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Old 09-10-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Black Cobra SS Inserts

Im a cheap ***. i took my old Chrome inserts off, scuffed em up a little, layed down a few coats of metallic black and a couple coats of clear and this is the result (better pics will follow on a undisclosed date):
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

im ****ing retawded!

some mod move to Pics n Videos plz kthxbye!
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Can't beat free.
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Can't beat free.
eh the spraypaint cost around 8$ for both.
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Can't beat cheap.
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

yeah. i cant fathom spending more than 50$ for a set of 26ga metal pieces. the one set i found were 125$ shipped. **** that. and going with a vinyl inlay was out of the question.
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

Black Cobra inserts > Chrome Cobra inserts.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:05 AM   #8
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that definitely goes better with your wheel/color combo... looks good mang
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yeah it looks much better and goes with the scheme of things. Changing the letters to black has solidified my choice to stay with the red and black combo, i love it. i cant imagine doing anything different with the exterior now.

thanks for the compliments. can a mod please move this to the pics/videos area? id like more people to see that small things sometimes make the biggest difference, and not everything has to cost what they cost just because vendors can charge what they charge. or something. i dunno.

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i didnt remember i uploaded the chrome piece shots. Just to let everyone know, its ideal to put a slight curve into the inserts. flat metal on a rounded bumper, no matter how good the adhesive, will start to back away on the sides of the letters, where the pullout resistance is greater due to the curvature of the bumper. i now have a slight curve to them, just put the letter between your hands, doesnt take much effort, get a nice smooth radius going that matches the bumper and viola! due to the curve, they have equal adhesion across the entire letter, not just the center.
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gotcha covered
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shibby! :thumbs2:
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you cheap ***! lol, jk. looks sick man.
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

that looks quite good...especially for a spray paint job. having just looked at the pics i thought they were just like that
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it looks much better
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that looks quite good...especially for a spray paint job. having just looked at the pics i thought they were just like that
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

How long do you think the spray will hold up out in the elements?
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Re: Black Cobra SS Inserts

black chrome would look better~ i wish i could decide if inserts would look good on mine or not...
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How long do you think the spray will hold up out in the elements?
3 coats of black metallic and 2 coats of clear. Both are automotive quality paint in a little rattlecan (we have this place in town called B&Z Autocolor, that if you give them your paint code, they can get you a rattlecan that matches your paint). i just grabbed whatever they had on the shelf, the guy said the Model Master stuff works awesome for little exterior ****, and should hold up well to the elements, just to wax them as much as the car. he said he uses the same stuff on all his black trims and they have held up for years.

ill probably get some redfire in a can and do the coil covers and throttle body.
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Man that looks really good, I love your car. I thought about sayin a flat black rear wing would look good but the more I look how dark ur car is it looks great how it is. come to indy so i can detail it for ya hahah
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come to indy so i can detail it for ya hahah
what products do you use?

i have a PC, Orange/White/Black pads, Optimum polish, Compound and Poly-Seal, Natty's Blue. ill probably end up getting new pads soon, right now they are all silverish from the GT (pretty much proved they didnt clear the car when i started to pull up silver from the paint)

first ill wash with dish soap and claybar. then hit it up with the orange pad and polish. follow with the white pad and polish. i will then use a quick and slow setting with the poly-seal and black pad. finally hand-apply Natty's.
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yeah i use a wool yellow or white pad, with Quick cut, then go back over with a yellow or black foam pad on my dewalt 1500-3000 rpm buffer. then use a show glaze. for wet sanding i use 1500 3M with a tad bit of water/ dawn soap., for a car wash i use Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash (cheaper then using pro stuff for weekely wash) then clay bar it about every 2-3 weeks (I dont drive it all the time) then the cali water blade to dry it. I also have a hand full other pro stuff from eco lab's that I use when we do cust. cars
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yeah i only detail it like above once in a blue moon (usually once i see water doesnt bead like usual). i just use standard car wash formulated soap, a yellow wool wash mit and a waffle weave foam towel thingy on normal washes.
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yeah now all u need is a great camera so u can make some desktop shots like ur sig for people that wish we had ur car..
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yeah now all u need is a great camera so u can make some desktop shots like ur sig for people that wish we had ur car..
yeah, next camera ill splurge on and get something good.
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