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#4646927 - 01/26/18 11:52 AM How to fix it?
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: VA
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?
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#4646936 - 01/26/18 12:05 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Dobbie Offline


Registered: 01/17/18
Posts: 31
Loc: Chester County/Pa.
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.

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#4646938 - 01/26/18 12:07 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
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#4646941 - 01/26/18 12:14 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
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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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#4646942 - 01/26/18 12:15 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
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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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#4646945 - 01/26/18 12:16 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Donald Offline


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If not on the hood just look forward.
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#4646958 - 01/26/18 12:35 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Driz Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 259
Loc: 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

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#4646964 - 01/26/18 12:45 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Trav Offline


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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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#4646981 - 01/26/18 01:04 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
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#4646982 - 01/26/18 01:04 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2968
Loc: USA
Maaco will do a terrible masking job and reshoot it with any basic color for a few hundred bucks.

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#4646986 - 01/26/18 01:06 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
2009Edge Offline


Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 247
Loc: Texas
Looks like a few too many brush type car washes crush https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/images/graemlins/default/15.gif

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#4646991 - 01/26/18 01:09 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
Richie Offline


Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 285
Loc: Valencia, CA
Sand it smooth and put a vinyl wrap on it.

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#4646995 - 01/26/18 01:12 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: Richie]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: VA
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.
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#4646996 - 01/26/18 01:14 PM Re: How to fix it? [Re: maverickfhs]
ZZman Offline


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


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: ZZman
I always thought it would be cool to glue pennies to the entire outside of a car.


Sample please? laugh
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