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Thread: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    i would recommend just hitting them up with plasti-dip. no need to sand or da.


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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stillborn View Post
    i would recommend just hitting them up with plasti-dip. no need to sand or da.
    Agree. I did my factory inlets and fog surrounds with Plastidip and they came out great.

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Mike you should-ed plastidip the front tiny pieces while your in there
    any way i really like what you did with the caddy emblem

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by xlr_x View Post
    Mike you should-ed plastidip the front tiny pieces while your in there
    any way i really like what you did with the caddy emblem
    If your talking about the lower gray trim, I did plastidip it black. It's just the angle and the lighting that makes it look gray. There is no chrome or gray left on my exterior.

    Thanks. The Caddy emblem was covered in 20% tint as is the rear emblem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike02z

    Agree. I did my factory inlets and fog surrounds with Plastidip and they came out great.

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    How did u make the fogs that color? Can u send me a link to the bulbs? And your grilles are all plasti dipped?

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    I painted them satin black along with the rest of the grey plastic on the car. They only problem was the ducts came pretty beat up i had to sand them a lot and give them a few coats of primer to turn out perfect.

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsandhu View Post
    How did u make the fogs that color? Can u send me a link to the bulbs? And your grilles are all plasti dipped?
    Fogs are factory. I did not change bulbs I just did the chrome surrounds in Plastidip. Yes, my grilles are Plastidip'd. The only chrome not Plastidip'd is the trim around the doors. I did not care for Plastidip on those so I had them wrapped with black vinyl. emblems are tinted 20% and side vents, rear valance are all Plastidip'd. I have put about 8K miles on and no issues. It gets washed by hand regularly. Being a black car I would never even consider a car wash.

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Any chance these ducts can have the LED strips on the outside to match up with the strips in the headlight cluster?

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    How bright are the LED fogs at night? Any pics?

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    Re: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Any chance these ducts can have the LED strips on the outside to match up with the strips in the headlight cluster?
    The housing is notched on the inside because the LED strip is as tall as the housing itself. U can prolly move it to the outside but u would have to notch out the housing.




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