Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #726
dsn112
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 332561
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2015 Legacy LTD
Twilight Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zwalk
I could do this with the car taped off instead of Poppin em out right
That would be the laziest and most guaranteed way to get some overspray all over your car.

Take them off
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
dsn112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #727
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsn112 View Post
That would be the laziest and most guaranteed way to get some overspray all over your car.

Take them off

+1.

It more work leaving them on vs removal.


ETA: my krylon should be here this week. Had no luck w / local stores or chains.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #728
zwalk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 281705
Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Vehicle:
2005 STi
CGM

Default

I just did tint like that once and I cracked interior trim when I took those out one time haha, granted I'm better at doing this **** now hahaha, anyone know what the RustOleum equiv would be? Guess it doesn't matter I think my Walmart has krylon
zwalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #729
orijinalx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 253355
Join Date: Jul 2010
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Springfield, VA
Vehicle:
2013 VW Golf R

Default

Finally did mine. Taking off the plastic trim was a PITA, hardest part of the whole process lol. I also used VHT Red, which came out pretty good.

orijinalx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #730
dsn112
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 332561
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2015 Legacy LTD
Twilight Blue

Default

The only thing I would do is do the third brake light too. Looks out of place being clear still
dsn112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #731
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

i have water in my left reverse light...too much abuse from recoating
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #732
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

see post 718. FAIL.

the bad:






ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #733
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

Just wet sand and polish lol
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #734
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

take 2: removed old paint with Goof Off, sanded down with some 1000 and 1500 grit sand paper. then sprayed. 2 coats of red, 1 coat of clear.

















ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #735
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #736
hoffmanEstates
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 122043
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: aurora
Vehicle:
04 wagonier
psm

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChesterWRX
see post 718. FAIL.

the bad:

Looks like something ya would see in Chicago
hoffmanEstates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 10:19 AM   #737
themaus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321211
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Default

On the VHT Nightshades Red can it says you can't remove it. Is this true? If I **** up I wanna be able to take it off....
themaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:14 AM   #738
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

goof off will take it off.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:44 AM   #739
themaus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321211
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChesterWRX View Post
goof off will take it off.
I thought you used Stained glasspaint? You have used goooff to take the VHT Nightshade off though?
themaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #740
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by themaus View Post
I thought you used Stained glasspaint? You have used goooff to take the VHT Nightshade off though?
i'm pretty sure goof off will take off just about any spray paint off.

they also have a grafitti remover which i do NOT recommend using because it says on the can "no plastic" or something to that effect.

i used regular spray paint (see post 718 and 732) and took it right off with a rag and goof off.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #741
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

lol don't do this mod expecting to go back to stock easily. even f you get the paint off cleanly you will never get it out of seams on the side of the lights
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:31 PM   #742
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celery GT-5 View Post
lol don't do this mod expecting to go back to stock easily. even f you get the paint off cleanly you will never get it out of seams on the side of the lights
good point.

the only way around that would be to tape off the inner lens and housing assemblies.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #743
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

lol it would be hard
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 03:13 PM   #744
themaus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321211
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Default

Good points. I am still going to attempt it this weekend. I can't get the vinyl looking good at all.
themaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #745
zwalk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 281705
Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Vehicle:
2005 STi
CGM

Default

I used VHT nightshade and clearcoat once and it came off fine with gas...
zwalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #746
mrkyle3
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 272675
Join Date: Feb 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Hershey, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
2004 Miata

Default

I honestly prefer overlays to painting them. A bit more expensive but they don't fade and they look awesome.


mrkyle3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #747
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

overlays are less expensive when you consider the redos...lol
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #748
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

if it wasn't for the bump on the outter tail i would have stuck with overlays.

i've seen pictures on here from so-called professional installs that had it bunched up around the edges and improperly cut.

the paint is pretty easy and two cans can easily do 5x jobs - assuming it fades in the first place.

i'm actually considering getting a 2nd set of tail lamps just for this reason. i know Depo (sp) makes the outter ones, no such luck finding a "steady" supply of the inner ones. but the prices of OEM aren't that bad either.

worst case: new tail lamp assemblies

but knowing i can strip and repaint *or* just strip it off, sand and polish to make them good as new... (except for the residue on the inside of the lens)

Last edited by ChesterWRX; 10-18-2012 at 07:21 PM.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #749
Celery GT-5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 98210
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Upstate NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT
WRB

Default

I want some new tails..lol
Celery GT-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #750
mrkyle3
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 272675
Join Date: Feb 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Hershey, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
2004 Miata

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChesterWRX
if it wasn't for the bump on the outter tail i would have stuck with overlays.

i've seen pictures on here from so-called professional installs that had it bunched up around the edges and improperly cut.

the paint is pretty easy and two cans can easily do 5x jobs - assuming it fades in the first place.

i'm actually considering getting a 2nd set of tail lamps just for this reason. i know Depo (sp) makes the outter ones, no such luck finding a "steady" supply of the inner ones. but the prices of OEM aren't that bad either.

worst case: new tail lamp assemblies

but knowing i can strip and repaint *or* just strip it off, sand and polish to make them good as new... (except for the residue on the inside of the lens)
Iag performance did mine and they are flawless as you can see.
mrkyle3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New! Clear Tail Light Mod... WRX Rally Style Subie Gal Member's Car Gallery 33 03-15-2011 07:08 AM
2009 WRX fog light mod Andrey Electrical & Lighting 8 04-24-2010 05:43 AM
WTT: my06 sti taillight for you 05 sti/wrx tail light + $20, local swap only, (FL) yenny Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 2 08-02-2009 01:39 AM
WTT 2006 WRX tail lights for 2005 WRX tail lights SCRAPPYDO TXIC Private Classifieds 4 12-04-2006 01:01 AM
WTT 2006 WRX tail lights for 2005 WRX tail lights flymordecai TXIC Private Classifieds 1 11-23-2006 01:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.