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okay thanks i'll have to see what i can find.
ps jdo those side skirts look good!
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Thanks. I bought my paint off of paintscratch.com. The color match is dead on imo and its not too expensive. I believe it was $24 per can or something like that. I had enough with two cans for both sideskirts fyi.
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ugh lame they won't let me buy the spraycans because i live in canada! fml... lol
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Dang, thats lame. Sorry to hear that.

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i finished paintint the headlights and grill and rims.






i'm sure someone will say "oh god you bought the cheap ebay lights!!!"
but i think they look sweet. way better than stock. and they fit nicely. the only problem was their harness was wired wrong when i first plugged them in both lights were on at the same time for driving/brights. i just had to switch them to get the projectors for drivers and the outside lights for brights.
as for the paint it is a little darker than my car. but being 7 yrs old i guess i have to expect that. the clear coat was a PITA like alot of you said, it wouldn't look good unless i put it on fairly thick. and then i made it run in a few spots.
the side skirts are painted right now as well, i just broke most of the pop rivets taking them off they were being little bitches haha. the hood scoop is at the post office as well i am going to get it and maybe paint it tomorrow. total for painting the rims and grill headlight was about 180 cdn as i had to buy plastic cleaner, adhesive, primer, sandpaper paint and clear coat. i ran out of paint/clear on the parts i painted so i am going to have to pick up 1 more of each tomorrow. so add 50 onto that for total of about 230. plus 100 for the scoop and 200 for the headlights. not too bad for a pretty big improvement imo
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To me it looks good. Plus you took the gamble in buying the parts and doing it yourself. Congrats to you. If you are happy with it overall, thats what matters. Job well done.

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yeah after i get the hood scoop and side skirt on i'll tsake some pics with a real camera not my iphone, and maybe wash the car too haha
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Im sure it will all come together. I have been wanting to black out my headlights since i got my car (3 years agao) and havent done it yet. Kudos to you guys that are doing things like you. Good luck with the rest of it.

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yeah i had my old ones blacked out. be careful when you put them in the oven one of mine shifted and touched the top iron in the top of the oven and melted a bunch of the bottom of it. they turned out good other than that though.
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Good work I love the blue and the gold....and haha playing cards huh? Whatever works!
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I was just looking at rims yesterday and might be getting some Enkei RPF-1s, but its hard finding them in black so I might be painting them if/when I get them. But hopefully before they are mounted on the car. And thanks for the heads up about the headlights also.

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Yeah I saw the playing cards trick on a forum it worked perfect no paint on the tires at all. I just pickednup the sti scoop I'll be painting it tomorrow
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here are two pics of the scoop painted. it looks awesome from the side. i dunno about how it looks from the front yet i'll have to see it in the daylight.

the side skirts are back on i didn't take a pic of them though. after you other guys painted them did you put the black plastic trim back on or leave it off? i left mine off..
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From those pics looks great. If you are happy with it, thats truely all that matters, as you are the one that has to see the car on a daily basis.

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I had those same headlights on my '02 as well. I wanted to give you the heads up that they break bad if you get a rock chip. I only thought about it afterward but I'd tell you to look at getting some type of protective cover over them. Something like the "invisible shield" stuff for ipods. I had one of the high beams completely break out, and the low beam ended up with a large hole in it. It's like the glass just couldn't handle any impact without breaking. If I had it to do over again, I'd just start out by covering them so that rocks couldn't make the glass separate even if it did chip it.
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