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Old 06-25-2018, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for all the likes for my previous project, linked below:
New Project - Part 1 - Interior Trim Wrap

With all the encouragement I did something ambitious in last few weekends. Took be about 20 hours give or take. Did it across 3 Saturdays. It was not easy at all for me. Got the training mostly from youtubers and forums. Also from here Thanks drebin123.


Items bought from Amazon.

7MO Vinyl Application Cotton Gloves
3M 1080 G13 GLOSS HOT ROD RED 5ft x 1ft (5 Sq/ft) Car Wrap Vinyl Film 1FTX5FT 2 rolls
Knifeless Finish Line Vinyl Wrap Cutting Tape
VViViD Black Gloss 5ft x 3ft Vinyl Wrap Roll with Air Release Technology 2FTX5FT 1 roll
VViViD High Gloss Black Carbon Fiber Tech Art 2ft x 5ft 3 layer 3D 5ftX3FT 1 roll
Vinyl Cutting tools

Totol $135.

I am going to post few before pictures first followed by few DIY pictures and then to the glory (well for me atleast ). Here you go.


Before Front

Before Back


Used 3M Knifeless tape





Used Painter tape to make a draft, then used it to cut the wrap.


Once rough shape is on, then used a very sharp cutting tool to cut the vinyl.




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I like everything but the stripe
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Red stripe is nice . . . . . . . as a beer.
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the stripe kills the clean looks of the car and tries too hard to be a dodge.
surprised there isnt any SRT markings anywhere

although, I do appreciate your time and effort to install the stripe!
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I like it! The MDX looks so much better with the blacked out chrome and dark rims. I would even consider painting the calipers black and blacking out the roof rails, chrome window trim, and side steps chrome section. The blacked out look would look even better with other MDX colors.
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I would black out all the chrome. The red stripe is fighting the contrast of the color of the car.
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the stripe kills the clean looks of the car and tries too hard to be a dodge.
surprised there isnt any SRT markings anywhere

although, I do appreciate your time and effort to install the stripe!
Thanks!.
I think it gives a character to rather bland looks for me specially back. After about two years of ownership something new to look at. Also the satisfaction you get after successfully completing the project everytime you look at it..
Not to brag about it...but here is a link of what people are thinking about my project https://www.facebook.com/groups/167997356729940/permalink/821525424710460/
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:53 AM
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and that's all that matters...is if you like it!
and I don't have a fb.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:27 AM
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and that's all that matters...is if you like it!
and I don't have a fb.
I like your Avatar.....very funny lol
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Looks good

Looks good. How many pieces of vinyl did it take to cover the center grille?
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Looks good. How many pieces of vinyl did it take to cover the center grille?
ordered 5ft X 3ft
VViViD Black Gloss 5ft x 3ft Vinyl Wrap Roll VViViD Black Gloss 5ft x 3ft Vinyl Wrap Roll
used most of it on the grill. its all one peace BTW. Used the rest on other chrome parts
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Nice job. I love your vision! We need more! I modified my 2010 tl shawd and want to like the mdx.... but for me to pull the trigger I need some visual help on some mods. I also drove a 2017 MDX shawd and it was less than sporty. Just didnt have the pep!? Acura needs to step iy up with a engine mod!
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Nice job. I love your vision! We need more! I modified my 2010 tl shawd and want to like the mdx.... but for me to pull the trigger I need some visual help on some mods. I also drove a 2017 MDX shawd and it was less than sporty. Just didnt have the pep!? Acura needs to step iy up with a engine mod!
Your TL looks great blacked out. Love it.
Very clean job. Did you paint it or it that a wrap?
I also wanted to chrome delete around tail lights but Vinyl wrap may melt off due to the heat coming off tail pipes so did not cover it with wrap. May be I will get them powder coated.
What did you do to your head lights? they look tinted? what did you use. I am worried to do it to my car thinking it may not be legal.

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For the headlights- you need to remove them from the car, bake them in the oven at a fairly low/constant temperature until the butyl tape seal softens, then you pull the clear headlight lens off and paint the inside of the headlight. You should also remove as much of the old butyl seal as possible, and replace it with new stuff (available from the retrofit source, online) to ensure you're not getting moisture in there. Careful not to get butyl on the headlight clear lens... it's not easy to remove!
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
For the headlights- you need to remove them from the car, bake them in the oven at a fairly low/constant temperature until the butyl tape seal softens, then you pull the clear headlight lens off and paint the inside of the headlight. You should also remove as much of the old butyl seal as possible, and replace it with new stuff (available from the retrofit source, online) to ensure you're not getting moisture in there. Careful not to get butyl on the headlight clear lens... it's not easy to remove!
wow cooking you headlights in oven....very intense for me.
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You can use tint film to tint your headlights. Ive used ViViD and lamin-x tint films before. Lamin-x is way better.

