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Old 01-18-2010, 02:57 AM   #791
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Teh fail:

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/1557587815.html

The two REAL SVT's on HI's craigslist are going for cheaper than this lol
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:36 PM   #792
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Indeed that is fail. It looks just like my car when I got it too, less the fuel door.

I finished my LED third brake light. The wiring looks super ghetto so I didn't want to take any pics. I have to take it out sooner or later to solder in my voltage regulator anyway.

The plastic that surrounds the 5 5w5 bulbs is so warped it's not even funny lol.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:11 AM   #793
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Finished painting my European fuel door, lots more buffing and polishing to go. Sorry for the overabundance of pics, but I'm quite happy with the way things came out!

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I used Duplicolor clear coat successfully this time around. There was a lot of orange peel, but I managed to sand it down enough without cutting all the way through the clear. I used my single speed buffer and 3M rubbing compound to get the gloss out. btw the compound was the only stuff I had laying around. The paint has swirls in it because of the compound, but now at least it'll match the swirls on my car's paint hahaha
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Daaaaaamn that looks good! How did you get the duplicolor clear to come out properly?

And heres a pic of my third brakelight. You can kinda see the excessive amount of LEDs.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:01 AM   #795
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It took a LOT of elbow grease and patience to get the clear to come out the way it did! After I finished spraying on the last coat of clear, the clear actually looked pretty terrible. Some dish soap and 2000 grit sandpaper worked wonders in getting the orange peel flat.

I guess the secret to Duplicolor is you gotta spray on a lot of coats. I think I used 3/4 of the can already on this project alone!

And I like the 3rd brake! Complements the bright ass rear Fogs we have haha. Do you think the LED's inside would show through if you had a clear lense?
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Hmm you mean the clear lens like you have or a completely clear one, like the aftermarket LED brakelights on ebay?

Here's a pic of my brakelights. Dunno if the LED 3rd brakelight made a difference, but this picture is badass, so I'll post it anyway hahaha

Oh and was your clear really hazy or was it clear when you were done spraying it?

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:23 AM   #797
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Clear lense like mines haha. When I wired up my fogs last night, I tested my brakes and the 3rd brake didn't look as bright as yours! I'll bet the LED's did make a diff.

When I finished spraying my clear, it came out clear. I noticed when you spray it on too quickly it'll come out hazy, and if you go slow it starts to run. I think if you get the haze it CAN be buffed out imo, but it depends how many layers you put on after the haze layer.
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Yeah I guess it did make a difference lol. I'll take a better pic of it after I solder in my 12v regulator. I'll nab some capacitors from school haha.

On another note, I scored an aluminum valve cover for free. I think I might paint it Duplicolor Teal or something.
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My brother gave me his PS3... with no games. And I think it's set up for an HDTV, which there isn't one in the house lol.

Hey Ryan, I would buy them off you, I just gotta do my tax returns first lol.

Oh, here's a little vid of the LED's in action. They seem to be a whole lot redder than my tail lamps lol

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