Well, yea. But the last time I did that, using what I thought were decent aftermarket parts, the alignment went completely out the window. And I really can't justify spending another $500+ for genuine Honda arms.LOL yup they do. Did you know you can buy the entire control arm with new bushings in it? Memember that next time.
Just the facts.
I painted all of my calipers with POR15 paint from Amazon. Did them on the car and used a 2" chip (throwaway) brush. Very easy. One little can of paint is enough to do all four calipers on two cars. I've got pics in my car's thread.Got some VHT primer and paint and sanded and painted the Hybrid rear caliper brackets I have. It looks alright, and will hopefully prevent any rust. The only conundrum now is figuring out how to paint the rear calipers, I don't really want to take them off the car and bleed the brake system again.
Happened to me once on the rear passenger brake. God I wondered what the hell was the noise until I found the rock!Took wheel off and noticed a small sized rock wedged perfectly between inner side of rotor and hub shield. 1st time ever seeing something like that. Luckily it was just a rock and discovered before hitting the road.
Which big brake upgrade, the 6-6 brakes? I think the 6-6 had an option for 16" wheels, the brakes clear the stock 16" fine. However, they apparently will not clear the 15" spare, so if a front tire goes flat you'll need to switch a rear wheel. Also, if you want bigger rear brakes to match, you can use Hybrid rear brakes to get 282 mm discs in the rear, although it probably won't make much of a difference.Almost ready to hit the road (I've got a new H emblem around here somewhere, just can't find it at the moment) and with the big brake upgrade. FYI, from what I see you don't need go to 17" wheels, I've got the original 16" and there is no problem with clearance.
I do wish I knew how to do "blending" for color transition between old and new paint. When you buy paint they tell you to do color check, it looked to match perfectly with the old damaged fender, but it does have a variation of shade between old paint on the doors and new paint on the fenders. Oh well.
You would think painting the hood would be fairly easy, with the silver metallic it is not, it's easy to screw up. Having just been through this experiment, if I had to do it again, prep the replacement body parts and take them to a body shop for painting. There is a reason they have paint booths and $700 spray guns. Primer is easy, metallic silver can be tricky, damn clear coats you got to get it right. I did a fair amount of wet sanding down the clear with 1000 grit, then 1200, then 1500 and then on to the 3M system of polishing with three different polishes and buffing pads. It works just like the videos show but it aint cheap.Which big brake upgrade, the 6-6 brakes? I think the 6-6 had an option for 16" wheels, the brakes clear the stock 16" fine. However, they apparently will not clear the 15" spare, so if a front tire goes flat you'll need to switch a rear wheel. Also, if you want bigger rear brakes to match, you can use Hybrid rear brakes to get 282 mm discs in the rear, although it probably won't make much of a difference.
As for the paint, looks better than my attempted rattlecan paintjob, you can't see the difference in the photo. I might have to redo my hood with a proper spray gun at some point.