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How to fix it? #4646927
01/26/18 11:52 AM
01/26/18 11:52 AM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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So I have this Civic, affected by well known issue of Honda Paint.

Was wondering, if there's a cheap way to fix and take care of it? Of course, if it's too much money I'll drive her to ground smile



So any thoughts or input?


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646936
01/26/18 12:05 PM
01/26/18 12:05 PM
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Chester County/Pa.
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Spray the whole thing with flat black primer after you lightly sand all the remaining clear coat off. Cheap & easy to do. Not gonna look the best but ---- it will work in a pinch.

Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646938
01/26/18 12:07 PM
01/26/18 12:07 PM
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Illinois
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Illinois


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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646941
01/26/18 12:14 PM
01/26/18 12:14 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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Why not try sanding/smoothing out the paint/clear coat as much as you can, and then give it a nice Plasti-Dip treatment.



Cheap, durable (when done right), and decent looking.


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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646942
01/26/18 12:15 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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There are places that paint cars on the cheap. A sign I saw in Springfield MA said $349.

Use to be Earl Shieb with TV ads.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646945
01/26/18 12:16 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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If not on the hood just look forward.


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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646958
01/26/18 12:35 PM
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northern NY
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northern NY
Look up on YouTube how to cheap fix bad clearcoat. Thereís a video on there showing a quick and dirty way to scuff it lightly and reshoot the clear. Itís not the approved method but you can bet your behind the dealers do old ones that way. In the video it looked pretty darned impressive to me, quite well suited to sprucing old cars up.. here it is I looked it up. Pretty impressive for being that fugly

https://youtu.be/lbSIjsUeWZQ

Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646964
01/26/18 12:45 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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You could sand the clear away, prime and shoot it with single stage urethane. If you do the sanding/priming you can find someone to shoot it cheap enough.
Depending on if you have a compressor and invest $100 or so you could easily shoot it in a home garage, it wont be perfect but you get it pretty darn good.

Stay tuned for a review of a mini/midi Euro made gun that uses low CFM air and is in the $100 price range. I just got the gun and am now waiting on a 1.2 needle and nozzle. It is said to be a real sleeper equal to guns costing 3x the price and is capable of spraying a full panel on a small car while saving lots of very expensive paint. I am going to find out.


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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646981
01/26/18 01:04 PM
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NJ
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Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646982
01/26/18 01:04 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Maaco will do a terrible masking job and reshoot it with any basic color for a few hundred bucks.

Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646986
01/26/18 01:06 PM
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Texas
2009Edge Offline
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Texas
Looks like a few too many brush type car washes crush https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/images/graemlins/default/15.gif

Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646991
01/26/18 01:09 PM
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Valencia, CA
Richie Offline
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Sand it smooth and put a vinyl wrap on it.

Re: How to fix it? [Re: Richie] #4646995
01/26/18 01:12 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Richie
Sand it smooth and put a vinyl wrap on it.


Thanks, does anyone know between plastidip and vinyl wrap, which one would be cheaper?

Thank you.


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs] #4646996
01/26/18 01:14 PM
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I always thought it would be cool to glue pennies to the entire outside of a car.


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Re: How to fix it? [Re: ZZman] #4646998
01/26/18 01:16 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
I always thought it would be cool to glue pennies to the entire outside of a car.


Sample please? laugh


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
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