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93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/21/12 4:58 p.m.

Got the hood open by cutting thru the hood. The hood release itself was stuck shut. The weird thing is it wasn't stuck when I went and looked at it.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/22/12 4:51 p.m.

So I was trying to use this to remove the glue left over from the headliner but it isn't working worth crap. Any one have any suggestions?

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
1/22/12 8:57 p.m.

a mixture of automotive paint thinner and wax & grease remover.

We used to use it all the time to remove the adhesive from the lettering on box trucks when I worked at the collision repair shop.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/23/12 8:20 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: a mixture of automotive paint thinner and wax & grease remover. We used to use it all the time to remove the adhesive from the lettering on box trucks when I worked at the collision repair shop.

Did you just mix it 50/50 and apply or apply them separately but at around the same time?

Graefin10
Graefin10 Dork
1/23/12 9:13 a.m.

3M Adhesive remover from NAPA

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
1/23/12 9:18 a.m.

best goo remover Ive found is good ol zippo fluid (mostly kerosene I think).

kurtz
kurtz New Reader
1/23/12 10:12 a.m.
4cylndrfury wrote: best goo remover Ive found is good ol zippo fluid (mostly kerosene I think).

+1 Its naphtha.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
1/23/12 10:30 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: a mixture of automotive paint thinner and wax & grease remover. We used to use it all the time to remove the adhesive from the lettering on box trucks when I worked at the collision repair shop.
Did you just mix it 50/50 and apply or apply them separately but at around the same time?

I use a 50/50 mix, Sometimes 60/40 and apply it with a rag, then usually scrape it with a putty knife/gasket scraper. Sometimes apply it twice then scrape.

Good idea to buy a gallon of each.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/23/12 5:11 p.m.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
1/24/12 1:28 a.m.

Oooohh fancy!

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/30/12 4:01 p.m.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon SuperDork
1/30/12 5:37 p.m.

Did you get 4 of those Minilites, you lucky dog?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/30/12 5:50 p.m.
Curmudgeon wrote: Did you get 4 of those Minilites, you lucky dog?

Yes thanks to GVX19.

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
1/30/12 6:04 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote:

You keep collecting this Yugo stuff and I'll have to break out the rare collectibles to tempt you. How about a dealership Yugo parts and service sign? Its lit and functional ;)

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/30/12 6:09 p.m.
JThw8 wrote:
93EXCivic wrote:
You keep collecting this Yugo stuff and I'll have to break out the rare collectibles to tempt you. How about a dealership Yugo parts and service sign? Its lit and functional ;)

Pictures? I am trying to find stuff to put in my garage.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/14/12 7:56 p.m.

Look at that massive engine!

Mostly gutted interior.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/15/12 5:30 p.m.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/what-paint-scheme/45601/page1/

So I am leaning towards an Alitalia paint scheme.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/kyb-spring-rates/45620/page1/

And trying to figure out the strut options. May involve an A1 VW front struts.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
2/15/12 9:35 p.m.

How did the glue removal go?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/15/12 10:04 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: How did the glue removal go?

Haven't completely yet. I am going to try so other things tomorrow after I clean up the floor pans.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/16/12 8:34 p.m.

Ok so there is a small hole near the seam in sill. The metal around it seems fairly solid. Should I just Bondo that small hole and put POR-15 over it or weld it up?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/29/12 8:24 p.m.
Graefin10 wrote: 3M Adhesive remover from NAPA

That stuff is the E36 M3.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/29/12 8:24 p.m.

I have been doing body work and removing things like the heater.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
3/15/12 8:08 p.m.

The roof rack is deleted and the holes filled in. The side trim is removed and I have removed a decent amount of rust from the passengers side.

Does anyone know of a cheap source for fender mirrors?

Do you think it would look bad to have the interior of the car painted black and the outside a different color?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
3/15/12 8:10 p.m.

So the hatch is kinda E36 M3ty. I am pretty sure that I can't really repair it correctly. If I coat it with POR-15, will I be able to get this decently smooth with some work?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
3/16/12 12:16 p.m.

Anyone?

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