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Old 12-07-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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My paint job saga... with pictures of the finished product

see how this car:



morphed into this car:



And finally into this car:



Read about it here:

http://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1390641
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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It turned out great. I

It turned out great. I recently painted some of my engine bay because of rust. I put a grounding kit like 6 months ago and didn't put primer. So the metal started to rust. I cleaned up the metal put the grounding kit back and put primer and painted it. It seems to be going great. The car doesn't try to stall anymore. Not really stall but when I'm standing at a stop the rpms go below 650 to 500 or in one instance 300rpm.

Great Job Matt, but why did you choose black?
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:06 AM   #3
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Great Job Matt, but why did you choose black?
I chose black because I really wanted a black car with a blue interior...

something different.
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I heard it's hard to detail

I heard it's hard to detail a black car.
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Re: I heard it's hard to detail

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I heard it's hard to detail a black car.
You're right about that. EVery little imperfection is blown out of proportion 10 times. A little ding looks like a massive dent.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:32 PM   #6
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Great job on the car, I like

Great job on the car, I like the black. There's nothing like a newly waxed shiny black car. Have fun keeping it clean.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:50 PM   #7
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Re: Great job on the car, I like

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Great job on the car, I like the black. There's nothing like a newly waxed shiny black car. Have fun keeping it clean.
Argh. damn dirt. I washed it the other day b/c the snow melted. I then put the car cover on it to keep it protected.

Now it is all dirty again. Guess I forgot to wash the car cover too.

I should wax it before the snow comes back.
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i know what you're going

i know what you're going through - mine's black too.

black looks fantastic - for a couple of hours after you've washed it...
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I had a black mazda for a

I had a black mazda for a while. I would wash, wax, and buff that car every couple of weeks until I finally gave up. It was filthy when I traded it in for the cruiser.
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unless your car's painted

unless your car's painted flat. i did that to cover up the dents. plus it makes a nice chalkboard.
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