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Old 12-16-13, 09:32 AM   #16
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Got the rx300 steering wheel in and installed....It is supposed to be black but it appears to be a very dark gray...





Also starting wrapping the wood trim panels with 3M 1080 Brushed Black Metallic Vinyl...





I went a little farther and also wrapped the trim pieces for the door handles as well.....
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Old 12-17-13, 09:02 AM   #17
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Dash and trim panels put back together for good...The center trim piece is a PITA to get back in..It is real difficult with the one piece wood trim compared to others which have three pieces that have an airbag. Coming together slowly





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Old 12-19-13, 03:16 PM   #18
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Started dying the carpet black with Rit ....Few pics of the progress..






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I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Now just waiting for it to dry before I can put it back in the car.
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Old 12-19-13, 11:39 PM   #19
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Nice job Cat, everything looks very neat so far. Carpet looks like it came out very black, some guys have tried the dunk in a barrel technic with the RIT and have said it didn't come out as black as they wanted. New vinyl for doors instead of SEM…looking forward to seeing more…good job
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Nice job Cat, everything looks very neat so far. Carpet looks like it came out very black, some guys have tried the dunk in a barrel technic with the RIT and have said it didn't come out as black as they wanted. New vinyl for doors instead of SEM…looking forward to seeing more…good job
Thanks...I used Rit right out of the bottle..I wanted it to be as black as possible...No Dye bath here...Poured it directly on the carpet and rubbed it in
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How many bottles of RIT did you use? Looks fantastic man.
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How many bottles of RIT did you use? Looks fantastic man.
I used 3 per side....6 total..It took me about 1-2hrs per side to rub it into the carpet, but i made sure it penetrated deep enough into the strands.

I also ran down to the local laundromat and put the carpet in the big dryers for about 10 mins to make sure it dried out before I put it back in the car.

FYI...the carpet is pretty hard but after vacuuming it helped to separate the strands better and make it a little softer. But no big deal, its not like I will be running my hands across the carpet.
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Carpet is in!!!!









In case anyone is wondering what the strap is doing in the pics...It is holding up the driveshaft
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Looks good on that RIT, but you know you can use SEM paint for the carpet too... I've done it before... looks real. You also need a brush to paint the carpet... to scatter paint evenly.
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Looks good on that RIT, but you know you can use SEM paint for the carpet too... I've done it before... looks real. You also need a brush to paint the carpet... to scatter paint evenly.
Yep...I wanted to try Rit out as it is far cheaper than SEM....
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Grabbed some used 350z touring wheels to put on..

Found them for a steal..Just need a little refinishing as they are painted with spray paint..

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Good start man! I saw another SC on here with those wheels and made me want a set with spacers for winter wheels. Keep up the good work!
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Good start man! I saw another SC on here with those wheels and made me want a set with spacers for winter wheels. Keep up the good work!
Thanks....I got them installed on the car....They go well with the SC
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Looking good man ��
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Degreasing the transmission (W58)






Also, got the flywheel resurfaced at a local machine shop.......



Awaiting steering rack poly bushings....and Competition Clutch Stage 4 is on order....

Tax return needs to get here ASAP....I cant think of a better way of spending it on a 2jzgte
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