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Old 06-16-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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ed's car progression

lol so saw defcon and other ppl doing this and thoguht it would be a good idea, so i dont have to keep posting new thread everytime i do something new. and i can also look back to see what i've done as well haha. so since summer started...this is what happeend so far.

tried to take my front plate out, snapped the plastic grille


heres the scratches caused by the unstable front plate...


tried some scratchx2.0


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you can still see a little bit, i think it digged into the paint and i cant get it off lol. i had some marks on my hood and i got those off and now its flawless, but i forgot to take pictures of it untill i was done

more to come very soon!
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Nice job so far!
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haha thanks! although i havent done much other than fixing the scratch LOl. but no worries a lot more will come this summer. i just need time to take some pictures. borrowed my gf's camera so i can camera whore with the car

working and experimenting on a few things right now and will def. post later.
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Badass!!! Looks great and the paint seems so much deeper afterwards. I really cant even see the scratch anymore. Going to have to pick some up.

Also, 3m Hand Glaze works great at fine scratches also. Have been using it for years. I actually use that as a cleaner and then was afterwards.
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cleaned up my car more today.

after a wash:


Domo:


after some quick waxing







i'll be taking better pics when i have more time.

night shots coming soon

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Old 06-18-2010, 06:13 AM   #6
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lol woot, whats better than taking night picutres at 2:30 am and posting them at 3am

keep in mind im not using any special cameras or anything, just borrowed cybershot from gf so not that good, plus i dont have much pic taking skills(with cars) so still learning lol. some pics have flash, some doesnt, i didnt know which one i should do LOl

DRL at night(no flash):

DRL at night (flash)"


HIDs:




no flash:









led license plate:


interior (flashed):


interior(no flash):










interior from backseats( i like the view ):


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interior LED's are too bright for my taste. nice though
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interior LED's are too bright for my taste. nice though
you know,actually, they are not bright in real life! at least, the footwell light and door courtesy lights. the only bright ones are teh white ones for my front and rear map, and vanity mirrors dont know why they seem so bright with the digital cam.
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Man i love those blue door lights. If you dont mind me asking, where did you get them and were they hard to install?
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i got them off ebay lol. i dont remember which one excatly, but just search up 168 blue led or something and tehres a bunch lol.its like 1.50 for a pair or somehting. and no, very easy to install!
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save up some money for wheels those stockies are midgets.. or get some spacers lololol lookin good though, those leds must be annoying going down the high way
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Do the lights have to be for the tsx because then there is only one available from iJDM toys for $14 for 2 bulbs or can i use other ones that dont say they are specifically for the tsx for less?
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Do the lights have to be for the tsx because then there is only one available from iJDM toys for $14 for 2 bulbs or can i use other ones that dont say they are specifically for the tsx for less?
nah doesnt haev to be. i personalyl think ijdm is a bit pricy lol, so i went with ebay lol. but whatever you want
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save up some money for wheels those stockies are midgets.. or get some spacers lololol lookin good though, those leds must be annoying going down the high way
hah the only blinding one is the map light, the footwel is actually very subtle

and yeah, i am saving for wheels..and hoping the prices will go down while im saving LOl
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Yea. I just ordered them. They were $1 for two bulbs. Plus like $6 for the four bulbs for shipping. How long did yours take to come? Btw sorry for jacking your thread lol
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Yea. I just ordered them. They were $1 for two bulbs. Plus like $6 for the four bulbs for shipping. How long did yours take to come? Btw sorry for jacking your thread lol
lol its cool. mine took a long time cuz i ordred from warren_jp or w/e on ebay and they shipped from hongkong lol
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experimented with some vinyl





got it on all four doors. any other ideas?
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Hey, sorry for being a noob.
this is my first post.
I'm getting my TSX next week, and I love your footwell LEDs, did you have Acura install that? or did you do that? If so, how?! I love it.

