Hmm. For want of a bumper clip…
Good as new!
I’d argue the repair patch color is an improvement over the original paint, so all is good.
Much prefer the green on your Mustang II. In the context of the 70s, it looks great. This green looks a little forced. The vibrancy in these pics, appears aided by lower, more direct sunlight, this time of year.
The factory paint doesn’t appear to have faded much. If the owner had picked up a spray can of matching paint from a dealer, or Duplicolor, they probably could have achieved a decent match.
Another one from shady tree ” Freds Invisible Repair ” body shop？.
“It’s not easy being green”
—Kermit The Frog
I do understand that tape is unsightly and all but I fail to see how painting it, like this, made it look better in any way.
Reading about some of the repairs/modifications/general engineering wonders people have written about on this site always left me feeling a little inadequate in my mechanical skills. Looking at this repair job, though, I’m feeling a little better.
Bumper clip? Luxury. Same place with the tape would’ve had zip ties that could be threaded through the clip holes and pulled tight even if things can’t align perfectly.
The generally preferred medium around here seems to be drywall screws…the more the better.
Who needs Bondo when there is the handyman”s secret weapon… DUCT TAPE? It even comes in colors now!
Minor, ah, fit-and-finish issues aside, I wonder what ultimately killed this car. The dreaded Ford automatic transmission failure, maybe? It looks in quite good shape, relatively speaking.
There must be more to the story. When a car can be fixed up and sold without too much effort, the fixing up and selling off gets done. But not so with this one…
You had one job. One job!
Sadly I see this sort of thing almost daily .
Some just don’t grasp that they’ve made it worse .
As far as body & paint, it’s not easy .
I’ve done a few and they looked better but not as good as I’d hoped for .
It makes you wonder whether the person who did this was colorblind. That’s not even a close match. And as for painting over masking tape – words fail me.
No wonder it was totaled.
Probably started as a small project
Posted October 16, 2022 at 3:20 PM
It makes you wonder whether the person who did this was colorblind. That’s not even a close match. And as for painting over masking tape – words fail me.”
Not that it makes it any better, but I see duct tape, not masking tape.
For Sale: Ford Focus. Green. New paint. Runs.
“Ran When Parked.”
But isn’t is a Fiesta?
It IS a Fiesta, but it’s 50/50 if the owner would call it a Fiesta or a Focus in their for sale ad… 🙂 I can’t tell if JPC had incorporated that reasoning into his comment or not…
We’ve all seen our share of flapping bumper covers but I’ve not seen a repair with that amount of effort coupled to a result that poor.
I like the color. At this point I’m so tired of white, black and silver that any color, ANY color is preferable.
Did this poor Fiesta have some other damage that it got junked? I’d fix and drive it myself if it was just that…
I am fairly certain this car was dumped due to the DCT transmission failing/dying. Sent to auction and best bid was from salvage yard.
2012-15 era Focus/Fiesta, in average shape, sell for same as a 15-20 year old Corolla or Civic with 200K+ miles. [mild comic exaggeration]
FWIW, brother had a 2011 manual trans Fiesta with 145K miles and no failures. Daughter now uses it, and can drive stick.
Custom feature no others like it.
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