View Full Version : Projects advice

01-30-2006, 10:24 PM
I decided to quit BSn with the celi and start fixin her up. Im doing many things but Id like alittle help on these:

*Im replacing the back shelf that sits behind the seat, 3rd brake light is on it on some celis. Suggestions on material to use?

*My iceman is half yellow half red, the red is coming off. It came with this wonderful paint job, and I wanna repaint it. Suggestions of what kinda paint to use on plastics with heat tolerance? just want it black

*Im sure I could read a few how-to threads about this if I had time to search. What should I use to make the flooring for the trunk? My celi didnt come with the usual cardboard one.

Any tips or general help appreciated. :wiggle:

01-30-2006, 10:51 PM
Well I myself have a 4th gen coupe, but im doing the same things as you. For my rear shelf, im going to be fiberglassing a couple of 6x9s into there while leaving some room for the 3rd brake light, or i might even incorporate it into there. not sure just yet

You could keep the same shape of your rear deck and just cut an identical deck pattern out of some sort of wood, then CF over it. Since that would just be a huge flat space, CF-ing should be relatively simple.

Carbon Fiber-ing





Same concepts, you get the idea.

Flooring for your trunk..well im going to be doing some audio work on my celi, adding a RF punch stage two back there, so im going to dynamat on the bare metal and just carpet over it. You can get trunk lining/carpet anywhere i guess, im just too lazy to look for it right now. Could simply wipe everything down, clean with alcohol, and spray adhesive all over it and lay down the carpeting. You could also go the exotic route and maybe Fiberglass over everything. I dont know how or why that would work, but I just might do it myself oneday :P.

hope it helps.

01-31-2006, 02:20 AM
I too have a 4th gen liftback. I just took the stock rear cover, and traced it onto a piece of cardboard, then onto some 1/4 plywood. Worked perfectly(still gotta carpet and install mounting brackets).

There's spraypaint that's made just for high-temp. Look for engine enamel paints, they can usually take up to like 500 or 600 degrees. Those should be your best bet.

01-31-2006, 02:55 AM
wow those c/f door sills look killer. I might have to make some for my car.