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Old 08-30-13, 08:09 PM   #61
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I'm curious how many hours that took? Looks great. Very custom looking
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Old 08-30-13, 08:57 PM   #62
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I'm curious how many hours that took? Looks great. Very custom looking
John510, thanks! Would you believe me if I said it took about 20 mins for all of it? That's it.

Of course it took me a few hours to buy blue markers, test, buy new ones, test, repeat... until I found the right one. Anyone can benefit from this post to save on experimenting time and some cost if they like my color by buying this marker.
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Old 08-30-13, 09:04 PM   #63
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By doing it Very Carefully...

Stunning Color on the USB... Congrats...

Thanks! Love the USB and so I wanted to bring some "USB-like" touches inside in the all-black interior...

Yeah, steady hand is all you need. Plus the marker's tip is fine enough to not screw up and the nice thing is the stitching is so porous that the moment the marker hits the stitch, you see the ink spreading and getting soaked into the stitch. So you don't fully have to go to the corners and risk touching the leather. The couple times I did, no biggie, it hardly shows and if you rub hard enough and quickly enough, it comes off the leather but not in the stitch (it's soaked in).

Not as hard as it looks, really!
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That's awesome! No colour transfer to your fingers?
Might do this on mine when it arrives. In red.
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Old 08-31-13, 04:06 AM   #65
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You should continue this project, into a small shop that sells the correct markers for the correct colors

I'm sure many people here would pay stupid money for the marker that gives their seams the correct color when it comes to their car.
Both red, blue, silver, dark rose red and parchment would probably be very popular

If I can find the correct color, I might do mine to.
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Old 08-31-13, 04:17 AM   #66
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That's awesome! No colour transfer to your fingers?
Might do this on mine when it arrives. In red.
None! I used a permanent marker. Now, is anything "forever" in life? No and I think the steering wheel maybe over a few years of grabbing it might wear down the color a little - who knows. But I have my marker for touch ups if ever it lightens in the future.

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You should continue this project, into a small shop that sells the correct markers for the correct colors

I'm sure many people here would pay stupid money for the marker that gives their seams the correct color when it comes to their car.
Both red, blue, silver, dark rose red and parchment would probably be very popular

If I can find the correct color, I might do mine to.
I should start a business on the side HAHA. When searching for a color, have an open mind about the initial marker color. What I mean is I didn't even consider this "lighter blue" marker and I went straight for the ones that had a darker cap.
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You've got some patience and steady hand. Original stitching color was white? I don't think blue would well on factory red stitching.
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You've got some patience and steady hand. Original stitching color was white? I don't think blue would well on factory red stitching.
No, not blue on red stitching. Red instead of blue on white stitching. I like red better.
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You've got some patience and steady hand. Original stitching color was white? I don't think blue would well on factory red stitching.
The stitching color was a very light grey/white. You see the original color of stitching in the seat I didn't touch in one of the pics I posted.
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MOD UNVEIL: Custom blue interior striping and F-Sport logo rear
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MOD UNVEIL: Custom blue interior striping and F-Sport logo rear
WOW!! That interior looks awesome!!
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Old 09-02-13, 07:36 PM   #72
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The IS250 FSport seems to be a popular model. That USB looks gorgeous.
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Old 09-02-13, 10:29 PM   #73
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Beautiful Corrado...that thing looks sick in USB...what a crime we can't get it...so senseless.

If we could get that here I might have to get one for my wife...
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you're so creative! i don't have a creative bone in my body car-wise LOL. love the blue stitching.
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Old 09-02-13, 10:59 PM   #75
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the blue stitching compliments very well! id get worried about the fading issues though.
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