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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Before/After Pics of Bodywork to shave side moldings on my Sedan

Decided to take off the moldings a few months ago. Assumed Honda would just use double sided tape... guess not...





$1,650, 1 week over estimate, extra scratches, overpaint, runs, orange peel, and DENT later (not exactly happy with the body shop but I need the car for a trip and I got an IOU once I get back in town to get it all fixed)

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Way better without moldings!
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:50 PM   #3
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Way better without moldings!

so-so, not too dramatic. Hopefully it was'nt an expensive$$$$ mod
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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Cost him $1650. Ehhh, its ok...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:59 PM   #5
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Cost him $1650. Ehhh, its ok...

WHAT!!!!!!!!!

Lets see...... retro headlights, bodykits, TSX mirrors 5x over......

I woulda allocated $$$$ somewhere else. Oh well, as long it was worth it to him....
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:03 PM   #6
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loooks a lot cleaner...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:05 PM   #7
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Wow, clean mod. But, honestly you should have put the money somewhere else.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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agreed, possibly some coilovers
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damn man you got WAY over charged, to do my moldings on the car was like 500 total.....minus paint
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:24 PM   #10
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whats with that dent below the door handle...?

it definitely looks a lot cleaner!
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:42 PM   #11
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whats with that dent below the door handle...?

it definitely looks a lot cleaner!

wow, does'nt look like a door ding. I'd bring it back and tell 'em they did it have it fixed....
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Old June 21st, 2005, 08:08 PM   #12
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He didnt overpay, He just got it done right (just not where most of us would put the money) That paint is clean and well done. At Maaco I'm sure you could get the same thing for 199 or some shiet.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 08:11 PM   #13
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Springs are definitely on the list guys... gotta save up a bit for now.

It was a shop recommended by a local forum... shops lately have been overwhelmed with hail damage claims so... I'm hoping they were just rushed and hence the shoddy workmanship.

The paint color match is spot on, at least they hit that mark.

As for that dent, it's DEFINITELY new. Funny though, there wasn't any paint or markings on it... so I'm guessing that it got bunged up while @ the shop then they did a little buff action hoping I wouldn't notice. I'm emailing my service guy pics of the dent and also telling him I'm not satisfied cause there are definite ripples were they holes are.

Oh well, life goes on and hopefully this'll all get taken care of. Your average Joe probably wouldn’t notice all the defects from 10 feet away though. Too bad I’m anal.
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looks so smooth....
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Old June 21st, 2005, 09:16 PM   #15
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What are the specs on those wheels?
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Old June 21st, 2005, 09:30 PM   #16
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that woulda definitely not been on my list of first priorities if i had 1.6K... i could think of like 10 other things... i woulda gone coilovers then this if i were u... but let me guess u wanted to be the first?

but its sweet to see how good it would look thats a great job... just sux that the shop put a dent on your door

nice car
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I have to say that... since my dad owns an auto body shop and to a skilled eye, that's a very good or excellent job on the molding, cna't say so much for the dent though.

In the picture, if you noticed, the reflective image from the the car is very even and not wavy. To the untrained skilled worker in the body shop, it could come out wavy. I mean it'll still look liek one color but if u look at it from angles, you'll notice a bad job would be one that is wavy and not at even levels with the rest of the door. Very good job, quite expensive but body shop work is very labor intense.

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