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    1. Junior Member hanzy's Avatar
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      05-28-2012 06:12 PM #51
      haters 'gon hate...

      But dude the stuff does not blend well.

      You got neon engine covers, plaid headliner, suede pillars, semi-tinted markers.

      The trick to changing a cars look and having it look nice is to tie everything together, in my opinion.

      Also those projectors/angel eyes WILL look terrible and make the whole car look cheap.

      Maybe try and source a set OEM e-codes?

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      07-08-2012 09:31 PM #52
      I finally had the time to get some gas out and clear the Nightshade off the headlights! Im sure many will be pleased lol.


      I restored the headlights, well at least tried to with some turtle wax kit but unfortunately theres still a bunch of black and white marks all over my headlights... and not only under the nightshade.


      Finished product:


      Now I gotta save up money for this piece of ****... hopefully sending it out to Cali to some company (I forget at the moment)... but their site says they do a full LCD swap for $150... thats a huge save in money as opposed to the $700 the stealership would do it for.


      anddddd I found my next project!

      I plan on either repainting it just black or wrapping it in that plaid fabric I picked out... and re-polishing the metal to get all the scratches out. I think it'll turn out well.

    3. 07-09-2012 02:02 AM #53
      did someone key you're hood? btw its james you texted me i live over in monroe we gotta get together

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      07-09-2012 10:00 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post
      did someone key you're hood? btw its james you texted me i live over in monroe we gotta get together
      Yeah.... **sigh** unfortunately the two local previous owners must have had a few problems with people because the entire car is scratched to ****. hood, fenders, roof, trunk....everywhere. And most of them are DEEP and most likely won't be removed by buffing so I'm getting a respray hopefully within the next couple months. And hell yeah man just text me when you got some free time and well meet up.... were legit so close to each other lol.

    5. 07-09-2012 04:45 PM #55
      respraying the car would cost a lot man i mean unless you can do it yourself

      I'm looking at buying a new fender soon on my car though, was dented from a grocery cart with the previous owner, paint+fender gonna cost me about $225 and my friend said he can paint it for $50 at his powder coat shop.

      i think that guy that lives in brookfield told me he can repair those lcd screens i would ask him.

      I'm hopefully getting my rear bearings fixed this week, buying a new exhaust and then saving for a fender.. after that time for st's
      Last edited by JAM3S121; 07-09-2012 at 04:48 PM.

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      07-09-2012 05:35 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post
      respraying the car would cost a lot man i mean unless you can do it yourself

      I'm looking at buying a new fender soon on my car though, was dented from a grocery cart with the previous owner, paint+fender gonna cost me about $225 and my friend said he can paint it for $50 at his powder coat shop.

      i think that guy that lives in brookfield told me he can repair those lcd screens i would ask him.

      I'm hopefully getting my rear bearings fixed this week, buying a new exhaust and then saving for a fender.. after that time for st's
      My step-uncle is going to respray it but will probably try his best to buff it out first but like i said... half of them look way too deep.
      And who's the guy that lives in brookfield? that would be wayyyyy better than sending it out to cali... thanks for the info and please send me the screen name of that brookfield guy if you can find it.

      and ST's I'm saving for the same...cant wait. I also looked into Gtechniq C4 trim restore last night so hopefully when i have $60 i'll get it... too bad its that much for only .85 oz hahaha! ****'s rediculous.

    7. 07-09-2012 06:47 PM #57
      his name is tom, he was in the b5 group on facebook, i would talk to him you could probably give him $50 bucks and get it fixed cause I'm almost sure he told me he repaired all his lcd screens.

      I might just get racelands, i just wanna lower it and don't really care about performance.. I drive really slow more than I drive fast lol

      ive used back to black on my trim it worked pretty well but doesn't last very long I reapply it every few months to all the rain/water guards and the rear and front valence
      Last edited by JAM3S121; 07-09-2012 at 06:49 PM.

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      07-09-2012 09:49 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post
      his name is tom, he was in the b5 group on facebook, i would talk to him you could probably give him $50 bucks and get it fixed cause I'm almost sure he told me he repaired all his lcd screens.

      I might just get racelands, i just wanna lower it and don't really care about performance.. I drive really slow more than I drive fast lol

      ive used back to black on my trim it worked pretty well but doesn't last very long I reapply it every few months to all the rain/water guards and the rear and front valence
      Thanks so much I'm guessing it's the one with the last name birmingham or something... i will definitely inquire about that, thanks again man... and yeah thats why i'm saving for the Gtechniq C4 because it's a fully permanent solution... it's not a layer or paint or anything... the compound actually bonds within the molecules of the plastic which also protects it.

