Daily Driver Nighthawk Black EP2

7th Generation (2001-2005) vehicle added by Mugen_fd2, Sunday 5th Feb, 2017

  1. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    mate looking a nice shine, SRP good and with the wax give a good look deep shine...
     
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  2. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks! Took me good couple of hours, but I was pleased about result that SRP gives and how it was easy to work with. Wax on top to lock and protect SRP from rain and sun.
    Time well spent.
     
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  3. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    mate SRP is easy to work with and will give some good basic protection and with the wax, you will get some nice beading mate, what shampoo are you using.
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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  4. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    At the moment AG shampoo with wax but hopefully this week will buy some BH Autowash(syringe s waiting for it).
     
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  5. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I've used AG BSC but now on car chem 1900:1, as long as you use a good wax safe shampoo mate she will keep her nice shine..
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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  6. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Couple of parcels came today with some products for beauty and protection.
    Underbody seal
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    Ceramic coating
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  7. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I had 1.5L of MTF3 left from the last time and today flushed gearbox oil again. After few hundred miles very little was picked up by magnetic plug.
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    State of the used oil was good so I think gearbox feels itself very good. Also changed filling bolt and washer kindly provided by HH.
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  8. Smokingman Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Love the number plates:-that'll fox the speed cameras!!!!
     
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  9. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Had some spare time on holidays to rust proof my Civic.
    Wash and degrease first
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    Cover to protect from an accident overspray. Preparation took about 70-80%, because spraying itself relatively easy process. But messy :Smile:
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    Kitchen foil helped a lot.
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    Brush and elbow grease needed to remove loose rust spots.
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    Aquasteel rust converter has been applied to whole underbody
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    After 10-12 hours 4x cans Dinitrol 3125 has been applied which left dark brown finish. Protecting yourself is essential
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    and finish with another 4x of Dinitrol 4941
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    Took me two days but I think all this time has been well spend. Still drying thought.
     
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  10. Ad.ctr Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Great work. Thinking of getting one of these as a daily, what are they like on fuel and insurance?
     
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  11. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    MPG depends on driving style, but if driven spirited I get around 30mpg, if sensible low 40s, motorway 45-47mpg at 70-77 mph according to trip computer.
    Insurance again depends, but I would say not too bad and cheaper than B-series Civic.
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    another angle
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  12. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Gave my Civic a treat with some 2 stage polishing and Gtechniq products. Covered everything what I can - bodywork with CSL and Exov3, wheels and plastic/rubber with C4, windows and mirrors with G5.
    Here is some pictures with the result and some beads.
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    Had a go once againg with the polisher over the headlight to make it look better.
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    After
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  13. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Nice work :clap:
     
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  14. ubek New Member Getting Started

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    Top notch!
     
  15. Mugen_fd2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks guys!
     
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