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Old 08-24-2012, 06:23 AM   #26
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Mine came out horrible... Lol I have no clue what went wrong.. Came out super cloudy when it's was practically crystal clear before

Oh well guess I'll have to paint the outside and follow everyone else, stinks but at least I tried

Only thing is when I do my doors how do I keep the ABL LED shining across
Well, if it's super cloudy you just might be screwed, but if it looks okay near the top, then most people just mask off a thin line across the top so the ABL can shine through.

Sorry to hear it went to sh*t. I guess painting the front is all that can be done.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:40 AM   #27
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Well, if it's super cloudy you just might be screwed, but if it looks okay near the top, then most people just mask off a thin line across the top so the ABL can shine through.

Sorry to hear it went to sh*t. I guess painting the front is all that can be done.
No I only painted the small piece on the driver side dash to test it, I'm Gunna give it 1 more shot and if that don't work I'll figure somethin out
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #28
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So far, so good!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #29
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So far, so good!
Nice work man I'm jealous, put this project on hold for a while for a couple other mods Im doin myself, but hopefully this weekend I'll get to fix my mistakes on the small dash piece
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #30
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So far, so good!
Looks great! I am wanting to do this to my dash and door panels but in IBM paint. What did you use to remove the paint? Do you have ABL door panels? Looks awesome though, can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:16 AM   #31
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JLugo, I should have known you'd do better than me. What'd you use to strip it? That looks great! Show pics when done.

I got my fronts painted from my f*ckup on the passenger side panel and I actually like how they look better than painted on the inside.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #32
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So far, so good!
That's like crystal clear. Well done.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:16 AM   #33
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Looks Great .. Now fill us in on what you used and how you used it
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:02 PM   #34
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Looks Great .. Now fill us in on what you used and how you used it
Yes, please! I'll update the OP.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #35
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Almost done!

All I have left is the driver side door panel.

I used the Krud-Kutter Graffiti remover instead of nail polish remover. I used the steel wool and wet sanded a little with 2000 grit sandpaper before polishing.


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wow that looks amazing! Do you have ABL lighting? If so, where you able to keep it?
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I lost my 'ABL' but you can keep it if you want.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:55 PM   #38
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I lost my 'ABL' but you can keep it if you want.
How did you lose the ABL??
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #39
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How did you lose the ABL??
I did not mask off a thin line across the top for the ABL to shine through.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:57 PM   #40
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If you painted it from the back, then you shouldn't have even had to worry about masking anything.
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If you painted it from the back, then you shouldn't have even had to worry about masking anything.
I could be wrong, but from what I know of, even if you paint it from the back there is still a very thin line you have to mask off where the light shines through. If you look close at your OEM color and plates, you can see that there is a small line that isn't painted grey
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:06 PM   #42
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I could be wrong, but from what I know of, even if you paint it from the back there is still a very thin line you have to mask off where the light shines through. If you look close at your OEM color and plates, you can see that there is a small line that isn't painted grey
Ah, yes, I know what you're referring to. I masked might when I did them correctly, then, but I was just following the OEM paint pattern, I didn't know I was providing an area for the light to shine through. Too bad mine went to sh*t lmao.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:11 AM   #43
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I did not mask off a thin line across the top for the ABL to shine through.
Oh for me that would stink, but I don't know what I wanna do with my door panels, just think a solid color is too plain gotta come up with an idea of some sort
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #44
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Almost done!

All I have left is the driver side door panel.

I used the Krud-Kutter Graffiti remover instead of nail polish remover. I used the steel wool and wet sanded a little with 2000 grit sandpaper before polishing.


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Glad someone took my advice, I knew that stuff would work. I want to check out it out at the next gathering.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #45
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Pretty cool, look forward to seeing some more custom work on these. Never understood why people felt it couldn't be done.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #46
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What is the process for removing ... want to get just the piece on the drivers side dash by the piller. what are they held on by ?
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #47
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Great write up Robert... Might have to take this project on sometime soon.

JLugo great Job it looks amazing.... Where did you get the dash decals?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #48
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What is the process for removing ... want to get just the piece on the drivers side dash by the piller. what are they held on by ?
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The dash trim on both sides are held in by clips, the driver side is only 2 clips

How I got mine out was I pulled the panel off like I was going to the fuse panel inside the car, if you look behind the dash trim you will see the silver clip what I did was squeezed the clip and pushed it forward and the 2nd clip came out with it fairly easy

I did the same thing on the other side with the 1st clip then used a flathead screw driver wrapped in a paper towel to pry the rest of the clips out

Hope that helps
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #49
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The dash trim on both sides are held in by clips, the driver side is only 2 clips

How I got mine out was I pulled the panel off like I was going to the fuse panel inside the car, if you look behind the dash trim you will see the silver clip what I did was squeezed the clip and pushed it forward and the 2nd clip came out with it fairly easy

I did the same thing on the other side with the 1st clip then used a flathead screw driver wrapped in a paper towel to pry the rest of the clips out

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This is the way it's supposed to be done ^^^^^^

Once you have the outermost clips released, you can safely get the rest of them out by just pulling on the dash trim. The outermost clips are dangerous, though - read below to find out way.

Don't pull on the outer ends of the dash strips to release them. It'll work, but doing it that way risks having the outermost clip scrape against the top of the dash. I learned this the hard way and the area above passenger side A/C vent looks like it was hacked up with a steak knife. I'll have to replace my dash eventually because it bothers the sh*t out of me, lol.

Just as an extra precaution, I'd wedge a towel or something right above the A/C vents and under the trim piece so that way it can cushion the space between the clip and the dash.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #50
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I'll have to replace my dash eventually because it bothers the sh*t out of me, lol.
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Damn your OCD is as bad if not worse then mine

I almost had the same thing happen to me when I took out my driver side piece, I don't know how but when I popped the 1st clip the 2nd came flying out with it, it actually hit me in the chest and then I felt like I was playing hot potato with the piece to not let it hit anything or fall on the ground
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