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Night and day from when you first got it. Amazing job!!
 
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spoiler

In post #53, is that a different spoiler or did you add what looks like LED/chrome to the center portion of the spoiler?

Your vehicle looks great! Reflects (pun intended) all the hard work you've put into it.

Getting my taillights and side directional smoked tomorrow.
Shop is adding PPF over the taillight and side directional to give a glossy look and protect smoke.
 
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Originally Posted by onemanclique View Post
Night and day from when you first got it. Amazing job!!
Thanks!!

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In post #53, is that a different spoiler or did you add what looks like LED/chrome to the center portion of the spoiler?

Your vehicle looks great! Reflects (pun intended) all the hard work you've put into it.

Getting my taillights and side directional smoked tomorrow.
Shop is adding PPF over the taillight and side directional to give a glossy look and protect smoke.
Appreciate it! And nope - the spoiler is completely stock. It's either from reflection or appears that way from because of the photographers edit. Tinting the taillights and side markers is a small mod but boy does it make a world of difference!

Next up --- My piano black interior trim is getting polished and then adding a ceramic coating to it as well. Will post before/after pics.
 
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Looking forward to the ceramic coated interior!!
 
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Looking forward to the ceramic coated interior!!
Me too! Although the interior is extremely clean (even smells new still believe it or not) the black trim is scratched up pretty bad. Only for a few more days though.
 
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Factory 20" Spyder Wheels & Tires are for sale if anyone happens to be interested. Here's the link to the thread via the forums marketplace;

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...es-silver.html
 
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Are you polishing the interior trim yourself? I've been wanting to fix the scratched and dull interior components on some of my cars, but I'm afraid i'd cause more damage than anything. Can't wait to see the before and afters!
 
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You can DIY interior trim too. Use small 2" pads, similar to exterior.
One thing to remember, clean the pads very often (more often than larger pads - smaller surface area gets dirtier quicker on small pads).
Use slower speed than exterior since smaller pads will spin quicker (smaller diameter).

My interior trim is painted same color as exterior paint (everything, from vents, all trim, all black). Lucky I do not have a lot of scratches, but nevertheless, will be doing this DIY.
For now, doing maintenance for now. Once all maintenance done, doing exterior and interior polishing. Cant wait.


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Are you polishing the interior trim yourself? I've been wanting to fix the scratched and dull interior components on some of my cars, but I'm afraid i'd cause more damage than anything. Can't wait to see the before and afters!
 
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Originally Posted by PelicanParts.com View Post
Are you polishing the interior trim yourself? I've been wanting to fix the scratched and dull interior components on some of my cars, but I'm afraid i'd cause more damage than anything. Can't wait to see the before and afters!
I actually wont be doing my interior trim. A buddy of mine owns a detail shop in which he has the Rupes Nano that is capable of using 1 disk, which is needed if you want to do all of the interior trim correctly. Since hes doing this step, Im going to let him ceramic coat it as well. Id suggest seeking a local detail shop that could do it correctly rather than spending $400+ on the polisher + products that youd probably only use once.
Pics to come soon!
 
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Ref. to your work on the chrome badges etc. Again thank you for your advice. I did this a few weekends ago and thanks to your advice it worked like a charm. Have washed the car twice since then including high pressure and no signs of problems. Cheap, removable and looks good. The chrome badges combined with agate grey and high gloss black details was a sore in the eye to me so I'm very happy to have that changed. Thanks for getting me to put in the work (minor).
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Ref. to your work on the chrome badges etc. Again thank you for your advice. I did this a few weekends ago and thanks to your advice it worked like a charm. Have washed the car twice since then including high pressure and no signs of problems. Cheap, removable and looks good. The chrome badges combined with agate grey and high gloss black details was a sore in the eye to me so I'm very happy to have that changed. Thanks for getting me to put in the work (minor).
Martin
Wow, awesome work, Martn! Im glad my post could be of some help to you. The all black looks mean! I too agree that with all the black trim that comes stock, (window trim, grille, headlight housing etc) the chrome badges seemed left out. Definitely gives it that complete feeling. Nice work.
 
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Flo, if you don’t mind sharing, what percentage tint went on the tail lamps? I really like the look since it’s not too dark.

Btw, following this thread closely, my so far 4S got 18% window tint, paint correction, ceramic coating, next week gets clear wrap on the entire front end. Door decals came in already, I’m planning to plasti dip the letting on the back in dark grey. 22 inch Savini SV F2 wheels soon too. To say the least this thread has been quite inspirational!
 

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Flo, if you dont mind sharing, what percentage tint went on the tail lamps? I really like the look since its not too dark.

Btw, following this thread closely, my so far 4S got 18% window tint, paint correction, ceramic coating, next week gets clear wrap on the entire front end. Door decals came in already, Im planning to plasti dip the letting on the back in dark grey. 22 inch Savini SV F2 wheels soon too. To say the least this thread has been quite inspirational!
Love the sound of the mods you said you've made/making - definitely glad my thread was able to help assist you some!
I'm honestly not sure of the percent film used on the taillights. It's a different film than normal window tint as its created to be outside, oppose to window tint that's on the inside. I just told my guy that I wanted a ruby red look - so it's really not a dark film at all. I think it was the second to lightest shade he could get if that helps some...Post a pic of your ride when you get it all together!
 
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Flo1989 thanks for the inspiration - did the back of my 4S over the weekend :-)
 
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Flo1989 thanks for the inspiration - did the back of my 4S over the weekend :-)
Wow - love it! Looks nice & clean...That red pulls together really well with the taillights.
 

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