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did you get your car from Michigan?
 

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yes im going to paint my calipers at some point. my options are...

black with white.
black with blue.
black with bronze.
blue with white.
blue with bronze.

im still trying to decide which way to go...
Bronze wheels? Oh my you need teal with brushed aluminum decals...DO IT! (see mah sig for pics lol
 

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Discussion Starter #45 (Edited)
Wheres the new grill?
ha... its sitting in my room. im gonna work on it today though. hopefully i can get it back in later tonight.

did you get your car from Michigan?
yes. it was at Lexus Meade of Southfield on ebay. i called them and they shipped it down here :) 2005 5 speed black leather with 29k when i got it

car looks good. what are your plans with the tails?
im trying to get a set that are satin black with chrome rings like my headlights. exactly like these...

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Bronze wheels? Oh my you need teal with brushed aluminum decals...DO IT! (see mah sig for pics lol
haha yes i know. i originally wanted to match the blue of my lugnuts. but it was going to take a little bit more work to get them to look anodized.

Those teal calipers DO look different and good. :)
i know. well if enough people think i should do blue then i might just have to lol
 

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whats the black stripe around the lip and sides? was that done on purpose?
its a rubber gasket. and yeah its on the front, rear, and sides. i wanted to keep the lips from scratching everything up too bad. plus it helped a little with the fitment.
 

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Discussion Starter #49 (Edited)
i kinda thought the same thing.
thanks man :approve:

EDIT: well i finally got my l-sportsline grill fixed and installed again. so here are just some quick pics of it. it was raining and my car filthy so they arent anything great.


100_0174 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0175-1 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0176 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0177 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

EDIT AGAIN: still havent gotten my tails, emblems repainted, or my calipers painted... but i took these pictures during the first snow of the year lol. nothings different except i have chrome emblems (i bought a second set) instead of my "black pearl" ones. i've screwed up painting them 3 times lol and have had to keep redoing them. and now its too cold to paint them.

and i would have had my calipers painted the week of thanksgiving but the guy called monday morning and said he would need it before 11am or he would have it until the next monday :( (they were going to be closed wednesday thursday and friday) and i was busy so i couldnt get it to him. so thats been put on hold until after finals.

and im either next or there's one more person in front of me for my tails. just plan stock tails painted satin black with chrome rings. nothing special. but i cant wait :)

so anyway. here are two pics from the first snow. it didnt snow to hard but it was nice to see snow again.

100_0324 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0325 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr
 

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Discussion Starter #52 (Edited)
i tried... pictures below.

great looking car. i like your how your headlights turned out
thanks man. i was happy with the head lights as well. also wet sanded them and had Xpel film put on them (and the fogs) and they still look good as new :approve:


but yeah i tried to get my calipers painted to match my lug nuts... well it didnt turn out how i wanted. i had them done in Duplicolor Metalcast Blue because in pictures i had seen it looked lighter. so i wanted a LIGHT blue with Black decals to make them stand out. but the paint turned out dark so now the decals arent noticable. if i could do it again i'd get white decals... and i told the guy that did them how to put on the front decals... i figured the rears were pretty straight forward. well i was wrong.

this is with the flash directly on it. it looks like it matches here...
100_0388 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0389 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

here you can see they don't match as well..
100_0391 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0393 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

they match my valve stems so when it warms up i'm going to try and paint the lug nuts using the same paint. we'll see how long that lasts. i'm also going to lower my car a little more lol.

i also redid my rear emblems and license plate frame. i'm eventually getting satin black tails to match my head lights so i did those in Satin black too.

100_0454 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

100_0453 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

the license plate frame used to be all chrome but i taped off the "Southfield" on top and then the "L" and "Meade" sanded everything else down and then painted it to leave the letters chrome. it didn't show up the best in the pictures...
 

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^^^ sorry dude. pictures dont work.

EDIT: nevermind! i still can't see many of them but i think its something with my computer.
from the few i can see, i love your headlights. and yea, those tails would look badass
 

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Discussion Starter #56 (Edited)
i like what youve done! looks very nice where you get those wheels i want to get the mattle grey ones!
thanks. i actually dont remember where i got them... but go here (work usa's dealer list)

Work Wheels :: Dealers

and i checked most of those websites or called the shops to see if they had them and how much they were.

i actually want to say i got them from here..

______________ :: weksos industries

but good luck finding them. you could also check clubrsx.com if you don't mind buying them used. i've seen them for sale there before.
 

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Your car is coming along nicely. Are you burning the paint on your carson rear? I had my N1 extended to avoid that problem.
 

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nicely done dude!! ever thought about getting clear side markers or color matching them to your car? its a simple mod that would flow with your car..just a thought...love it though!
 
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