Honda Clarity: de-ugly-fied

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by 2020, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. 2020

    2020 Member

    My humble attempt to make this pretty cool car a little easier on the eyes. IMG_7957.jpg IMG_7958.jpg IMG_7959.jpg IMG_7960.jpg
     
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  2. ClarityDoc

    ClarityDoc Active Member

  3. TheDom

    TheDom New Member

    I mean, as long as you're happy with it, that's what counts. Personally I don't get the people hating on the looks.
     
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  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the changes made the car acceptable to the kids.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
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  5. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    I like it.
     
  6. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    Looks great..., but I never did see the Clarity as ugly, especially with 3 cents a mile fuel cost. Eye of the beholder, I guess.
     
  7. Alex0913

    Alex0913 Member

    I wonder how much the EV range changes with this new “look”?
     
  8. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    I like it! I was going to post on here asking if anyone had masked the rear wheel fender like that. How does it look up close, and how did you do it? What else did you do, tint the windows, and what else?
     
  9. chris5168

    chris5168 Member

    Nice job with the dechrome.

    New wheels and removal of side emblems should be on your list too. Check Viking’s website, but dental floss will help with the emblem removal.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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  10. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    I like it out of the box and mostly hear compliments, especially from non-car people who see the car without preconceived notions of what a 'cool' car is supposed to look like. It's different in the ways that matter to me and the look follows.
     
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  11. PHEV Newbie

    PHEV Newbie Well-Known Member

    The best mod is making the plastic wheel covers black. I think that's the color on the Clarity FC. The remaining alloy portions then look sleek and elegant. The current grey color makes the wheels look very busy. Should be an easy and cheap mod for any of us. Just buy a can of black primer and a can of gloss black spray paint.

    Apart from that, the looks of the Clarity was a bonus for me. The shape is highly aerodynamic (hence the high rear end and wheel skirts) and all the vents are functional and some are even hidden (like those under the front bumper). Except for ultra high performance cars, vents are fake panels and add ons used to pretend performance (even those on the best selling Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes). Authenticity is important part of beauty for me. The styling of the Clarity is functional and authentic, which makes it one of the most beautiful cars out there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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  12. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

    This is the black out design. I always thought the black trimmed wheels looked better.
     
  13. 2020

    2020 Member

    Kids do like this car. They state the Clarity is a much better choice than the Prius or the current Leaf of which they think is ugly.
     
  14. 2020

    2020 Member

    Tinted windows, blacked out front and rear chrome, painted the wheel covers black, had rear back up sensors installed. All blacked out areas are wrapped. This can be removed at any time. In the process of adding a dash car camera
     
  15. weave

    weave Active Member

    Here's an easy way to install a rear backup sensor.

     
  16. Ghaleon

    Ghaleon New Member

  17. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    What is the wrap made out of? How long would you expect it to last on the wheel well before it needs to be replaced? It seems like the edge would start wearing pretty quickly?
     
  18. 2020

    2020 Member

    The removable plastic part of the wheels are painted. Based on my experience of my kids scraping the wheels, the plastic part escapes most curb scraping.
     
  19. toomie

    toomie Member

    Someone mentioned on this site, a professional would not wrap chrome because there is a chance it gets damaged when you remove the wrap. Just fyi. I'll looked for the posting when I have time

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  20. 2020

    2020 Member

    There is no residual damage after removing the wrap. Alot of high end cars are wrapped and I doubt these guys would do anything that would potentially damage the car or paint.
     

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