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Old 09-27-2007   #1  
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My $50 paint job attemp!!

My car needed paint. . . Bad. I didn't feel like dumping more money in this car than I had to, so i decided to try the $50 paint job.

here is the thread i got the idea from
http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1555133

My car went from this



then I had a fender bender


Then it was like this



Then the paint job began
(i didn't take pics of when I painted the hood/trunk/roof)

9/25



9/26 (2 coats)



9/27 (today 2 coats)



I'm going to do 4 more coats, then buff & polish the whole car to get a decent shine.

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damn good luck.. u should've taken off ur headlights
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damn good luck.. u should've taken off ur headlights
I have some oem ones waiting till I get finished.
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nice front end conversion.. are you using a power sprayer for the paint? or just with a spraypaint can?

is that champ white?
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nice job so far, dont forget the clear.
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

U have to post more pics when ur done!!!!!! How are u doing this? what kind of spraypaint?

On the first white picture down, the paint looks like its running down where the taillight was? Is it dripping or something?
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nice front end conversion..
didn't even notice. but 01-03 front end ftw!
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

no spray, no clear, just rustoleum, paint thinner, and a roller.

Where i got the idea
http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1555133&page=1

what my results will be (hopefully)
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didn't even notice. but 01-03 front end ftw!
tell me about it. I wish i never did it
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

^^^ Really? I love the look of the 04-05 front ends. Why don't you like it? All it takes is fenders, hood (maybe?) bumper and headlights right?

Anyway good luck with the roller job. It looks like its coming along nicely. I was going to do this, but decided to say **** it and just bought a compressor and gun instead. I'm glad I did because I use it for so many other jobs now too!

Can't to see the results man.
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^^^ Really? I love the look of the 04-05 front ends. Why don't you like it? All it takes is fenders, hood (maybe?) bumper and headlights right?

Anyway good luck with the roller job. It looks like its coming along nicely. I was going to do this, but decided to say **** it and just bought a compressor and gun instead. I'm glad I did because I use it for so many other jobs now too!

Can't to see the results man.
Bumpers, Fenders, hood, lights, and rad support.

I was going to buy a gun and compressor, but I'm moving to Orlando on monday And I'm going to be in an appt.
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where at in orlando... i'm here!
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where at in orlando... i'm here!
The south side I guess? I'm goin to UTI and i'm going to stay a few min from there. Right at the intersection of orange blossom & central Fl pkwy
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looks good just put clar coat over it
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

u sure got alot of time on ur hand lol..but i hope ur paint job will turn out like one in the pic...if so i might repaint my whole car too lol
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The south side I guess? I'm goin to UTI and i'm going to stay a few min from there. Right at the intersection of orange blossom & central Fl pkwy
orlando ftw! though I go to UCF
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

Nice job. Alot of work. I wouldn't do that for mine....good thing my fam owns a shop....free paint job.
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

man... a roller sounds like a seriously ghetto way to paint your car. Mayco or whatever its called does full paint jobs for 350 bucks.
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man... a roller sounds like a seriously ghetto way to paint your car. Mayco or whatever its called does full paint jobs for 350 bucks.
It is "ghetto" but I don't have $350 to spend on a paintjob at maaco that will fade in 2 years. All the money i have is going into furnishing my appt when i move on monday. After this moding my civic is over. I'm just gonna drive it until the wheel falls off.
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It is "ghetto" but I don't have $350 to spend on a paintjob at maaco that will fade in 2 years. All the money i have is going into furnishing my appt when i move on monday. After this moding my civic is over. I'm just gonna drive it until the wheel falls off.


Im going to give this a try on the front lip i have sitting in my garage.
hopfully home depot can match my color good.
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looks like a copy of my car.
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^hah I know right? that's why I asked if it was champ white hahah... his has the 04/05 front tho...
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i doubt its champ white i think those cans arnt auto paint colors i think there made for like houses an ****... lol not bad took me 14k to get my car the way it looks.. altho my stuff is deff show quality atleast in my eyes. deffff not bad for 50 bucks id would deff do this if i had a older gen civic like a hatch or sumtin
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roller, huh?? subscribed for pics of the finished product.
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

looks awesome and thats a good idea about gettin home depot to match colors think they can get ssm?
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so u painted it with rollers???? OMG ur da man!!!! i wanna see the finish product. LOL.
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wow thats awesome. i must attempt this lol
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subscribed. I really have no idea how this is gonna come out, but won't it not feel like car paint after it's done? Are u gonna try and make it smooth where after u wax u can just slide ur butt across the car?
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

after u put the additional coats of paint make sure u have a couple coats of clear on it and also make sure u wet sand that down or it won't look good at all. Doesn't look too bad for $50.
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Re: My $50 paint job attemp!!

your car was hot last year. lookin good so far but i agree, you should of kept the older front end. what happend to your rims that you had on there?
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