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Back on Winters

221,451 km

I’m back on my Winter wheels & tires. Rota Slipstreams & Pirelli Cinturatos.

I rubbed on the front right fender liner doing a quick left hand turn this morning. I should probably take off the 3mm spacer on that wheel. (My 16x7 +40 replacement wheel).


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Wrap Rear Spoiler

I wrapped the top of my Carbon Fiber Duckbill Spoiler with VViViD XPO Carbon Fiber Vinyl. The 5ft x 1ft roll cost $15.88 CDN.

The clear spray I did last summer oxidized terribly and I had to sand it off. The spoiler looked pretty ratty. So I thought I’d try a Vinyl wrap. I went with a matte Carbon Fiber (look). 

First time working with vinyl wrap and the results are not bad. I overstretched a section and left a couple small creases. But after a day in the sun the creases shrunk away! Unfortunately, the wrap was scuffed a couple places when my canopy blew over in high winds.



Headlights Polished

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My headlights were getting oxidized and yellow again..

Dug out the Simoniz Headlight Restoration Kit and polished away.  2000, 4000, 6000 grit sanding pads followed by the compound with the polish pad. Repeat. Done.  

Done by hand but next time I want to use a polisher.


Amazon filter

                        

This cabin filter was purchased from Amazon.ca

UAC FI 1181C Cabin Air Filter

$14.76 CDN shipped to my door (Prime)

The NanoFlo filter I last used is $6.98 USD free shipping but add on the $4. TSB fee will make it pretty much the same price as this Amazon.ca filter in CDN.


RPF1

                        

A bit late in April to put on the summer wheels & tires but I’ve been busy of late.

The winters were put on at 207,738 km, so I put on 7,690 km on them this past winter season. The tire’s first season 2017-2018 saw 8,448 km.


New Bumper*

                        

*New Looking actually...

I finally made a claim with ICBC from an accident from November 2017.  It was a small (< 3cm) puncture/scratch with additional scratches along the front of the lip. For the $300 deductible, the entire front bumper and front lip was refinished.

Looks Nice and New!

Second time refinished since purchased in 2011. How long before I scrape the bottom of the low lip?


New Wiper Blades..

                        

76622-SLN-A01  Rubber, Blade 600mm

76632-S2K-004  Rubber, Blade 400mm

76632-SEC-A11  Rubber, Blade 350mm

New wiper blades all around. Last replaced Oct. 8, 2016. 171,536 km ago.

Long overdue.

Of course, an immediate improvement. Smooth, streak-free & quiet.


Winter

                        

Swapped to my Winter Wheels & Tires.  Back on the black SlipStreams.. great look for Winter. 

I love I get to change the look of the GD3 yearly.  My one off 16x7 replacement Slipstream is on the RF this time around.

I put 7,358 km on the RPF1’s in their first year.


New FIlter

                        

Trying a non-OEM Honda Cabin Filter.  Purchased off eBay for only $6.68 USD shipped!

NanoFlo Part# NP30931

Fits OEM 80291-SAA-J01

Size and construction looks the same as OEM. Only issue? The silicone bead holding the pleats apart do not line up with the edge of the carrier. No problem, since it’s only at the edge... I simply cut those beads. Carrier still holds the filter nice and snug.

Great value, I would buy again.


Summer wheels makes me feel fine..

A very nice Sunny Day!

Washed the car, then swapped out my Winter wheels...

Rolling on my new 16x7 +43 Bronze Enkei RPF1’s on the BFG G-Force Sport COMP-2.  And while I was under the rear of the car, I removed & cleaned the rear springs & spring perch. I also cleaned the Tanabe Touring Medalion exhaust body.

I kept the 3mm and 5mm spacers (front & rear respectively) on the car.  For an effective +40 and +38 offset on 16x7’s. So far so good.



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