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Old 07-21-11, 11:12 AM   #31
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Car looks great man keep up the good work....
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Old 07-21-11, 12:26 PM   #32
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the color looks real dope. i wanna wrap mines that color.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:43 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=04_LS_430R;6541813If you ship them off to get done, the guys are AACSTyle in Louisiana are extremely slow. It took them 3 attempts and about 20 weeks in all after it was all said and done...[/QUOTE]

I live in Australia. So will not be sending my lights to the states to get done. I will attempt them myself when the time is right.
I know there is another Aussie member that purchased a spare set of headlights to play around with angel eyes and LED DRL. So we may see another set surface in the next few months.
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Old 07-21-11, 06:19 PM   #34
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Normally, I'm not a fan of modified LS430's, but this is the exception. I love it! It's beautiful!
I really appreciate the vote of approval, I realize not everyone will approve but I did this because it's what I wanted and I knew no one else would do it (at least not here in my part of Texas.) Thanks.

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Car looks very good like that. The front looks especially badazz with the black grill and led headlights. If Darth Vader drove an LS430, this would definitely be his car.
Haha, my son said that it was "Batman Black" when I heard him talking to one of his buddies right after it was painted... Indeed it's a stealthy and murdered out look for sure.

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Show off! Something different for sure. I like it. Good job.
Yes! I need to go down a path less traveled... I think this did it.

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Car looks great man keep up the good work....
Thanks, still have a few more mods on the menu... stay tuned.

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the color looks real dope. i wanna wrap mines that color.
Do it, but this is a base coat/clear coat paint job and NOT vinyl wrap.... I went all out and had it all painted.

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I live in Australia. So will not be sending my lights to the states to get done. I will attempt them myself when the time is right.
I know there is another Aussie member that purchased a spare set of headlights to play around with angel eyes and LED DRL. So we may see another set surface in the next few months.
The first time you attempt to do it yourself is nerve wracking. Just go to youtube and search for DIY videos... there are a few of them on there. AACStyle did these for me but they took way longer than I would normally have expected. Good luck, post pics if you do it.
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Old 07-25-11, 11:53 PM   #35
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Looks sick bro
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Old 07-27-11, 06:41 PM   #37
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how much did this paint job run you?
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Jotech Motorsports does headlight led conversions. My friend's cousin is the owner Kenny Tran and he did his GTR last year when he was here in CA. There are in Texas as well... Below is a sample, not my friend's car though.

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is it difficult to maintain? i know you mentioned you just wash or wax the car like clear coat.
I like blk paint but hate to keep it up, so will you consider this satin blk low mainteance?
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how much did this paint job run you?
I left the door jambs gloss black and the roof gloss black (it has a sunroof and I didn't like the contrast so I kept it glossy to maintain the glass like look on the roof) but had everything else de-chromed. It was only $3890 complete.


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Jotech Motorsports does headlight led conversions. My friend's cousin is the owner Kenny Tran and he did his GTR last year when he was here in CA. There are in Texas as well... Below is a sample, not my friend's car though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsL9nKATZ1A
That looks similar to mine except I used the LED's with black trim and black base to blend in with all the black. I'm going to do the fog lights next.


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is it difficult to maintain? i know you mentioned you just wash or wax the car like clear coat.
I like blk paint but hate to keep it up, so will you consider this satin blk low mainteance?
It's not low maintenance at all... it's black. But it's not as hard to care for as the traditional gloss black. It does hide most of the swirls and scratches but you can still see them when you're close up. It uses a special matte black wax I get from Chemical Guys, they've got some of the best stuff for keeping your car clean.
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nice work ive always loved that color
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nice work ive always loved that color
Thanks, I've had the car for over three years and I knew I wanted to have it painted this color from the start. I was always curious to see it on an LS and I couldn't find it anywhere else so I just finally bit the bullet.
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thats not a bad price. car looks freakin awesome!
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thats not a bad price. car looks freakin awesome!
Thanks, I knew I wanted to paint it this color from the start... I know some people think it's crazy but that's exactly why I did it. More mods to come, this is just "a work in progress"...
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