the paint has lost color

TDL

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Well, hi all! i'm a very newbie here... i just got my driving license here in spain last week (but due to slow administration i am still waiting for the physic license :( ) and while i wait impatiently for my first walk on my 2nd hand '94 Civic 1.5 Coupe LSi i want to dissipate a doubt.
Ok, the paint job of the car is a little damaged... half of the car has the good red color (it was repainted about a year ago) and the other half has lost a bit of brightness and seems a bit dim and less "red" due to the sunny days it has suffered in the 8 years the car has "on its wheels". Is there any thing other than repainting that i could do to restore the color of the damaged part? maybe any polishment? or anything else?? thnx =)

Btw, excuse my english...
 

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LSi? what model does that convert to in the us...
btw: welcome to the club
 


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thank you! hmm, i think it relates to DX coupe model on the US, but it has power sunroof from factory. It is a 1500 cc with 102 hp (LSi) and there was the ESi (125 hp, VTEC) which i suppose that related to the EX.
Btw, today finally got my driving license... tomorrow i should get the insurance and start riding it ^_^
 

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hmmm..its all mixed up from what it is over here...our dx doesnt have a power sunroof? i dunno, either way, have fun driving!
 


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i dont know what to tell ya other than maybe just try a good wax, polish. Other than that, maybe just repaint it?? tho expensive, try using some buffing compounds and see what happens
 

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Representing the Foreign stretches of Club Civic...mad props! I would try what they said...and if worse comes to worse....primer that beast and do some mods, then spray it. In my opinion....primer looks better over a crappy paint job...least people know you doing something!
 

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hehe i kinda agree with 99excoupe, except the only time, to me, when primer looks like crap is when youve a body kit that is primer and a then a painted car, i cant stand it when peeps dont paint it first :P...
 

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i hate that it looks sooo retarded unless ur drivin to the body shop to get it painted
 

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Try the Mothers or Meguires 3 step detailing. Depending on how thick your clear coat is, it might restore your finish.
 

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Go here, click on PAINT CARE and scroll to the bottom so you can see the 3 Phase system:

http://www.mothers.com/products/products.html
 

BioHazard the Reaper

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lol thats the only time it looks ok, sik_civic, but then again no one knows if your driving to the paint shop or not lol, and i think for a body kit just mount it, get everything lined up and trimmed and what not, then take it off and get it painted, then come back and put it on
 

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Just save up the extra cash and get the paint job, it might not be the way you want to go, but its probably going to be the best :nod:
 

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I have a 93 DX hb with the same problem. If you really care about making the car look nice, nothing will be able to substitute a new paint job. Just make sure you don't get a cheap paint job as to avoid the same thing in the future.

My car is also red btw.
 




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