Honda City is one of the most popular mid-size sedan sold in India. We currently have the fifth generation city sedan in the market that got launched in India last year post lockdown. It is one of the best selling sedans in this segment and it competes with cars like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento in the segment. Honda City was a popular among buyers for its refined and reliable engine, comfortable ride and so on. Even today, the older generation Honda City sedans are in demand. Here we have a video where a 2012 model third generation Honda City with dents and scratches gets beautifully restored.
The video has been uploaded by BROTOMOTIV on their YouTube channel. The video show how a 2012 model, third generation Honda City sedan has been restored. Video mentions that the owner wanted to restore the exterior of the car and wanted to change the colour as well. The car when arrived at the garage had the Bold Beige Metallic colour and the owner wanted a Night Hawk Black paint.
The car had several minor scratches and number of dents on several parts of the body. They starts by marking all the dents and scratches on the car. The bumpers, both at the front and rear were removed and the dent behind the rear bumper was also corrected. Paint on the areas where the dents were seen or marked were sanded so that the dent puller can actually work on the surface.
Once all the dents were corrected, a coat of body filler was applied and after sanding, a coat of black primer was applied on the car completely. Both bumpers (front and rear) were replaced with brand new units. They also received a coat of primer on them. Once the primer was applied, the car was taken to the paint booth. Here, all the parts like bonnet, bumper, doors, door handles, boot, rear bumper were all removed and painted individually.
This allows them to give a uniform finish to the paint and the car would have an even finish in terms of the final look. Once they has sprayed black paint on the car, clear coat was also sprayed on the car to get a glossy finish. Once the car was out of the paint booth, compounding was also done to bring the glossy nature of the paint job. Once they were done with the car, they moved to the alloy wheels. The silver coloured alloy wheels had some dents and scratches. They were all removed and the wheels were also repainted to like brand new. The finished product looked extremely good. It felt like a brand new Honda City sedan that has just rolled out from the production line.
The Honda City is a very popular sedan in the segment and is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The current generation Honda City gets a slightly revised 1.5 litre petrol engine in comparison to the older versions. It is available with both manual and CVT gearbox options. The diesel engine is available with a manual gearbox only.