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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33 AM   #581
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Rdc, Shade-010, is working on a st style rear for sedan.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #582
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I approve, Bill.

Painting them gloss black?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #583
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I love the way this car is turning out. I recently bought a leftover 12 SE from my place of employment and have been getting my plans in place for mods as well. I'm liking your OEM+ theme and that is also what I like to do to my cars. I had my young days with lots of spray paint and have definitely outgrown that thank goodness. Keep it up!
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Love the skirts, but leave them blaaaaaaack!! They really flow with your lip that way.

But I have confidence they will look good in yellow as well
Thanks! I like how they look in black but I think yellow will be the way to go.

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I'm excited to see this done! Do you have any plans for the rear valence? In regards to painting or replacing to match the skirts.
An aftermarket piece is in the plans for sure. A few more should be available for sedans later this year.

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Painting them gloss black?
If I went with black I'd probably pick semi-gloss or satin to match the plastic better, but ideally I want body colour just like they would be on an ST.

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I love the way this car is turning out. I recently bought a leftover 12 SE from my place of employment and have been getting my plans in place for mods as well. I'm liking your OEM+ theme and that is also what I like to do to my cars. I had my young days with lots of spray paint and have definitely outgrown that thank goodness. Keep it up!
Thank you! Congrats on getting yours, I hope you enjoy it!
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The side skirts are at the body shop now.
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If I went with black I'd probably pick semi-gloss or satin to match the plastic better, but ideally I want body colour just like they would be on an ST.


I figured you'd try and match the front lip's gloss finish.
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Good point. The rear valence would still need to be swapped or painted, and for the same amount of work I might as well make a bigger visual change.
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Dash vent swap:



Today my friend Mario came over (eglove here on the forums) with his new Focus ST and we got to work on a little project. My SE has silver trim in the interior, but the outer vents on the dash are all black. In contrast, Mario’s ST has a blacked-out interior but the same vents have silver accents. As it turns out we both wanted the opposite to what we already had, so we agreed to swap.

My SE’s original vents:



No one had done this before so we had to figure it out for ourselves. It didn’t take too long. It gave us a chance to put together a how-to as well (I'll post the link at the bottom).

The vents were held in place with clips and one torx screw. They were stubborn but eventually let go.



Since the Focuses are different model years (mine being a ’12 and his a ’13) we also had to swap the headlight switches. 2013s receive a trunk-release button that ’12s don’t have. With the parts swapped, here’s a comparison. On the left is the piece that went into my sedan.



They were all reinstalled and both of us were happy with the swap.






And a bonus ST photo.



Thanks again to Mario!

Full how-to: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=308868
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Today I stopped by the body shop to check the colour samples they had on hand. Unfortunately, all four varieties of Yellow Blaze on the sample card were too dark. A new base coat will be mixed and we'll check again tomorrow with more samples.



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