A few shots of my 08 WRX Sedan
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    A few shots of my 08 WRX Sedan

    Hey All,

    (*Terrible photog warning*)

    Just thought I'd share a few shots of some style mods I've done (or had done) in the month I've had this car. It's a 2008 WRX in Dark Gray Metallic.

    First, a couple general shots:




    Here's the front end, showing newly installed OEM fog lights, OEM under spoiler, license plate delete (painted to match), and STI grill (with STI badge removed and grill frame painted to match):


    Rear end, showing newly installed rear deck spoiler, chrome trunk trim painted to match car, and taillight NiteShades tint job:


    Here you can see the OEM paint-matched mud guards, a necessity in Montana!


    Enkei EV5 wheels (17x7) with Cooper Zeon tires:


    Here's the Kenwood KDC-995X head unit and Subaru OEM din pocket with silver lid:


    ...and its pillar mic for hands-free cell phone use:


    And lastly, aluminum pedals:


    Let me know what you think so far!

    Jer
    Last edited by Darth Sleader; 07-29-2011 at 08:41 PM.
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    looks nice.

    did the part under the windows come in black, or chrome? if chrome, did you paint them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowpr View Post
    looks nice.

    did the part under the windows come in black, or chrome? if chrome, did you paint them?
    Yeah, they were chrome strips. I got some 1/2"-wide (or was it 3/4"? Measure first!) adhesive gloss black vinyl at my local auto accessories store and taped 'em over. If it helps, here's the process I used:

    1) clean chrome with alcohol.
    2) Cut a strip of vinyl with an inch or so of overhang on each end. Apply vinyl strip perfectly aligned to outer edge (there'll be some overhang on the window side). Use fingernail to press as deeply as possible into the groove so the excess can be cut cleanly. *Tip: start with rear doors; they're easiest. When you do the front doors, start at the front by sticking the end of the vinyl up under the mirror. Apply traveling rearward. *ANOTHER TIP: it takes a little extra patience and precision, but if you can cut the vinyl at the precise angle of the chrome strip's end with scissors before sticking it on the chrome, you can apply it right at the edge and save yourself having to trim it later.
    3) using a razor blade held as vertically as possible, cut the excess off one end of the vinyl strip. WARNING: it's easy to cut through the car's rubber window gasket. Be careful!
    4) again, with razor held vertically, cut along the upper edge where there is extra vinyl. Get the blade right up in the corner so there won't be any chrome visible when you're done.
    5) on the part where there's still some excess vinyl on the end, use your fingernail to remove the clear protective overlay. Do this before you cut this excess off, otherwise you'll damage your nice gloss vinyl by removing the film.
    6) using a razor or an x-acto knife held as vertically as possible, carefully cut the last remaining excess off. On the short strip behind the rear doors, trace the curved edge carefully.

    This was a really cheap mod. This stuff sells for $0.20 a foot (for sedan, I got 13 feet.) I've bought so much stuff there, they actually gave it to me free!!!

    Hope it helps someone. Cheers!

    Jer
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    thanks. i've been holding off on painting them for a long time.

    will probably try this first.

    also going to try something for the rear tail lights.

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