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Old 09-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #126
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looks super clean Beach! I fully intend to do this at some point.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #127
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it looks great!!! i have a 2011 wrx that i wrapped in flat black i really like the flat white

What's up with some pics man?! Please? Haha thanks though

Etaks - I'll post up a little write up for you when I get my computer back....I just got one of those Razr Maxx phones and am having a hard time with it. Sorry for the late reply.


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Old 09-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #128
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Glorious photos my friend wingless ftw! I'd love to see more if you got em! Do i see some lightwerks action you got going on in those headlights??


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Old 09-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #129
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Glorious photos my friend wingless ftw! I'd love to see more if you got em! Do i see some lightwerks action you got going on in those headlights??

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I purchased the parts from lightwerks but i did everything myself and ill see if i can get some better pictures
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:47 PM   #130
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I purchased the parts from lightwerks but i did everything myself and ill see if i can get some better pictures
Looks damn good, and props to you for DIY! I'd love to see some more shots when you get to it!

Just finished the rear bumper today...






Front bumper is all that is left, Should be complete this week then i'm gonna work out a photo shoot!


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Old 09-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #131
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what type of vinyl did you use on your car? i used the oracal 970 ra which was really nice to work with
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #132
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I went with 3m 1080. I have never used Oracal but am very curious on how it compares! I have some Hexis aswell, but I don't like how Hexis Matte colors look. It's hard to describe, it just doesn't look as good as 3m.


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Old 09-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #133
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Put the wing back on and wrapped the top gloss black to see how it would look... Not 100% sure if i like it just yet.



Then i got bored and wrapped my key remote matte white and did the back with Hexis Matte Black




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Old 09-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #134
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Looks dope. How much did you pay for the roll of 3m?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #135
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This car looks really good. I love the idea, good job!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:12 AM   #136
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It looks so bad ass dude, it definitely sets you apart.. How difficult is it to maintain that clean look? Can you wash it normally?
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #137
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I like the spoiler with the black. And nice job on the key.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:43 AM   #138
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People like you are why I love this forum so much, great work and great information.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #139
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This car looks really good. I love the idea, good job!
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It looks so bad ass dude, it definitely sets you apart.. How difficult is it to maintain that clean look? Can you wash it normally?
Thanks man, It's pretty easy to keep clean honestly. Wash process is as follows:
-Spray down with low pressure water from pressure washer (knocks off the majority of dirt)
-Hand wash with a bucket of Dawn Dish Soap, grit guard, and Fleece wash sponge. (Have to be careful to not scratch Gloss Vinyl)
-Rinse with High Pressure water from a few feet away then follow with Low Pressure Rinse
-Dry with Silicone Squeegee & Shamwow-type drying towel called "the absorber" from O'reilly's Auto Parts
-Done... Looks as good as day one!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #140
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Where did you get the stencil for your intercooler?

Car is coming along very nicely, your meticulous work really shows. Still trying to get up the nerve to do my roof black like i want...
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #141
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Squidz - PM our Nasioc brother "Thought"... he sold me the stencil. I believe it's $25 shipped to your door if i remember correctly. Thanks for kind words!

I got hungry so i tossed this in the oven for 15 ...




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Old 09-24-2012, 10:56 PM   #142
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One more question for you, how long did this project take you? My sti is my only vehicle I don't mind taking some time and driving around with a half done car, but do I need to garage it till the whole job is finished?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:51 PM   #143
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Sick job came out nicely really digging the white, I just got done wrapping the parts I wanted done on my vehicle what a PITA lol. Also just wanna throw my 2c for anyone that sees this post so you don't end up in the same situation i did, if your car has been re painted ever make sure it was done correctly prep work etc, because I just had to deal with $800 dollars worth of repair because the vinyl ripped off my clear coat.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #144
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One more question for you, how long did this project take you? My sti is my only vehicle I don't mind taking some time and driving around with a half done car, but do I need to garage it till the whole job is finished?
No problem, This project has taken me over 3 months! An absolutely ridiculous amount of time when you think about it But that is because I live an extremely busy life and this is just my toy that I work on when I can squeeze in the time ... Definitely didn't help that the company I ordered from screwed up my order 4 different times which in total, wasted a month of getting things corrected. I have basically had my car garaged this whole time up until recently when I sold my other 2 Subaru's. Now my Sti is my only vehicle so I drive it when I need to. But to answer your question, absolutely not! You don't have to garage it until it's complete, just make sure to rewash and clean whatever it is your gonna be wrapping whenever you get to it! Now that I have learned how to vinyl wrap it wouldn't take me any longer than 2 days to redo the vehicle if i didn't get lazy and worked at it consistently. I would highly suggest clay bar'ing the entire vehicle like I did before application... comes out great when you do

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Sick job came out nicely really digging the white, I just got done wrapping the parts I wanted done on my vehicle what a PITA lol. Also just wanna throw my 2c for anyone that sees this post so you don't end up in the same situation i did, if your car has been re painted ever make sure it was done correctly prep work etc, because I just had to deal with $800 dollars worth of repair because the vinyl ripped off my clear coat.
OUCH! Post up some pics please i'd love to see them! But good call....
I would only touch OEM finishes with vinyl wrap unless I got a waiver signed that i'm not responsible! haha


I'm really bummed that when I baked open my headlights yesterday I found out that the chrome ring cannot be seperated for paint I wanted to be the guinea pig for everyone and Plastidip the chrome ring and see how it holds up in the headlight housings! I didn't have the time to tape everything off and spray the ring so i just removed the chrome reflectors and left that task for another time. Oh well... What can ya do? Now I just need to get rid of that amber bulb!

I enjoy cleanliness




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Old 09-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #145
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Call me crazy, but I like the chrome ring. There's a guy on here with a red Rex who painted the entire thing black. It looks stealthy but I like the definition the ring offers. Car looks great man.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #146
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Call me crazy, but I like the chrome ring. There's a guy on here with a red Rex who painted the entire thing black. It looks stealthy but I like the definition the ring offers. Car looks great man.
Yeah I know what your saying... The chrome ring ties in the high beam and turn signal reflectors. I have seen other's '11-'12 headlights painted all black including the ring and I have to say I like the look of both. BUT I wanted to paint the chrome ring with plastidip for experimental purposes not just for looks. I love how plastidip is so easily reversible incase i ever get sick of all black and wanna go back to the stock chrome ring look. Probably when I go with another color of wrap.


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Old 09-28-2012, 12:59 AM   #147
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When are we gonna see a pic of your new headlights the car??? They look so much better without those reflectors!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #148
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Well i haven't put the headlights back in just yet because I'm re wrapping the front bumper today and it's just easier that way. Also ordered some replacement bulbs for the ugly amber turn signals! Should be in today! I'll hopefully get a pic up later on all put together! Can't wait!

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #149
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I'm excited to see it! How long have you worked with vinyl wrap? I'm impressed with how perfect your wrap is coming along!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #150
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I'm excited to see it! How long have you worked with vinyl wrap? I'm impressed with how perfect your wrap is coming along!
Thanks! This is my first time working with vinyl and boy have i had tons of time worth of practice now lol!



My Led's are in! I'll get some photos together when everything is put back in order!

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