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Old 12-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #14221
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Painted my chipping nastyness of a cupholder/coinholder dont know how i feel about it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #14222
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Painted my chipping nastyness of a cupholder/coinholder dont know how i feel about it.
Good job on the paint. Are you unsure of the Black?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #14223
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Good job on the paint. Are you unsure of the Black?
Yup... But it matches the glasses holder...
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #14224
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:51 AM   #14225
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Not a clue sorry. IM thinking of painting my windows trim soon. Chrome is nasty as hell looking and i like the look of the black chrome. What you think people wet sand 2000 & 3000 grit then primer then paint then clear?

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Yeh i would sand down and key the surface then prime it then paint then lacquer them
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #14226
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What all did you use to pain them? as in what kind of paint and what not. I've been wanting to do this, to give them a matte finish. Yours look damn good!
Thanks mate. I just used rattle cans, i used a brand called hycote used primer then matte black the lacquer. I have the compressor and the spray guys just couldnt be bothered setting it all up, if you prime and paint ur grill and then stick them in ur oven on ghe lowest heat and leave tge door open it will bake on then do the same with lacquer and put 2-3 coats of every thing on
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:13 AM   #14227
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tinted the screens! and it looks awesome now! lol!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #14228
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Thought about swapping on the Style 45's for winter storage.. but then it was 5pm, dark, and too cold to wash the brake dust off my 18's.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #14229
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #14230
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #14231
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Adjusted my headlights. Can't believe I was driving with them aimed so low for so long!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #14232
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Replaced the rear brake pads and rotors. Had this car since September, sunk over $1,200 in so far, not counting repainting the hood after I scratched it. So far I've overhauled the cooling system, new tires, new rear brakes, repainted hood. Time to give the wallet a rest for a while.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #14233
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Installed my carbon fiber trim on dash and around shifter. Armrest will be done tomorrow.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #14234
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Installed my Orion v2's opaque today! Attachment 480743Attachment 480744Attachment 480745
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #14235
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Installed my Orion v2's opaque today! Attachment 480743Attachment 480744Attachment 480745
What is the difference between opaque ones and the others?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #14236
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What is the difference between opaque ones and the others?
Probably reduced LED hot spotting.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #14237
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If you go on their site they show one opaque and without. Increases brightness in other words.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #14238
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Very well I always wondered...that's prob my next mod thnx gentlemen
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #14239
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Auto body shop just buffed out the most visible scratches and the rest of the car. Now parked in the garage until I can fully detail and apply polish.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #14240
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Installed my carbon fiber trim on dash and around shifter. Armrest will be done tomorrow.
Selling old trim?

If so dibs?

Coincidentally, I want to get rid of my carbon fiber trim.
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