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Old 05-16-2013   #1 (permalink)
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As i discussed in the other thread, i had 20s on my car that i ran for about 3 seasons with 245 35 20 tires on them..I recently blew out one of my tires after only having them on for about a week or so.. make a long story short I was told i may as well replace both tires so i just said screw it..I dont feel like dropping 280 for mount balance and labor

I decided to put my stock wheels back on but due to running them in the pittsburgh winters they have taken some damage.. I cleaned them up and dipped them flat black..Also painted my SS badges flat black...I had my ss badges painted body but i didnt really like it because they didnt really stand out from the rest of the car. I was going to outline them in black and clear coat them but i never got around to it. So i used adhesion promotor on them, sandable primer on them, about 3-4 coats of flat black krylon, then about 3-4 coats of perfect match clear coat..I think they came out pretty good..

Going forward i will update this thread with any further mods that i do to my car..I figured i would put everything in one place starting with day one until present..

Mods since purchase of vehicle--

8000 DDM Tuning HIDS fogs and lows
20 % Tint all the way around excluding windshield
VHT taillight and third brakelight
20 inch velocity rims with body painted inserts
plastidipped b pillers
plastidipped chrome on front grill
body painted dash
K&N CAI
Body painted engine cover
Body painted ss badges (now flat black)
body painted bowtie on front grill
debadged everything excluding SS badges and front bowtie
Plasti dip Stock SS wheels
2 rockford P2 subs
pioneer DD


Any suggestions with the pics please let me know.I want to plasti dip the rest of my window trim but i am kind of afraid of it not lasting long and the difficulty of masking and painting them on the car. I really dont like plastidipping crap on my car....Its kind of ghetto and i dont have a garage to work in and its very difficult with wind, ETC..
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Looks good, but needs depos ASAP!

other's have dipped their window trim without too many problems, but vinyl might be a better choice for you. It would look really good blacked out

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Looks good, but needs depos ASAP!

other's have dipped their window trim without too many problems, but vinyl might be a better choice for you. It would look really good blacked out
I KNOW! I Do need them. The messed up part is when I got my.income tax I bought some off eBay and I waited for them and noticed the seller.refunded my money. I think I bought them for 160 shipped. So I emailed the seller.and asked why they refunded me and they said there was a manufacture recall?. So I ended up never placing another order. But ya they would look sick. I heard a lot of poeple complaining about the inside.of the assemblys getting moisture in them. Is that true?

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It can happen. If you reseal them before you put them on, you shouldn't have any problems

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It can happen. If you reseal them before you put them on, you shouldn't have any problems
What do you use to reseal them?

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I believe silicone sealant. Just add an extra layer, no need to open them up and actually reseal them.

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Thanks.for the info..when I get them I will do that for sure..

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No problem! Can't wait to see them on there. Will look SWEET!

Already does look SWEET! will just finish off the look so perfectly

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I'm sad bro. I loved those dubs you had.

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Yea I know. They were sick. Maybe ill throw them on next season

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Decided to plasti dip the window trim and i also took off my pillers and re dipped them as well. I will.upload more pics as soon as I wash it and clean it up. It's filthy!

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It looks good bro, keep up the good work! But I have to ask you what you used on your tail lights, because I LOVE the slightly tinted look that you and EJ have for the tail lights.

I'd try and spray them, but I usually have bad luck with trying to get them to come out like that. I may just try and hit up EJ and try his LED tails with the load balancers and see if that helps or not.

A slightly tinted set of tails is one of the few thing Papa SSmirf still needs to complete the look I'm going for.

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