes that look and perform as they should.
Pleased to see that you used genuine Honda discs and pads on her
Can you tell us where you got the paint and the refurb kits from ?
Paint was from Brake caliper specialist I was happy with the paint kit it was just under £30 and was plenty to do all 4 calipers and carriers with multiply coats but the service was poor I made my order and then waited and waited till i finally phoned up to find out it had not even been sent the order was on the system but did not get processed it's a mix bag for feedback on there site so see for yourself before you commit, ATR Pistons and seals were from Bigg red which I had no problems with and Bleed nipples and rear caliper service kits were off ebay from a brake specialist. I used Honda ATR front discs which I think are 28mm thick not the standard 25mm the reason for this is I wanted less travel on the pistons but the twin pot calipers will work on either and the all honda at the back and Goodridge Phantom brake lines to finish.
And finally the installation
Then it was a full brake fluid change and bleeding with honda brake fluid and road test at first there was travel in the brake pedal but another bleed got the air out and since the nice and tight.
I did the same, initially I ran ATR calipers with the original CL9 front discs and then when I came to change them, I replaced with ATR discs.
I would have done the same but the original discs were worn and scabby so I changed all of the discs and pads at the same time and along with the caliper refurb it got expensive but the feeling of all that new kit on at once help dull that fact.
It's does cost a fair bit, I think I spent close to £300 in the summer on new discs and pads all round and refurbishing callipers. But it's great piece of mind knowing I have brakes I can rely on now. I still need to do a full brake fluid flush on mine yet.
Being brakes and all, and being just a little bit important, I agree its expensive but money well spent and not an area to scrimp in. Great work @PapaMoo and great walkthrough too, it was an upgrade I considered at one point - still am actually.
Thank you for your positive feed back my feeling about the brakes before I changed them were they slow you down then stop you which is right I know but there was always a delay and never any real bite to them now I don't belive that Honda put bad brakes on the accord and we'll maintained brakes make a big difference but with the ATR calipers on there's bite and I don't have to use much of the pedal its not night and day but I think it's a worth while endeavor if you can do the work yourself otherwise it cost's a fortune I was quoted over £400 to refurb all four calipers and paint and if then you want discs and pads you may as well consider a big brake kit I like the idea of the brembo off the DC5 that could be intetesting I saw some in the classified section .
Love this thread good work buddy.
So after the brakes it was the shift knob I looked for along time I wanted something OEM or honda affiliated so I was looking at the black carbon golf ball mugen offering and the various aluminium and titanium honda shift knobs which I really liked but being used in there Type-R model's they all had the red detailing which is not the look I wanted then I found this
Which for me was perfect and I could finally get rid of this
Installation was very simple first remove the shift knob this is achieved by pulling the boot down which releases a clip then a hard twist and unscrew after this remove surround think there are six clips use plastic removal tool or you will damage disconnect heated seat switch and place surround to one side now the new shift knob came with a black plastic shroud place this over the shaft of the shifter and now remove the original plastic clip from leather boot it's held in place with a tie wrap here's a pic of the boot clip
then replace with black retaining lip onto boot using same method then replace surround and screw black nut onto the shaft and then screw and position shift knob then turn black locking nut up tight to the shift knob and now you have this
Little touch big difference was very happy with this.
Nicely chosen, looks great.
Shift Knob's are a very personal thing there are many type's and style's there is no best or right or wrong choice, ''This is my shift knob. There are many like it, but this one is mine''. I would like it to sit a little lower to be perfect so to achieve this I will install the Mugen quick shift this drop's it about an 1'' and I'll have less play and tighter shifts as well.
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