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Old 07-18-13, 06:16 PM   #16
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Great looking ride !!! Black was not one of my choices until I've seen a couple here including yours that now had Black up front of my original choices of White and Silver
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Old 07-18-13, 07:13 PM   #17
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Looking good. Did they have to remove the grill to wrap the grill surround ??
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Old 07-18-13, 09:13 PM   #18
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In the shop, LED turn signal, tint and black grill surround complete so far

And it appears Batmobile 3.0 is making new friends too!
That is a good companion for your IS.
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Old 07-18-13, 09:35 PM   #19
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Old 07-19-13, 10:14 AM   #20
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Awesome looking! What % tints did you put?
13 and 32 for tint

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Looking good. Did they have to remove the grill to wrap the grill surround ??
Unfortunately, they did not wrap it in vinyl as I had asked. Rather, they used PLASTI-DIP



I'm taking her to another shop in just a few moments to see if they can actually wrap the grill surround in gloss black vinyl.

The shop I went to did a rather poor job even with PLASTI-DIP....I spent 2 hours last night trying to get the overspray of it out of my grill....every zig....every zag....

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Old 07-19-13, 10:21 AM   #21
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13 and 32 for tint



Unfortunately, they did not wrap it in vinyl as I had asked. Rather, they used PLASTI-DIP



I'm taking her to another shop in just a few moments to see if they can actually wrap the grill surround in gloss black vinyl.

The shop I went to did a rather poor job even with PLASTI-DIP....I spent 2 hours last night trying to get the overspray of it out of my grill....every zig....every zag....

That's surprising considering this was a reputable shop (if I recall you mentioning). i assume you talked with them about it and what did they say?
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Old 07-19-13, 10:28 AM   #22
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That's surprising considering this was a reputable shop (if I recall you mentioning). i assume you talked with them about it and what did they say?
I've honestly been going to this shop for about 6-7 years and have never had such poor and shoddy work. The guy thought they did a great job....

Rather than cause a scene or fight over it, I just left and decided to take my business elsewhere. I would have asked them to remove the Plastidip since it's not what I asked for, but I feared they would just cause more damage to my car.

So, today, round 2. Let's try again
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Old 07-19-13, 10:44 AM   #23
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Good luck with grill hop all turns out well. Looking forward to the progress
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Old 07-19-13, 01:55 PM   #24
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I kinda like the matte look of the plasti dip.

Now I want to go Plasti dip mine.
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Old 07-19-13, 02:00 PM   #25
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Pa, not sure how well Pastidip is going to hold up to weather or washing (definitely not an automatic car wash). You might as well just had it sprayed with Line-X.
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I've honestly been going to this shop for about 6-7 years and have never had such poor and shoddy work. The guy thought they did a great job....

Rather than cause a scene or fight over it, I just left and decided to take my business elsewhere. I would have asked them to remove the Plastidip since it's not what I asked for, but I feared they would just cause more damage to my car.

So, today, round 2. Let's try again
To try and remove the overspray I would try denatured alcohol. it is sold in most hardware and paint stores. try an inconspicuous sample first to make sure it does not attack the finish on the grille. We use this product all the time to remove paint overspray with no damage various surfaces.
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Old 07-19-13, 07:17 PM   #27
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To try and remove the overspray I would try denatured alcohol. it is sold in most hardware and paint stores. try an inconspicuous sample first to make sure it does not attack the finish on the grille. We use this product all the time to remove paint overspray with no damage various surfaces.

Thank you sir, I will try that! It's so difficult to get in between each little space. My fingers are small, but not THAT small lol
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Wow, your avatar is updated with the mods (new lime green LED DRL) and looks very SINISTER!!! Can you post a pic?
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to say that the shop I visited today did an AMAZING job. They removed the Plastidip from the front grill surround and actually disassembled my front bumper/grill to WRAP my grill surround in gloss black vinyl.

So, here's the progress made for today:

Yellow DRLs
Black Vinyl Grill Surround
Tinted front emblem
Carbon Fiber vinyl lower left/right bumper

And here's the result



Her first meal at Chevron










Stay tuned. More to come!
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Ok one more for detail

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