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It was such a nice day today, I couldn't help but play outside with my youngest son (2years old). After swinging on the swingset, kicking a soccer ball around, and playing tag, I asked him what he wanted to do. He said, "Wash you SEE AWW EX" (Wash your CRX, for those that don't get baby talk. lol)

So, I figured this would be a great time to start him on cars. He absolutley loves my Jeep (The Beep) and loves riding in it with no top or doors. So now was a great tim to introduce him to the CRX.

I have had the car since the end of Feb, so I figured it was due for a bath anyhow.

Here's a few pics.

Here's how dirty is was starting out:


First we got to wet the whole car down, and get as much of the heavy dirt off as possible:


Now soap it up really good:




I didn't get many pics during the rinse process. It turned into a "spray daddy instead of the car" moment. I was trying to save the camera. lol

It's hard to believe it shines up like it did.
I still need some decient wheels/tires, and of course some rust repair would be nice too. Maybe if I get ambitious.

Here's out end result.

My new wallpaper:


And a few others:




Oh, and while I was at it, I did a NOS install.
When I first saw this bottle on the shelf at Kwik Fill, all I could think of was Vin Diesel, "NAAWS!" So I had to buy it. lol


Tell me this isn't a happy kid.


As you can see, we didn't do much with the interior. I'm going to vac it and maybe clean/shine that up tomorrow. (Still got nuts everywhere I didn't clean up yet. lol)

Anyhow, do your kids take interest in "Daddy's racecar"?
 

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Its times like these that make me want a kid. :) All in good time.

It seems like it cleaned up well, good job. Is your son for hire? :lol: Keep up the good work.
 

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Dodo said:
Its times like these that make me want a kid. :) All in good time.

It seems like it cleaned up well, good job. Is your son for hire? :lol: Keep up the good work.
Actually, I told him he does good work and asked if I had to pay him now. He said, "Yip. You give me a nickel." LAWL :lol:

I forgot to add that he does paid lunches too.


But a juice box and some coockies isn't hard to pay out.
 

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danielleb said:
Aww kids are so cute!!! Makes me want a kid... but not yet.... Cars = Time = Money = No Time or Money For Kids + Owning a CRX = No place to put the kid anyways = Problem Solved For Now!
I think im in :love:
 

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baker423 said:
The rear quarters look decent on that. I don't remember from before if they had been fixed, but how bad are/were they?
The rear quarters are shot. BAD. I don't know what my magic touch is, but the pics seem to hide the bubbles and patches. lol. It's a bondo-buggy.

As for the two tone, it's growing on me. I'm still up in the air. If I do repaint it, that means bodywork (aka bondo work) so I may jsut drive it til it's ready to die, and then start a serious hint for a Civic Hatch. Then all the kids can come along to the Honda meets.
 

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mithuth said:
baker423 said:
The rear quarters look decent on that. I don't remember from before if they had been fixed, but how bad are/were they?
The rear quarters are shot. BAD. I don't know what my magic touch is, but the pics seem to hide the bubbles and patches. lol. It's a bondo-buggy.
That's amazing how the pics can hide the imperfections that well.
 

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That's amazing how the pics can hide the imperfections that well.
Hence how if you know how to take a good picture, you can make decent cars look great, and ugly people look decent! :lol: (buddy's gf is a photographer/editor)

Unfortunately that's why ebay cars can go for high prices if the pics are just right.
 

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I Dont have a helper... :( , but usually if im washing my car, I do all the cars in the driveway at the same time (My moms 2002 Sunfire, My Dad's 1996 Ford Ranger, My 86 & 88 CRX's), and I usually get my friends to help, and they do their cars as well as my dad is the one with the pressure washer... then we usually have a BBQ.... so friends I guess would be my little helpers... although they're not all that little....
 

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danielleb said:
I Dont have a helper... :( , but usually if im washing my car, I do all the cars in the driveway at the same time, and I usually get my friends to help, and they do their cars as well as my dad is the one with the pressure washer... then we usually have a BBQ.... so friends I guess would be my little helpers... although they're not all that little....
Any pics? :twisted: :lol: :oops:

Sorry, had a Bikini Carwash flashback from the days of my youth.
 

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danielleb said:
I Dont have a helper... :( , but usually if im washing my car, I do all the cars in the driveway at the same time, and I usually get my friends to help, and they do their cars as well as my dad is the one with the pressure washer... then we usually have a BBQ.... so friends I guess would be my little helpers... although they're not all that little....
Any pics? :twisted: :lol: :oops:

Sorry, had a Bikini Carwash flashback from the days of my youth.
Ahaha I Havent taken pics of washing the vehicles... but next time I do I will I guess!.... not much fun... about 6 cars in the driveway and on my lawn... and people washing them... = Not too much fun, but with beer & food It makes it even better!
 
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