      Thanks Josh! I just hope that's not a scam

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      07-10-2012 11:25 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by kArm4saBITCH View Post
      Thanks Josh! I just hope that's not a scam
      Not a scam that guy is really well known here and on audizine for selling those screens. If you know how to solder you're golden.

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      07-10-2012 11:32 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by crazexr7 View Post
      Not a scam that guy is really well known here and on audizine for selling those screens. If you know how to solder you're golden.
      I know I PM'ed him. thanks to everyone for all the info... this helps me out so much.

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      07-11-2012 03:20 PM #62
      As far as headlights go, you could just do the clear corner mod. Its not too hard, plus its free. You just gotta be carefull

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      07-11-2012 05:29 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      As far as headlights go, you could just do the clear corner mod. Its not too hard, plus its free. You just gotta be carefull
      yeah but you can see the holes in the headlights... i'm gonna save up for ecodes but thats not really a priority right now.

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      07-14-2012 01:52 PM #64
      Met up with two other locals this past week. One was a 2001 Black, and the other a 99 Volcano Black and man do I LOVE that color! Anyway here's a couple shots:



      It's nice to have some fellow B5ers around. And here's some shots I took after they left.

      DAT A$$


      This is probably my favorite shot of my car so far. I love being a photographer

    15. 07-14-2012 06:06 PM #65
      my car actually looks good.. i can't take good pictures with my point and shoot lol.

      hopefully next time we meet up i got the exhaust on

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      07-14-2012 06:19 PM #66
      Now you must know that that looks waaay better than the nightshade. Car looks superb I even dig the blue fogs
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      07-14-2012 06:50 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Now you must know that that looks waaay better than the nightshade. Car looks superb I even dig the blue fogs
      Thank you man... and yes i've been on vortex 24/7 and now I'm getting the hang of it. and stay tuned I should be posting a pic of the fogs tonight. Now I just need a good wax and polish and to get rid of those damn bumper holes!

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      07-14-2012 11:09 PM #68
      Light out ORDERING HID'S WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS!


      But here's the fogs... I might redo them in time but they're fine for now.

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      07-15-2012 01:19 AM #69
      Volcano Black FTW.

      Blue fogs? ehh.
      awm: mtm k04 setup, apr exhaust, bilstein pss9 coilovers, ssr competition wheels, b5 s4 f+r brakes, valeo e-code headlights, oem rs4 front bumper, s4 side skirts & rear valence
      aan: mtm rs2 setup, abt exhaust, 2bennett coilovers & camber plates, ssr competition wheels, boxster/a8 bbk, european spec headlights and corner lights

    20. 07-16-2012 12:41 AM #70
      the volcano black is mine one day ill make a thread when i do some worthwhile stuff to my car

      currently i have a bunch of stuff just sitting waiting to get done.

      The film looks cool in person when the lights are off i gotta say that.

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      07-16-2012 12:52 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post
      the volcano black is mine


      Mine is linked in my sig.
      awm: mtm k04 setup, apr exhaust, bilstein pss9 coilovers, ssr competition wheels, b5 s4 f+r brakes, valeo e-code headlights, oem rs4 front bumper, s4 side skirts & rear valence
      aan: mtm rs2 setup, abt exhaust, 2bennett coilovers & camber plates, ssr competition wheels, boxster/a8 bbk, european spec headlights and corner lights

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      07-16-2012 07:16 PM #72
      Woke up today and drove to Joan Fabrics to get some fabric and spray adhesive! I told you I was working on a project.

      Here's the results thus far, but be warned - it's real dirty:



      Here's a better look at it....

      I really took my time with it and I think It came out pretty well for my first time. More of this is going on the car

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      07-16-2012 10:33 PM #73
      Got a chance to do my pillars! And surprisingly they were a lot easier than the console piece. Still a lot more to do but the end result is going to be awesome!

      Last edited by kArm4saBITCH; 07-16-2012 at 10:47 PM.

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      07-16-2012 11:59 PM #74
      Probably going to do this soon as well, what adhesive are you using? Looks dope by the way.

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      07-17-2012 12:11 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by xknucksx View Post
      Probably going to do this soon as well, what adhesive are you using? Looks dope by the way.
      Thanks man I really appreciate that! And I used this exact spray:


      $7.99 at Home Depot and I've probably only used a quarter of the can... fabric was $7.99 for a yard so it's really an inexpensive way to make your car different. Good luck and if you do it please post. I'd love to see! Happy modding

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