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Old 09-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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some lovin' to the exterior :D

so today, my quarter window louvers came in, and my rear window louvers should come in some time soon.
my mom is very angry but i think it was worth it.
any tips on how to keep the tape from wearing?
and how will they hold at high speeds (80+)

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: some lovin' to the exterior :D

Very Nice. The tape should hold fine at high speed. I had scoops on my car and did 100's of miles at a time at 90 mph driving across country and never an issue. As long as you cleaned and prepped the surfaces right it will hold a long long time.

The wheels. Nice job. Very professional looking. Taping off must have sucked bad lol.
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Re: some lovin' to the exterior :D

taping sucked soooo bad.
but the paint is only temporary though.
untill i get another job to buy another set of wheels.
then it's save up for a brake upgrade. then suspension, and the list never ends.
It's a very cruel cycle. a very very cruel cycle.

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Very Nice. The tape should hold fine at high speed. I had scoops on my car and did 100's of miles at a time at 90 mph driving across country and never an issue. As long as you cleaned and prepped the surfaces right it will hold a long long time.

The wheels. Nice job. Very professional looking. Taping off must have sucked bad lol.
also, i heard silicon around the edges will help. what's your opinion on this?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Dude your mustang is sick looking!
Did you just paint the stock rims? If so how much did that cost you because I was thinking about doing that.
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Looks good!
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taping sucked soooo bad.
but the paint is only temporary though.
untill i get another job to buy another set of wheels.
then it's save up for a brake upgrade. then suspension, and the list never ends.
It's a very cruel cycle. a very very cruel cycle.

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also, i heard silicon around the edges will help. what's your opinion on this?
I've done the silicon trick! It's the best

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Tape off around the crack, car color silicon or clear, apply a bead take ur finger and spread it smooth, remove the tape, should have none let on the car but in the crack, so literally the only part showing between the tape is the crack. If u apply pressure to the louver as the silicon sets its very flush looking(use a pipe with towels on the ends between wall and part)
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so today, my quarter window louvers came in, and my rear window louvers should come in some time soon.
my mom is very angry but i think it was worth it.
any tips on how to keep the tape from wearing?
and how will they hold at high speeds (80+)

sorry for crappy picture quality.
That's one bada** ride.are your wheels plasti dipped.
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Dude your mustang is sick looking!
Did you just paint the stock rims? If so how much did that cost you because I was thinking about doing that.
I painted the stock rims
Project cost me about 60 bucks

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That's one bada** ride.are your wheels plasti dipped.
No, they're painted
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Ohh that's not bad. Looks good, you sure did a good job.
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I've done the silicon trick! It's the best

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Tape off around the crack, car color silicon or clear, apply a bead take ur finger and spread it smooth, remove the tape, should have none let on the car but in the crack, so literally the only part showing between the tape is the crack. If u apply pressure to the louver as the silicon sets its very flush looking(use a pipe with towels on the ends between wall and part)
i accidentally got some on the body, i had to scrub forever to get it off.
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i accidentally got some on the body, i had to scrub forever to get it off.
Sylicone? Use a wet napkin, rag, or finger. It'll come off easier that way. Just a fun fact of the day
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Sylicone? Use a wet napkin, rag, or finger. It'll come off easier that way. Just a fun fact of the day
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That sounds like a horrible way to kill the paint of anything besides a plastic or lacker. We used that on our drums in high school before football games. That stuff made em shine and made them pearly white again. I just couldn't imagine it on a car though
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That sounds like a horrible way to kill the paint of anything besides a plastic or lacker. We used that on our drums in high school before football games. That stuff made em shine and made them pearly white again. I just couldn't imagine it on a car though
It's good to get sticky **** off and I've never heard of it doing bad to paints. People use it to get off gum etc.
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I use peanut butter for stuff like that. To me goo gone, It's like using windex, it looks good now but later on down the road of life it ruins the clear coat.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #16
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A little teaser
I'm going to put the brackets on in a couple hours
Have To go to my friends house o weld the exhaust
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Pretty good
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Pretty good
Sexy. Now.
AMR Charcoal 19x9 and 19x10s
275s up front
305s or 315s in back. Then drop

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Tint those lights also
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All lights are tinted minus front lights
And I want to get the charcoal amr
And I'm probably gonna powder coat the sides red
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #20
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Okay
So the parents dont approve of the louvers. Dad went on a mini rant complaining about the finish and the fact that they're made out of plastic
But I like them and that's all that matters :p
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Okay
So the parents dont approve of the louvers. Dad went on a mini rant complaining about the finish and the fact that they're made out of plastic
But I like them and that's all that matters :p
It completes the boss look actually. Well the rear window one at least. Have fun with blind spots lol
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Re: some lovin' to the exterior :D

they honestly aren't too bad tho
heres a pic with them on.
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I can still see
Might wanna remove the tint
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Re: some lovin' to the exterior :D

thanks!
i'm gonna have to sand it and paint it though, to get rid of the textured finish.
but that'll be some time after I get another job.
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I meant the side louvers. The rear one is no big deal for me. That's the last thing in saving for as far as exterior goes and a few cans of plasti dip for my rims.
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I meant the side louvers. The rear one is no big deal for me. That's the last thing in saving for as far as exterior goes and a few cans of plasti dip for my rims.
Go with aluminum cuz my plastic one looks tacky
I'm going to sand it and paint it next weekend (as Long as the weather holds) and see if hat changes the look (textures looks super tacky)
I'll post up some pics once it's completely finished
I get to be a test subject again ;p
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On that note
Any tips on how to get textured abs material to feel smooth?
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Low grit sand paper? I've never tried. Just guessing what should work
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Ill be doing it this weekend
The textured abs doesn't match the smooth texture of the rest of the body :/
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I thought textured couldn't be made into smooth? If it can I got an idea for all the ugly rocker panels
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