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Old 02-08-08, 02:19 PM   #46
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huh?? smoke spray paint? is that what they use to smoke ur lights?
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Old 02-08-08, 02:38 PM   #47
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nice I painted my headlight housing's gunmetal last week.. gonna do my eblems like this now =P
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Old 02-08-08, 03:00 PM   #48
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damn local hobby shops dont carry the polycarbonate paint. might just go to pepboys or something and pick up a can of smoke spray paint.
ALL hobby shops carry polycarb paint, what do you think they paint RC bodies with 99% of the time
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Old 02-08-08, 03:01 PM   #49
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huh?? smoke spray paint? is that what they use to smoke ur lights?
the good ones use film
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Old 02-08-08, 08:19 PM   #50
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ALL hobby shops carry polycarb paint, what do you think they paint RC bodies with 99% of the time
yea went to find local dealers of tamiya paint and one shop actually said "sorry we dont carry spray paint" and i called their RC department too...............but i bought a can of universal black spray paint. probably gonna sand some of the gold off then spray some light coats.
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i think ur best off ordering online
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any1 has a pic of the sprayed paint emblem ON the car....(not like the first page) ??

Doing this DIY pretty darn soon..but just need some more comfirmation...
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i think ur best off ordering online
5dollar for the paint and 5 dollar for shipping lol. well i bought the paint and gonna do it later today.
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i am ready to do this..but got one question on taking off the emblems...the big L logo/emblem at the back of the 2IS is not on a flat surface like the IS350 or Lexus emblems...so how do i take it out??

here is a pic i found on google...
can't really see it clearly but the L emblem is placed on a shallow hole..

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no idea, the 2IS forum should be the place to look though
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Old 04-04-08, 07:26 PM   #56
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Does anyone have a comparison shot with an OEM black pearl?

PureDrifter: What Hobby shop did you get ur paint at?

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Old 05-18-08, 10:08 PM   #57
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This coming weekend, I'm gonna paint mine. Except, I've dremel-sanded the gold off of them and cleaned them up well. Painting them a smoky/gunmetal color and gonna go nuts with the clear coat. Suggestions on a good adhesive for replacing them???
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3M industrial strength
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Old 05-19-08, 05:13 PM   #59
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i got mine from a local hobbyshop usa.

big tip, do NOT use this on any METAL facing the front of the car.

it doesnt hold up well to rock rips AT ALL, even with several heavy coats of clear.
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Anyone do this on their front grille? I'd like to do it to my LS400. I'm also considering doing my headlight housings but I think it might hinder the lighting of my headlights. Any thoughts?

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