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Bit of a problem...And new bits!

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Alright, after all the positive updates I've had with the civic lately, I was due something to go wrong...

Over the last few weeks or so, I've developed a crack in my windcreen just underneath the rego sticker. Over the last few days, the crack has slowly snaked it's way up the screen a good 20cm or so... Since it was obviously getting worse, I organised to have Supreme Screens come in and replace it..

Once they'd removed the screen, we've found that the cause of the crack was infact rust underneath.... There are two patches of rust, one on each side. Strangely enough, the crack started on the side that wasn't too bad. The drivers side on the other hand doesn't really look too good...

I've taken the car straight down to one of our paintshops to get them to have a good look over it and price it up.. Don't really know the full extent of it without having a really good look so will hopefully find out tomorrow.

While it's there, I've decided to make the most of it and have them repaint the black plastic door trims which have faded quite alot. Since I had my sideskirts painted recently, it really has shown up just how faded these trims were so will be happy to have this addressed at least..

Here's a couple of photos of the rust:





Also, I have finally decided after alot of consideration to change my exhaust system... I am wanting to have the civic sitting lower but the straight pipe undertank exhaust sits far too low. I've gone with a full Buddyclub Spec III Pro system so look forward to getting that

This means my current exhaust system will be up for sale shortly.. It's a 2.5" pipe with a new muffler fitted!

All going well, I should be getting a set of white ITR wheels with tyres tomorrow morning.. Considering putting them on the car while it's on the paintshop so that I can get the RG's off to get powdercoated...Had a good chat with Gung and Dieter last night and think I've decided on a colour to go with.. think it should definitely suit the car...
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  1. HeyCharlie's Avatar
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    oh bro! Thats a kick in the balls oi... Best of luck, and no dobut (knowning you) you'll end up on top
  2. avjoe's Avatar
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    on wards and upwards mate, you know what you said to me do it once do it right!
  3. Horny_Devil's Avatar
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    thats pretty typical for EG's
  4. necsis's Avatar
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    Jason is correct,

    When you had the side skirts off did you check the sills for rust? It's another common place.
  5. nzjono's Avatar
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    Yeah, the guys at the paint shop were't overly suprised by the rust. Glad I found it now and not later on! Jase, have you had the same problem on your EG?

    Yeah, it was the same paint shop that painted / fitted the sideskirts and they had a good check over before putting them on. Just really looking forward to getting it back asap. They're a pretty good bunch down there so will make a good job of it
  6. nzjono's Avatar
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    Great news this morning! My paintshop has said that they'll repair both rust spots + paint the plastic door trims for only $200!

    Defintely pays to have contacts, they're already working away at it and said it could possibly be finished by the end of the day... Very relieved with the news this morning... great way to start a long weekend
  7. Horny_Devil's Avatar
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    I sold my daily so have no idea on that one.

    My Grey one never ends up outside and only gets wet when it gets washed (i try to not drive it in the rain ) but i dont think it would have any as its done Fuck all k's and its lived in a garage pretty much all its life

    Good work on getting it fixed
  8. nzjono's Avatar
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    Haha, yes Gung told me about how low the km's are on your grey EG! Wow

    It's the same as mine really, it doesn't come out of the garage too often and very rarely when it's wet.

    Got the car back already with the new windscreen already fitted, quite happy! have to take it back in next week to have the black trims done so that'll look good!
  9. Horny_Devil's Avatar
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    Nice work, good to see that fast service is still out there.
  10. Lith's Avatar
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    Awesome, good news
  11. nzjono's Avatar
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    Agreed Jase, really happy with how quickly they've got things done! The civic went back there this morning to have both plastic side trims repainted and also the front lip as it was fading aswell.. They've told me that I'll have it back today! Great service!
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