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AUPilot09 07-07-2008 02:50 PM

Yeah, I got back in town and just washed the heck out of it. No real big deal.
Thanks for the info on the 3M tape stuffs. :)

I'm now wanting to do a small project but it's the biggest thing that's pissing me off. Emblems. They're peeling like a mofo and I don't want them to keep peeling, actually I want to replace them, or cover them. I want them to be black and silver. I was just wondering if anyone knew any cheapish ways of doing this. I don't want to have to get em printed at a shop, but I don't really mind it if I end up having to. I just wanted some ideas I guess.

Thanks again fellas. :)

Curlymurt 07-07-2008 03:20 PM

Are these badges just flat after they peel off? My NG900 had a 3d outline of the logo once it peeled it off. If that's the case, I'd say hand paint it up. That way, it technically doesn't even have to come off the car and you can paint it however you want. A nice, solid, custom emblem. After the paint you can treat it with something to protect it and give it a shine.

AUPilot09 07-07-2008 03:23 PM

That's a good idea actually. They do seem to have some ridges and such, so I may actually do this. They haven't peeled all the way yet, but they're certainly flaking bad, and will before the year's out.
What kind of paint would you suggest? Model paint? Some auto paint from the dealer or similar?

AUPilot09 07-09-2008 04:42 PM

Did a little work on mah car today. Summertime is bored time, gotta do something

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...rofilemod1.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...bduomod1-1.jpg

AUPilot09 07-12-2008 04:41 PM

Ordered 6 badge decals to cover the epic factory fail peel.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...lack_Turbo.jpg

Hood, Trunk, Wheels. I'm STOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I should have them in hand in a week.

drewz airflow se 07-12-2008 05:05 PM

Looks good!

Tysaabturbo 07-13-2008 10:42 PM

not sure if the squeeking under the drivers seat has been taken care of but i had the same problem. turns out is was the small piece of plastic molding right below the pocket on the seat.. its a little plastic piece which is held on by a clip (in my case the clip popped off and caused a horrible sqeak-"drove me nuts for months until i figured it out" ) good luck..

AUPilot09 07-13-2008 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tysaabturbo (Post 473129)
not sure if the squeeking under the drivers seat has been taken care of but i had the same problem. turns out is was the small piece of plastic molding right below the pocket on the seat.. its a little plastic piece which is held on by a clip (in my case the clip popped off and caused a horrible sqeak-"drove me nuts for months until i figured it out" ) good luck..

I've felt under there and thought that was awry, I'll be checking that tomorrow morning! Thanks so much

Tysaabturbo 07-14-2008 10:21 PM

no problem...hope thats your problem..if it is, its an easy fix!! good luck!!

AUPilot09 07-23-2008 02:17 PM

New emblems on.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00647.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00648.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00650.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00652.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00654.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...9/DSC00655.jpg

Rainy day. I must say I approve. Not the depth or luster of a factory $60 badge, but I must say they work well.

Superwill00 07-23-2008 02:51 PM

This is lookin good! Love that black on black. :p

AUPilot09 07-23-2008 03:34 PM

So, Poll time. E-code bumper strips, or Aero spoiler next? Probably some time next month if everything works out financially.

Fame 07-24-2008 02:02 PM

It looks like you already have E-codes from the pictures above-?

AUPilot09 07-24-2008 02:06 PM

heheh. GIMP FTW. I also still have 4 doors, and don't have foglights.

Fame 07-24-2008 09:45 PM

Right, well i guess my photo analytical skills are horrible-

AUPilot09 07-24-2008 09:59 PM

don't sweat it. I've actually gotten a couple of compliments on my skillz.... but do you think e-codes, or spoiler?

Superwill00 07-24-2008 10:23 PM

Spoiler FTW!

Fame 07-26-2008 05:53 PM

I'd say E-codes first if you're trying to save money then you could get the spoiler when your finances are more to your liking. I have both and each is equally appealing, so I'd go with the cheaper one.

AUPilot09 01-24-2009 06:59 PM

I'm thinking about replacing my stereo... any suggestions on replacement in dash units?

AUPilot09 09-30-2010 11:31 PM

Well, most of my pictures are dead links now, but I've decided to resurrect this thread instead of posting a new one.

I've noticed what appears to be bubbling in the paint on my rear bumper. I have no pictures at the moment, but I will later today. It looks like perhaps the clear is bubbling off in small sections on the top back of the bumper, and right near the edge by the side of the tail lights. I'll edit again tomorrow with more specifics, but preliminarily, anyone have any ideas?

Best place to get e-codes and aero spoiler?


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