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Post by PeteH » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:14 pm

Congratulations Dan.

Note for your partner: The RX-8 has isofix. :D

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Post by mi60o0 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:43 pm

Rx8 have nice isofix.
And when the child grow up you have anchor points on the top in front of the rear speakers for forward facing seat.
I have one of the biggest car seats in mine 0 to 7 year old and is plenty of toom if I do it front facing. 3 adults and a baby easy.
We do have cossato travel system easy peasy in the rex boot. Is bigger than it looks
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Post by mi60o0 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:44 pm

Congratulations Dan.
My litle one love the rex is clapping when we start the engine and go alone when I open the door. Is a lovely car for kids and family time
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed May 22, 2019 4:51 pm

So I guess I should probably post in here with my little updates...

I've ordered a short shifter from an NC MX5 which should arrive in the next few days, so that'll be interesting to see if it fits or not. Likewise I discovered a lot of bird poop on my car - despite it living indoors... Transpires I've got some culprits growing up in the barn...

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Might need to invest in a car cover! :lol:

Next jobs car wise (other than cleaning it!) is to finish off my bi-xenon brackets and get the headlights built back up, fit the short shifter (along with the synchro saver that's been in the glovebox for ages) and also dye the headliner black and paint the plastic trim pieces black again... And maybe attack the other bits of plastic with the gloss paint again...

Back on the road in July, with a guest appearance at Silverstone Classic if anyone is going to be there :thumleft:
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Post by njkmr » Wed May 22, 2019 6:05 pm

Do not leave bird Shoite on your car for any length of time.
It will strip the lacquer off in no time at all.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed May 22, 2019 6:13 pm

I know :thumleft: thanks though
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 pm

I think an eagle shat on my M3 today whilst I was at a job. About an hour later I nipped home to wash it off and it had sent like concrete in that short time, evil bloody stuff!
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Post by njkmr » Thu May 23, 2019 5:28 am

I have a couple of pterodactyls round my way I think. The mess is unbelievable and it sticks like snot to a blanket. It did strip the paint on my wife’s car once when left on for a few days.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed May 29, 2019 9:20 am

So, as people may have seen the short shifter experiment was so close to working it hurt, but onward and upward!

Whilst I was in the car removing the shifter etc. I embarked upon my second favourite RX8 interior modification which I last did on my old 192. Black-out the plastics and headliner. It makes it feel muchos premium compared to the standard grey affair.

This involves removing the headliner and plastics (which need to come off to get the headliner out anyways), spraying the plastics black and then I'm coating the headliner in cheap faux-suede (pikey alcantara) which I bought for £9 for 2 metres :D

Pics of my old 192 interior below, this is what the R3 headliner will look like when I get it done!
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Post by warpc0il » Thu May 30, 2019 1:27 am

Hopefully you'll never be in a position to care but is that "faux-suede (pikey alcantara)" fire retardant?
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Post by bigpete8 » Thu May 30, 2019 6:10 am

You could always spray it with fire retardant to be sure.
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Post by 350matt » Thu May 30, 2019 7:25 am

is any of the trim fire retardant?
being as there's a large container of explosive just under the back seats seems like worrying about the trim is the least of your worries

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Post by bigpete8 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:01 am

is it not more about how quickly it catches fire if say touched with a cigarette...
I'd have thought all the upholstery in a car would be classed the same as household furniture in that respect
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 30, 2019 9:23 am

If I'm being honest, I haven't checked. I'm also not that fussed as it is just the headliner. I'm not about to re-do all the carpets in the car and all the seats etc.
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Post by bigpete8 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:43 am

For the 13 quid for a bottle of fire retardant upholstery spray I wouldn't take the risk of your pride and joy going up in smoke for something simple like a stray cigarette.
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Post by warpc0il » Thu May 30, 2019 9:44 am

Try a scrap offcut and a lit match...?

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 30, 2019 9:59 am

It needs to arrive first :lol:

It's a track car mostly these days, so realistically the chances of a rogue smoke are minimal and if something else causes a fire I doubt the head liner is going to be the difference between saving the car and it being lost forever!

I do, however, carry a fire extinguisher in the car at all times.
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Post by V8 Power » Thu May 30, 2019 10:21 am

Just make sure you are wearing your fire retardant underpants at all times :D
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am

Another good point there Graham. Afterall, the amount of fabric in the headliner is minimal compared to the amount I'm wearing. I don't believe Levi's make fire retardant jeans yet...
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Post by Ryan Rotary Performance » Thu May 30, 2019 11:06 am

I'm liking the the new roof liner mate, and something I plan to do to mine :)

As well as some other bits! :)
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Post by Yorindesarin » Thu May 30, 2019 4:05 pm

Considering making my headliner black too Dan. Though I was thinking about possibly dying it and getting the plastics hydro dipped if I can. Black interiors definitely look better!

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm

You can die the headliner, and I know a guy who painted it with a rattle can, both work well.

My fabric arrived today and it's deffo you get what you pay for... :lol: I've re-ordered some better stuff :P
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Post by Yorindesarin » Thu May 30, 2019 4:45 pm

Yeah my mate dyed his 350z's headliner and it came out pretty well! (Other than his sunvisors where it bled through to the warning labels whoops). Presume you just rattle canned the plastics last time?

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 30, 2019 4:49 pm

Yep, just rattle canned the black plastics
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Post by Yorindesarin » Thu May 30, 2019 4:50 pm

Bother flatting them back and primering them or just straight up blast it and send it?

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