RyMi's 2001 Accord Sedan EX

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by RyMi, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Rusty Accord

    Rusty Accord Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it 604 who dipped his rims gold, only to have the dip flake off? I think he ended up painting his.
     
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    Depends on whether you're painting it, or having someone else paint it.
    Remember, nobody cares more about your car than you do.
     
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    Pretty sure he wrapped them and it came off and then he painted them... not sure though I'd have to go look at his thread again
     
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    I dipped my hood in a somewhat thin layer and haven't had any issues thus far. I'd be dipping my wheels white and then spraying the glossifier on top of that, so I think it'd hold up pretty well as long as the coats are on the thick side.
     
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    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    Logistically it makes sense to paint the whole car, that way everything comes from that one batch of formulated paint and matches perfectly. Financially, I wouldn't necessarily agree with that. You're going to pay a few grand for a properly done professional paint job, whereas a bumper and a hood shouldn't be more than a few hundred each.

    Hmm not sure. Wheels take a lot of abuse so they definitely need a strong clear on top of the dip, just dip itself wouldn't last or look too good after awhile.
     
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    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    thick coats will take forever to dry with that stuff, and forever to complete because of that. when i plastidipped my rh's white, i did thin layers, and it still took a while to finish them all. it also took a lot of plastidip. they held up pretty well though. good luck!
     
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    Sounds like it might be better to just paint IF that's the color you want them.
     
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    Looks good so far! White plastidipped wheels would look good, but would be a pain to clean.
     
  9. RyMi

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    UPDATE: So, I installed the Tein Basis Z coilovers this weekend, and I’ve run into an issue. Ride feels fine, need some to be adjusted a little higher, but squeaks a ton. Trying to figure out what it could be.

    I’m thinking it’s because I didn’t install everything loose (I took out the control arm nut and the 17mm nut on the knuckle on the rears) and then tighten down at ride height? In the front I took out the two bolts on the fork (one on the collar holding the strut, and the one through the forks).

    Any ideas?
     
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    There’s no wobbling or anything, it feels secure, but I just hear a lot of movement and squeaking
     

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