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Hey all, just thought I would introduce myself on these forums since it seems there are more people from the Toronto Area on this forum vs Azine.

Just some snaps of my car, no major progression other than:
Formula One Pinnacle Tint (30% Front, 15% Rear)
Rear Splash Guards
Plasti-dip rear diffuser
Smoked Taillights
Nokya 2500K Fogs
Nokya 7000K DRL's / Highbeams

Next step - Experiment with Gunmetal / Smoke / Silver Plastidip for Grill & Wheels
- Body side mouldings, rear lip spoiler and front lip kit on the wish

Sorry about the quality - mostly Iphone shots

- Fall photoshoot







- First mod (Fogs)


- Second mod (Tint)



- Third mod (Plastidip "Diffuser")


- Latest mod (Splash Guards - Gift from Fiance)
forgive the steelies - for the winter tires

 

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Welcome to the boards. I read you're looking into gunmetal plastidip wheels, I've had some success with this, check my build page for pics, and also I have a thread on the subject that details how I did it, the PD gunmetal looks awful but if you use it as a base and then paint it a true gunmetal or graphite color you'll be very happy with the results, do a search and you'll find it.

Jeff
 

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I read you're looking into gunmetal plastidip wheels, I've had some success with this, check my build page for pics, and also I have a thread on the subject that details how I did it ...
Thanks for the heads up. I was hoping to get the charcoal colour that dipyourcar.com has but it isn't available in Canada yet.

So I am planning on spraying a combo of either the gunmetal with smoke, gun metal and black - with silver metallizer over it to see the results.

Just going to trial it at least, some have had a great success with black and silver metallizer to get a dark gun metal look.

I will send pics of my experiment.
 

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Awesome looking TSX,but those steel wheels with cheap hubcaps completely ruins the look for me,put the Acura alloys back on.......
 

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Awesome looking TSX,but those steel wheels with cheap hubcaps completely ruins the look for me,put the Acura alloys back on.......
The Steels are only for the Winter, I cheaped out but got the hubcaps to make me not cringe when walking up to my car.

Alloys will be back on in April/ May hopefully.

Where abouts are you located?
 

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Just some small updates of things to come. Over the weekend, finally had some above 0 deg C weather (above 32 deg F for you American folk) so I plastidipped the OEM alloys - trying to get as close to GLM as possible. (below is the step by step progress)
Used 2 coats black, 1 coat gunmetal, 1 coat smoke, 1 coat metallizer and 1 coat glossifier

Original OEM wheel (all clean)


First Coat - Black


2nd Coat (Heavy) - Black



3rd Coat (Gunmetal)


Comparo between Black (Left) & Gunmetal (Right)


4th Coat (Metallizer)

Smoke did not do much, so didn't bother posting. I might have had better luck going black with multiple coats of Metallizer - but oh well.

Still have some cold weather on the way, so probably 1-2 weeks before I throw these on the car.

Here are some mock ups.





Next Mods:
1) Got some G2 Caliper Paint, so plan on painting my calipers red in the coming weeks. Will give an updated when that is done with & the tires are installed.
2) Going to dip my grill and fog light garnishes. Going to try Black w/ Pearlizer to see how it turns out.
 

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I never tried the plasti dip just did paint... with the clear did it come out smooth or textured like flat plasti?
 

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I never tried the plasti dip just did paint... with the clear did it come out smooth or textured like flat plasti?
It was textured like flat plasti.

I have seen video of guys using paint thinner on a paint roller to smooth out the texture.
 
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