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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4893990 10/11/18 02:01 PM
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Awesome! I've been wondering how this project has been progressing and was tempted to send you a pm for an update. Last time you reported you had just cleaned the interior real well. The exterior looks great! Excellent job, I haven't had a chance to read the entire OP yet but the pics tell the story. thumbsup

Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4894013 10/11/18 02:29 PM
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My girlfriend just got rid of one of these-- the top end, with leather and power everything. I wonder if later generations of Accords will still look this good in old age. Can't beat simple, timeless lines. Didn't like the earlier versions of this generations because of the "Buicky" rear lights--but even these have aged well.


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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: gregk24] #4894014 10/11/18 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gregk24
That is one clean ride, great job cleaning it up. My last car was a 2006 LX in desert mist metallic. These are very solid cars. If you haven't already I would recommend doing 3 separate transmission fluid drain and refills with Honda ATF DW-1 as well as changing all other serviceable fluids.


I had a 2010 Accord until a few years ago, traded it in on the 2015 Passat TDI. i did 10k oci on the Accord and each time i changed the oil i would drop the transmission fluid, 3 quarts and add 3 new ones. My theory was that was better than going to 60k and then doing the 3x3 quarts all at one time.


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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4894036 10/11/18 02:53 PM
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That cleaned up really nice for you -- good job!!!


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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: RTexasF] #4894043 10/11/18 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RTexasF
Lots of hard work and it shows. You might want to renew the headlights.


He did a few months ago(different thread) but looks like they are clouding up again. I think a good sealant applied regularly would help pro-long the clarity.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...e-easy-headlight-restoration#Post4840011

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https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/blue-magic-products-metal-polish-cream-7-oz-400-06/7040003-P

That is it DONE! For a really bad headlight you may have to repeat the Bluemagic polish treatment for best results. Again, it won't remove pits and scratches but it makes the headlights clear again so you can see your headlights. The polish also leaves a silicone protective coating so it will last a while. You could use some good car wax over it if you want.





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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4894097 10/11/18 04:42 PM
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Looks great! I like to see a car brought back to decent condition like that. I like the white with tan interior, our '07 Accord is black with a black interior, total pain to keep clean. I have a pair of headlights coming from Amazon for our Accord, as one of them gets water in it. They were surprisingly affordable, about 1/4 the cost of a headlight from Honda. The reviews are good, so worth a try.

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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4894270 10/11/18 09:03 PM
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Looks very good, excellent job! thumbsup


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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: dbias] #4894283 10/11/18 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dbias
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That is one clean ride, great job cleaning it up. My last car was a 2006 LX in desert mist metallic. These are very solid cars. If you haven't already I would recommend doing 3 separate transmission fluid drain and refills with Honda ATF DW-1 as well as changing all other serviceable fluids.


I had a 2010 Accord until a few years ago, traded it in on the 2015 Passat TDI. i did 10k oci on the Accord and each time i changed the oil i would drop the transmission fluid, 3 quarts and add 3 new ones. My theory was that was better than going to 60k and then doing the 3x3 quarts all at one time.


Yes, I do a drain and fill on my 2012 Accord EX-L 2.4 once a year. I agree, that keep the fluid fresh. How do you like the 2015 Passat? Did you have VW "fix" the emissions equipment?


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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: carviewsonic] #4894611 10/12/18 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by carviewsonic
Looks great! I like to see a car brought back to decent condition like that. I like the white with tan interior, our '07 Accord is black with a black interior, total pain to keep clean. I have a pair of headlights coming from Amazon for our Accord, as one of them gets water in it. They were surprisingly affordable, about 1/4 the cost of a headlight from Honda. The reviews are good, so worth a try.

AUTOSAVER88 For 03 04 05 06 07 Honda Accord Headlight Assembly,OE Projector Headlamp Replacement,Amber Reflector Black Housing,One-Year Limited Warranty(Pair,HO2502120&HO2503120)


It is some strange lighting thing making the headlights look hazy/cloudy in that 1 shot as I already restored them about a month ago. Still crystal clear and looking good. Can't explain that photo where they looked bad again? It's weird...

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Re: The "Free" Car [Re: NHHEMI] #4896587 10/14/18 09:00 PM
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