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Old 08-17-2000, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question any one had made their own clear corner?

those clear corner sure look sweet.. but 100 dollar each for such minor seem pointless..
any one actually made their own and had put it on ?
please show me some pic ...
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Old 08-17-2000, 10:22 PM   #2
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Do a search on "DIY Clear Corners" and that should help you out. There are some pics out there somewhere. They look nice!
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Old 08-17-2000, 10:27 PM   #3
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thx i wil try..
what a fast reponse... !_!
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Old 08-17-2000, 10:30 PM   #4
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Is something wrong with this forum?? I can't see if my posts went through or not; all I see is the original post...

Sorry if I posted twice. I'll delete one when I can see it to do that.
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Old 08-18-2000, 12:29 AM   #5
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gerard click on the "modifications" on the very top of the screen.should be some diy instructions. looks good, sorry, no pix
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Old 08-18-2000, 12:53 AM   #6
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u mean u actualyl did it yourslef?
and it look good?
i only ahve few day left before school start.. got to make a decision do it or not man..
i know there is insturciton.. but not sure if it will look good sicne it wil not be the same as the real thing
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Old 08-18-2000, 04:53 AM   #7
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They look fine man...don't worry about it....it doesn't even take that much time...maybe just some burnt fingertips..

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Old 08-18-2000, 04:57 AM   #8
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hey imrpezzed, it looks like a picture of my car! woo-hoo! except i painted my badge blue. but yeah gerardchau, it's not tough, and it looks AWESOME!
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Old 08-18-2000, 05:14 AM   #9
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I did the DIYs about a year ago. It isn't very hard and the instructions under the mods section are right on the money. Just remember to be patient and take your time. Force + Speed = Broken Plastic. If you want you can see them on my car:
http://208.9.184.110/MembersList/Vie...m?MemberID=317

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Old 08-18-2000, 10:00 AM   #10
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I've done the DIY clear corners myself. It's not too difficult to do.
I'm more of a electronics & computer guy so I didn't have all the tools list in the instructions so I had to get creative.
I just used...
*hair dryer ( one that can get real hot)
*Flat head crew driver to pry it open
*Sodering iron (melted holes instead of drilling them)
*needle nose pliers
*paint thinner to clean my now sticky screw driver
* and patience
Don't try to rush the prying part. Remember you can always reheat as you go and continue.
If you have any specific question go ahead and ask?

Here's some Pic' posted on my members list pictures
...Before


..After


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Old 08-18-2000, 10:03 AM   #11
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reiflex: change of subject question here, but how did you paint your vents? i like that
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Old 08-18-2000, 10:54 AM   #12
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Do you have to pull the front bumper cover off to get to the bolts that hold the corners in? I haven't looked yet, but I know that my friend had to do this when we did his corners. I am interested in doing them soon though, and soon after will be ordering clear side markers. Those things are hidious. ~I had thought about painting my vents red, but changed my mind. Have you checked the price for new ones if you decided they were ugly after painting? Decisions, decisions.


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Old 08-18-2000, 11:05 AM   #13
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You don't have to do anything except pop the hood. The screws are exposed there.
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Old 08-18-2000, 11:06 AM   #14
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Skel: there is one screw, above the headlight. then it just pops out towards the front of the car. it does take a little pressure, but it's easy
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Old 08-18-2000, 11:30 AM   #15
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Thanks, I'll probably do it this weekend. Does any body need pics of the whole process. I get the camera from work this weekend.

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Old 08-18-2000, 11:36 AM   #16
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skel, it's actually all posted in the "mods" section. check it out
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Old 08-18-2000, 11:51 AM   #17
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Just to spout out my opinion again: I don't like the look of the DIY clears. I like things to look like they were designed professionally for the car, which I don't think that does. It might be closer to the color of the WRX corners, but not the quality. I think the orange looks better than a "bald spot" where you can see straight through to the bulb.

And, yes, 100 for the genuine ones is a waste of money. But if you're trying to improve the appearance of your car and you've got money to waste, that's the option to go for.

Just my opinion.
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Old 08-19-2000, 12:17 AM   #18
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Forgot to say that my friend has an Si. Talk about a pain in the ass. He had to pull the whole bumper off to get to the screws. I don't think I would have messed with it on his. Civics turn signal is in the head light casing. Would you do any thing to jeopardize your headlights? I wouldn't, because they are hella-expensive. Thank you alll for the info. The mods section just didn't tell me if it was necessary or not to do the bumper thing. But now I know, haha, and knowing is half the battle.<---- sorry.

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Old 08-19-2000, 12:24 AM   #19
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Painting Hood vent:

How? ... very carefully


really though... I just taped it off, primed it, painted with engine high temp paint. (several coats to resist chipping from small rock & bugs), then cured it in a open oven on very low heat (shhhh, don't tell my wife)

Once I get finish creating the yellow decals (similar on the WRC) for the sign shop to print up, all the yellow on the car should look pretty sweet.
BTW : the decals won't be rice, and say WRX.. Turbo..TypeR , it will say:

Impreza
powered by: 2.5l EJ25 H4 boxer
and..
Impreza
LSD-VC AWD System by Subaru

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