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Wanted to share this with you guys.

Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 2:56 am

So, I decided to do a real quick story on the crap my car's been through and where it is right now lol. Wanted to share this with you guys.


This was back when I first got in (1/8/12)

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Only paid $500 for it and the only real problem was...

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Girl was rear ended at a red light.

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Did what I could to clean her up...made a few mistakes along the way hahaha


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And that brings me to the real reason I made this thread...

I put my big boy pants on and made a HUGE decision to change her (Nina) completely and, now that I'm done... I'm glad I did.


Thanks to Zach (sxxxt) for the lip kit and rear bumper and such lol

Also thanks to my two bestfriends Amit (03_SXT) and Joe (mulishaneon33) for the amazing help and pointers. Oh, and keeping me sane and my nerves at ease during this process :lol:

Whaddya think?


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Yes, that is plastidip and yes I plan on keeping the matte finish. At least for now. There are a few flaws in the body of the car but, for the most part...it's perfect! I fell back in all kinds of love with my car tonight haha :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 18, 2013 6:23 am

:shock:
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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:30 am

:D

Can't wait for you to see it in person Gramps!
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Post by r34neon01 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:59 am

Looks damn good man, The only thing I would do is try to paint black the part of the bumper that is showing in the opening of the lip. But other than that it's pretty nice. Also you may have helped me with my decision on plastidipping my car in the near future. :rockon:
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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 7:11 am

Glad to have helped! lol

As far as the bumper... I thought about that once everything was done
and put together last night but, the way that lip is on there (nice and secure),
I'm afraid to take it back off and go through the hell of getting it back on lol.
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Post by NyNeon0813 » Sat May 18, 2013 8:36 am

looks good. how did u dip it? spray gun? I've been thinking about doing the same thing! :rofl:
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Post by ThatKevin » Sat May 18, 2013 10:06 am

I was starting to second guess myself, if I REALLY wanted white or to go a dif colour. After seeing this I'm definitely sticking with white.

I don't know if we should park together or far away at Carlisle now :rofl:


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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat May 18, 2013 11:31 am

Damn that looks good! Try and get some quality day shots. I like what you did with the black on the front, very unique.

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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 pm

ThatKevin wrote:I was starting to second guess myself, if I REALLY wanted white or to go a dif colour. After seeing this I'm definitely sticking with white.

I don't know if we should park together or far away at Carlisle now :rofl:


Like I said on FB, NICE!

Personally, I think you'll have a much easier go at it than I did with the white. It was extremely difficult to cover the blue with it. Probably because I went the rattle can route. I'm actually going to order a gallon or two of the white and the sprayer they sale on dipyourcar.com and go over it again.

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Damn that looks good! Try and get some quality day shots. I like what you did with the black on the front, very unique.

Thanks man! You're the first person to say that. So far, all I've heard was "personally I don't like it" or "not really a fan of it" but, that's cool. I posted it for opinions so, I'm okay with that. I took a ton of pics today, I'll be sure to post them later. These were taken last night right after it was finished lol
NyNeon0813 wrote:looks good. how did u dip it? spray gun? I've been thinking about doing the same thing! :rofl:

I went the rattle can route but, I'm going to buy the sprayer and a gallon or two and go over it again.
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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 1:35 pm

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Have to get a new midpipe so the exhaust can sit right.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat May 18, 2013 2:27 pm

Very clean indeed! Plasti-Dip for the win.

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Post by akirony » Sat May 18, 2013 4:49 pm

Gorgeous. I love white neons. How Many Cans did you use? And how do the door jams look? Odd question I know.
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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 5:48 pm

20 cans and they're blue. I ran out of cans. Gonna buy a sprayer from Home Depot and a gallon of dip and go over the whole car
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Post by ThatKevin » Sat May 18, 2013 5:56 pm

dvon17 wrote:20 cans and they're blue. I ran out of cans. Gonna buy a sprayer from Home Depot and a gallon of dip and go over the whole car
isn't it like $10 a can? If so wouldn't it hve been easier / the same price to get the "kit" from the beginning?
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Post by akirony » Sat May 18, 2013 5:57 pm

20 cans!? Thats almost 200 bucks. But then again its like 350 for someone else to dip it for you. I want a white neon bad but my silver is growing on me.
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Post by dvon17 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:18 pm

I paid $174 for the cans, the pre dip spray and 3 of the red nozzles that are SUPPOSED to be better (but weren't).


I'd have paid about $250-$300 for the kit. I guess now, it probably would have been a better idea to get the sprayer
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 18, 2013 8:22 pm

dvon17 wrote:I guess now, it probably would have been a better idea to get the sprayer
Meh, hindsight is always 20/20 so don't sweat it. :dontknow:
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Post by vader xx » Sat May 18, 2013 9:38 pm

looks damn good man im in the works on my sy
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Post by srtjesse » Sat May 18, 2013 11:14 pm

It looks like my neon lol
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Post by ragek23 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:40 pm

That's awesome man. That plastidip looks great.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun May 19, 2013 11:59 pm

DJ, after seeing your Neon in person this afternoon, I am really impressed with your work. I just now realized that I forgot to tell you this at the MI meet- sorry about that. :banghead:
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Post by dvon17 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:DJ, after seeing your Neon in person this afternoon, I am really impressed with your work. I just now realized that I forgot to tell you this at the MI meet- sorry about that. :banghead:

no sweat Gramps. Thanks a lot. :rockon:


So far, it's still holding up pretty well! Especially with the rain we've had over the last 4 days! haha. Have a few spots that need to be touched up but, not too bad. Just gonna have to keep a few extra cans in the trunk! lol
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Post by akirony » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:13 am

Did you clear it? Are you gonna glossify/metalize it? It looks pretty sweet.
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Post by dvon17 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:27 pm

I'm probably gonna end up glossifying it before Carlisle. That's a long way to drive and a lot of bugs and stuff to wash off lol. It's not that easy to clean and I'm sure the glossifier will help a lot.
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Post by titansxt » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:37 pm

Never seen a 03-05 front done like that. I like it a lot. Nice job.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:07 pm

titansxt wrote:Never seen a 03-05 front done like that. I like it a lot. Nice job.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:56 pm

5-speed swap and tuck those tips and this thing is CRISP!
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Post by dvon17 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:41 am

theColonel wrote:
titansxt wrote:Never seen a 03-05 front done like that. I like it a lot. Nice job.
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FAC3L3SS wrote:5-speed swap and tuck those tips and this thing is CRISP!

That's what I said! lol. Wanna help? lol...no, seriously haha. That's about all that's left on my list of "Major Changes" for this car.
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Post by iThane » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:11 am

IMO I think the plasti dip would look better if you only did the lower grills. The cross hairs should have been kept white. Other than that, an amazing transformation! The car looks much better.
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Post by emoxihax » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:33 pm

the front reminds me of a weird mazda :o
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