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Old 12-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Visual tweaks?

Anyone know of any visual tweaks to do to a 2003 body? Just looking to see if anybody has done any unique tweaks.
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Anyone know of any visual tweaks to do to a 2003 body? Just looking to see if anybody has done any unique tweaks.
you can do alot with Plastidip. a really cheap way to give your car a new look
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What spoiler do u have I had a 00 that I moved my spoiler back about a inch it looked nice
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I painted a mach one lip to match my car...i also run hash marks with pinstripes... cut the antenna to 6"...painted calipers...plastidipped my rear panel...tinted my tails...theres lots you can do. The question is what do you like?
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I painted a mach one lip to match my car...i also run hash marks with pinstripes... cut the antenna to 6"...painted calipers...plastidipped my rear panel...tinted my tails...theres lots you can do. The question is what do you like?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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I painted a mach one lip to match my car...i also run hash marks with pinstripes... cut the antenna to 6"...painted calipers...plastidipped my rear panel...tinted my tails...theres lots you can do. The question is what do you like?
First question is what is plastidip? And nothing really in particular in mind. Just tryin to get an idea on people have done. Then I'm gonna put some stuff together. Do you have any pics?

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you can do alot with Plastidip. a really cheap way to give your car a new look
I have the spoiler that has the 2 pillars about 6 inches from the ends. Got a pic?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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Basically what slowsix said. Dip rims and other body parts, tint the tails, antenna, cut the springs which is cheap and gives it a better stance
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What spoiler do u have I had a 00 that I moved my spoiler back about a inch it looked nice
How did you move it back?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 AM   #9
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Plasti dip is basically spray paint you can peel off if you dont like the results. Its really cool stuff!
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First question is what is plastidip? And nothing really in particular in mind. Just tryin to get an idea on people have done. Then I'm gonna put some stuff together. Do you have any pics?

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I have the spoiler that has the 2 pillars about 6 inches from the ends. Got a pic?
plastidip is basicly plastic in a bottle. its just like using a spray can but if you dont like it you can peel it off. it will only come off if you wanna take it off. search it up on youtube. youll find alot of examples there. i buy cans at home depot for about $6 a can
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I moved it as far back as I could but still have the spoiler cover the original holes
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About the antenna, it won't harm your radio signal right? Cause I have the huge stock antenna and it is a massive eyesore. How would you cover up the bare metal when you cut it?
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About the antenna, it won't harm your radio signal right? Cause I have the huge stock antenna and it is a massive eyesore. How would you cover up the bare metal when you cut it?
Short antennas suck don't get them or cut ur stock one I cut mine and it was terrible then I bought a 8 inch to see if it would change anything and it was worse. I hav no radio now cause I lose the stations all the time. Thankfully I hav an iPod jack.
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Short antennas suck don't get them or cut ur stock one I cut mine and it was terrible then I bought a 8 inch to see if it would change anything and it was worse. I hav no radio now cause I lose the stations all the time. Thankfully I hav an iPod jack.
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I have the short antenna and i didnt loose any stations.
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I'll cut mine tomorrow and and see what happens. I'll let you guys know. But I'm still wondering, do you just cut it and leave it, or do you cover it with something
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and of course my sig shows my mach lip painted


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I'll cut mine tomorrow and and see what happens. I'll let you guys know. But I'm still wondering, do you just cut it and leave it, or do you cover it with something
i round the end with a file and give it a spray of black paint to hide the marks...i'm down to a 6" one and mine works fine in my area
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I painted a mach one lip to match my car...i also run hash marks with pinstripes... cut the antenna to 6"...painted calipers...plastidipped my rear panel...tinted my tails...theres lots you can do. The question is what do you like?
What all did you do to plastidip your rear panel?
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What all did you do to plastidip your rear panel?
taped off the panel with some trash bag...took off the badge with some fishing line (think of it as a saw for double sided tape)...wipe off the panel with a rag and then spray light even coats...4-5 coats later then unmask it all...tada in less then an hour from start to finish you have a black out panel
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taped off the panel with some trash bag...took off the badge with some fishing line (think of it as a saw for double sided tape)...wipe off the panel with a rag and then spray light even coats...4-5 coats later then unmask it all...tada in less then an hour from start to finish you have a black out panel
You just used more double sided tape for putting the badge on?:p
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You can really cut the antenna down to 8 inches? The whole thing is a little more than 2 feet
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You can really cut the antenna down to 8 inches? The whole thing is a little more than 2 feet
you can cut it down to 3" if you want...been there done that. of course at 3" when i was in the mountain areas it had a bit of issue, but i in town it was perfect...i'm at 6" now and no issues anywhere
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taped off the panel with some trash bag...took off the badge with some fishing line (think of it as a saw for double sided tape)...wipe off the panel with a rag and then spray light even coats...4-5 coats later then unmask it all...tada in less then an hour from start to finish you have a black out panel
with plastidip you dont have to take off any badges. you can just paint over it then peel it off
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with plastidip you dont have to take off any badges. you can just paint over it then peel it off
i know you can do that but i like to pull them so i have no exposed paint around the edges of the badge
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I dipped my panel with my ford badge on it then used a razor blade and cut out just the center of the oval so not I have a ford oval with blue center black rim instead of chrome rim
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and of course my sig shows my mach lip painted

i round the end with a file and give it a spray of black paint to hide the marks...i'm down to a 6" one and mine works fine in my area
looks good!
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Hey 1slosix what did you use to paint your chin spoiler? I like it much more painted!
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Hey 1slosix what did you use to paint your chin spoiler? I like it much more painted!
i went to Advance and bought a can of color match...since my car is sonic blue i had to wait a day for the paint to ship in but it was worth it...$7 for a whole new look
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i went to Advance and bought a can of color match...since my car is sonic blue i had to wait a day for the paint to ship in but it was worth it...$7 for a whole new look
Alright thanks..it definitely looks sharper painted and also how many coats you do
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i'd say it's 2-3 coats...i wasted alot of spray because it was cold when i did it and i had to sand it and redo it because of runs...i'm gonna respray it again before i wet sand and clear because i think it needs another coat or two still
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How did you move it back?
Moving the 99-00 spoiler back is easy just evolves drilling four new holes and plugging your existing six.. You can fill them with metal plugs 3/8" get from any hardware store.. Or fiberglass them or body filler.. Easiest cheapest plugs.. But what did was moved my spoiler till it set flush with the back of my deck lid.. Used plugs at first then I re painted my car so filled them right.. Easy mod give it that cobra spoiler look..
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Moving the 99-00 spoiler back is easy just evolves drilling four new holes and plugging your existing six.. You can fill them with metal plugs 3/8" get from any hardware store.. Or fiberglass them or body filler.. Easiest cheapest plugs.. But what did was moved my spoiler till it set flush with the back of my deck lid.. Used plugs at first then I re painted my car so filled them right.. Easy mod give it that cobra spoiler look..
Have any pics of it? On my spoiler it has this little piece that goes into that middle hole between the two the the screws go through?
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Moving the 99-00 spoiler back is easy just evolves drilling four new holes and plugging your existing six.. You can fill them with metal plugs 3/8" get from any hardware store.. Or fiberglass them or body filler.. Easiest cheapest plugs.. But what did was moved my spoiler till it set flush with the back of my deck lid.. Used plugs at first then I re painted my car so filled them right.. Easy mod give it that cobra spoiler look..
have any pics of the spoiler?
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i'd say it's 2-3 coats...i wasted alot of spray because it was cold when i did it and i had to sand it and redo it because of runs...i'm gonna respray it again before i wet sand and clear because i think it needs another coat or two still
Cool thanks again
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