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This is a discussion on Red lettering on WRX / STI engraving on side panel within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; ^ AGREED! i will be trying as well thanks for all the responses!...

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    ^ AGREED!
    i will be trying as well

    thanks for all the responses!

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    My buddy just recommended another way of doing this. It seemed quite brilliant to me anyway and will be the way I do it this weekend. He used to do the touch-ups on elevator buttons.

    Take the panel off. Clean thoroughly to prep for paint (i.e. acetone cleaner) Here's the cool part - Don't worry about any taping or keeping a steady hand with that tiny brush. Place the panel somewhere firm so that the lettering is completely level. Use a needle (available at any arts and crafts store) and "inject" the indented area with red paint. Allow the paint to spread and create a thin smooth layer (no brush strokes). Repeat if necessary. Do same with a clear enamel and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    My buddy just recommended another way of doing this. It seemed quite brilliant to me anyway and will be the way I do it this weekend. He used to do the touch-ups on elevator buttons.

    Take the panel off. Clean thoroughly to prep for paint (i.e. acetone cleaner) Here's the cool part - Don't worry about any taping or keeping a steady hand with that tiny brush. Place the panel somewhere firm so that the lettering is completely level. Use a needle (available at any arts and crafts store) and "inject" the indented area with red paint. Allow the paint to spread and create a thin smooth layer (no brush strokes). Repeat if necessary. Do same with a clear enamel and done.
    Can you do a video of this?

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    Hmm that's actually a really good idea lokey.
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    Sounds like a good idea.It would work if you can get small amounts of thick paint to pass through a needle.I have some experience with needles(its not what you think)and its a bit tricky injecting thick liquids.Let us know how it works out.
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    Well I'm sure you wouldn't be using a needle attached to the syringe. A good small syringe would suffice.
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    Sounds brilliant, right? I guess we'll see. I'll be our guinea pig. I'll post pics and/or video when I do it this weekend.
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    Yea, please do kind sir.
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    Just an update, no pics - I'm a slacker, and didn't get around to it this weekend. The Cobb SF intake and airbox install was a little more time-consuming than I anticipated....as was the driving that occured after its install. :-)
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    lol. How do you like the intake? Did you get the box too or just the intake? I was thinking about getting that intake when I decide to go stg2.
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    Love it. Yep, I did the box, too, which is why it took longer than I thought. I went with the AEM CAI at first, installed it, looked at it from every angle for like 5 minutes, uninstalled it, and returned it. I know most say its completely safe, but its distance from the ground just made me uncomfortable.

    I should be stage 2 in the next 2 weeks - have the dp, waiting on the cb.
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    Yea I'll stay away from "true" CAIs. I hydrolocked one of my previous cars due to the intake being in the fenderwell and all of 8" off the ground.

    I really like the Cobb SF intake/box combo, and if I'm going to go with the Cobb dp, I figure might as well stick with the Cobb intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    Yea I'll stay away from "true" CAIs. I hydrolocked one of my previous cars due to the intake being in the fenderwell and all of 8" off the ground.

    I really like the Cobb SF intake/box combo, and if I'm going to go with the Cobb dp, I figure might as well stick with the Cobb intake.
    Great minds think alike. :-)
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    i'm not a big fan of chrome but i was thinking chrome plating the side wrx engraving and then having the letterings in red should look pretty sick too. Especially on my black car.

    i probably won't tackle that tho, chrome seems to cost a lot of money and i just imagined what it would look like. pretty sure my imagination makes things look better than what it would probably turn out like.

    tell me what you think!

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    IMO chroming it would look bad. There is no other chrome at all on the car. I think it would stand out way too much (in a bad way).

    If you really like the idea of it, go for it. There is a chrome finish from a rattle can that you could do as opposed to literally having it chromed.
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