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Old 09-27-2006, 01:41 AM   #1
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a while ago?

























Tada!





I called up S & B auto touch-up expert.
Talk to Isaac. He'll come to you, inspect your car, estimate the damage and price and let you decide later on. If decided, he'll come to your place and

magic!
repair it on the spot. He did an awesome job for an awesome price

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oh yea, I had some free time so I just painted this:


... and I'm having a tough time taking the rear emblem out ... (*>.<)
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:56 AM   #2
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wow looks good.. how did he repair it on the spot.. did he remove the bumper and repaint the section or what.

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Old 09-27-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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This Isaac you speak of does the work of the devil!!!!
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:05 AM   #4
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No, he didn't remove the bumper. First, he washed that rear bumper with some type of cleaning solution, then, he masked off certain areas, sanded the damaged part down, cleaned the sanded part, applied some sort of puddy like substance, sanded that down again, <---- repeats process like 2-3x, and spray paints that area 3-4x and allow to dry for 1-2 hours. But I'm sure I"m missing some steps, cause I went in and out of my house checking up on him every 15-20mins or so
It was a 2 person job. He had a co-worker with him as well.

He has a van with a ***** load of equipment and comes to your doorstep.
I can't say how much it cost, cause it depends on the damage.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #5
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Those scratches looked like they were right down to the bumper plastic eh? Good job on getting those out.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:12 AM   #6
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Looks good Justin!
Hmmm, where have I seen a SGM '06 2.5i with a pink badge before?
Hehe!


Your car is starting to look like mine...pink badge, blacked out headlights, JDM'd '05 tails
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:15 AM   #7
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I need someone to come to my house to give me a quote on photoshopping my wrx into an sti!
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:49 AM   #8
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wait wait. u painted the badge pink? what color pink did you get and where did you get it from?
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:15 AM   #9
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:19 AM   #10
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looks decent - but the colour is a little off - sorry man! i work at a bodyshop so i kind of have an eye for these things. the side tone is a little on the dark side. other than that it looks good.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:21 AM   #11
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Haha...I took an '06 STi badge to London Drugs, and made the cosmetic lady match a nail polish colour to it.


J-Chow's looks more like the '04 STi badge colour.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #12
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nicely done man.where did you guys get your 04/05 taillights?
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:21 PM   #13
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so how much did a repair like yours cost if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:34 PM   #14
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so how much did a repair like yours cost if you don't mind me asking.
yeah, i wanna know too~
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #15
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looks decent - but the colour is a little off - sorry man! i work at a bodyshop so i kind of have an eye for these things. the side tone is a little on the dark side. other than that it looks good.
I noticed that too.. maybe a bit less reflective/metallicy then before too

oh well, not bad for a mobile guy
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:53 PM   #16
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I noticed that too.. maybe a bit less reflective/metallicy then before too

How can you tell with that lighting and from a photo? lol! amazing!
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:24 PM   #17
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notice the bumper is noticabley darker then the rear fender... that's where they've done the blending to match the new paint's colour in with the rest of the bumper.

from what I can see (I know it's not a perfect picture) it seems to have more of a 'flat' colour look compared to his before picture, could just be the lighting though... I'd have to see it in person
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:35 AM   #18
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its not necessarily the gloss or shineyness of the paint that is the issue, it has to do with the metallics. theres also whats called "alternates" where a colour will actually be different on different parts of the same car. because some parts are painted at one factory and other parts are painted at another factory and the chassis is painted at yet another one ..... its noticeable if you look at pre-painted fog light covers, spoilers, sideskirts, sometimes door handles etc. When a body shop mixes paint, there are formulas for each variable alternate colour. it may seem to be the same colour but there are VERY slight differences such as sdarker/lighter sidetones etc. which means the colour will look identical when you look at it straight on but slightly different on an angle such as the pic above. its really not bad for a mobile guy beleive me ive seen the worst of the worst and this is FAR from it.

it appears to be shiney atleast and your tail light is still red along with your tires and exaust tip - some mobile guys barely even mask anything!! - ive seen a guy actually paint over a licence plate before. i dont know hos they stay in buisness.

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Old 09-28-2006, 02:04 AM   #19
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nicely done man.where did you guys get your 04/05 taillights?
I traded my '06 lights with a guy from Tacoma...I met up with him at Bellis Fair Mall Straight up trade!

J-Chow got his from fukamoto I believe?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:15 AM   #20
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so how much did a repair like yours cost if you don't mind me asking.
A little while ago I had a hit and run with damage in that exact same spot--just not quite so much. Somebody here recommended http://colorworks.ca/ to me and they came to my house to fix it. It cost $150 and looks great.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:30 AM   #21
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from what I can see (I know it's not a perfect picture) it seems to have more of a 'flat' colour look compared to his before picture, could just be the lighting though... I'd have to see it in person
It was raining pretty hard when they did my repair job so even though they set up a tent, the guy had to redo it because of water spray from the rain.

When it was done, there were a few areas that were flat where he had blended in the paint with the rest of the bumper. When I asked him about it he told me that it would shine up like the rest of it with a coat of wax--but I wasn't allowed to wax it for at least a month. He said he couldn't buff those areas right away because the clear coat was thin in those spots.

Well, I waxed the bumper today and I had my doubts. I have Meguiars 3-step wax system and I started with #2 Polish because that's what I thought it needed. That didn't work. So I used #1 Paint Cleaner and to my amazement the flat area shined up like a mirror. I finished the job by doing #2 and #3 Wax. I had to put a lot of elbow grease into it because I don't have an electric polisher, but I'm really happy with the results. The WR blue repair looks great (and I'm pretty picky, too).

It's a great relief to me, because I was almost on the phone to call them back when the flat areas didn't come out the first time.

Colorworks gets my full recommendation.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:33 AM   #22
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It was raining pretty hard when they did my repair job so even though they set up a tent, the guy had to redo it because of water spray from the rain.

When it was done, there were a few areas that were flat where he had blended in the paint with the rest of the bumper. When I asked him about it he told me that it would shine up like the rest of it with a coat of wax--but I wasn't allowed to wax it for at least a month. He said he couldn't buff those areas right away because the clear coat was thin in those spots.

Well, I waxed the bumper today and I had my doubts. I have Meguiars 3-step wax system and I started with #2 Polish because that's what I thought it needed. That didn't work. So I used #1 Paint Cleaner and to my amazement the flat area shined up like a mirror. I finished the job by doing #2 and #3 Wax. I had to put a lot of elbow grease into it because I don't have an electric polisher, but I'm really happy with the results. The WR blue repair looks great (and I'm pretty picky, too).

It's a great relief to me, because I was almost on the phone to call them back when the flat areas didn't come out the first time.

Colorworks gets my full recommendation.

i'll pay you to wax my car when i buy it... hopefully thats soon.


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Old 09-28-2006, 02:37 AM   #23
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I totally agree with what Amarpauld and Loomin stated above.
I got some pics during the daytime. It's not as noticable though right? (I hope)



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Old 09-28-2006, 02:44 AM   #24
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glancing, i can't see the difference


but if i stare at the point where the bumper meets the rear quarterpanel, i can see the difference.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:17 AM   #25
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looks WAY better at day time - lighting has a crazy effect.
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