i know i should have stopped reading when you called the belly pan a skid plate.....
I've looked through the forums and thats why I did all this stuff... I've never seen anyone do it so pardon me for trying new things. And yes I posted pictures for FEEDBACK... not a**hole comments from people who are looking to bring others down. This is supposed to be a friendly community so obviously you don't understand if you think going around and saying I "f***ed up my car" is appropriate. If you don't like it then stop reading/commenting on the thread... that's all I'm saying.
If your not even into cars that much then why care if people think you made your car look like ass?
Why even bother spray painting plastic bits to be "original"? You can't be mad about people expressing opinions towards your car or nitpicking your terminology.... That is what forums are all about!
Now, take off the night shade and clear corner those lights if you don't like the amber reflectors.... Its easy and looks bueno.
its the interweb, everyone can be a dick and not care, to where in real life most people are to scarred to be as straight forward as they are on forums, as for your car i must agree with them, being original doesn't mean it looks good If you dont like the amber corner, look up the clear corner mod, as as said before hit them w/ a nice sand n buff, they will look great! I think the plaid is the most unoriginal thing you can do, especially on a b5. All things set aside, its YOUR car, so do what YOU want. i typically dont like blue fogs but i think it looks really clean with your blue paint, also the price of painting a car almost DOUBLES when you change the OG color, just a thing to consider.
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?
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.
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.
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
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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.
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
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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.
This is probably my favorite shot of my car so far. I love being a photographer