Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1998 Honda Civic Sedan

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic. When this car came to us it had many of the usual "Honda problems" such as: peeling/delaminating paint, microchecking paint (a condition where the primer beneath the paint fails, forming a "checked" looking top finish) and minor chips and scratches. It had also recently been hit on the rear quarter panel/rear door causing a decent sized dent in both panels. We repaired the damage caused by the accident by pulling and reshaping the existing sheetmetal as closely as possible to its original form and applying a very thin layer of plastic filler to smooth out all of the wrinkles and dings. Once the bodywork had been completed we moved on to sanding. The hood and fenders had to be stripped down to bare metal due to the microchecking on these panels. The rest of the car luckily didn't have microchecking, however it did have peeling or "delaminating" paint, which was smoothed and feathered until it was all gone. Priming the car was the next step, this provides a protective sealing layer between the bare metal and the top coat of paint, while providing a solid even surface for the new paint to adhere to. Instead of repainting the car with its original green, the owner decided to change the color to "Diamond Black" in our base coat/clear coat paint package!

Before:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--Before Painting

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Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--After Painting

Before:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--Before Painting

After:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--After Painting

Before:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--Before Painting

After:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--After Painting

Before:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--Before Painting

After:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--After Painting

Before:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--Before Painting

After:
Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 1998 Honda Civic--After Painting

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