that sounds hot! have you put the magnaflow on yet? damn, i may have to get some kind of intake if that's what it's gonna sound like!
Friday the exhaust is going on.
^ I have been on the hunt for a Air-cooled Beetle for quite some time. This one is immaculate, too nice though, which is reflected in the high price ($9500!). Plasti-dipped in this picture.
^ Super easy to mask off.
^ Still curing, hence the uneven shine.
^ I thought about blacking out the badge since it is a silver car, started taping, tried to tape inside the badge... What a PITA that would be. Decided to wait. There isn't a good gap to stick paper or tape under the center most part, at the letters, so I just skipped it.
^ I ran out of day light before I could test fit these LM's. They are 18x9 ET45. Also you can see the tinted side-markers in this picture. IIRC I only used 2. Do not use 4, or else nothing will emit. Remember you can always add another coat, but removing coats is a huge PITA.
The trim annoyed me, it isn't perfectly black and it doesn't match anything. The mirrors, door handle, and the door guards are not the same tone so I decided to make them the same tone.
Last edited by Aonarch; 06-11-2012 at 12:01 AM.
I am thinking about getting a set though, but I am not sure how I would like that big of a lip. They are 3". Something tells me it would look weird.
One of them will balance out, so I would only need 3 wheels. I don't know the proper fitment yet though. I might need to just got to the next meet and guilt people into letting me try theirs out....
Last edited by Aonarch; 06-11-2012 at 01:13 AM.
I have watched a few youtube videos on plasti dip on the badges. they just taped around the outside and painted the entire area with several light coats. then removed the blue tape. then used a toothpick to snag some of the painted area inside of the VW logo and it takes out the center section with a clean line all around the inner areas. Lets see some front vw emblem pics when you get yours done. I have the same reflex silver beetle and need to get that done to my front emblem. I have been wanting to matte black mine out since day one.
I got some MS Paint skillz
Oh and there are two sets of those Merc wheels on Vortex right now with active threads. I will wait a bit to see what else is out there, but those would be nice.
I am leaning towards a lot of thin spokes just like that Merc wheel or Superleggras.
Last edited by Aonarch; 06-12-2012 at 01:58 PM.
Test fitted my LM's. I do not clear the brakes (I already new that), but I am nearly touching the shock . Wheels are 18x9 ET40. I use a minimum of a 5mm spacer to clear the brakes, but I didn't have any handy.
I got bored and had some left over caliper paint when I had to repaint my GTI calipers. Wheel cleaner stripped off some paint on the GTI. I plan on painting them Gold later. It really depends on the wheels.