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I figured since it's getting colder and I can have the wagon in the garage, I'd start in with the stuff I have planned. First up was painting the plastic grille pieces. I started with the main one since it's the most challenging, and to make sure I have enough paint at least for that one. I had a 1/4 can of semi gloss black left over from painting a nightstand.

The plastic was a mottled light gray color. Paint improved it a lot. I did two coats but 3 is probably ideal. I'm not a perfectionist and it came out good enough for me.
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Night & Day. Looks pretty solid to me. What else do you have planned (aside from painting more grill pieces)?


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Night & Day. Looks pretty solid to me. What else do you have planned (aside from painting more grill pieces)?
For cosmetic stuff, for now I'm planning on painting the calipers red, and possibly getting new rims in the spring. Mostly I have mechanical work I have to do: new rear rotors and pads, new coils and plugs, and an O2 sensor.

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For cosmetic stuff, for now I'm planning on painting the calipers red, and possibly getting new rims in the spring. Mostly I have mechanical work I have to do: new rear rotors and pads, new coils and plugs, and an O2 sensor.
Sounds like you’ll be busy. I only just bought mine in September and rear rotors and pads were required to pass safety so that’s something I don’t need to worry about. I’m torn between painting my calipers red or yellow but that’s pretty far down my list behind; pre-cats, cats and O2 sensors on the mechanical side which will be tackled in the next week or two once all the parts arrive.

On the cosmetic side I’ve got a boat load; I’m picking up a free front sport bumper cover & OEM lip spoiler and a pair of side skirts that will need the full bodywork and paint treatment over the winter (they’re currently white & my wagon is black). I also have a set of rims staring at me waiting for me to start the refinishing process so they’ll be ready for spring (they’ll be painted Dupli•Color Graphite).


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Sounds like youíll be busy. I only just bought mine in September and rear rotors and pads were required to pass safety so thatís something I donít need to worry about. Iím torn between painting my calipers red or yellow but thatís pretty far down my list behind; pre-cats, cats and O2 sensors on the mechanical side which will be tackled in the next week or two once all the parts arrive.

On the cosmetic side Iíve got a boat load; Iím picking up a free front sport bumper cover & OEM lip spoiler and a pair of side skirts that will need the full bodywork and paint treatment over the winter (theyíre currently white & my wagon is black). I also have a set of rims staring at me waiting for me to start the refinishing process so theyíll be ready for spring (theyíll be painted DupliēColor Graphite).
Sounds like it's going to turn out awesome! I also have to refinish the headlights, fix two rust spots, rustproof the undercarriage best I can, and touch up some dings. Fairly easy stuff but time-consuming. I personally don't like yellow anything on cars, but any splash of color on the fairly reserved dark gray wagon will sport it up a bit.

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Finally! I got my rear rotors and pads on tonight. I've never done anything as complex as brakes before (i know brakes are somewhat basic, but keep in mind a year ago and had never so much as changed my own oil) so it took several evenings. The biggest pain was getting out the one rotor retaining screw on the passenger side. Pb blaster and an impact wrench wouldn't budge it. I had to drill it out and broke 2 drill bits doing so.

Anyhow, I drove and broke them in and they feel fine to me, like they grab appropriately. No audible screeching it scraping, so that's good.

I bought R1 Concepts' "E-line" plain pads and rotors. I think they were like a $70 package on Amazon. Seeing how rear brake jobs are $330ish at a shop, I'm more than pleased.
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Congrats on the diy, definitely looks like it was due. I canít believe you had the retaining bolts still in there.


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Congrats on the diy, definitely looks like it was due. I canít believe you had the retaining bolts still in there.
Yeah, they were metal on metal, even though I didn't notice any screeching or hitching. I'm kind of clueless with brakes, haha. They feel fine to me now so I should be getting that inspection sticker no problem.

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I should be getting that inspection sticker no problem.

That is literally the ONLY positive to living in Ohio NO SAFETY INSPECTIONS. We do have a thing called E-Check in some counties but luckily Stark county is not of one of those lol
If you ask me itís still a joke because they check for a cel, and visually check catalytic converters and thatís it.



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That is literally the ONLY positive to living in Ohio NO SAFETY INSPECTIONS. We do have a thing called E-Check in some counties but luckily Stark county is not of one of those lol
If you ask me itís still a joke because they check for a cel, and visually check catalytic converters and thatís it.
I have mixed feelings about inspections. There would be some people who will drive legitimate safety hazards. An inspection every year is too much though. I think they should be done every OTHER year and only when the vehicle is more than 5 years old or so.

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