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Old 07-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #2311
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Looks like you found the right shop... If you were paranoid before, you're gonna FREAK now! Probably get a CC license just to protect your paint
Well I am moving down to Southern VA at the end of August But no I should be OK. Kelly (spymaster) hooked me up with a legit dash cam so I'll be wiring that up once she's done. Then hook that up to a 500GB portable hard drive and we're all set.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #2312
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I also got my plaque from In The News. It's awesome except for one tiny little thing.

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Oh dear. At first I thought the glass was shattered but then I saw the name plate. Hey at least it matches the typo in the article! Woopsie doodle. Gonna have them ship you a replacement name plate?

Oh and the car is lookin' pretty fab there.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #2313
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car looks great man, can't wait for the finished product.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #2314
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RJ this looks sick...cant wait to see it at the fest.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #2315
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Oh dear. At first I thought the glass was shattered but then I saw the name plate. Hey at least it matches the typo in the article! Woopsie doodle. Gonna have them ship you a replacement name plate?

Oh and the car is lookin' pretty fab there.
Thank you much and In The News is actually pretty legit. You don't pay until your 100% happy with the plaque. So they send you your plaque and let you hang on to it for 10 days. If you decide you don't like/want it they will send you a return shipping label at no charge. So I'm not out any money or anything yet - which is nice.

Though I did send a very polite email to GMHTP asking them if the typo could be fixed for future reprints. Fingers crossed on that, though it's no big deal if they can't fix it. I'm just happy she was in a magazine.

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car looks great man, can't wait for the finished product.
Thank you much. Me neither though, I'm really hoping for early/mid next week. Once she's all done and prettied up I'm going to ask Shawn (painter) if I can borrow his sun gun, yes "sun gun" - it emits pure UV light. Basically it makes all the metallic flakes in paint just POP. So I'm hoping I can borrow/use that and take a video/lots of pictures with it shining on the paint. Hopefully I'll be able to capture the paint's awesomeness.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #2316
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OOOh lala! Shooting that Clear made me all warm inside!

Love painting.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #2317
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OOOh lala! Shooting that Clear made me all warm inside!

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mhm all 5 coats of it too
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #2318
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mhm all 5 coats of it too
I seriously need to make a video of me painting Brembos......that'll flip your lid.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #2319
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I seriously need to make a video of me painting Brembos......that'll flip your lid.

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holy cow - that's ridiculous. Why do you do so many?
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #2320
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holy cow - that's ridiculous. Why do you do so many?
You seen mine right? That's how they looked the day I shot em.

I typically do about 12 coats now. I was using a (softer) PPG Clear when I did mine. I now use a little harder of a clear coat that stands up better.

I put more on because of the higher pigment in the paint. (Red, green, orange, brighter colors). With the UV bearing down on the cars all time around here, I'd hate for the Reds to fade to pink and so forth.

Plus is ridiculously easy to clean with that much clear on em.

Not like a autocross the heck out of it anymore anyway so I'm not that concerned with heat. Heck, I got almost 22k miles on them already!
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #2321
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I'd like to see that vid
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #2322
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Dang I just saw this thread today, been reading/skimming the last 30 pages or so. I cringed when I heard the vid. I imagine you prob looked like this when you saw it. I know I would. Im glad to see that its almost done, and better than before! Its going to look sick

I really hope who ever did it gets busted, people just suck.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #2323
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I worry a little about how well the lights shine through.
Confirmed with 6litereater that the speedo/tach ones are literally overlays. Waiting to hear back from him about whether or not the likes are dimmer. Will let you know once I do.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #2324
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Confirmed with 6litereater that the speedo/tach ones are literally overlays. Waiting to hear back from him about whether or not the likes are dimmer. Will let you know once I do.
I posted pics of the overlays in the dark. They aren't as bright as they were before and that's why we went back and had Brian redo em up. Now they do let more light in and this is how they'll look once installed.

Speedo/Tach Icon Lighting

Mind you, the lighter the face, the brighter it will be as well. So whites should be pretty close to OEM while the Darker Blue and Purples will not shine as much.

Those pics I posted were of the Blue ones installed so it should be a decent average view.

Looking forward to seeing more installed pics!
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