André Rousseau
André Rousseau Reader
7/20/09 6:36 a.m.

I was actually relieved when the first blemish appeared.

Still up-keep is important. I'm bad for that. I figure when we move into the new house and I can house both cars the GT6 will get a "re-freshing" and have her interior installed.

These cars are nothing if we don't drive them.

Trevor Dork
7/20/09 6:54 a.m.

It is always important to scratch the new paint when reassembling.

rconlon Reader
7/20/09 10:38 a.m.

Keeping my Fiat as presentable but not a show winner has worked for me. I don't fear to drive it to a grocery store or a car show where I don't expect to win a prize. General maintenance will have me repainting at some time in the near future since last paint was applied over ten years ago. Maybe then I will do some serious detailing and try for show trophy before is gets scuffy. I doubt I would spend more on painting than the value of the car.

Cheers Ron

Leo  Basile
Leo Basile New Reader
7/20/09 9:48 p.m.

Id drive It!

ddavidv SuperDork
7/21/09 5:12 p.m.

My restored car was a constant worry. Good riddance. Everything I have now is imperfect. I think I've put more miles on my Mini in the couple years I've owned it than on my restored car the last 10 years I owned it.

BrettM Reader
7/22/09 7:13 a.m.

I agree. I enjoy my X1/9 so much more now that the paint is not perfect. I enjoy driving my car much more than cleaning it. I do enjoy cleaning it though.

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