What did you do to your Civic today? (II)

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If we’re not supposed to
Use alcohol to clean the surface of our cars, then what can we use to prep an area for adding 3M tape on it without ruining the clear coat? Asking for a friend. 🤔
 

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If we’re not supposed to
Use alcohol to clean the surface of our cars, then what can we use to prep an area for adding 3M tape on it without ruining the clear coat? Asking for a friend. 🤔
I have used 3M tape many times with my car and have had no issues. I just used water to scrub the car, but you could prob use soap also.
 

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If we’re not supposed to
Use alcohol to clean the surface of our cars, then what can we use to prep an area for adding 3M tape on it without ruining the clear coat? Asking for a friend. 🤔
You can use alcohol to clean the area for the tape to adhere better. In fact, that makes sense to me. Alcohol will strip the wax. It does not ruin the clear coat. Just retreat the surrounding area after you finish the install and you'll be good.
 

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I attempted to chrome delete my bumper, I messed up a couple of spots, its ok for now, will be doing a redo though

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Put smoked tints on the rear turn signal/reverse light housings and on the bumper reflectors. It looks pretty dark, but doesn't really change how the lights come through with the reverse light or turn signals, having done a comparison after installing one side before doing the other. So no safety issues there. I've been wanting to upgrade to LED turn signals and reverse light anyway, which are way brighter.

I love the way it looks.


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Today I would have been installing my strut bar when eBay emailed me stating I’ll receive my shipment today it to my surprise the box was smaller and heavier it turn out to be headers for a mustang :(

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If worth the gain, might well sell the header and reorder strut bar.
 

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I installed the Eibach Pro Kit last week so I got an alignment done today after they settled and I also replaced the chrome Honda badges to black to add to the stormtrooper theme.

Wasn't a great time to take pictures but this was the best I got today
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I installed the Eibach Pro Kit last week so I got an alignment done today after they settled and I also replaced the chrome Honda badges to black to add to the stormtrooper theme.

Wasn't a great time to take pictures but this was the best I got today
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How’d the alignment go? Did you install camber arms?
 

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How’d the alignment go? Did you install camber arms?
I didn't install camber arms. I was out of the factory camber specs for both front and rear (the rear slightly more) but the mechanic said it wasn't too far off so I didn't need to worry about it.
 

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If we’re not supposed to
Use alcohol to clean the surface of our cars, then what can we use to prep an area for adding 3M tape on it without ruining the clear coat? Asking for a friend. 🤔
Who sez we're not supposed to use alcohol because it would ruin the clear coat?
 

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