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Old 11-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #461
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Daydreaming while looking over more SEMA photos.

I must say my opinion on the 3D Carbon rear valence has done a 180. After talking to a local shop and looking at the photos they sent me, I wasn't a fan. Now though, I think I am.

I need this!! omg
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #462
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I went and asked 3DC for more pictures if they have any, all of my searches result in the same select few images of the sedan kit. Hopefully they can help out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #463
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Maybe you could put some vinyl on the roof to see how you like it. It won't be permanent so you can just pull it off if you don't like it, or if you love it get it sprayed by a pro for a nice lasting finish.

That's what I would do, except I already have a black roof.
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Maybe you could put some vinyl on the roof to see how you like it. It won't be permanent so you can just pull it off if you don't like it, or if you love it get it sprayed by a pro for a nice lasting finish.

That's what I would do, except I already have a black roof.
It'd definitely be vinyl, I'm not keen on permanently painting the roof on a one year-old car.

A friend whipped up another render for me of a (matte) black roof. Not bad...

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #465
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I went and asked 3DC for more pictures if they have any, all of my searches result in the same select few images of the sedan kit. Hopefully they can help out.

Yes, this kit needs to be made for sure!
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #466
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roof would look good matte black..

satin would prolly look good too.
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Yes, this kit needs to be made for sure!
Well it is in production, but Aaron Vaccar's Focus from SEMA is the one and only time I've seen it on a car, outside of the photos from 3D Carbon themselves.

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roof would look good matte black..

satin would prolly look good too.
Gloss is the way I'd go, he happened to render it matte.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #468
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Matte black grille:

One of the first changes was blacking out the upper grille with some matte black vinyl that I had laying around. Quick and easy, and a rather noticeable change to the front end.




Ti fog light bezels and tinted fog lights:

Mini 'guide' for the swap can be found here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...9&postcount=19

Working for a Ford dealership, I regularly pop into parts and hand the guys another part number for something I want. Still in the Focus' early days, I ordered some OEM Ti fog light bezels and swapped them in place of the chrome SE/SEL pieces.




Rather than take out the headlights, I pulled out the under-bumper shield and worked from below.



With the fog lights out anyway, I also went ahead and redid the yellow vinyl tint I had previously applied, since I had better access.






Tinted rear bumper reflectors:

There's not much to say for this one, the two rear reflectors were tinted with some extra vinyl that I had from my Grand Prix.



Winter preparation:

About a month after bringing the Focus home, the tires were swapped for Goodyear winter tires, and the bumper, hood, fenders, and mirrors were treated to a 3M clear bra. Fortunately snow turned out to be a ways off at that point, but I wasn't going to wait until after it hit.


sweet looking ride. can i ask where you picked up the fogs and the flaps from
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sweet looking ride. can i ask where you picked up the fogs and the flaps from
Cheers!

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sorry was told i went off topic cant delete so i just edited sweet ride though

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