Honda City has been popular among Indian car buyers for a long time, with five generations in the market. And numerous model options. A lot of modified models have also been seen over the years. Here’s a video where we transform a 4th generation pre-facelift model Honda City into one of its facelifted versions using some subtle changes.
The Honda City sedan arrives at the workshop. There are scratches and marks on the car that happened due to a car accident that damaged the boot of the car. The customer wants to repair their boot and give their sedan a facelift as well. The 4th generation facelift offered on sale looked very premium, and so did the 5th generation model. The customer agreed to have this work done.
The team starts by removing the front bumper, grille, headlights, and fog lamps. The rear bumper, tailgate, and tail lamps have also been removed. Once this is done, they start fixing minor dents on the body panels using a dent puller machine. There were several dents on the door panels and the roof of the car. They were all cured, and then a thin coat of putty was applied. If the excess putty is used, it will make the panel heavier and more likely to break over time.
The owner didn’t want to change the paint color of his car, so he opted for a deep red that came stock from the factory. The tailgate had also been repaired and a coat of primer was applied to it. Primer protects the car paint from rusting and enhances the color you decide to spray on your ride. Once it’s dried, you’ll take your car over to the paint booth.
A coat of high-quality paint is applied for this process, and once the car is completely spraypainted, a topcoat of clear coat is also applied. The paint booth helps them achieve a uniform finish on the paint job. This sedan’s bumpers, headlamps, and grille were modified from the 4th generation facelift model, and they fit perfectly over the existing panels. The finished product looked great, and it did not look like the 4th generation model from the outside before the facelift.