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Old 03-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post
My first true mod was to do something about those gaudy chrome fog light bezels. I don't want to modify any original parts if I can avoid it because if I ever sell the car, I can put the stock parts back on and sell my customized parts to other MK3 enthusiasts. To that end, I bought a set of Euro fog bezels (they came from Australia, about $35 total). Since I wanted a gloss finish to match the grille, I took inspiration from newmission and got some Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy.

Here is an after/before shot of the bezels.


The first time I painted them, I did a few coats and let them air dry. They wrinkled like crazy, but luckily the epoxy peeled off easily so I could try again. For the next try, I did two coats and then cured it in an oven for a few minutes. Unfortunately I don't remember the temperature or the time, but it was probably something like 150 for 20 minutes. They came out without wrinkling that time.
Hey my job is to protect those damn gaudy chrome fog bezels! Seriously though, my company makes those and I'm the packaging designer/engineer haha. Don't worry I hate the look of the chrome too! It's funny how much we invest on protecting our product and half of them get painted over anyway.

But anyway that drop is perfect dude. It will look sick with the gold rims, but I'm partial as I have some gold BBS's on my black WRX too.
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