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    New additions + a wash

    Got bored with the plain wheels and painted them black until I get new ones. Also installed my 8000k HID's and tinted the windows 15% all around. Must say all the small additions did the car some justice. Wish there was a spring kit out for it then I'd prob be done with it.














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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Nice job! Way to make it your own.

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Looks nice. Which HID's did you go with?

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    Thanks guys. I used the OPT7 8000K, had to use the capacitors though which a friend of mine happened to have on hand.

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    thanks trying to figure out which ones i'm going to get for mine. I put leds down in the fog light spot this past weekend.I want the color to match the leds yours looks like just the right color and brightness I want..QUOTE=thebucky84;11162938]Thanks guys. I used the OPT7 8000K, had to use the capacitors though which a friend of mine happened to have on hand.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    looks great!

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Nice ! When you painted your wheels did you take them off the car ? If not how to avoid painting brake pads etc .

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Paint or Plasti Dip?

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Have you considered blacking out the side brightwork too? Would work well with the black wheels IMO.

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    Thanks for the compliments everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachary View Post
    Nice ! When you painted your wheels did you take them off the car ? If not how to avoid painting brake pads etc .
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Paint or Plasti Dip?

    I took the wheels off the car, cleaned and prepped them thoroughly. I used black plasti-dip with the plasti-dip glossifier. I painted the wheels inside and out and only used the glossifier on the face of the wheels. I figured a gloss finish would look well with the black shimmer of the car. I did not want to paint them in case for some reason I wanted them back to stock color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    Have you considered blacking out the side brightwork too? Would work well with the black wheels IMO.
    I have thought about it very deeply. I have never been a fan of "chrome" trim and accessories, a bit too flashy for me. I'm just not sure if I want to go that deep into painting those pieces. Just wanted the simple mods of lighting, wheels, and lowering. Trying to keep my project cars down to one for now lol.

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    get the black v series caps to put into the wheels. this way the whole wheel is black

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    Re: New additions + a wash

    You don't have to paint the window trim. Use vinyl wrap instead. Matte black will run $30.

    Black center caps are $109 from e-bay. Just picked up a set for when my PVD black chrome my OE 18s.

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