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  • Raf99
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    Ya, the AEM was one piece too and smaller which made it easy it seems. Going to try the TEIN one again but rip it off when the paint is wetter... but hard to do as you want 2-3 coats so there is some drying of the paint, and you cannot paint after you take the letters off. We'll see... my patience is running thing on this one.

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  • SSMAccord
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    I think I agree. The AEM side looks really crisp. Good work.

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  • Raf99
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    Well this is what I got on try #5, one side turned out OK but still not happy with the drivers side. Today I sanded it all down again and started over on that side.





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  • Raf99
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    Yep. that was my mistake. But now trying to re-do it and I've messed up 3 times with either paint running or a bump /scratch I couldn't see. I think I need to try different white paint as this is getting frustrating. Also hard to lift the sticker without knicking into the white below it or slipping and messing up the green. But going to keep trying.
    Last edited by Raf99; 01-21-2022, 07:24 PM.

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  • SSMAccord
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    My understanding is that the the mask has to be removed while the final color coat is still wet. I used a sharp hobby knife to life the taped area carefully to not damage the top coat.

    I think if you wanted to remove the graphic after it the final top coat is dry, you would trace the edges of the graphic with a hobby knife to separate the paint from the graphic and then remove the graphic.

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  • Raf99
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    Ya.. when I peeled the logo it took paint with it... not sure hoe to do this properly. I guess cut it out vs. peeling...

    And edit: I'm going to try again, start over...
    Last edited by Raf99; 01-21-2022, 01:58 PM.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Was this a mask and paint logo that caused the paint to lift when you removed the sticker?

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  • Raf99
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    Well what a major fuckin fail this was..... fack. I'll just paint over it and slap it on the car.

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  • Grumpys93
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    I'll still be around until Deev shuts us down. Good luck on hopefully getting the new job! I'm not going to lie, I haven't worked on Freedom in a while or driven her even though the weather has been nice. I need to start looking into painting.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Looks like you are keeping busy in the winter months! Your paint area looks pretty good.

    I hope all goes well on your potential new job!!

    I am sure that there are enough of us around to keep the lights on. LOL

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  • Raf99
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    Well I guess I started something..........

    Really not into Sally these days due to COVID + no job + no money. But I did make a temp paint booth and started on the lip idea I had. I'll slowly plug away at this and may also do the front bumper in here too.
    (Fingers crossed on a new job I may get and start on the 10th. But it's a big deal job. A company that makes military equipment, I'll be one of the IT Administrators. So far I've had 4 interviews (2 technical) and so far so good. Drug test coming up and whatever else they require. Maybe after the money comes in again I can get back into things. Hope this site isn't dead by then :P )



    Last edited by Raf99; 01-01-2022, 05:47 PM.

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  • Raf99
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    LoL.. hell no. You must be kidding ... haha
    They start salting the roads before the snow comes. And if it's near freezing they use the liquid salt / salt water on the roads. Afraid Sally is a garage girl now.

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  • Straight Success
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    Do you drive this when it snows up there?

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  • Grumpys93
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    This will be interesting having an embossed sticker

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  • Raf99
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    Decided I want the front lip, side skirts, and rear lip the same color as the car and it's something I can do cheap. So here's the start of that...

    Sanding the whole thing...


    Going to see about maybe painting the drivers side white, then putting the sticker on, then paint it all green. Remove the sticker to show the white Tein part... i dunno


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