Previously Owned Nighthawk Black EP2

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

  1. Mugen_fd2 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Passed MOT today. No advisories.:Thumbup:
     
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  2. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    good to hear mate nice to get a clean sheet....
     
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  3. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Excellent news :Thumbup:
     
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  4. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Great job mate ! Keep up the good work ! :salute:
     
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    Done some small service to my Civic this week. First is the engine oil - best possible oil on the market IMO. Some will say its overkill, but I just wanted to try it, next will be either Fuchs or Millers. Also like I've done in the past I will cut this hump filter to see jow it compares with OEM honda S2000 filter.
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    applied G5 water repellent coating to the windows and the lights all around.
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    Now this is what I planned to do last year, but just got around to do this week. Bought some EP3 front calipers from one well known London blogger/racing driver which he advertise as fully working, but when I stipped them, they appeared to need rebuilding. So I cleaned, paint and rebuild them. To make piston and piston seals seat properly was real PITA and took me just less an hour for each caliper.
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    Also brembo discs and pads was changed all around and discs painted to keep them nice for longer.
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    Bleed brake and clutch systems with Motul RBF600(thanks to my mrs for being my pumping buddy :Smile: ), 2 litres was enough for this. That is how dirty old fluid was.
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    Ep2 vs EP3 front brakes. They fill 17" alloys much nicer thanks to larger discs. Can't say anything about their performance yet, as just took it for a little bedding/testing ride. Also planning to fit brake stopper next month and reduce master cylinder flex. All this in total should give good improvement in performance/safety.
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  7. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Great job mate !:trampoline:
    Nice work with the brake discs. Normally if you don't change the wheels, the braking should be exactly the same :Smile:. But that's just the theory :Grin: haha
    Great car you've got there and it gets the care it deserves. :mechanic:
    Do you come at Combe ?

    Cheers !
     
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    Thanks! Wheels came with the car from factory, just wanted more braking power for little cost.
    Won't go there - will be busy installing brake stopper! :bleh: :Grin:
     
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    Painted rear calipers today to match the front.
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  10. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    looking good mate...
     
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  11. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    whichever colour is fine, i like that black. the most important thing is to protect them against corosion. great job !
    I always see Fords with green, yellow calipers...hate that trend, all of them showing off...it just puts a laugh on my face every time :Smile:)
    cheers keep up the great work buddy :Wink:
     
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    Nice job, look clean and tidy :Thumbup:
     
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    After a year since ceramic coating was applied, it started to lose its beading properties on top of the roof and the bonnet. Despite some recommendations against it, that its not optimal combination, I have decided to try a wax on top of the coating. My choice fell on Soft99 Fusso because of its well known outstanding properties for water behaviour and protection.
    Before the application I have decontaminated the whole car using iron fallout remover, tar remover and BH clay. Had the wheels cleaned from brake dust as well, because found half of the bottle of Gtechniq C4 left from the last time and just topped up previous layer. It will be fair to say that C4 served incredibly well for a whole year keeping the wheels in top condition an make the whole process of cleaning them an effortless job. And even more - after iron and tar remover application, beading has returned to them believe me or not. Difficult to praise them enough.
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    Clay bar was relatively clean and a lot cleaner then the first time.(contamination from 1 door only)
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    Wiped with panel wipe to insure the best bonding achieved.
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    Application was not hard, but it felt grabby when buffing off. Maybe because the pad that it came with was not the best and a bit more product was applied at places.
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    And the final result.
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    Paint felt super smooth by touch next day, probably this is the way Fusso achieves its water repellency.
    Will report with pictures how water behaves after rain or first wash whichever is first.
     
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    mate looks well waxed nice shine :Thumbup:, now needs some rain for beading :smoke:….
     
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    Nice Job. looks fantastic :Thumbup:
     
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    Gleaming :clap:
     
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    Thanks!
    Got a change to wash it early in the morning and was happy to see return of the water beading.

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  18. K24CL9Guy Warehouse Manager H-Tune Staff

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    Wow :Wub:
     
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    1450 miles in two days across the Europe and and 1350 miles on the way back. Never missed a beat.

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    Mate no surprise she a Honda...
     
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