Not sure about the legality but if you don't go too dark im sure cops wont even notice the difference.

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wow cooking you headlights in oven....very intense for me.
It sounds scary, but it's not. I wouldn't be doing it on a brand new vehicle though, just in case you do screw up- in a few years you'll be able to source used lights for much less money.

That being said, once you do one, you realize there isn't much to be afraid of. Everyone has different theories on what temperature to use and for how long, but keep in mind it is just to soften the butyl... low temp, 265F for 7 minutes should do the trick. It won't distort anything or damage anything.

I've done it myself a few times, and I know countless people on here have done it also...
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You can use tint film to tint your headlights. Ive used ViViD and lamin-x tint films before. Lamin-x is way better.

Not sure about the legality but if you don't go too dark im sure cops wont even notice the difference.
People who do this should be drawn and quartered. Same with tinting tail lights. Not only does it look stupid, but it's unsafe.
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People who do this should be drawn and quartered. Same with tinting tail lights. Not only does it look stupid, but it's unsafe.
Don't be a baby.


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Don't be a baby.
I hope you never cause an accident because other drivers can't see your safety-related lighting!
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I hope you never cause an accident because other drivers can't see your safety-related lighting!
Other drivers would have to be blind not to see my brake lights. The tint doesn't effect how bright they are at all. If anything they might be more visible due to the added contrast. Before its bright red taillights and bright red brake lights. Now its dark red taillights and bright red brake lights.
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Other drivers would have to be blind not to see my brake lights. The tint doesn't effect how bright they are at all. If anything they might be more visible due to the added contrast. Before its bright red taillights and bright red brake lights. Now its dark red taillights and bright red brake lights.
That's a load of crap. Tint affects brightness. Plain and simple.
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That's a load of crap. Tint affects brightness. Plain and simple.
Seeing is believing.... I'm just telling you what I see with my own eyes. It looks just as bright to me and the contrast makes the lights stand out more than they otherwise would have. If the lamin-x tint I used does dim the brightness then it is so slightly that it is not perceivable to the human eye.
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Seeing is believing.... I'm just telling you what I see with my own eyes. It looks just as bright to me and the contrast makes the lights stand out more than they otherwise would have. If the lamin-x tint I used does dim the brightness then it is so slightly that it is not perceivable to the human eye.
I hope you're right, for the sake of the many lives who share the same roads you drive on.

In my experience, however, I see cars every day with tinted lights that are NOT as bright. And I often see lights that are so severely tinted that the lights are not even visible in daylight.
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Remove? Did u remove your front bumper chrome to wrap it? Thanks

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Thanks for all the likes for my previous project, linked below:
New Project - Part 1 - Interior Trim Wrap

With all the encouragement I did something ambitious in last few weekends. Took be about 20 hours give or take. Did it across 3 Saturdays. It was not easy at all for me. Got the training mostly from youtubers and forums. Also from here Thanks drebin123.


Items bought from Amazon.

7MO Vinyl Application Cotton Gloves
3M 1080 G13 GLOSS HOT ROD RED 5ft x 1ft (5 Sq/ft) Car Wrap Vinyl Film 1FTX5FT 2 rolls
Knifeless Finish Line Vinyl Wrap Cutting Tape
VViViD Black Gloss 5ft x 3ft Vinyl Wrap Roll with Air Release Technology 2FTX5FT 1 roll
VViViD High Gloss Black Carbon Fiber Tech Art 2ft x 5ft 3 layer 3D 5ftX3FT 1 roll
Vinyl Cutting tools

Totol $135.

I am going to post few before pictures first followed by few DIY pictures and then to the glory (well for me atleast ). Here you go.


Before Front

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Once rough shape is on, then used a very sharp cutting tool to cut the vinyl.





love it!!! Did u remove the front chrome bumper to wrap it?
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love it!!! Did u remove the front chrome bumper to wrap it?
No I did not.
Was tricky. I think it would be easier to wrap when it off.
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