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2002 Protege5 JDM Engine Swap help needed


The Diagram Dude
2002 MP5
It's too bad my car is a rusty turd or I would get it repainted in Soul Red.

They say you can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.

I don't want to roll my $10 car in $1000 worth of glitter. Lol
The one thing we can be thankful for here in Calif is the -mostly- dry air, average yearly humidity is around 25%. Not unusual to see 30-40 years old cars still doing DD duty with the original paint.

I read somewhere that Soul Red is a multi-step paint process and expensive to replicate; people that have had to have body work done on SR cars have related that their body shops had a hard time matching existing paint.

Ahh, for the days of single coat solvent based paint . . . You can take a 30 year old Miata, faded, and restore that paint to almost out of the factory condition with just a couple hours and a an orbital buffer...