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Old 07-01-2003   #1  
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Recently I have came to the conclusion that it is a major pain in the *** to keep washing and waxing my nhbp lx civic. Swirl marks are hard to remove and after 4 hours of waxing it still doesnt look how i would like it to, so i was considering a new paint job. Only problem is i really dont know how much a good quality paint job would cost. Not some macco **** . I was thinking of going along the lines of a light charcoal grey, something thats easier to maintain and to keep the swirl marks from showing up. Any suggestions on whats a good price or an easier color to keep clean besides white would be much appreciated thanks
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youd be better off money-wise to trade it in for a lighter color because a full color change when done properly (i would assume thats what you want since your so picky) will cost big bucks
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Thats one of the reasons why I drive a silver RSX now, one swirl mark and the car looks like a$$. Black looks very nice when clean but its one of the harder colors to maintain.
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You should of gotten silver, it hides everything....If you are thinking about afull paint job...It will cost you anywhere from $3500 to $5000....That is including door jambs, trunk, and hood too. Sometimes it might cost more....
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thanks for the info civic dude much appreciated
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thanks for the info civic dude much appreciated


i basically told you that in the first reply lease:
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lol well i meant on the price quotes, you just said it would be expensive 3-4 thousand is reasonable for a quality paint job. Id be willing to pay. but thank you also falken
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imo...yourto pay that much for a full-color change when you could use it for more useful products
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ya i'm sure you could pay a detailer 200 to make your car like new...
hell for 200 i'll make your car look new...
use 3m swirlmark remover for dark colored cars. just make sure you have an orbital buffer cause its a pain in the *** doing it by hand... i'm going to detail my car with that before the autofest show and i'll tell you how it comes out
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