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> Looking back, My 2013 White Pearl LTD . . . Sofar
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post Sep 22 2013, 06:51 AM
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I'm surprised at how much I've done already in 6 weeks. . .

K&N drop-in air filter . . . good for 1-2mpg and 4hp
Fumoto oil change valve with nipple . . . I do most of my own oil changes
Kat's 11812 engine block heater
Hood insulation pad . . . oem
Invisible bra . . . a whole bunch . . . lights, hood, mirrors . . . front end.
Changing the hollow trunk lid logo to the blue one this morning
Trunk lid lower chrome garnish . . . done . . . looks nice.
Mud Flaps . . . oem
WeatherTech in-channel flush mount side vents . . . front only
WeatherTech beige floor liners

On the way from Korea:
Tuning Face Rear Lip Spoiler . . . no led
M&S rear window glass wing (spoiler) . . . no led
Fluxion Design Eyelines
Side mirror rain guards

Except for doing an alarm blinking light . . . I'm done !
There's nothing more I want to do ?
The 17" wheels are staying stock.
From here on out it's keep it clean, shiney and well maintained.


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Nice! Ditto on the pics. Did you do the clear bra yourself or have a shop install? If you did it yourself have you done similar things before and how difficult was it? My Forte came with it already installed, but I love it and would probably look to add it to any vehicle I would buy.


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Pics - When I learn to post pics on this site . . . I will, Winter is rapidly approaching.

Invisible Bra ( or Mask )
On my old 08 I ordered just the cut-outs for the headlights and fogs then installed
them myself . . . it was not difficult and a small job like this is how you learn and build confidence
So for my new 13 I ordered the cut-outs for the lights again because they are too
hard to cut-out by hand then I ordered a bulk 10' roll of 18".
With this bulk roll I have done . . .

Hood . . . yes 18" up.
Rocker Panels ( 12" up ) in front of the wheels ( I have the mud flaps behind the wheels ).
Mirrors
and 90% of the front end where the bugs hit.

Has to be done while the paint is still in perfect condition and during a warm day but
in the shade. Freshly Wash the area at least 2X before you begin . . . leave wet.

I used thin paper to trace out a rough template. Then fine tuned it onto reg. paper.
Then traced it onto thin white 1/8" thick compressed Styrofoam from home depot.
Then traced that final template onto the mask material itself . . . then cut it out.

* Anything you install this material on ( Plastic or Paint ) will stay as new. The headlights
on my 08 where as clear as the day I bought the car when I traded it in. The solar effects
of the sun do not bother it. I think this stuff pays for itself over the life of the vehicle and is
money well spent.

Update for the items I listed above:
I completely backed away from doing the Blue Logo on the trunk lid.
My camera ( with plastic housing ) was 2" away and other wiring was criss-crossing the
area . . . so no way am I going to put a heat gun in there. Not worth it, too many things can
go wrong.


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