1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby celicat93 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:03 am

underscore wrote:Not the greatest picture, but it left the garage!

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Roreri » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:20 am

Good to see it coming along!
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:00 pm

We had a cold snap that ended today, so I unplugged the battery maintainer and fired it up to make sure all was well. It ran great but the battery and cat warning lights were on so I might be having alt issues *again*. At this point I might just convert it to run a more common alt so future faults are easier to deal with. I don't know much about what to watch for when swapping, but I see a few different Toyotas with higher output options so I'll dig into those more.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:42 am

12V at the alt output and good continuity to the battery. RIP my alt, again, somehow.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:28 am

The poor thing hasn't gotten much attention lately, but eBay had a 20% off car parts deal so I snagged a set of the Hella conversion headlight housings that I'm looking forward to getting installed.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:17 pm

After stripping someones crappy plastidip off, then filling some damage with JB weld, then scuffing, then 2 coats of primer, I did the first wheel with 3 coats of paint yesterday. Tomorrow it gets the clear coat, and the other 3 will get the JB weld treatment.

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Roreri » Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:46 pm

That sir is a green wheel!

Looks like you’re putting in the sweat equity.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:20 pm

Yes sir it is! I was aiming for Porsche Acid Green and I think this is pretty dang close.

Sweat equity is right, between the scrubbing and sanding and hand mounting the tires it's been a fair bit of work but so far this one has turned out nicely. I'm excited to see them on the car.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Roreri » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:26 pm

That looks like the road I'll be going down with the grizzled old OZ Cronos on my Lorelei. I keep eyeballing those dark silver Enkei PF05s though for my summer tires, too.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:00 pm

Eventually I'll have to do my Cronos as well. They were quite rough when I got the car and they haven't improved lol. I may pay a professional to do those though. The PF05 suits these cars really well imo, I'd love a set of those should I go back to having 17s again.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:34 pm

Yesterday I installed the Hella 003427811 headlight conversion kit, I didn't snap any pictures but 92RC has some nice ones in the conversion thread here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=53968

Even in the daylight I could see they're going to be a big improvement over regular sealed beams. I'll just need to align my headlights, again.

Today I put 3 coats of clear on the first wheel, let it sit, and came back to whatever the cinnamon toast **** this is.

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This is the paint I used: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/rust-oleum-painter-s-touch-2x-ultra-cover-multi-purpose-paint-and-primer-in-gloss-key-lime-340-g-aerosol-spray-paint/1000777713

This is the clear I used: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/rust-oleum-painter-s-touch-2x-ultra-cover-multi-purpose-paint-and-primer-in-gloss-clear-340-g-aerosol-spray-paint/1000666134

I followed the directions for the paint and waited 48 hours to do the clear. What did I do wrong?
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Roreri » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:12 pm

Well, it sure didn't adhere. It's hard to tell whether that's the primer or the topcoat delaminating from the surface.

At first blush, I wonder whether the sort of paint you got was the right thing and the right prep for the surface.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:33 am

I found that exact paint from someone who used it for brake calipers but I'm not sure what they did for primer or clear (if anything). I've seen suggestions that I should either do the clear immediately after the colour (in the 1hr extra coat window) or wait far more than the 48hrs the can lists for it to fully cure. I'll have to come up with a plan before I do the other 3 wheels and then decide what to do about this one.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Tippo » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:45 pm

underscore wrote:I found that exact paint from someone who used it for brake calipers but I'm not sure what they did for primer or clear (if anything). I've seen suggestions that I should either do the clear immediately after the colour (in the 1hr extra coat window) or wait far more than the 48hrs the can lists for it to fully cure. I'll have to come up with a plan before I do the other 3 wheels and then decide what to do about this one.


I'd say go back for the plasti-dip on the rims if possible. When you primered, did you use self-etching?
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:27 pm

The plastidip is long gone, I spent ages scrubbing every little trace of that off. I'm not sure what the factory silver finish is on the wheels.

This is the primer I used, everything is from the same line of paints so I thought they would play nice together but maybe not. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/rust-o ... 1000666144
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