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Old 03-16-2011, 09:39 PM
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I'm going to post pics of my car in here and I wanted to know what you guys think I should do.
I know I have some body work I need to do.
Any DIY tips would be much appreciated.
So far I want to get new tail light lenses, pop out the drivers side QP, adjust my sun roof because it has rubbed the paint off in a couple spots, as for the rear bumper I wasn't sure if I should try to buff it and repaint it or get a new one, and get a new front bumper.
There isn't anything wrong with the motor but it shifts a bit hard. I need to swap my current P/S pump for a working one and wanted to know if anyone could link me to a manual for that, I haven't been able to find any. I also wanted to get some input on taking out the back seats. I'm not intending on making this a performance car since it's an automatic but I thought if I took them out, that I could get better gas mileage.
I'll try to take more pictures tomorrow. Any advice is appreciated.


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http://downloads.hondatech.info/Auto...e%20Manual.zip

Here is the link for the manual. It is in the Sticky's at the beginning of the 4th gen forum. As far as your bumper goes that's up to you. If you want an aftermarket/kit get that if not see what you can do to get that one back the way it's supposed to be. If you're ever down around Mt. Sterling hit me up and I'll give you a hand. The back seats come out by pulling two clips forward on the front of the bottom seat them lift. After it is removed the seat back has two 10mm bolts holding the bottom in then it lifts off. They don't weigh much and I don't think they will help you much with fuel economy.
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Thanks a lot! That will get me pretty far. I don't have a job at the moment so I'm doing what I can myself. I have some window tint also, how hard is that to do a good job on?
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Got to have the glass CLEAN before you start. Good quality tint is a best. A steady hand and sharp razor blade to cut the the film. Need a steady hand to keep the edges even. If you a local shop with a laser cutter ask how much they would charge to cut the peices out of your film. I did several myself but found that catching a tint special going on at one of the many places that do it was easier, for no more than they charge.
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IMO tint is hard to get it just the way you want it, more so if its your first time. Most tint places really dont charge too much and they make it look SEXY.
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IMO tint is hard to get it just the way you want it, more so if its your first time. Most tint places really dont charge too much and they make it look SEXY.
I'm not totally sure I like the color tint I have. It is a blue/purple color. When I get everything said and done I wanna do my car black with blue accent colors. I plan on trying to prep my valve covers to paint tomorrow and then do my calipers the same color, electric blue.
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oh dear, nothing worse than trying to get off old cheap tint... cant tell from the pics but if the tint looks like all of those old dodge caravans drivin down the street with the purple tint bubbling like crazy then itll take a while. The guy (friend) that did my tint wouldnt touch mine cause it had cheap tint. bought myself a steamer and a bunch of razors. about 4 hours of work later it was done lol and i always love blue on black
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oh dear, nothing worse than trying to get off old cheap tint... cant tell from the pics but if the tint looks like all of those old dodge caravans drivin down the street with the purple tint bubbling like crazy then itll take a while. The guy (friend) that did my tint wouldnt touch mine cause it had cheap tint. bought myself a steamer and a bunch of razors. about 4 hours of work later it was done lol and i always love blue on black
Well it surprisingly doesn't have any bubbles, its just bad tint. Are there any other methods I could use to get it off?
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tried that tint removal spray which does close to nothing, only works for the glue but carb cleaner works best for the glue. you can use a heat gun and razors or steamer. plastic razors around the defrost lines on rear window. i just used the steamer cause my friend tried the gun with no luck. best results came with holding the steamer in one spot for like 15 seconds then scraping it off. anything short of that and itll just peel in small strands... takes patience thats for sure
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Steamer is the best way. No matter what you do there is no easy way to remove old tint.
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another reason good quality tint is ALWAYS better... it can come off usually in one piece!
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That's a bummer. I only have my drivers door and passenger door to do . How long do you think that would take if I used the steamer?
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those were the easiest, rear took most of the time and may have nicked a few def lines lol. but id say with a steamer prolly 30-45ish mins per, really depend on how crappy it is.
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woah seriously I'd just get a new rear bumper. looks like theres a little too much dings/dents for comfort.
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I have two front quarter panels that are black and in decent shape. also a driver side black door in decent shape as well.
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its not to bad jus need body work n fresh paint, as far as your rear bumper cover goes looks like its still good, by any chance is it an automatic? what motor? n post more pics plz
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I have two front quarter panels that are black and in decent shape. also a driver side black door in decent shape as well.
How much would you want for them? I could trade you an extra radiator.

Edit: I ended up not putting my spoiler on today because lack of time. I was going to see if I could install it and hook up the brake light with a bare wire or do I need something attached to it? The black padding by the bolts is somewhat worn off and I also wanted to see if it was necessary to have.

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