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Old 10-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #331
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Do you have a picture for us of this, or in another thread to not crap up Twenty's thread?
Hopefully doesn't crap up this thread! Lol.. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4292301 that's how mine look.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #332
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Hopefully doesn't crap up this thread! Lol.. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4292301 that's how mine look.
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metal mulisha ftw lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #333
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I had a huge banner on my old focus. But I'll stop thread jacking on twenty now.

Looks good twenty! - blushes - lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #334
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No worries you guys, I don't mind.

@bawxcar: Calgary. Boy was it cold this morning, our cars were all frosted over and we'd have to wait for them to warm up and the windows to clear before we could do anything! Winter's here methinks.

Fortunately the snow has left, but tomorrow I'm taking the Focus in to work with me (my day off from school and work, so I can get this done) and a co-worker and I are going to put the additional 3M on.

I'm still debating getting the headlights covered (my precious Titanium lights, oh so happy with those) but the lip and door handle cups are definitely getting covered.

I also have an OEM MS3 rear motor mount on its way to me, which I was able to get with a gift card I won in an Instagram contest, of all things. We'll see when that arrives, I'm hoping soon.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #335
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More winter prep:

Today as planned, I brought the Focus with me to work so that a couple of coworkers and I could wrap some more of it in 3M to protect it over the coming months.

Bouncing ideas back and forth with my manager and coworkers, we ultimately did more than just the lip. I was also wanting to get the door handle cups and possibly headlights done, but the final list was much bigger:

Original 3M:
-Front bumper
-Partial hood
-Partial fenders
-Partial mirrors

New 3M:
-Downforce lip
-Door handle cups
-Headlights
-Front Ford emblem
-Front license plate recess
-A pillars
-Leading edge of roof
-Full mirrors, replacing original 3M

I showed up at 9 this morning, and left at 4:30. It was a long, productive day. Thanks to my coworkers Mike and Ryan, who were the trained installers doing most of the work. I was in more of a support role for the day.

Start of the day: I washed the lip again (the car was washed Wednesday so it was pretty clean overall) and drove it downstairs.




This was the old 3M on the mirror, only covering the front face and not the top.
You'll see in the finished picture that the whole painted cap is now covered.



Everything but the lip was done downstairs. Due to the low height, I brought the Focus upstairs to Mike's bay and put it on his hoist so he could raise it up. Amazingly, he did the whole lip in ONE PIECE of 3M, for an almost seamless install. The only relief cuts were at the very ends of the lip, by the wheels.




Here's the new mirror cap wrap, now the only uncovered portion is the inside (facing the door) but that's out of the line of fire.



The first rock chip I picked up from driving was on the roof, directly above my head. Now the leading edge is protected, as are the A-pillars.



The fragile emblem is covered.



All four door handle cups are safe from fingernails now. I was cleaning a Shelby last week when I noticed it had these, and I knew I had to get them too. For some reason it never occurred to me before.



That wraps up the 3M, but that's not all for today. I also picked up my Mazdaspeed 3 rear motor mount and bolt on my way home, as it arrived today. The install will have to wait until I can spend a lunch hour at work and borrow a bay.


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Old 10-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #336
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Nice! Solid install day.

Thought about doing 3M on the piano black pillars to minimize swirling, as well?

You're gonna love the MS3 RMM, too.
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Nice! Solid install day.

Thought about doing 3M on the piano black pillars to minimize swirling, as well?

You're gonna love the MS3 RMM, too.
The pillars are indeed on the list, post-polishing. Despite maintenance, and not touching them, they're swirled again. Le sigh.

I'm hoping the RMM lives up to the hype, I'm looking forward to it.
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With some free time today, I figured I'd finally get around to redoing my front door trim so as to test the teal vinyl I had picked up and hopefully decide which I like better for that trim; colour-matched or an accent?

I popped off the driver's side trim and peeled off the vinyl. And part of the original finish on the trim piece. Oops.



So, now they HAVE to be painted for sure. I'm still stuck as to which way to go though.



That's the teal I used, almost an exact match for Tiffany & Co. but too light for what I'm envisioning.

At this point I think I'm down to two ideas:

-Yellow Blaze (colour match, obviously)
-Performance Blue (accent, to match the interior lighting, shift knob, and burple lug nuts)

Hmm. Decisions.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #339
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Can you see the damaged through the vinyl??
I love that teal!!!!


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I like the blue angle. Will definitely have to see it in the car.
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