Patchys Impala lt mod updates and changes. - Chevy Impala Forums

It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Chevy Impala Forums

Go Back   Chevy Impala Forums > General Discussion > Recent Mods/Weekly Updates

Recent Mods/Weekly Updates Done something to your ride lately? Painted or dipped something? Added or Removed anything? Show and Tell here!

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 09-12-2014   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Patchys Impala lt mod updates and changes.

Okay so instead of making a new thread everytime I make a change to my impala I figured I'll go ahead and make this to just update everyone on this thread. Hope that's okay. Well today all I did to it was give the interior a really good cleaning spent about 2 hours vacuuming and cleaning things inside the car. It looks like brand new again. I'll keep all you updated as I do more. See ya everyone.

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #2 (permalink)
Breathe Easy

 
Bud54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 1,374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 365
Thanked 413 Times in 254 Posts
Is it okay? Hell yeah it is! Your Imp reminds me a lot of mine in the early stages of mods...looking forward to seeing more from you, man!

Bud54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Bud54 For This Useful Post:
PatchysImpalas (09-13-2014)
Old 09-13-2014   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud54 View Post
Is it okay? Hell yeah it is! Your Imp reminds me a lot of mine in the early stages of mods...looking forward to seeing more from you, man!
Thanks man I plan on redoing my taillights today and maybe dipping the 'metal' part in between the two grills I think it'd look good matte black right there

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts

Starting off the morning with putting a VERY light smoke on my headlights with vht nightshade I'll post the end result after awhile

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #5 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
jtrosky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 12,419
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 931 Post(s)
Thanks: 992
Thanked 2,307 Times in 1,803 Posts
Garage
Just in case you didn't realize it, the headlights on these cars come out EXTREMELY easily. Remove (1) 7mm bolt and pull white plastic thing up and out and the headlight will come right out. Would be much easier to apply the VHT with the headlight removed! :-)

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

jtrosky is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to jtrosky For This Useful Post:
PatchysImpalas (09-13-2014)
Old 09-13-2014   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Damn I already started before I checked back in lol oh well first coat came out good I'll put 1 more on it then do the other

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Do you guys think my impala would look good with the space between the two front grills plasti dipped (so matte black to match the grills)

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Well headlights are finished but I'm going to have to wait till I pull out of garage to take pics because on the camera in here you can't even tell

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #9 (permalink)
Go Get It

 
RYD SLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 15,037
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,054
Thanked 3,182 Times in 2,462 Posts
7th gens are even easier! 2 slot-style connectors, no bolts

I think it would be very subtle. Doubt it would look bad, but 99% of people probably wouldn't even notice it

__________________
~Jeff
*2001 Impala Ls - 141k
Precision 6262 Turbo, ZZP Z3, Tial wastegate and BOV, CXRacing intercooler, ZZP 3" turbo-back w/ muffler delete, Bosch 42.5# Injectors, Bosch fuel pump, CTS-V Brembos, Stainless lines, BC Racing coilovers, Dorman solid sway bar, BMR trailing arms, SPEC-D LED headlights, LED heads and fogs, Quad tails, C5 reverse lights, All LED interior, LED 6 gauge cluster retrofit, LED puddle lights, LED underglow, Debadged, Painted emblems, Color-matched trim, Wrapped dash & door trim, Kenwood DDX271, Polk Audio dxi6500 components, Polk Audio db690, Hifonics GLX100.4, 2x Polk Audio db1240 in custom box, Hifonics ZRX1800.1D, KMC District, Nitto NT555G2, SS tail covers, SS spoiler, SS Lip, 20% tint, Black mesh grille

*1999 Escalade - 150k
Winter daily on 22s

*2001 Dakota - 99k
Custom painted runaround

*2014 Impala LT Limited - 65k
"Dad's ride"

*1992 Caprice Wagon - Sold @ 195k
RYD SLO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to RYD SLO For This Useful Post:
PatchysImpalas (09-13-2014)
Old 09-13-2014   #10 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
jtrosky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 12,419
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 931 Post(s)
Thanks: 992
Thanked 2,307 Times in 1,803 Posts
Garage
Since your car is already black, I definitely wouldn't waste the time or effort to plastidip that little section black... Paint looks so much better than plastidip. I never understood the whole "plastidip your whole car" thing. I've never seen plastidip look anywhere near as good as a real paint job...

