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Old 20-Mar-2010, 01:25 AM
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looks good, one of the first things i always suggest to do when getting a civic (they tend to flake).
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i used dupli-color self etching primer then dupli-color trim paint. The trim paint can be found at crappy tire, but the primer I got at napa.

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How i did it:

1) use a wire wheel to get rid of ALL the old paint
2) light sand (i used 400 grit)
3) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
4) 2-3 coats of primer
5) light sand again (i used 400 grit)
6) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
7) 2-3 coats of the trim paint
8) done

Note: For the rear hatch wiper, cover or remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.

I didn't get the exact results i wanted because i didnt follow step 1 properly, but if you follow all the steps they will look like NEW
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Old 20-Mar-2010, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by yoshirocks702 View Post
i used dupli-color self etching primer then dupli-color trim paint. The trim paint can be found at crappy tire, but the primer I got at napa.





How i did it:

1) use a wire wheel to get rid of ALL the old paint
2) light sand (i used 400 grit)
3) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
4) 2-3 coats of primer
5) light sand again (i used 400 grit)
6) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
7) 2-3 coats of the trim paint
8) done

Note: For the rear hatch wiper, cover or remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.

I didn't get the exact results i wanted because i didnt follow step 1 properly, but if you follow all the steps they will look like NEW

thanks ! great write up

This may be may project for april ! ..
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Old 25-Mar-2010, 10:52 PM
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thought i'd give a little update, I painted my valve cover today, came out alright, much nicer than the rest of the engine bay

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Old 25-Mar-2010, 11:26 PM
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looks good my friend
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Old 26-Mar-2010, 12:12 AM
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Looks good, it makes such a difference.
Was just reading in the DIY Section about valve cover painting.
http://www.torontocivics.com/f13/diy...inting-154173/

You may want to consider starting a DIY thread if you do something that you'd like to display. It's great for others to see...and, sometimes looking at the excellent work that others have done can be the kickstart we all need to get inspired.
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nice a car
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what does dupli-color use for ?
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Old 31-Mar-2010, 09:43 AM
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yea im thinking 35% front and 20% back is the way to go. On another note I just painted my wiper arms today, they look a lot better now



That looks hot man! i need to do this for mine. My rear hatch wiper is messed up tho, I cant take it off!!!!
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Originally Posted by yoshirocks702 View Post
i used dupli-color self etching primer then dupli-color trim paint. The trim paint can be found at crappy tire, but the primer I got at napa.





How i did it:

1) use a wire wheel to get rid of ALL the old paint
2) light sand (i used 400 grit)
3) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
4) 2-3 coats of primer
5) light sand again (i used 400 grit)
6) clean with brake cleaner and compressed air
7) 2-3 coats of the trim paint
8) done

Note: For the rear hatch wiper, cover or remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.

I didn't get the exact results i wanted because i didnt follow step 1 properly, but if you follow all the steps they will look like NEW


i think im gonna be doing this good write up!
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thanks Climax_R
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i finally got the tint done (i went 20 all around), also installed a strut tower bar, and got some new taillights.

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nice! i love tho tailights *jealous* i cant find any for coupes tho just the hatch, locally at least. you should start a build thread to track your progress gotta drop your car soon!
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