Nice car, I agree change rims, but they're pricey, i don't blame you for waiting.
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haha thanks. naw acura didnt install it. i jsut had a forum member do it for me. gotta splice the wire into the orginial footwell light (whcih was super dim). just got some led stripe and stick it under there haha

post up some pics of your new car when you get it!
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I had no idea there was even an original footwell light. shows you how much I know haha.
I defiantly will, nothing fancy yet, just a CBP premium with 35% tint so far.
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lol its cool. mine took a long time cuz i ordred from warren_jp or w/e on ebay and they shipped from hongkong lol
Yea mine are shipping from hong kong also it said.
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Yea mine are shipping from hong kong also it said.
then expect 3 weeks dude. long wait i know
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lol now that im looking at the pics, looks like paint matching is needed. but im sure if i look again anotehr time i might think its fine
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what did you use for those footwell lights?
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a small interior touch:




need some opinions. is the position fine? or shold i line it up more on the edge?

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what did you use for those footwell lights?
some ebay led stripe my friend gave me. he didnt like it cuz its not as bright as other ones like from vled or ijdm. which is why i took it, i want it to be brighter than oem but not too bright, these are perfect.

he just splice the wire into the existing oem footwell light, and thats all he did.
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i just ordered 6 led strips from vleds
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Take the TSX OFF!!!! haha keep it clean man
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Yeh, I agree...not sure that the TSX looks nice there.
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Take the TSX OFF!!!! haha keep it clean man

You should put something there that says TURBO!!!!!!!!!111 instead. or V-TEC!!!!!!!!!!!!111 or TYPE-R!!!!!!!!!!11
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J-d-m jdm jdm jdm!

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need some opinions. is the position fine? or should i line it up more on the edge?
Line it up more so it looks straight. It's up to you, some people like the clean interior look, some don't. But it's your car.

Have you thought about putting ACURA on instead (may not be enough room), I assumed you got the TSX from debadging the rear. Just a thought.
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Line it up more so it looks straight. It's up to you, some people like the clean interior look, some don't. But it's your car.

Have you thought about putting ACURA on instead (may not be enough room), I assumed you got the TSX from debadging the rear. Just a thought.
actaully, no i still have my rear ones. this is an extra set from a forum member that didnt want his. i was orginally getting it for a friend, but when i got it he just decided to debadge everything...so i figure i'd try something new lol

and i think it would fit "acura" except i messed up painting those cuz i used it to test it out first. maybe i'll redo them, but i'll probbaly line them up liek you suggested and see if i like it. if not i might jsut take it all off Lol

anyone got opinions on the cf vinyl? i take constructive critism as well

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i like the cf vinyl, ed. was it easy or hard to do? i read you just need an xtacto knife and a hairdryer and patience haha..
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does the cf vinyl have some gloss finish to it or is flat?

I know my 05 TL had the faux CF look. which i want my TSX to have the same look.
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M3 vinyl is really good. Here is my work:




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prsh born2blaze, just come here and thread jack me!

jk lol. gotkilled, it was semi easy, just gotta be patient and carful. the hard part is to make it bubble-less. it was my first time and i say it turned out pretty well. i just used a hair dryer and a cutter lol

and borntoblaze, nice job i was debating if i shuold do the cup holder areas too, but i decided not to because 1. seemed like a lot of work. 2. might be too much for me. but i might consider doing it in the future lol
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I would never touch it if I had it in black colour like you. I just hate that plastic wood in today cars. I made cup holder area without dissasemble, so its not perfect but 3M vinyl got very good glue and it hold very nice. Good luck.

TIP: If you ever decide to go with it in cup holder area, remember to keep stripes in perfect match on diffrend parts.

I also did my old g11 logitech with that vinyl and it looks awesome
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haha thanks for the tips. i was thinking bout doing my logitech as well since i got extras. LOl
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Here you go:





I also tried this with my g9 because rubber wearn off so I had nothing to loose. Any way its hard to work with so small piece. I dont reccomend it.
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