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Old 10-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #176
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Take a blow dryer to the vinyl and work it slow heating up the air inside the bubbles thus evaporating any moisture that might still be in there!
Thanks for the advice! Down side to living in an apartment complex is I don't have access to any power outlets in the parking lot haha! I'll have to buy one very long extension cord.

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Good idea but be VERY carefull with that heat! it's real easy to over heat the vinyl and ruin it! Warm it slowly!
Thanks for the tip!

It did eventually stop raining today but by that time is was kinda dark and hard to see but it may look like some of the air bubbles have decreased in size. I'll have to check tomorrow and see.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #177
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Hey man!

I talked to Big Worm last night at great length about bubbles and vinyl LOL. Definitely find out from the place you bought the kit if it is permeable vinyl. If so then those bubbles will eventually disappear.

If you need a driveway with extension cord access, next monday or tuesday you are more than welcome to use my driveway. Just give me a day or so notice so I can warn the wife that car stuff is going to be happening haha.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #178
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Hey man!

I talked to Big Worm last night at great length about bubbles and vinyl LOL. Definitely find out from the place you bought the kit if it is permeable vinyl. If so then those bubbles will eventually disappear.

If you need a driveway with extension cord access, next monday or tuesday you are more than welcome to use my driveway. Just give me a day or so notice so I can warn the wife that car stuff is going to be happening haha.

Good luck man
Thanks I'll call up the place either today or tomorrow and I'll shoot you with a pm of what's going on. They say to take a needle and poke a very tiny hole for the air to escape, just a little worried I'll have orange dots all over the place.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #179
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Sounds like some sound logic there, just buy the smallest needle that you can find.

Either way let me know how you end up! Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #180
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Well today my poor baby went and had some acupuncture done haha! I went out and bought this huge pack of sewing needles from the dollar store so I could use one to help get rid of the huge bubbles from when I laid down my vinyl trunk blackout. It helped get rid of the really big bubbles but there are still a bunch of little ones. When I was getting rid of the bubbles they were full with the soapy water I had used to help lay it down. I'm hoping over time the tiny bubbles will go away but atleast the huge ones are gone. Here is a before and after picture. Much better but still not 100% perfect.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #181
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IOM breather is on the way!
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #182
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O sweet I was literally just about to call lol thanks!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #183
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Looks way better dude!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #184
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Looks way better dude!!
Thanks! I much more impressed with it haha, still not perfect but way way way better haha. I just am pretty scared of doing the front bumper black out haha. It's a much bigger piece which leaves a lot of room for error haha.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #185
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Definatly looks better! I think maybe over time the smaller ones may go away! let's hope!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #186
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Definatly looks better! I think maybe over time the smaller ones may go away! let's hope!
Thanks it looks so much better haha. After a day some of the smaller bubbles seem to be going away so all is good . One day I'll have to do the front bumper one haha, one day....
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:52 AM   #187
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Depending on the weather and my schedule next week I can help ya with that blackout
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #188
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GREAT looking build. Love the wheels, tires, and color combo. Then again, I might be a little partial to those items. We have very similiar builds going for us.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #189
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Depending on the weather and my schedule next week I can help ya with that blackout
They seem to be going awhile but I'll let you know come Monday. Thanks!

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GREAT looking build. Love the wheels, tires, and color combo. Then again, I might be a little partial to those items. We have very similiar builds going for us.
Thanks! Well what can I say we have excellent taste haha.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #190
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No luck with the idea i gave you KJ?
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #191
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No luck with the idea i gave you KJ?
No I haven't gotten a chance to do it yet. Just used a very small needle and poked a couple holes and the big bubbles went away. Some of the small ones are going away now too. If the rest of them don't go away I'll have to give your idea a try.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #192
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O yea almost forgot to mention....I went to the track today to do some 1/4 mile runs. Lets just say it wasn't the best of days lol. Lets just say:

I am terrible at drag racing haha. I am so inconsistent. My best run today was my first run which was 14.0829@98.28 with a 2.1108 60ft. From there my ET got worse and so did my 60ft haha. The ET ranged from 14.0829-14.4939 and my 60ft from 2.1108-2.2.2718. Before today my best was 14.0009@99.61 with a 2.16? 60ft.

It seems that when I try to improve my 60ft I end up making it worse lol. I tried launching at diff RPMs, that didn't do much. I tried just flooring it and that didn't help, tried easing into it that didn't help haha. I haven't been messing with the TC or anything and haven't been doing burnouts before (have General G-max tires not stock Pirellis). To be honest don't really know how to do a burnout other than when I spin a little off the line. I also haven't been able to mess with tire pressures yet.

I wish I remember what I did for my 2.1108 60ft run cause I would do that all the time lol
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #193
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Installed my Rx breather and it was pretty straight forward. Luckily it came with caps so I did not have to go out and buy any, and thats always good haha. I am glad to get that big honking hose off my driver side valve cover. I know everyone likes pics so here they are The second and third pic are where I had to cap off in case anyone needed to know what to do or if anyone cares lol. Last two pics are my engine bay before I started doing mods and now (still got a lot of work to do)
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #194
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I didn't realize the breather purchase comes with the hose caps. sweet deal!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:28 AM   #195
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I didn't realize the breather purchase comes with the hose caps. sweet deal!
Yea I didn't know for sure either. I had a feeling they did but never knew. I think I may end up going to Lowe's and getting different ones. Not sure if I like the ones that came with it took much, not gonna lie they look like nipples haha. May try to find some that are flat at the end and go in instead of covering the hole.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #196
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Not much going on as far as new mods really. She is gonna be going into storage in a couple weeks and I'm just trying to save up for the holidays, great deals for black friday and the mass amount of mods I have planned this winter. Unfortunately the other day one of my LED DRLs stopped working. I'm hoping it is actually the LED and not the connector, haven't gotten a chance to switch in the stock bulb to see what is going on. I hope it is just the LED. The original ones I got of off amazon but I think I am gonna go with these from AAC. A little bummed they are twice as much as the ones on amazon but maybe they will be worth it, plus it comes with a 'free" DRL harness that I could always sell since I already have one lol. Gotta think positive!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #197
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Well it is a very very sad time. It is that time of the year again where I gotta put Amber into storage :(. The worst part about it is that she is stored in my dad's garage which is 300 miles away so I don't even get to see her everyday :(. While she is in storage though I plan on doing some mods that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do while I drove it daily. Most of the mods I have planned are for the engine bay. I just sent out my IM to get ported and I also plan on getting it polished. I also intend to do some painting to my valve covers and plenum cover.

In the mean time I am stuck driving the winter beater depress-mobile, my '06 Hyundai Elantra lol.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #198
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So sad bro lol but I can't wait to hear what your impressions on the ported manifold are...Rx or mace? (I wonder if your throttle body made that decision ) that will be my last possible bolt on mod :( haha
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #199
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So sad bro lol but I can't wait to hear what your impressions on the ported manifold are...Rx or mace? (I wonder if your throttle body made that decision ) that will be my last possible bolt on mod :( haha
Haha I went with Mace, the whole throttle body thing actually didn't have anything to do with my decision belive it or not. Lol unfortunately I won't be able to give ya my impression on it till like March or April lol.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #200
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Haha well you got me there, but I've been in Similiar situations like with RPI so I can sympathize. But anyways that's cool, I'm really diggin the polished look as well and can't wait to get mine too. I can almost lose traction with T/c on wondering what the ported manifold butt dyno will tell us...
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