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Old 10-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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or replace the door mouldings with the colour matching ones... nicer looking without compromising car park protection

I'm amazed most of the BJs in oz didn't get colour matching door mouldings, while we here in the US did
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #22
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I don't know about "most ones in oz"
I have never seen one that was factory fitted with coded ones yet

I personally prefer none. But if u are paranoid then paint them.
But then again if you are paranoid you would already be doing what I do and park as far away from other people as possible or get your missus to drive her car to the shops
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #23
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I don't know about "most ones in oz"
I have never seen one that was factory fitted with coded ones yet

I personally prefer none. But if u are paranoid then paint them.
But then again if you are paranoid you would already be doing what I do and park as far away from other people as possible or get your missus to drive her car to the shops
Or get her to sit in your car watching! It's good weightloss with the windows up too.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #24
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I personaly like the side mouldings, keeps it looking like a realy tall door on a small car, working for Mercedes I see long and tall doors everyday, gets quite dull but thats me personaly. I like to see lines not just a plain panell

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #25
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or replace the door mouldings with the colour matching ones... nicer looking without compromising car park protection

I'm amazed most of the BJs in oz didn't get colour matching door mouldings, while we here in the US did
Mines colour coded haha

I'd personally leave them on... the black-ness of them matches the wheels. Contrasts nicely on the blue.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #26
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Got my wheel alignment done today, Handles like a gokart
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #27
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I personaly like the side mouldings, keeps it looking like a realy tall door on a small car, working for Mercedes I see long and tall doors everyday, gets quite dull but thats me personaly. I like to see lines not just a plain panell
the lines are still there once you take off the mouldings, that's why lots of people do it, and that's why mazda did it with the mazdaspeed versions of the BJs there is a small "step" on the door panel right where the moulding goes... so that's why it still looks good once you take the mouldings off

on the 3, the door panels are just all flat... so taking off the door mouldings just makes it look dull/plain

for me, I wouldn't do it because of car park damages... mine (which are painted from the factory ) has seen its fair share of bumps... they have protected my doors a lot!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #28
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How much did the wheel aligment cost for back and frontt?
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #29
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How much did the wheel aligment cost for back and frontt?
They were going to charge me $85 all up but because I was patient they charged me $65

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #30
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ahh okiess at like bob jane or just some small local shop? rang pedders todayy to get one done, they wanted $145 :O :O :O!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #31
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ahh okiess at like bob jane or just some small local shop? rang pedders todayy to get one done, they wanted $145 :O :O :O!
Got it done at Bowers Suspension Merewether, went to Beaurepairs today they said to go to Bowers so went there and they done it for me
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #32
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Just bought a big roll of Carbon Fibre Vinyl wrap of eBay, gunna be doing some Trim pieces with it and maybe some other things depending on what it is

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190593231...84.m1497.l2649
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Old 20-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #33
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Got my big roll of carbon fibre vinyl the other day, so started to do some trim pieces and chose to start with the stereo shroud.

Was my first time with any sort of vinyl, Im quite pleased with the result.

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Old 20-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #34
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looks good!
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Old 20-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #35
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Much better than my first attempt!
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Old 20-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #36
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how does this vinyl stuff work? dead set that looks perfect!
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Old 21-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #37
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Basicly I cut a big rectangle piece out and stretched, pressed and used a heat gun around the corners and more complex shapes used a small razor blade to trim off the excess and to make the holes for ac vents cd player etc, the trick is for those is to use the heat gun and press the vinyl through with out stretching it then cut like cross patterns not to close to the edges and fold the rest in and then trim the excess off

theres heaps of videos on youtube, just look up carbon fibre vinyl, thats how i lernt how to do it
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Old 21-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #38
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Looks good man, any pics of it in the car?

The SP20 looks awesome with the black MPS rims btw
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Old 21-04-2012, 12:56 AM   #39
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Looks good man, any pics of it in the car?

The SP20 looks awesome with the black MPS rims btw
I'll get a pic in car soon going to be wrapping a couple more pieces, they're CX7 wheels btw
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Did you use any spray glue along with the vinyl? Mine started pealing when it got warm, as I stuck it straight onto the plastic.
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