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Old 05-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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So I figured I would get into this, as next week I have a few big things coming in, so I might as well have a nicely documented area for everything, and so that if anyone is curious, they can see what my car looks like unedited.

Also, the whole "1slofofo" change from adamdv5 (old U/N) is because I saw it somewhere (a small variation) but I loved it, so I had my sister and her bf get me a w/s banner that said it.


So of course, first night:





Then a year later, I finally did my first modification, painted my wheel covers graphite gray and took off the dealer frames:





Which also coincided with me getting my Galaxy S3, which meant real good pictures without dragging a camera around.

Then I got this slick third brake light overlay:




The week prior, I carbon fiber wrapped the whiskers (and in between there I got the license plate cover):




Then yellow fogs came from Lamin-x:




And then I stripped 18 of my lug nuts so I ran steelies with black Gorilla lugs until I found some oem ones for a decent price.




And then came the two weeks I disliked the car (it was also really shitty weather where the heater on low makes it hot, but with it off you freeze).

But once I found some oem lugs, I was back in business.




And my covers went to a baby blue.

Then came a debadge as well as my first use of a clay bar (coolest thing ever):




And then some pedal covers (and foot rest but no pic on my laptop):



And then my second favorite alteration, the "backwards" racing stripes (white carbon fiber vinyl) which change direction depending on where you look at them from:



Then I redid my stickers to make them more of what the Focus represents in my eyes (great car, but slow):



Three Twenty Decal: confuses the shit out of everyone that sees it lol




Carbon Fiber wrap (had a lot extra) the door handles just to practice:



Better pic of yellow fogs:



Nearly exactly current condition:




Thanks for reading. I'll take constructive criticism but I don't have money to spend too much on mods. That's why nothing performance-wise isn't been done yet. I bought the car in Nov. '11 and did my first modification Sept. '11 when I became relatively active here. Most people recognize my car now, and I have a twin (though totally untouched) on my way to work. But yeah, any suggestions I'll consider.


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Old 05-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Oh, and best way to find fun edits or random nonsense is on my instagram (same as my username).
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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I like your car. It's like my cars twin. I also enjoy your Instagram! Haha

What's going in next week???
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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Yeah saw that, followed back lol.

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I like your car. It's like my cars twin. I also enjoy your Instagram! Haha

What's going in next week???
I know, sonic blue sedans are just so good looking haha.

I am getting some wheels off a '13 Fusion (SE 17s).
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I bought the car in Nov. '11 and did my first modification Sept. '11 when I became relatively active here. [/QUOTE]

correct me if i'm wrong, but september comes BEFORE november? lol. car looks good man, needs wheels!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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correct me if i'm wrong, but september comes BEFORE november? lol. car looks good man, needs wheels![/QUOTE]

yes I meant September of '12 lmao
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #8
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Wheels are waiting to be installed. Pics to come
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I've never been a big fan of the sticker walls, but people apparently seem to like them. I'm confused; isn't the "dodging potholes" intended for people with lowered cars? Factory steelies with a ton of sidewall and stock ride height means that potholes shouldn't really give you that much of an issue. I think I might like the stripes if there weren't a thousand other stickers all over the car.

I applaud your lack of PlastiDip thus far.

I'm interested to see the new wheels. I hope they're not Sparco Asseto Garas.
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I've never been a big fan of the sticker walls, but people apparently seem to like them. I'm confused; isn't the "dodging potholes" intended for people with lowered cars? Factory steelies with a ton of sidewall and stock ride height means that potholes shouldn't really give you that much of an issue. I think I might like the stripes if there weren't a thousand other stickers all over the car.

I applaud your lack of PlastiDip thus far.

I'm interested to see the new wheels. I hope they're not Sparco Asseto Garas.
They can still rattle the car quite a bit. I only have the stickers for fun though.

I did have plastidip for a bit, but I didn't really like it, so I took it off a month later lol.

Pics of new wheels (oem Fusion Se 17s):

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