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Old 11-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Been on here for a while and have had my 2012 ice silver wrx for almost 5 months now so I thought I'd start a thread. This is my first car and I could not be happier with it. I have added several things to the car since I got it and I have many more plans for it.

Mods:

Engine:
Torqued Performance stage 1
Cobb sf intake + air box
Nameless Performance axleback (muffler delete - 3.5" staggered double walled tips)

Exterior:
Tint (15% all around, except windshield)
Rally armor mudflaps (red logo)
Painted tailights red

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Nice car
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks man.

On another note, i ordered a nameless axleback muffler delete (3.5" staggered double wall) on saturday night and i cannot wait to get it on the car. Only downfall is i have to wait until Christmas to get it!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Thanks man.

On another note, i ordered a nameless axleback muffler delete (3.5" staggered double wall) on saturday night and i cannot wait to get it on the car. Only downfall is i have to wait until Christmas to get it!
At least u give ur self a cool christmas gift. Lol. Nice.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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At least u give ur self a cool christmas gift. Lol. Nice.
Its not to myself haha, my parents are giving it to me for Christmas. trust me, if it were a gift to myself i wouldn't be waiting
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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Been debating painting my tail lights for quite some time now, and I finally decided to do it. I couldn't be more happy with the results. It was a really easy process and I would personally recommend this method over overlays. Just because there is less chance of error and you don`t need any special skills to do it.

For the paint I used red vht niteshades and rustoleum clear coat.



Here are the lights out of the car ready for painting. (excuse the poor quality on some of them as I took them with a camcorder and I left the fish-eye on in some of them)



All coats of vht done and clear coated.



And here`s a few of them in the car.







I think I might have done like 7 coats of the niteshades and I did 5 coats of clear. I did so many coats of niteshades because i did them really thin as i wasn`t familiar with the paint and didn`t want runs). I waited roughly 15 between each coat and let it dry for about an hour and half then started clear coating, with about 10 minutes between coats. I let the lights sit for the night and most of the next day before i put them back in the car.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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your first car:O
not hating, just incredibly jealous haha.
looking good man.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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your first car:O
not hating, just incredibly jealous haha.
looking good man.
haha, thanks man!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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How are you liking the TP stage 1 with the intake? I'm thinking about doing both of those pretty soon. Did you use an AP or tactrix to install?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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Thanks man.

On another note, i ordered a nameless axleback muffler delete (3.5" staggered double wall) on saturday night and i cannot wait to get it on the car. Only downfall is i have to wait until Christmas to get it!
You're going to love it nameless performance makes quality products
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
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@ dcorn - I love it! soo much more fun than stock, and I noticed a good difference in throttle response. It pulls a lot harder and is a lot smoother than the stock tune as well. I don't know the exact gains of the intake as I installed them both the same time, but it does sound cool! I only really got the intake because I got a good deal from my brother. And I used the tactrix cable to flash.

@_brian_ - I know! I cannot wait to get it on the car.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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Just a little update, I have had all the parts for the bulletproof mod for the stock intercooler for a couple months now and just haven't had/made time to put it on there. I'm really going to try and get it on there this week/ weekend. Check back for pictures when it's installed!
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #13
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A picture i took today, just edited on instagram. Car is rotten, but it is winter....

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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Good job on the taillights bud, they look really good. I bet you'll be one happy dude when the axleback comes in
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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should have went with a better clear, would have came out a lot better.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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I'm a fan of the 3M vinyls, that's what I used for the turn signals on my sedan. I've seen some sloppy jobs with the night shade, it looks a lot better than most.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #17
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the job itself looks great, just could be smoothed and glossed and would look a lot deeper and glass like. did you watersand at all?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #18
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Good job on the taillights bud, they look really good. I bet you'll be one happy dude when the axleback comes in
Thanks a lot man, and only 2 more dayss... cannot wait
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #19
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Yeaa i agree i should have used a better clear coat, but i thought the stuff i used would be good at the time. As for the vinyl overlays, id rather stay away from them. I know i wouldn't be able to install them because i don't have the patience and i would just get frustrated. I found painting them to be very easy.

And i did try wet sanding with 2000 grit (soapy water) one of the pieces on the hatch followed by some turtle wax polishing compound and it made it look a bit hazy so i didn`t do the rest of them. Is there something i did wrong
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #20
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wet sand them and hit it with some rubbing compound followed by some wax. that haziness means you wet sanded them enough and needs to be refinished. the compound should bring back the depth and color and the wax will really make em shine

wet sanded:


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Old 12-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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wow, that white wrx with the black roof and wheels looks awesome..... yours looks ok to... but damn that white one is sexy!.... blue one looks like crap.... hahaha...
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #22
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Ohhh i dint't wax them afterward. just used the rubbing compound. So is the wax just normal wax you use on the car? or is it a special type?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #23
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wow, that white wrx with the black roof and wheels looks awesome..... yours looks ok to... but damn that white one is sexy!.... blue one looks like crap.... hahaha...
hahahaha
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
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yeah any wax would be fine i personally like mcguires hi tech yellow wax. use a buffer if you have one itll save you a lot of time and effort lol
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #25
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yeah any wax would be fine i personally like mcguires hi tech yellow wax. use a buffer if you have one itll save you a lot of time and effort lol
Alright, thanks man. And what do you mean by a buffer? Like a machine to do it instead of hand waxing?
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