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05-27-2010 12:26 AM
FocusedSlayer
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Originally Posted by BeeFzX3 View Post
that's cool because I also want to paint my gauge pod and I was afraid it would feel like regular paint.
is this the paint you used:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Duplicolor/318/HVP109/10002/-1


That's it , and I believe thats the closest thing to that OEM Gray that you can get .
05-26-2010 11:43 PM
BeeFzX3 that's cool because I also want to paint my gauge pod and I was afraid it would feel like regular paint.
is this the paint you used:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Duplicolor/318/HVP109/10002/-1
05-26-2010 11:14 PM
FocusedSlayer
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Originally Posted by BeeFzX3 View Post
Does the paint feel like plastic/vinyl?

Sorry for such a delayed answer , just got in from work :(. But to answer your question also .

No, when it dried it actually felt like an OEM piece and I tested it out by painting the inside of the Pillar pod just to see what it was gonna feel like and how it was gonna stick.

Like I stated before , it has on the can itself that its for interior . Such as Dashboards , door panels , seats and carpet.

I bought the adhesion promoter just as a precaution and yes I did use it too.

All that I done to clean the pod and get it ready for painting was just washed it real good with dish washing detergent and then drying it off real well with some microfiber towels that I wasn't using at the time.
05-26-2010 07:21 PM
aTm Beaner
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Originally Posted by FocusedSlayer View Post
I ordered the Full pillar pod for the Focus ,

The paint that I used is Duplicolor Vinyl / Interior paint . And also the Duplicolor adhesion promoter to help it stick.

As far as the hole , I drilled a hole through the Firewall to run a power wire for an amp so I just drilled another hole next to it and went through the firewall with the wires too.


Quality- I have to say that when you get the original off its almost like having to pieces of OEM factory pieces . Once you get it mounted to me its just like a factory piece with gauges.
That's great to hear. Rep points for you.
05-26-2010 12:58 PM
GodLovesUgly looks sweet man!
i say while you're doing it, just paint both pillars black.. i did and it looks a ton better.
05-26-2010 12:45 PM
BeeFzX3 Does the paint feel like plastic/vinyl?
05-26-2010 12:32 PM
FocusedSlayer I ordered the Full pillar pod for the Focus ,

The paint that I used is Duplicolor Vinyl / Interior paint . And also the Duplicolor adhesion promoter to help it stick.

As far as the hole , I drilled a hole through the Firewall to run a power wire for an amp so I just drilled another hole next to it and went through the firewall with the wires too.


Quality- I have to say that when you get the original off its almost like having to pieces of OEM factory pieces . Once you get it mounted to me its just like a factory piece with gauges.
05-26-2010 11:55 AM
Rafal I got everything form glow shift Tach, A/F wideband and pod I hope this will work.
05-26-2010 11:50 AM
aTm Beaner
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they are very easy to install. i about as good with wiring as M. Jackson (R.I.P.) was with kids. and by that i mean i will almost always manage to eff it up somehow lol. all you do is screw in the o2 sensor and run the harness all the way back to the interior. plug in the harness to the back of the gauge and wire the gauge up to the fuse for your cigarette lighter. and then ground the other wire. the other 2 extra wires wire for your analog input for datalogging.
where did you run your wires through? i've heard of people having to drill a hole next to the clutch.
05-26-2010 11:44 AM
aTm Beaner
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Sure thing , here you go




I did this mock setup just to see how close it was to the factory paint job while I was painting it .

it looks very nice. what paint did you use? i'm thinking about painting mine as well.
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