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Typhoon43 04-21-2016 08:45 AM

Took the [M]'s advice (pics)
Couldn't take the social stigma of knowing that you guys didn't like the factory gray rear bumper insert on the V, so I decided to make the change.

Here's the before pic..

Prep: Undid the 8 plastic pop-lock holders on the underside. This gave me enough flex to get my hands in there and unbolt the refelctors and to remove the mesh grill inserts.
Hit it with some simple green, then some glass cleaner, and finally rubbing alcohol to make sure I hade a clean surface.
Masked it off with Blue tape.
5 coats later I have her where I want her. I just set a timer for 15 minutes between coats. I always start with one light coat, then a slightly heavier 2nd, and then on 3, 4, 5 I just spray like I would anything else with a rattle can.
I didn't use glossifier because I used regular black on my Chrome tailgate piece. I wanted it to match.
This was her after I finished last night

And today at work. I can't believe how such a simple change can make such a big difference. She looks 10 times better than before (in my mind).

I have a car show Saturday so I got it done just in time. Thanks for the advice gang!

GhEttOrAiD 04-21-2016 10:01 AM

very nice

But... The [M]? Gang? Don't give credit to [m] this was my idea.

Fuck the rest of these hopeless schlubs.

Typhoon43 04-21-2016 12:32 PM

I believe BD or someone else also chimed in to lose the gray. That's more than 50% of the active posters, so "gang" is an appropriate term at this point :lol:

GhEttOrAiD 04-21-2016 01:03 PM


4byTacoma 05-13-2016 09:47 PM

Looks awesome man.

[H]ard|On 05-13-2016 11:16 PM

It looks better yeah, meaner I'd say. It wasn't bad before though either. Taking car fashion advice from a guy who currently has German color badges on his BMW is always a gamble.. but in this case he was right

[H]ard|On 05-13-2016 11:16 PM

Nice plate too :cool:

Baloneyflaps 05-14-2016 10:14 AM

[QUOTE='[H]ard|On;25515464']Nice plate too :cool:[/QUOTE]

did you know I got a new bimmer?

IcW@teR 05-14-2016 12:17 PM

[QUOTE=GhEttOrAiD;25515162]very nice

But... The [M]? Gang? Don't give credit to [m] this was my idea.

Fuck the rest of these hopeless schlubs.[/QUOTE]

theres only like 3 people and you still cant share

4byTacoma 05-15-2016 06:59 AM

I just noticed the new emblem. I think that's why it looks so much nicer to me. Great job regardless.

Typhoon43 05-16-2016 09:29 AM

Taco, what are you rolling in now?

GhEttOrAiD 09-16-2016 09:20 PM


g|aSsJaw 09-17-2016 04:50 PM

oh good I'm glad you listened to me on that

Typhoon43 09-19-2016 09:36 AM

[QUOTE=g|aSsJaw;25518240]oh good I'm glad you listened to me on that[/QUOTE]

Just for you bb :gay:

Thermo1223 09-19-2016 01:25 PM

Looks a lot better

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