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MY '93 Formula Red, 3 months of ownership.

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Hey guys, have had this beauty for 3mo now and just passed the 135k mile marker! I'm still giddy every time I get to drive her.

Just wanted to share some pics of the progression so far:

Loading her up! she didn't run at first due to a bad ignition switch.

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In the garage! Still not running but finally got her home, paint looks great in this picture but she has about 18yrs worth of swirl marks. The previous owner took "great" care of the paint....but it wasn't up to my standards.

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Doing some work to get the front lower bumper aligned. The lower lip took quite a beating over the past few years.

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Here she is back in running condition! Climate control and radio didn't work at that time.

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Radio fixed, climate control fixed [Thanks Brian K.], and OZ Ultraleggeras I picked up in Charlotte, NC. Perfect NSX sized too :cool:

I'm using this picture with my little cousin to show the condition of the paint, under direct lighting, its swirl marks galore. Say "Hi" to George.

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After some serious elbow grease [PC polisher with various pads, X3 cutting polish, Mothers Reflections Synth Wax, and Mothers Reflections Top Coat], I was able to get rid of at least 15yrs of swirl marks. Some deep scratches are still there as I didn't want to remove too much clear coat.

B-Pillar
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That ridiculously swirly quarter panel:
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Roof:
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Glory shot:
Paint is finally up to my standards. I'm pretty anal about detailing and my previous s2000 kickstarted that habit.
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Since ownership, I've added/replaced the following:
- Full detail of the interior, removed seats, etc.
- Shark Antenna
- iPod Headunit adapter
- Hardwired Escort 9500i
- Voodoo Titanium shift knob from my S2000 [now sold :(]
- Replaced leaky coolant overflow tank [also flushed cooling system]

My next step is to install these Eibach Springs that I picked up from prime. Look for updates in Dec/Jan, thanks for looking! I'll bust out my DSLR then and do some proper photos, my phone is just too convenient to snap quick photos with so I get lazy.
 
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I'm very happy to see someone giving this great car a care it drserves. Personally I think that those black wheels make your car at least 5 years older... Have you considered repainting them silver?
 
I'm very happy to see someone giving this great car a care it drserves. Personally I think that those black wheels make your car at least 5 years older... Have you considered repainting them silver?

Thanks, I do like the silver on Red look better. My previous car was Red and had silver RPF1s and do prefer that. I bought the OZs 2nd hand and they happened to be black...but powdercoat is the next step :)
 
congratulations,its very nice to see a new owner "romancing" thier car.:wink:
 
a set of bilsteins on the lower perch wouldn't hurt either.

Was going that route until I picked up a set of Eibach Springs. Should give a slightly lower stance than the Bilsteins on Lower perch.

Bad news is, I'm currently in the market for a house and my top candidate has a ridiculously steep approach to the driveway that I barely clear now :(
 
congratulations,its very nice to see a new owner "romancing" thier car.:wink:

Haha, I've been through that phase already. I just couldn't stand driving around with the paint the way it was. I'm a nut for clean cars, both my daily and my previous S2000 were spotless.

When the buyer picked up my S2000, he couldn't believe how spot free the paint was. Unfortunately, with the NSX, I inherited alot of paint defects that I can't get rid of without a repaint. Getting rid of those swirls is a first step, may paint the rear bumper and front bumper in the future.
 
Those aren't paint defects, they're beauty marks.:smile:


Haha, I've been through that phase already. I just couldn't stand driving around with the paint the way it was. I'm a nut for clean cars, both my daily and my previous S2000 were spotless.

When the buyer picked up my S2000, he couldn't believe how spot free the paint was. Unfortunately, with the NSX, I inherited alot of paint defects that I can't get rid of without a repaint. Getting rid of those swirls is a first step, may paint the rear bumper and front bumper in the future.
 
Congrats on the purchase! Great looking color combo (I'm a bit biased... :biggrin: ) Great job on the detailing - a labor of love for a great automobile. Keep us updated on further progress! Happy Motoring, Jay
 
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