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New Paint! Before and after Pics

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Dct5289, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Dct5289

    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    Just had my EG/DC painted, see what you think. I went with the same Milano red to keep it original. I was going for nice, but not rice, the wheels were an option for 01-03 Civics I'm told (feel free to tell me otherwise) and theres no shiny fart-can back there, just a turbo muffler with 2 resonators to keep it quiet.

    P.S: The before pic was taken after it had just rained (obviously) and the paint usually looks worse than that =P in fact the roof was almost completely white with hints of red from fading.
     

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    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    Just had my EG/DC painted, see what you think. I went with the same Milano red to keep it original. I was going for nice, but not rice, the wheels were an option for 01-03 Civics I'm told (feel free to tell me otherwise) and theres no shiny fart-can back there, just a turbo muffler with 2 resonators to keep it quiet.

    P.S: The before pic was taken after it had just rained (obviously) and the paint usually looks worse than that =P in fact the roof was almost completely white with hints of red from fading.

    P.S.S: I posted this in Body work already, but that place is a barren wasteland.
     

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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Looks great how much did it cost?
     
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    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    My brother knows a guy that works at the best paint shop in town so he did it for $500, thats a quality Honda-paint base with a thick clear. (the paint shop lets him do that kind of stuff on the weekends without paying material cost because they make so much damn money from insurance companies. but thats only for close friends and family of course so don't PM me trying to get your paint done =P) He said the materials were worth about $1k by themselves.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Damn that's expensive just $1,000 in materials? I hope my friends were right when they said you could get a full factory-quality paint job for ~$400-500 right across the border in Mexico.
     
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    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    factory quality could be different in Mexico, plus he had to do a few extra coats because some of the car had this crap paint on it from being repaired/partly repainted.

    Also he may have been exaggerating a little lol, hes a cool guy.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    $1000 in materials sounds rather high, but regardless, good deal and it looks great.
     
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    looks nice - and I like those wheels actually...500 on it isn't too bad really
     
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    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    I still have the steelies, I really like the classic look of them. I may put them back on in the future. Plus they add to the sleeper effect.
     
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    Team_Asterisk R0T0R WH0R3

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    Dunno, looks good right now... lets wait 2 years and see how it looks then! :D

    Anyeay, that's nice... mine will be "rattle snake white.":ph34r:
     
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    I love it.

    Those rims are HAWT. I've never seen them before.

    Nice lookin car man!
     
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    I agree! Those rims are awesome! :thumbsup:

    Nice lookin' car man!
     
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    :thumbsup:the wheels are awesome! i love seeing a old dull car brought back to life with a new coat of paint!! looks good!!
     
  14. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    take some pics of the car out from under all the trees. try to find a parking lot.

    but props on the wheels to. they look great. get a good wheel lock for those though. don't want them stolen.
     
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    Dct5289 GT5 FTW

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    I parked it under those trees next to my driveway to get the scattered light effect.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    oh, well when you are showing off paint quality, it works better in good lighting and without shadows. still decent little car.
     
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    Wow fresh paint makes such a huge difference.

    How much do those wheels usually run?
     
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    I found them on eBay for 360 plus shipping, haven't seen em anywhere else.
     
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    I really like the way they look, I'm definitely going to try and find a set for my Civic.
     
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    If you do put the steelies back on, I'd be very interested in purchasing the ones on it now...that is if you wanted to sell them of course.
     
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