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Old 11-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #51
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some goof-off and dental floss. i applied some to the floss and a tiny bit on top the badge. then just slide it under the adhesive and it should just peel off. there might be some adhesive left you can clean off. be sure to do it in dry conditions otherwise you'll never get it off if it's humid outside. also have lots of water ready because the goof-off will stain the plastic trim and maybe the paint if you don't clean it off good.
it was really easy on my car.
i tried to help a friend on his 2011 WRX and we failed hard haha. could only get 1 letter off and later realized it was the humidity. and maybe crazy japanese glue haha
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #52
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how did you debadge your car?
actually what I did was used a mild heat gun to heat up the plastic piece, no it wont harm the paint, and just wiggle the emblem until it moves a little so its soft. then I used fine thread dental floss and carefully just slid it back and forth behind the emblem came off in seconds so easy to do. just get 3M adhesive remover from advanced auto parts spray it on the paint and with a microfiber towel just rub vigorously until the glue comes off once its off hit it again with the remover to get any excess off and then wash and wax the area
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So mishka that side marker light is really only a 194 wedge bulb? I figured it would be something more special than that. oh well good enough for me its cheap, easy to install, and plug and play, I was looking to do red kinda afraid of how it would turn out, brightness wise ya know?
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #54
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So mishka that side marker light is really only a 194 wedge bulb? I figured it would be something more special than that. oh well good enough for me its cheap, easy to install, and plug and play, I was looking to do red kinda afraid of how it would turn out, brightness wise ya know?
i'd stay away from true blue/red lights on the front cause apparently its illegal
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:36 PM   #55
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actually what I did was used a mild heat gun to heat up the plastic piece, no it wont harm the paint, and just wiggle the emblem until it moves a little so its soft. then I used fine thread dental floss and carefully just slid it back and forth behind the emblem came off in seconds so easy to do. just get 3M adhesive remover from advanced auto parts spray it on the paint and with a microfiber towel just rub vigorously until the glue comes off once its off hit it again with the remover to get any excess off and then wash and wax the area
I like your way much better :) using goof off on the car is scary. and oh yeah I forgot to say using a hair dryer will save your life. I have one handy in my "car tools and random stuff" box haha
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #56
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tinted my side indicators. and using LED bulbs in both pics
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #57
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i like the tinting of the side mirrors
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:02 PM   #58
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thanks Spitfire i like it too :) I think yours would look good blacked out too especially those wheels :)

I had a bit of the tint laying around so finally did the 3rd brake light

and some over the radio screen because it's still too bright for my liking even with the dim lowered.
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Awesome build, doing all the things I wish I had the time to do and funds :P Did you notice any difference in the light going through your tint for the tail lights since everyone is against the idea. Keep it up, looking forward to the rest of your build. Got more looks than my car ever did
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #60
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Awesome build, doing all the things I wish I had the time to do and funds :P Did you notice any difference in the light going through your tint for the tail lights since everyone is against the idea. Keep it up, looking forward to the rest of your build. Got more looks than my car ever did
thanks alot Dusty I really like your blue led corner lights! I actually bought those too and tested them but never used them because it's illegal in VA/MD as far as I could tell, but the "cool white" is still blueish and is almost as cool haha . As far as the tail lights go - no problems because the stock bulbs are pretty bright and Lamin-x says that the gunsmoke tint only has a 12% light output reduction. It looks pretty dark but the lamps reflect just fine too. A lot of people go way darker and say they haven't had issues.

Is yours a Sedan or Hatch?

There is still some things to do to Shadowfax down the road.
Here is my current future mod list:
paint brake calipers [ black or blue high heat]
blue highbeam bulbs
tint headlights
LED dome light replace [yellow/blue]
LED trunk light replace [white/blue]
LED fogs, turn signals
exhaust, headers




I just plastidipped my wheels using black and blaze blue for the lugs (sry for picture quality)

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