DMC Midwest - retired but helping
Thanks. i plan on using my walnut blaster in those nooks and crannies. Not very effective for the flat surfaces but should be able to reach the spots where I dont want to sand or chemically strip.
Since the grain was already nearly gone, I will be mirror polishing the car.
Harbor freight had walnuts in the back so I was able to finish the windows. The non functional vents still have some paint cause the walnuts shells were still too big for some of the gaps. I started testing how to polish the car and the grain is still a massive amount of work to remove. Both power sanders I have are nearly useless. I have to manually sand with 100 grit to even try to remove it. I then tested one section of the T-panel. I did 100, 120, 220, 320, 400, 600, 1000, 1500 then polished with rouge and my dremel. Still not quite mirrored.
My VIN: Formerly 10372, currently 4728
Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...
My accord took a dump after work friday so I couldnt drive to georgia to work on my car, but my dad decided to start polishing and sent me these pictures.
I didnt start with that part cause there's still paint left around the vents lol, but at least that should still be good chunk of work already done.
Started installing the front end recall kit today. Realized I already have castle nuts so I won't be doing those.
I read that the sway bar is under tension and I was loosening each bolt a little bit at a time as suggested on a delorean blog post. My friend was watching me and said I should use the jack to keep it from swinging down. This went pretty smoothly and I didn't get knocked on the head, although I was working from the front of the car anyways.
It looks like I'll have to get a new one eventually since there is a decent amount of pitting on this. I'll be painting it with some rustoleum for now though.
While I'm here I'll be getting some new bushings as well and fixing my tie rod ends.
Location: Novi, MI
My VIN: 4665