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EDIT: updated and added better pics

here is my mods so far, pretty much all cosmetic but will be starting under the hood soon:laugh:

Votex spoiler on deck lid
tinted taillights
tinted headlights
tinted mirror signals
colormatched rear bumper reflectors
colormatched lower front bumper grills
colormatched vw emblems
debadged
lowered on h&R sports with 18" Goals
dyed door trim pieces silver
added 12v outlet in armrest
led drls, reverse lights, tag lights, and city lights
upgraded low beam bulbs to philips crystal vision
shaved lock cylinder
35% tint on windows

next on my to do list is relocate p/s reservoir and intake



















retro-fit projector practice





















here is a teaser for the p/s reservoir. just the initial mock up.

 

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WOW, I really like how you did the interior trim pieces! I've been look for something similar but don't want to drop 300+ for the part. Where did you get them dyed, around how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
 

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WOW, I really like how you did the interior trim pieces! I've been look for something similar but don't want to drop 300+ for the part. Where did you get them dyed, around how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
I had a guy i know from a local interior shop do it. I took all the pieces out and he sprayed them for 40 bucks on the side. you could try bringing them somewhere local to you, i dont think it would be too expensive ( way less than 300) and that stock texture looks really good silver. i like it better than the sel pieces myself.
 

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Did you have someone spray your lights to tint them? I'm in VA as well and if that shop in the pic is local to the DMV area I'd like to go that route, i have reservations about just putting window tint on them.
 

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How, and what did you use? The key lock is by far the ugliest thing on this car.
i thought so too. I ordered the piece that goes in the left rear door and installed it in the front door. If you open the door you'll see a black rubber piece on the inside where the handle is. pull that off and there is two T20 screws. one comes all the way out and the other is a set screw just turn it until in stops, then you can pull the whole lock cylinder out. then you'll have to drill a hole in the new one for the set screw. i just put it in and held it tight while turned the set screw in and out to make a mark where i needed to drill. make the hole a tiny bit smaller so it will thread in the plastic. the piece is about twenty dollars from vw and then you would have to get it painted i can get the part number tomorrow if you want.
 

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DC, Maryland, Virginia.. What did they use to spray? I spose I could get a shop up here to take on the project.
i called my buddy who actually sprayed them and said he basically did a few coats of black candy on them and then cleared them. you can go as light or dark as you want depending on the mix ratio and the number of coats but im really happy with how mine turned out.
 
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