hey all, took some pics last weekend with my crappy camera phone. Let me know what you think.
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I do the same thing. While at work i sit there and just stare at my car. I love how it looks especially with the sports grill.I know what you mean. Its funny how little tweaks can make or break the look of the car. When I bought the car i was a little unsure about the overall look. But now, i am very please with it and I always find myself staring at it when I get out of the car. Is it just me or does anyone else do that?
Wow it must be quick. I have a similar exterior set up(plus rear spoiler). I also like the way the mud flaps look with front spoiler. It looks muscular and stream lined. It doesn't look as bulky as some premiums may look. The front under spoiler for the non premium is more aerodynamic IMO.Thanks! Mods so far: Cobb springs, Cobb shifter and bushings, Cobb dp and stage 2 AP. I bought the base model so I had to add the sport grille and lip.I was thinking about getting the side skirts but i like the way the mudflaps look with the lines on the car. Some guy opened his door into my passenger door so I had to paint the whole right side. While I was doing that I went ahead and painted the chrome on the rear deck lid. I paint cars for a living so i only had to pay for materials. Let me tell you painting a tri-coat paint job is no walk in the park.
LOL... my girlfriend whacks me in the arm when I do the "look back". Jealous much? muahahaha
The process of painting the car and strip wasn't hard, it was achieving a good color match that was the hard part. Most colors consist of two stages. There is a base coat and clear coat. A pearl paint job consist of three stages, a base coat, a mid coat, and a clear coat. The base coat is the solid white that you lay down first. The mid coat consist of a white pearl and a little green pearl mixed with some binder and balancer. The pearl is actually a tinted glass that is ground down into a fine powder. Since the mid coat has no tints or "color" it is transparent and when sprayed over the base coat you see the white but with a pearl look to it. The color will vary based on the amount of pearl coats applied. Also it is almost impossible to match a three stage color without blending. The damage was on the front door so i had to blend into the fender and rear door. You take the color into the adjacent panel going a little further with each coat so that there isn't a noticeable difference in color. It took alot of pearl to get the color right but when i was done you couldn't even tell it had been painted.