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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by xamtex » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Neilparry wrote:
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Yes they do. I’ll take it off your hands tomorrow ImageImageImageImage


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not sure i have room to bring it.

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What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:06 pm

xamtex wrote:
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Yes they do. I’ll take it off your hands tomorrow ImageImageImageImage


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not sure i have room to bring it.
If you do and you don’t use it Image


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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:10 pm

boosted wrote:Rust treatment/prevention..mot retest...
All done. 12 months ticket for the neighbour...ImageImageImageImage

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I do hope you’ve put a coat of paint on it too . I have been bollo**** by the mafia about this before ImageImageImage


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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Alexpb2401 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:14 pm

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New Gaiter to brighten things up a bit. Old one was looking a bit worse for wear..

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Honkytonk » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Messing about pulling apart a spare binnacle to see how it goes together. I do have to say, in a very sad way, the light guides on this are very impressive.

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm

Honkytonk, any chance of some nice explicit close ups?
John -- giving some TLC to a 2006 Winning Blue 231. Mouse Mat Mod & LED sidelights. Fitted the Rotary Revs Coil kit. PZ suspension and Sohn kit fitted. Now have replaced the rusty sump with a new one, and the oil coolers and pipes with tidy used ones.

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Post by Honkytonk » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 am

johnbb99 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Honkytonk, any chance of some nice explicit close ups?
Yes, and I'll take some photos of the binnacle too.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:13 am

I polished up my headlamps: once set up, 2 minutes with the McGuires on the supplied polishing fluffy wheel in an electric drill does this:
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it doesn't look bad in the before photo but it was pretty cloudy.
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Post by Honkytonk » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:56 am

johnbb99 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Honkytonk, any chance of some nice explicit close ups?
Check my build thread, have uploaded these now.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Fitted a set of Denso..... Windscreen wiper blades, from euro car parts as the old bosch ones just seemed to smear and leave water all over the screen. I'm finicky about how clean the windscreen is. Waiting on plugs from Ryan rotary(probably be next weekend before I get to fit these) and depending on weather oil and filter change tomorrow
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Post by Dave2112 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:58 am

All clean again after Mallory Park yesterday
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm

Not today but yesterday..
Struggled to get doors open on the 8 and the family car after hard overnight frost.
So spent a little time in the afternoon wiping seals over with silicone spray.
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Post by warpc0il » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Many years ago, during a particularly hard winter, a workmate thought it would be a good idea to empty a washing-up bowl of warm soapy water over the windscreen to de-ice.

It may even have worked, if he'd started the car and driven off within a few minutes, but by the time he'd sorted himself out and come back out to the car the water had frozen solid, including the front doors. He was able to open a rear door and clamber though inside. #-o

He learnt from his mistake and the next morning he came out with a big bowl of HOT water, which he poured over the screen.
He was most impressed by the sound of the ice melting, until he realised that it was the windscreen shattering [-X
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:59 pm

Cleaned it after the trip over the Cotswolds and up to Mallory Park
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:14 pm

Oooft shattering windscreens lovely! Today I got another set of jack stands and some dehumidifiers for the 8. Put the dehumidifiers in the car (just those bag ones off amazon) but it seemed to me the week or so its been sitting it hasn't gotten damp but precautions for the sake of it! When its next not raining Ill be putting the car up on all the jack stands I have, stripping the rear and front wheel arch liners and the skirt aero before I wash absolutely everything down ready for once the sheds built. :p

Edit: Anyone suggest some cavity wax for the sills? Had a quick look and boy do they vary a bit in pricing.. Obviously want whats best!

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Rudolph » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:36 am

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Refurb of my headlamp plastic covers........of my 2008 45.000 mls RX-8 HP.
- sanding rough to remove the complete hard UV layer
- sanding fine
- polishing rough
- polishing fine
- 3 layers of 2 component clear coating to restore the UV protection

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Restoration kit (without spray can) for € 12,35 free home.........plus (locally purchased) one spray can 2 component clear lacquer

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/32826542 ... 4c4dSsiCoB

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Post by johnbb99 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm

I've been wondering what to re-coat mine with after refurbishment.
Some products are really expensive and I wonder which ones are are worth getting?
John -- giving some TLC to a 2006 Winning Blue 231. Mouse Mat Mod & LED sidelights. Fitted the Rotary Revs Coil kit. PZ suspension and Sohn kit fitted. Now have replaced the rusty sump with a new one, and the oil coolers and pipes with tidy used ones.

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Post by bigpete8 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Ordered new Varta e23 battery from tayna
Couldn't get club discount code to work though.
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Trying run on a budget to keep the noise level down - from the missus!

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Rudolph » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:28 pm

johnbb99 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
I've been wondering what to re-coat mine with after refurbishment.
Some products are really expensive and I wonder which ones are are worth getting?
*****
Any 2K clear lacquer will work fine.
2K is better as 1K since it is more resistant against uv radiation, moisture, grease, fuel, road salt etc.
The immediate application after restoring the brightness of the lamps is important because this 2K lacquer will keep the lamps clear for 5-15 years(dependent upon number of layers), whereas without this protective layer the oxidation of the uncovered plastic material will start immediately after the polishing treatment.....within a couple of months the first signs are visible.
As an example I used the next 2K lacquer where both components are stored in the spraycan and are mixed just before starting spraying by an ingenious system.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clear-lacquer- ... B00CLAGWAY

https://www.vernicispray.co.uk/23404224 ... -gloss.jsp

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:31 pm

warning, 2k contains cyanide, so cover ALL your skin and weak a good mask.
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Post by Honkytonk » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:04 pm

qwakers wrote:
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warning, 2k contains cyanide, so cover ALL your skin and weak a good mask.
Pssh, big girl, cyanide won't kill you, it'll just stop you breathing.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:24 pm

Does that stop the hallucinations breathing causes?

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:47 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:04 pm
qwakers wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:31 pm
warning, 2k contains cyanide, so cover ALL your skin and weak a good mask.
Pssh, big girl, cyanide won't kill you, it'll just stop you breathing.
After the usual RX8 owners regular inhalation of non cat treated exhaust fumes our lungs are probably immune to the cyanide in 2 pack paint!!!
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Post by Rudolph » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:54 pm

*****
No proof of any cyanide content found.......
Of course the spraying must be handled in a safe manner..

Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
https://download.kwasny.com/datasheets/ ... ack_GB.pdf


How do 2K spray cans work?
In the bottom of the aerosol is a pressure valve made, to which an aluminum tube is attached with the curing agent in the bottom. This ensures that the paint and hardener carefully separated. With the red push button is the seal of the hardener tube can be opened, so that both components can be mixed. After mixing, the created 2K paint is to be processed for at least 24 hours. Depending on environmental conditions (temperature), this can also be much longer, but 24 hours is guaranteed. (At 2K Primer is the guaranteed processing time is 8 hours).

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 pm

Aliphatisches Polyisocyanat


https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyisocyanate
https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isocyanate
use google translate,


Isocyanates are the esters of volatile isocyanic acid . The salts of isocyanic acid are identical to the salts of cyanic acid and are therefore referred to as cyanates .

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