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Old 03-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #18
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Received my 3D carbon kit early this week. Called the guy who is going to be painting and installing it for me. He is backed up at the moment and wont be able to get to it for a couple weeks.

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Old 03-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #19
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:44 PM   #20
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Just got my JDP halo kit in the mail. In the process of putting it in!! Check it out!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #21
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Great build man! Very nice
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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car looks great man!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #23
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car looks great man!
Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:40 AM   #24
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #25
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Love the black widow theme.
Thanks! Little by little its coming along
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #26
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JDP RS Halo Kit



So far I have jacked up the car and pulled out the wheel wells. Will update as the night goes on.

First attempt at taking off the bumper. Need to watch the video once more. 4th times the charm. I found it easier to get to the 10mm bolts by removing the wheel well completely.

Here is the front bumper off with the module hooked up ready to do a test to make sure the lights work.



THEY WORK!!!



Head lights out ready for a small surgery. I found this very simple... the second light. The first light took me about an hour. I have all the recommended tools and it was still tricky. The second light took about 20 min. Putting them back together was a snap. I didn't need to use a magnet for the small screws.



All that is removed is this tiny led.



Another test to make sure I didn't mess anything up putting the lights back together.

The control module is attached to the back of the bumper support right in front of the radiator




Finally had some time to grab a couple quick pictures of the project that was finished a month ago. I have been waiting for my photographer to take some good pictures. She is very busy so these will have to do for now.

All the pictures have the scanner bar ON. Right now both the scanner bar and halos are on one switch.

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #27
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Picked up some spray tint last night. Gonna tint my tail lights and eventually spray my side markers.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #28
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Tail light tint

Picked up some spray tint at Wal-Mart.

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First I took the plastic cover off the top of the light housing. Its held in by 3 plastic clips that came out very easily with a flat head screw driver. Then I removed the chrome bezels. These pulled off extremely easily as well. No tooling required. I discovered it gets very dirty behind the bezels. good time to get it all cleaned up!



Getting the lights out was a bit tricky. They are each held in by 3 10mm nuts. I wasnt able to get a wrench in to a couple of the places, but most of them were only hand tight.



Once the nuts are off and you twist the bulb out, the light slides right out.



Time to tint



After tint. I did one thick coat. Friends that have done this say they get better results with one coat than with several light coats



After they dry Ill have pics of them installed.

Here they are installed with no trim. Getting them back in was pretty simple. A couple of the nuts were hard to get back on, but with a little patience its doable. Getting the bulbs to line up was also a bit tricky. I had to take the housing out a couple times to make sure the right size tabs were lining up. They can only go back in one way.



Installed with trim and trunk down. I think they give the car a whole new look. I took it out yesterday and got very positive feedback. Next step is to spray the side markers.


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Old 06-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #29
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #30
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Thank you very much!
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #31
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Getting rid of the crappy window tint I put on the sidemarkers. Gonna mask them off and paint them just like the tail lights. #3
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #32
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Took my 3D carbon kit to the painters this morning. I was going to install it myself, but they only charged me an extra $100 for installation. I figured its a good insurance policy should anything happen during or after installation. They wont have it finished by this years GM Nationals at Carlisle (6/22/12) but I should have it back by the weekend after. I was really hoping to be able to show it off. Oh well. There is always next year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #33
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Side marker tint

3 months after I bought my camaro, I used window tint to cover the side markers. It looked good for the first year, but soon started to peel and get torn my constantly trying to press it back onto the side marker. Since my tail lights turned out so well, I figured I would give this a shot. First thing was to rip off the old tint and get the glue off.



I used goo gone and an alcohol wipe. Then used meguiar quick detailer to clean the rest off.



It is easier to shoot the passenger side in my garage, but the driver side was worse.

Here is the first layer of masking tape



And added a layer of newspaper and a sheet to help cover overspray



Sprayed on the tint. I put on about 1 1/2 layers of paint. Just a real thin layer at first. I wasnt sure how much I wanted, then put on a bit thicker. Its a lot darker than the film tint was. The fronts I redid with film this past winter and they look pretty awesome still so I think I may wait to redo them.



With all the paper off. After it dries Ill take the tape off and get a better pic

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:58 AM   #34
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Spent this past weekend at the GM Nationals in Carlisle. Had a blast and met a TON of great people. I was also lucky enough to be selected for the Hotchkis Suspension giveaway. A&A Auto Stores is going to do the install. Hotchkis had their Camaro at the show field giving rides on a make shift track. Took a ride in a stock rental and then in theirs. WOW what a difference. Stock would fishtail around every corner, but with the Hotchkis Suspension it hugged each turn tightly.

Here is the picture from Carlisle Events of my car and I being presented with the kit by the guys at Hotchkis and A&A Auto Stores.
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