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That was satisfying and inspiring. I need to do something like this. Btw you are a real funny guy!! Hahah just spray everything aluminum ( alternator too ) man rofl looks HOT great job!


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That was satisfying and inspiring. I need to do something like this. Btw you are a real funny guy!! Hahah just spray everything aluminum ( alternator too ) man rofl looks HOT great job!


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It's a PIA if your just doing it because you like the look. I enjoy the process and plus if I'm going to get carpel tunnel it's going to be from working on a car and not other activities. Tell you what, tapping in between those fins on the alternator was a labor of love. Shoulda just bought a new one.
 

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Hey man how did you prep the valve cover for paint? Just sanding down and working through the different grits?
Of all the valve covers ive owned and painted; this one is in fact powdercoated. I have done my daily integra with the VHT wrinkle paint.

Easiest and proven way to go about it.
- Air Craft Remover; removes all old paint and finishes
- Green scotchbrite followed by a red scotchbrite pad
- Alcohol prep
- Adhesion Promoter
- VHT Wrinkle Finish

or yes, go through 250 -> 500 -> 800 sand paper followed by alcohol prep and adhesion promoter
 

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Of all the valve covers ive owned and painted; this one is in fact powdercoated. I have done my daily integra with the VHT wrinkle paint.

Easiest and proven way to go about it.
- Air Craft Remover; removes all old paint and finishes
- Green scotchbrite followed by a red scotchbrite pad
- Alcohol prep
- Adhesion Promoter
- VHT Wrinkle Finish

or yes, go through 250 -> 500 -> 800 sand paper followed by alcohol prep and adhesion promoter
Thanks man, I appreciate the help!
 

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Just read through the whole thread and wow awesome job! The only thing I'm missing is where is the interior love? Gotta throw some pics of your set up

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Just read through the whole thread and wow awesome job! The only thing I'm missing is where is the interior love? Gotta throw some pics of your set up

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Interior is step 4;

Nothing too crazy, have done some cool DIYs that are necessary in my opinion and do an aspec trim install. Also trying to find a convenient location for my HVAC controls since the boost gauges are there. Otherwise than that I'm trying to keep it simple, i find its really easy to go overboard on these cars and no one wants that.
 

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Interior is step 4;

Nothing too crazy, have done some cool DIYs that are necessary in my opinion and do an aspec trim install. Also trying to find a convenient location for my HVAC controls since the boost gauges are there. Otherwise than that I'm trying to keep it simple, i find its really easy to go overboard on these cars and no one wants that.
oh I can't wait now!:hb:
 

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Any updates? this story from recovery to back to being a clean monster can't end lol
Well;
Since I put it back together I put about 400 miles on it. Drives great but does smoke some so I am currently working on flow and drain configurations for the oil. However here is a quick run down.

- went on vacation and sold the hood during it.
- driving without a hood, waiting on my new one
- lost a splash guard from being too low
- bought a mirror cover
- bought an EP3 eps unit, swaping currently
- Currently modifying OEM radio for an AUX
- neighbor backed into my ladys car
- Brother backed into the front bumper also
- working on that project with my little free time
- went from 3 cars to 1, so I'm walking alot lol
- mod funds will go toward paint for Aspec Kit


That's all I got to report

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Wow I didnt expect such a quick response!

It's coming along nicely man and I know must fund the project but walmart has super cheap single and double din radios with bluetooth like less than 40 and less than 100 respectively. I got the double din and only complaint is max volume is scratchy and for some reason some stations go out quicker now.

Also, imo I think what would complete your rear is to go 05-06 tails not sure if you already have the new rear bumper but I think it'd look sick!

Anyways tha is for the update! Always check back here for anything new, best of luck man!

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The one in pieces with the wing is my ladys car, it's an 02/04 with a updated front end conversion. As for the stock headunit, I never really cared for a double din or single din look, and my baller audio set up is home theater. I usually drive without music anyway.
 

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EOY / Partial Step 4 Update:
Not that anyone besides me is keeping track but;
- Older *Max hood was sold to fund a new *Max Hood
- Bought & Installed VBP Mugen Mirror Cover
- Bought, Installed, Using Electronic Power Steering
- Installed Dakota Digital Box, speedometer isn’t calibrated correctly
- Tore Apart my radio for Aux Mod, didn’t have correct solder so it sits in pieces
- Bought a rear-view mounted Dash cam, Going to Remove Broadway Mirror
- Fixed the smoking turbo issue with an oil restrictor
- Improved Turbo Oil drain pathway
- Fixed my rpm fluctuation issue by cleaning, then eventually replacing IACV
- Cleaned and condensed my parts to only 5 bins
- SEM Dyed Exterior / Interior pieces; Headliner, Visors, A Pillars, Grilles, Cowl
- Mounted Fire Extinguisher
- Rolled Rear Quarter Panels
- Rear Wiper Delete
- Added Another Rear Hatch Light
- Double Brake Light mod
- Fastened a pull-down tag on rear hatch















 
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