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

jtrosky is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to jtrosky For This Useful Post:
PatchysImpalas (09-13-2014)
Old 09-13-2014   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts




I put 3 more coats on my taillights and 2 light coats on my headlights in the sun the headlights look a bit darker then they actually are

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #12 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
jtrosky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 12,419
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 931 Post(s)
Thanks: 992
Thanked 2,307 Times in 1,803 Posts
Garage
Look pretty good for a quick spray-on tint! How is the light output?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

jtrosky is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
Look pretty good for a quick spray-on tint! How is the light output?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Idk yet lol want me to post pics later tonight once it's dark outsids

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
PatchysImpalas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts


Here's a better pic of my freshly painted taillights

__________________

2009 Impala Lt.
Blacked out.
Debadged.
Blacked out tail lights.
5% tint all around.
2, 12 inch kickers in the trunk.
Wind/rain guards on windows.
Dipped chrome pieces.
Aftermarket Floor mats.
Center console storage tray.
All LED interior lights.
More mods to come very soon.
PatchysImpalas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2014   #15 (permalink)
Go Get It

 
RYD SLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 15,037
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,054
Thanked 3,182 Times in 2,462 Posts
Those tails look dark. Does light still shine through them? I'd be scared of getting rear-ended

__________________
~Jeff
*2001 Impala Ls - 141k
Precision 6262 Turbo, ZZP Z3, Tial wastegate and BOV, CXRacing intercooler, ZZP 3" turbo-back w/ muffler delete, Bosch 42.5# Injectors, Bosch fuel pump, CTS-V Brembos, Stainless lines, BC Racing coilovers, Dorman solid sway bar, BMR trailing arms, SPEC-D LED headlights, LED heads and fogs, Quad tails, C5 reverse lights, All LED interior, LED 6 gauge cluster retrofit, LED puddle lights, LED underglow, Debadged, Painted emblems, Color-matched trim, Wrapped dash & door trim, Kenwood DDX271, Polk Audio dxi6500 components, Polk Audio db690, Hifonics GLX100.4, 2x Polk Audio db1240 in custom box, Hifonics ZRX1800.1D, KMC District, Nitto NT555G2, SS tail covers, SS spoiler, SS Lip, 20% tint, Black mesh grille

*1999 Escalade - 150k
Winter daily on 22s

*2001 Dakota - 99k
Custom painted runaround

*2014 Impala LT Limited - 65k
"Dad's ride"

*1992 Caprice Wagon - Sold @ 195k
RYD SLO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Recent Discussions
Word Association
02-10-2011 07:15 PM
Last post by tonyc712000
31 Minutes Ago 07:48 AM
33 Replies, 849,999 Views
Transmission Slipping
10-22-2017 07:46 AM
Last post by rjayl
7 Hours Ago 01:00 AM
24 Replies, 12,317 Views
Spark plugs
1 Week Ago 01:11 PM
Last post by rjayl
7 Hours Ago 12:54 AM
12 Replies, 304 Views
Finally went LED on the...
05-27-2019 05:53 PM
Last post by SFCR
16 Hours Ago 03:22 PM
57 Replies, 2,488 Views
2014 Impala 2lt...
08-27-2018 08:14 PM
Last post by birdman9177
19 Hours Ago 12:56 PM
8 Replies, 1,875 Views
Windshield wiper blades
1 Week Ago 01:06 PM
Last post by birdman9177
19 Hours Ago 12:46 PM
13 Replies, 372 Views
Blown head gasket???
5 Days Ago 07:46 AM
Last post by 1954 Chevy
1 Day Ago 07:37 AM
6 Replies, 106 Views
2015 Impala Changed...
4 Days Ago 01:44 PM
Last post by BruceCSnow
1 Day Ago 07:00 PM
8 Replies, 167 Views
Started the 100,000 mile...
09-15-2019 06:17 PM
Last post by 1999 White C5 Coupe
1 Day Ago 10:45 AM
8 Replies, 514 Views
2013 impala actuator
2 Weeks Ago 04:26 AM
Last post by hatzie
2 Days Ago 04:57 PM
11 Replies, 347 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
This site is not affiliated nor endorsed by General Motors Corp. Chevy Impala and related trademarks are the property of General Motors Corp.