: The Seville heads to the plastic surgeon.



Jesda
07-10-10, 11:14 AM
You guys who saw the car at the Chicago meet may remember how badly cracked and faded the bumpers on the '92 STS were:

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_100_6286.jpg
The bottom lip on the front bumper was completely gone and the rear was very briskly spray painted by me.


$350 later:
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_IMG00108-20100709-1429~0.jpg
http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_IMG00109-20100709-1429~0.jpg

Rear bumper was filled, sanded, and painted. Front bumper was painted and shaved, bump stops painted, front plate removed. Looks dramatically different now. :cool2:

Kev
07-10-10, 11:35 AM
Looks great Jesda! :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-10-10, 11:42 AM
Wow, for $350, you got a heck of a deal!

gdwriter
07-10-10, 04:51 PM
Damn, that's $350 well spent!

ben.gators
07-10-10, 05:01 PM
Very nice job, it looks great now. just aside, as far as I remember you were going to sell this car for about 600$ (?), and now you spend 350$ for the car?

Kick94sts
07-10-10, 06:49 PM
Did he paint over the chrome trim?

ted tcb
07-10-10, 07:20 PM
Nice job, love the colour.

I've never had success with spraying bumpers ... after one Canadian winter, I find the paint thins out, and little stone chips appear over time.
Every time I washed the car, I would see a few more chips.

With a darker colour, however, your paint job might last a little longer.

Who owns this car now, I also thought it was sold.

Jesda
07-10-10, 11:26 PM
Ian bought it, and now he's trying to sell it back to give himself an excuse to buy an LS400.

ted tcb
07-11-10, 12:21 AM
I get it ... I've gone back and forth between LS400/430 and STS' twice now myself, involving 4 cars.

Jesda
07-11-10, 12:36 AM
Late 90s LS400s have finally hit the $10k and under category of cash cars. Fortunately, the owners were mostly older well-to-do types who took care of them.