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Old 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Blue Batmobile/Overlay Thread - Hatch Edition!

Let's see your hatch overlays!

I was able to find a couple of sedan threads for overlays, but nothing specific to the hatch, so I'm starting one. We all know the stock taillights on the 08+ cars are hideous (especially the hatchbacks), and luckily I work not far from Blue Batmobile. We met up and I left with red vinyl for the tails and yellow for the foglights.

I ended up with a few creases in the top "multi-curve" areas, and yes they do bug me, but no they're not visible from more than a step back. I learned a lot doing this and would definitely do it again, although I'd take a little more time. I got excited when the first one went so well that I rushed the 2nd. The fogs were cake, but the cake is a lie...

On to the pics!

Before:


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I need better pics of the foglights, but my camera isn't so great:


Big thanks to Blue Batmobile for a good deal on a good product. The overlays came with clear instructions and he gives great advice, but like I said I should have taken it slower.

There are a few different styles of the taillight overlays, so let's see some more!
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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that makes me horny.

too many blue mat threads though.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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Did you have to remove the fog lights to install the overlays?
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
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^Nope, the bezel just pops off similar to the GDs.

In the owner's manual, if you look up where to put your tow hook, you should see a pic of how to pry the fog bezel off. This may be different with the 2011s but I couldn't say.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I was able to find a couple of sedan threads for overlays, but nothing specific to the hatch, so I'm starting one. We all know the stock taillights on the 08+ cars are hideous (especially the hatchbacks), and luckily I work not far from Blue Batmobile. We met up and I left with red vinyl for the tails and yellow for the foglights.

I ended up with a few creases in the top "multi-curve" areas, and yes they do bug me, but no they're not visible from more than a step back. I learned a lot doing this and would definitely do it again, although I'd take a little more time. I got excited when the first one went so well that I rushed the 2nd. The fogs were cake, but the cake is a lie...

On to the pics!

Before:


After:





I need better pics of the foglights, but my camera isn't so great:


Big thanks to Blue Batmobile for a good deal on a good product. The overlays came with clear instructions and he gives great advice, but like I said I should have taken it slower.

There are a few different styles of the taillight overlays, so let's see some more!
Stunning! Lemme know if you wanna try another set .

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Old 05-20-2011, 02:27 AM   #6
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^Nope, the bezel just pops off similar to the GDs.

In the owner's manual, if you look up where to put your tow hook, you should see a pic of how to pry the fog bezel off. This may be different with the 2011s but I couldn't say.
Ok, I'll have to see if it works tomorrow.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #7
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looks great!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #8
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I need to get some, where is the best place to do so.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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^^
www.bluebatmobile.net

You can also PM Blue Batmobile, a couple of posts above yours. I met up with him becuase he's local to me, but there is ordering info on his photo album.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #10
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They look good! I think I may be interested in a set of fog overlays for '10 wrx hehe. Does anyone know if I need to detach anything or just stick them on?
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #11
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He sends instructions, but basically you clean the surface w/ soapy water then slap that vinyl on and get to work w/ a squeegee and hair dryer.

Fog overlays were a billion times easier than the tails. You'd have to make an effort to screw up on the fogs.

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Old 05-20-2011, 03:26 PM   #12
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I like it. It looks 10x better
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #13
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the stock ones are hideous, if i end up selling my my05 sti and getting a newer one ill definately be doing this, thanks for the write up! looks great
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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I almost ordered them before signing paperwork.


Come on, I know there are more people out there with overlays on a hatch. Any kind, post 'em up! It's good to see different overlay patterns on different colored cars.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #15
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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i do not have any pics right here, but worth noting, mine are almost 2 years old now, and still look as good as when i put them on!
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:50 PM   #17
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i do not have any pics right here, but worth noting, mine are almost 2 years old now, and still look as good as when i put them on!


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Old 06-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #18
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I just put in an order for overlays for my 2011 hatch tails, atleast I think I did. I sent the payment through paypal and left a comment describing the overlays I want.

I haven't gotten any confirmation or anything, is this typical?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:40 AM   #19
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I just put in an order for overlays for my 2011 hatch tails, atleast I think I did. I sent the payment through paypal and left a comment describing the overlays I want.

I haven't gotten any confirmation or anything, is this typical?
He'll get back to you. I just ordered some too!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #20
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i want these on my hatchback so bad! i am just afraid of the install. Waste of 42 dollars if you cant get them on right (and i am a perfectionist!) ughhhh
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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i want these on my hatchback so bad! i am just afraid of the install. Waste of 42 dollars if you cant get them on right (and i am a perfectionist!) ughhhh
me too. i'm afraid the edges will peel after some car washes
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:05 AM   #22
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now you just have to do your 3rd brake light so it matches
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me too. i'm afraid the edges will peel after some car washes
If applied correctly, you will be fine .

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:45 AM   #24
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To anyone thats scared to install them, take them to a vinyl shop or a tint shop and they will install them for around 65 dollars. And these WILL not peel off in a car wash.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #25
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I ordered my first set from Bluebat a few months ago and completely f00ked the install. Just got my second set from him in the mail yesterday, and I'll be taking it to a tint shop to get them put on this time.
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