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Old 12-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #1201
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Can't take it anymore!! Don't know how you guys are keepin your matte vinyl hoods spot and streak free. I have found a permanent solution.




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Btw, my vinyl doesn't look like yours. Maybe the cold and rain is protecting it.


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Old 12-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #1202
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Yeah my hood looks perfect
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #1203
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You guys want to see something cool check out JDP'S facebook page Jordan put my car on his site http://www.jdpmotorsports.com/
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #1204
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Just checked it out, sweet.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #1205
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Yeah, thanks,i thought it is pretty cool too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #1206
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Now that looks sweet, exactly what I am doing once I get mine. Was It hard to do? Was there a lot of residue left over to remove? How long did it take to remove it?
Very easy pop the hood peel back an edge and have at it. Only a little bit of glue left behind.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #1207
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My hood looked better without the vrt. Might have to wash that off tomorrow morning. I plasti-dipped my mail slot area this afternoon, but messed up my edges when I pulled my tape. I like the look of it tho, so I'm going to have to re-do that.
I'm seriously considering taking off my splitter now. No matter how I attack my driveway, it scrapes and is already starting to look pretty ragged on the nose :(
I've also run into an issue with a lot of my lighting mods...mainly that I don't have much space in my garage to work!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #1208
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My hood looked better without the vrt. Might have to wash that off tomorrow morning. I plasti-dipped my mail slot area this afternoon, but messed up my edges when I pulled my tape. I like the look of it tho, so I'm going to have to re-do that.
I'm seriously considering taking off my splitter now. No matter how I attack my driveway, it scrapes and is already starting to look pretty ragged on the nose :(
I've also run into an issue with a lot of my lighting mods...mainly that I don't have much space in my garage to work!
Gotta pull the tape while the dip is still wet. I'm telling ya I don't what the trick is to matte vinyl... i only used ph balanced soap with no waxes air dried and a matte detailer. Rain coupled with dirt drying over night left spots that I could not remove. Could have hid them with a product with some gloss... not the look I want. So paint... like on the rear spoiler is in order.

Dude ditch the splitter before its ruined. When u can use it you'll have it.



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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 AM   #1209
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FWIW, I'm keeping my vinyl on for now. Until I've had 30 days of sunshine ill decide how good or bad it is. To date mine has been looking great and nothing like Tram's photo where his looked weathered and gray. Maybe LA has been having more sunshine and this is how mine will look soon too.

I have been washing with Chemical Guys foaming soap, rinsing with San Jose's hard water (an awful water that dries white) and drying using the water-based sheet or pooling method. I haven't rubbed it with a chamois nor a waffled cloth. In fact, I haven't wiped it with anything minus my wash mitt only. The VRT was disappointing but I'm going to try once more with less product. Will keep you all posted and will upload pictures along the way.

I do love Tram's CRT hood tho!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:52 AM   #1210
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Gotta pull the tape while the dip is still wet. I'm telling ya I don't what the trick is to matte vinyl... i only used ph balanced soap with no waxes air dried and a matte detailer. Rain coupled with dirt drying over night left spots that I could not remove. Could have hid them with a product with some gloss... not the look I want. So paint... like on the rear spoiler is in order.

Dude ditch the splitter before its ruined. When u can use it you'll have it.



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Yeah, I'm gonna try to get that off of there tomorrow if I can get some room to get a jack under it. Sucks tho, I love the way it looks.
Did you do multiple coats of dip? My first coat had some texture. I thought I'd cleaned it good enough, so I did a second and then a third and pulled the tape.

CRT, I used a minimal amount of vrt, I really don't think I could've used less.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:01 AM   #1211
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Ozzy, you know we are waiting for pictures right? You brag for 2-3 days about a photoshoot then show up with no pictures. Not cool... Lol


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Old 12-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #1212
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Ozzy, you know we are waiting for pictures right? You brag for 2-3 days about a photoshoot then show up with no pictures. Not cool... Lol


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sorry man, photoshoot today didn't happen :( i'll keep trying to line it up tho
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:05 AM   #1213
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Did you at least get some miles in?


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Old 12-31-2012, 02:15 AM   #1214
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i put over 100 on it yesterday...was too hungover today to feel like i'd enjoy putting more, so i tried to spend some time working on it, most of which was met with failure. so i gave up and watched some movies :P the only thing that i did successfully was program the garage door opener lol
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:02 AM   #1215
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Some photos...
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Good from afar...
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But far from good...
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:07 AM   #1216
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CRT, I used a minimal amount of vrt, I really don't think I could've used less.
Oz, I wasn't talking about your method. I put way toooo much on myself. That's why I want to try again. Best luck on your splitter.



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Old 12-31-2012, 03:12 AM   #1217
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It's cool, I was just trying to say that I was applying it literally by drops at a time, and it still came out shiny. No bueno for the appearance, IMO. I'll either keep it untouched from now on, or take it off in the near future and do something else to it. Maybe that hood I was looking at when it's tax return time lol
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #1218
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If I read the install instructions on the splitter right, isn't it riveted on the bbottom with some brackets on the side that once removed you will have holes visible by the wheel well openings.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:05 PM   #1219
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i haven't seen the instructions, but it looks like what's holding it by the wheel wells is just a flat-head screw. i can deal with a hole there if it means i'm not destroying my splitter every time i take the car out. i'm gonna get under the car here in a little while to install the skipshift eliminator and see about removing the splitter
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:14 PM   #1220
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There are a bunch of rivets along the bottom edge as well as 3m tape.

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:43 PM   #1221
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I saw them do mine,yes there are some brackets, if you will,that are riveted on,then the splitter bolts to the car and attaches to the brackets.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #1222
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #1223
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Hmm yeah I wasn't prepared for rivet removal today. Might have to practice some different angles of attacking the driveway in the meantime.
Tried to plasti the slot again. Wasn't happy with the results so I peeled it. Might just go ahead and vinyl instead.
Just got the eliminator installed. They weren't joking about having to do it blind...yeesh.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 PM   #1224
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Hmm yeah I wasn't prepared for rivet removal today. Might have to practice some different angles of attacking the driveway in the meantime.
Tried to plasti the slot again. Wasn't happy with the results so I peeled it. Might just go ahead and vinyl instead.
Just got the eliminator installed. They weren't joking about having to do it blind...yeesh.
Did you disconnect the power to add the eliminator?


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Old 12-31-2012, 08:44 PM   #1225
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Here is my vinyl hood. Washed this last week, added VRT which looked wet and streaky then it rained within hours. Car has been outside in rain and sun forna week while I was in Tahoe with family. Rain water dried on it. Doesn't look bad. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357008212.994483.jpg
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