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    Hm okay cool. I like the overlay method because symmetry is more... guaranteed. My only worry is that dirt would accumulate at the edges of the red, or that there will be peeling. Is that a legitimate concern?

    The paint method seems to be the better option but making an error on it scares me.
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    Re: So I'm thinking about buying a WRX, should I?

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    Congrats on new purchase. Before my 11 purchase I went from a revo stage1 CW 4DR MKV GTI. I love my subie.. no regrets.. Where is SOcal you located? Im in Orange
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    Why not cable chains? Going to Big Bear this weekend, chains are a legal requirement, plus my WRX has summer tires.
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    PS what's the WRX wave? the VW crowd had the peace-sign / V-sign.

    Or do we just wave?
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    An overlay is just like a tint. Never heard of any dirt accumulations if done properly. In any case if that happens after a while,redoing isn't that expensive or hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
    Hm okay cool. I like the overlay method because symmetry is more... guaranteed. My only worry is that dirt would accumulate at the edges of the red, or that there will be peeling. Is that a legitimate concern?

    The paint method seems to be the better option but making an error on it scares me.
    I have had overlays on my tail lights for 5 months now and they look just like they did when I put them on. They took less than ten minutes and were super easy.

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    Ok cool. Did you do it yourself or have a vinyl / tint shop do it?
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    Congrats on your new rex! My thoughts on your trip with out snow tires is.. I would wait
    till you can fit them into the budget. Besides do you really want to take a chance at fn up your
    new, awesome WRX with some tire chains or what? Nice color by the way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
    PS what's the WRX wave? the VW crowd had the peace-sign / V-sign.

    Or do we just wave?
    Is there a WRX wave?

    Even after own a WRX for serveral years, I could never really figure it out. Then again, where I'm located people are generally rude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
    PS what's the WRX wave? the VW crowd had the peace-sign / V-sign.

    Or do we just wave?
    used to be one.... But now there are so many attitude filled kids, and so many cars on the road... it's fairly diluted
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
    Hm okay cool. I like the overlay method because symmetry is more... guaranteed. My only worry is that dirt would accumulate at the edges of the red, or that there will be peeling. Is that a legitimate concern?

    The paint method seems to be the better option but making an error on it scares me.
    I've had my overlays for a year and a half. I took the car to a tint shop to get it done. A lot of people have had good luck with painting, but I wanted the option to go back or change it. Also, I don't think I would be able to do a good job with painting...

    Anyways, at first they peeled a lot around the top edge and it happened within the first week of getting it done. I took it back to the shop and they used a different kind of material. I think the first time was tint and the second time was vinyl (or the other way around, not sure). The big difference was the second time was much thinner so it was able to take the shape more easily. As long as the shop you go to stands behind their work I'm sure it will be fine. They have held up nicely and I have no complaints.

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    The summer tires ended up handling excellently in the snow, mud and ice up in the mountains. Luckily it was a warmish weekend, so that might have helped with the rubber compound staying soft enough.

    Thanks for the tips on the overlays, axex. I'm trying to figure out the best go-to overlay brand: bluebat, lamin-x, or just leaving it up to the tint shop.
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    And hey, I started a (non)build thread!
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