Thanks! it's coming along nicely The wheels are flow-formed, so they are only 20lbs a piece and the DWS's are also lighter, so the handling, braking and acceleration have all improved with this setup, even though I went 'up' in tire size. Very pleased so far.Very, very Nice! I like the look!
I only buy black cars, and I only only mod them with black components The upkeep can be arduous, but the reward continues indefinitely.First time i'm seeing a GLA black on black and it looks great to me.
did you always have you vehicles like this or did different things in the past?
I can understand that, I used to go crazy with the murdered out look but now I'm more easy going with it, just a black car with dark tints... no more dark tinted tails for meI only buy black cars, and I only only mod them with black components The upkeep can be arduous, but the reward continues indefinitely.
Oh and 'thank you' for the kind compliments! I'm rude for not first addressing that!
One thing I did differently this time, is keeping the silver trim on the bottom of the car. I usually go for full blackout, but I rather like the contrast at the bottom where she'll get dirty. If you noticed, I did plasti-dip the window trim because I loathe chrome. Just don't like it. I'm going to experiment with plasti-dipping the rear emblems and other parts on the rear this weekend and see what precipitates to my liking.
Yeah, my wife likes her GLA the way it is, however, she's not opposed to adding an ECU tune and an intake down the road. I have not run into any problems with the plasti-dip coming off yet, however, I have heard of that. My S6 had plasti-dip on it for 2 years without having to touch up, so maybe I got lucky LOL! Prep is the absolute most-important step, I tend to spend MANY more hours just prepping for the spray and then making sure I have a LOT of coats built up. Plus, the more coats you put on, the easier it is to pull it off when you want to change.Good looking Boris, any plans for the Mountain Grey GLA or did missus no bueno that?
My only issue with Plasti dip is it disappears over time, not really an issue just can be inconvenient...
The most important aspect is simply 'take your time.' It is is crucial (especially when spraying over chrome) that each coat is applied lightly and allowed plenty of time to dry before layering the next coat. I do a minimum of 6+ coats for every project so that it lasts longer, and so it is easier to remove later.whats the most important part of prep?
LOL I admittedly did not even think of that... Definitely worth looking into, and it's a pretty likely scenario...Just curious but did you remove the double wing from the grill when you painted it?
I might go ahead and do it this weekend but I think I read somewhere that the wing part can be detached, just remove the star an then reach inside to detach the tab or something.
Just wanted a confirmation.
Yes, the more coats you put on, the easier it is to peel off. The biggest mistake most people make is not doing enough coats.Any strategy in peeling? If it wasn't a car I would use a scalpel or razor blade but I am afraid to use either of those near a car. lol