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Old 07-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Mk3 Sedan build thread (Shadowfax)

Tail tint! make sure you have spray bottle, squeegee, hair dryer, and towels.
did the first half only because was afraid of the contours on the big part


it stayed like that for a few weeks until i found the balls to do the rest - scary contours on the big part. tint kit came with precut's for the lower deflectors too.


*note about precut tint. I still ended up having to stretch/cut mine anyways so I will use sheet vinyl next time - it will be cheaper and faster (in some ways) and likely easier to work with since you don't have to line up any edges.

and now time for lighting!

I put in Crystal Vision Ultra for lows and Euro Dezigns 8500k halogen for fogs:


also R-vinyl blue smoke fog cover. It's a sheet and I did it myself. just cut with a razor. Applies the same as tail tint.


and voila! this pic is with both the 8500k bulbs and the blue fog covers. I forgot to take a picture of them independently. O well it looks amazing anyways!


I also decided to try dipping my fog bezals blue:
fogs on:


fogs on and parking lights on:


all lights on:


it stayed this way for several weeks. The last couple weeks I made some changes:
blacked out fog bezals (semi gloss). as you can see it's already chipped up. (damn Norther VA construction! ) I did 4 coats of black and like 3 coats of clear but still not enough it seems.


and "cool blue" (white with blue tint) LED parking lights! (the pictures do not do it justice, of course. They are bright but not this bright in person.)



a cool view of them from the opposite side of the car... look like glowing HID's!


all the lights on:



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Old 07-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Wheel Spacers and Tires!!!
from the rear:


from the front:


from the front, looking at the rear tire:


new tire and Steeda sticker placement:



TFB Decals!!! - with the parking lights on it looks like Shadowfax is blushing!


INJECTED TUNE!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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I've waited forever to see pics of this car. lol love it

You've made me consider blue fog light covers now. Laminx?
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I've waited forever to see pics of this car. lol love it

You've made me consider blue fog light covers now. Laminx?
thanks 1slofofo

I initially purchased pre cut Lamin-X. Had them for a good 5-6 months on the car. The middle of one of the vinyl got all scorched after about 6 months. For some reason the vinyl on the other side held up better.

The tint on there now is R-Vinyl blue smoke. I got a sheet roll from Ebay for like nothing. I think this is a better color/opacity. I hope it holds up as long.
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thanks 1slofofo

I initially purchased pre cut Lamin-X. Had them for a good 5-6 months on the car. Here is what they look like now (glad I saved them)


The tint on there now is R-Vinyl blue smoke. I got a sheet roll from Ebay for like nothing. I think this is a better color/opacity. I hope it holds up as long.
Same thing happened with my lamin-x the first time. Slightly less severe than yours, but still. If your new ones hold up good, and my lamin-x burns again, I'm switching over. Maybe for spring I'll go for the blue, it looks cool.


edit: side note, I ordered similar vinyl to tint my tails but it ripped so I gave up and just bought nightshades haha

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i wonder why 1 side gets burnt but not the other side haha

PS: clean up the thread a bit - I had too many pictures up
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Stickers add at least 5HP.
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Eibach sponsors you? ... I like the tinted tails with the shaved rear end
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Details on the spacers please.
They are H&R spacers. 20mm in the front, and 25mm in the rear. I'm not sure about the specs/fitment of the spacers themselves as Mike from RDC helped me figure out which ones would fit.

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That's just an Eibach sticker that came with my Sportline Springs, which are installed. Thanks - I love the tinted tails too! :)
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