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Discussion in 'Modified / Tuned Cars' started by Big Rob, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. 355 if I can find one I like / price / condition.

    Or property.
     
  2. Nice, I've got a Yakima roof rack for mine, going to put lights on it for this year's Dragon run.
     
  3. no!
     
  4. Dat 40 valve V8 :drool:
     
  5. Wait, F355? I misread that the first time, thought you mean a bmw 335
     
  6. Lol its hard to tell I have flaps since they are black on a black car. 20000 miles on the car since May, the most of it Minnesota/Michigan winter. They're staying!!!!
     
  7. Nooooooo

    Would this require a repaint of the hood? It's like 6 inches wide <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>. Came off at the car wash.
     
  8. It's just clear coat. Just get a new clear coat job put on.
     
  9. expensive? I don't need to have the entire hood repainted?
     
  10. $100 to $300 depending on the shop.

    Here is my concern, either the factory paint is super cheap to do that so quickly (age wise) or someone had the car re-sprayed and went cheap with it.
     
  11. Hondas are kind of infamous for cheap paint. There are a lot of 10 year old Accords/Civics driving around with hoods/roof/trunk lids that look like that.
     
  12. So I've heard...however when I first got the car the bumper just under the Acura badge was just starting to flake off. One trip to the car wash took a huge chunk off. So really it could be either or (cheap oem or cheap repaint).
     
  13. So first the paint peels, then today one of the fog lights shattered <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> mind you it's a cheap non oem part I am sure (installed by the previous owner).

    I did a DIY repair today. Replaced the glass, got new cellophane on the back, and sealed it all in with silicone. When I was re-installing it, I snapped the new glass when throwing the bezel on! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>. Oh well, 100x better than what it was before. If I actually wasn't trying to sell this car, I'd open the other light too and replace the cheap cellophane with some vinyl.
     
  14. So first the paint peels, then today one of the fog lights shattered <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> mind you it's a cheap non oem part I am sure (installed by the previous owner).

    I did a DIY repair today. Replaced the glass, got new cellophane on the back (had some old wrinkly yellow laying around, pretty much exactly the same stuff on the other side), and sealed it all in with silicone. When I was re-installing it, I snapped the new glass when throwing the bezel on (look carefully and you'll see it)! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>. Oh well, 100x better than what it was before. If I actually wasn't trying to sell this car, I'd open the other light too and replace the cheap cellophane with some vinyl.
     
  15. Either the car is really dirty or those headlights need some serious work. Are you going to get a strictly summer toy then? Or is it summer year round over there?
     
  16. Needs R32 rims and cleaned up headlights. Then perfect daily.
     
  17. ALready bought new headlights. Just haven't fitted them yet.

    Its summer here year round. Not going to keep it long. Just going to make a $ out of it as I only paid $4k for it with leather sat nav and sunroof. Was $52K new. Has a slightly busted gearbox. Bought a replacement for $1500. Find the time after Easter to fit it in and sell it on. Should sell for about $13-15k.

    After that, might import a UK spec F355. That'd become the new weekend car whilst I still have another daily (for the past 7 or so years now too)
     
  18. if you get a 355 it will ruin your life.
     
  19. Selling my old camper van this weekend and will be putting the extra cash towards a full set of skid plates and getting my front chrome bumper powder coated black. Going for a 55% gloss/flat.
     
  20. that skull and bones is pretty tacky but cool haha
     
  21. Picked up a spare set of OEM downpipes to toy with. First project, fit resonators to them and see if it cures the rasp when removing secondary catalytic converters.

    Installed Yakima roof rack with clamps for mounting three lamps, can't decide 4" or 7" lights. This will be temporary, used for runs on the Dragon.
     

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