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This has been a long time coming. I’ve almost owned Ishiko “little pebble” a year. She is a one of a kind gal. She’s an 04 LB CVT with 155,000 miles. Spent the first 15 years of her life in the SF Bay Area. Here are a few pics showing what I’ve done with the her with the help of the site.

photo of a typical Insight roof, just after a detailing when I first bought
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Here are pictures of a few customizations from ideas I got on the site. Most of the panels you see have been rattle canned by me last fall in my garage to include the roof, door pillars, left quarter panel, and the bumper.

First time ever spray painting. These panels had been painted by a hack with Home Depot rattle cans. Clear coat was orange pealing. I had nothing to loose trying. I knew I couldn’t make it worse, and a pro job was out of the question. Eventually when the hood needs repainted I’ll do most of the other panels over again as I learned a lot the first time around.

I used the real deal professional quality product to include a 2 stage clear coat that required respirator use.
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She’s a dirty girl now. Washed her last week and needs a detailing. This is her after the morning 45 mile commute, around 75 mpg at 55 mph with my LB CVT. Getting 70 mpg tank averages with summer blend gas.
 

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I was trying to lay those pictures out differently, don’t see a way to edit once posted. Let’s try that again.
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Looks very good except I don't like the black wheel covers. I would have done a pearl white covers.
Everyone to his/her own taste.
Keep up the good work.
 

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Pictures of the Interior, leather seats were a dealer add on. They spent there life with seat covers on in the cool humid SF bay weather. They are mint condition.
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Seat cover is heated and fan cooled. Knocks out a cold butt and sweaty back.
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Looks very good except I don't like the black wheel covers. I would have done a pearl white covers.
Everyone to his/her own taste.
Keep up the good work.
Wheels were delaminating when I got it. Had them powder coated black, low maintenance.

More to come.....
 

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Is that an original Black plate? Never seen one personalized before. Great personal tag!
 

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Inspiring. :)

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Arm rest is from a 6th gen Civic. EBay or plentiful at the junkyard. They are pretty much drop in fit.

Here is a closeup if the dashmat. Requested by Atheos. It from covercraft.
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A roll of reflectex makes for custom window coverings at $25.

Rear window delete. I have a rearview camera that provides much better vision than OEM. I leave the rear window covered to keep out the Central Valley Sun and heat soak. I park in the shade a work and keep my car around 95deg in the 100+ deg heat.
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