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    2011 WRX side emblem options

    After looking at some cars where people have painted or otherwise colored the silver strip that has WRX on it, I've decided it really is a great change to the appearance. That said, has anyone here done it, and how have they gone about it?

    Does the piece come off easily, and if so how?
    Has anyone done anything other than painting it - like a CF wrap? And if so, how?

    Any idea would be appreciated - my car is DGM, so I'm thinking more or less color matching to a dark grey.

    Thanks for any input!
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    You can easily take it off.Just remove the forward couple of pins of the rocker,open the door & slow pull it off.If I remember correctly they are held in place by 3 pins.

    As to what to do,I painted mine red with caliper paint & an art brush after masking off the surroundings(real easy to do).

    I have seen a couple of pics of the CF wrap but IMO if not done perfectly it would look hideous.

    Useful thread Red lettering on WRX / STI engraving on side panel
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    I just finished mine 5 mins ago, clearcoat later tonight. Black and gold

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    Duplicolor black and clear coat. I just took the whole fender piece off and taped it off. The adhesive on the back is pretty strong (which I like), and you can pretty easily squeeze masking tape behind it enough to keep it looking clean, so I didn't take the emblem off.

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    Looks sick im getting ready to do mine tomorrow. Did you primer it or anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy37 View Post
    Looks sick im getting ready to do mine tomorrow. Did you primer it or anything?
    I didnt bother to use primer

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    Alright well I guess we'll see how mine turns out tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy37 View Post
    Alright well I guess we'll see how mine turns out tomorrow
    Please post pics in this thread after you do it - I want to see how it looks on your DGM. Let me know what color/brand you went with. I'm figuring on keeping the lettering the same color as the rest of the piece. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy37 View Post
    Looks sick im getting ready to do mine tomorrow. Did you primer it or anything?
    I just cleaned it really well with mineral oil first, no primer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRex View Post
    Please post pics in this thread after you do it - I want to see how it looks on your DGM. Let me know what color/brand you went with. I'm figuring on keeping the lettering the same color as the rest of the piece. Thanks.

    Just painted it black with Krylon Gloss black prolly should have primed it but it worked. Also clear coated it with Krylon Clear-coat. forgot to mention it but I also bought that chrome coverup for below my windows. It was just a thin piece of black vinyl was a pain to install.

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    Tinted my taillights too thought id share that will you guys also. Just used night shades
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    Holy darkness! You may get some heat for that. Can you post a pic with the tail lights on?
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    might be a lil tricky since im alone but i can try ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    Holy darkness! You may get some heat for that. Can you post a pic with the tail lights on?
    Here ya go. Still visible for sure even in my bright garage.
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