Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

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KHNG940413

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my pads lots of dust. that's why i decide to paint the rims flat black. too lazy to clean it. hahahaha
My working place have a water jet so I will spray it when I am free and tell myself now is clean don't go and see is it still dirty or not.Hahahahaha
 

sweelt

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My working place have a water jet so I will spray it when I am free and tell myself now is clean don't go and see is it still dirty or not.Hahahahaha
Don spray after hard drive. Take care disc rotor. Just a precautions.
Unless ur caliper jammed, rotor will get very hot. That is different story.
 

lsm1991

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Don't let it cake too long also, later hard to remove.......lol
this is my problem now... i got to scrub to remove... sometimes i swipe my finger over just to remind myself, brown is not the original color
 
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this is my problem now... i got to scrub to remove... sometimes i swipe my finger over just to remind myself, brown is not the original color
Need stronger chemical but not too strong. One of my rims discolored because I use engine cleaners on it.......lol
 

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Need stronger chemical but not too strong. One of my rims discolored because I use engine cleaners on it.......lol
tbh wont mind trying.... more motivation to tukar rim or paint gold...... paint gold, then i can throw on some sti badges
 

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tbh wont mind trying.... more motivation to tukar rim or paint gold...... paint gold, then i can throw on some sti badges
mari. I can help with that. I have the ironX thing so remove baked on brake dust and rattle can spray paint. Even have glow-in-the-dark paint if you're keen.

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KHNG940413

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Wira update

At home playing games and forgot about to do thing to my car.SInce there is extra 2 more week to go I think I will do some cleaning to my rear boot. Wanna ask if I wanna sand of the rust inside the boot like spare tyre section those,any suggestion what kind of sand paper to go for? 1000 & 400?
After sanding and cleaning might juz gv it a quick spray to prevent rust again.
 

minibeany

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Wira update

At home playing games and forgot about to do thing to my car.SInce there is extra 2 more week to go I think I will do some cleaning to my rear boot. Wanna ask if I wanna sand of the rust inside the boot like spare tyre section those,any suggestion what kind of sand paper to go for? 1000 & 400?
After sanding and cleaning might juz gv it a quick spray to prevent rust again.
also consider DIY sound dampening.
 

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Wira update

At home playing games and forgot about to do thing to my car.SInce there is extra 2 more week to go I think I will do some cleaning to my rear boot. Wanna ask if I wanna sand of the rust inside the boot like spare tyre section those,any suggestion what kind of sand paper to go for? 1000 & 400?
After sanding and cleaning might juz gv it a quick spray to prevent rust again.
400 or 600 is good. 1000 is too fine. If you got the budget add a primer layer otherwise just spray some paint for rust protection.
 

gunnerzz

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Wira update

At home playing games and forgot about to do thing to my car.SInce there is extra 2 more week to go I think I will do some cleaning to my rear boot. Wanna ask if I wanna sand of the rust inside the boot like spare tyre section those,any suggestion what kind of sand paper to go for? 1000 & 400?
After sanding and cleaning might juz gv it a quick spray to prevent rust again.
I will use a copper brush then apply rust converter if needed before spraying primer.
If very rajin, a layer of black underbody paint.
 

sweelt

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Wira update

Had wash the boot below are before & after pic.
There is not very much rust than I thought.
Tomorrow will start sanding it and clean it again to paint.
agree with bro @gunnerzz
copper brush and rust converter. Use screw driver grip to knock the suspected pop up paint.
U wont know rust grow under the paint. One time job, check it all. U got 2 weeks.
 

gunnerzz

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Wira update

Had use the copper brush to brush the rust area. That us not a lot of rust juz those small part only. So an hour of brush and is done. I had clean & vacuum agn to prevent any dust on the boot.
Tomorrow will start painting the boot.
The picture is before or after?
I can still see rust.
I will use the copper brush on the spot until insee bare metal. This way i can be sure the primer stick on the metal and not on a layer of rust.