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Hookecho
11-14-2012, 11:06 PM
It's all back together. Painting is a pain but it was a fun project. I feel like I did pretty well.

Just to recap I used a single stage urethane from Eastwood in Pro Street red. I used 4 quarts of mixed paint and sprayed 3 coats. Polished with Meguires compound. In the spring the paint will have fully outgassed and I will polish again and then wax. I painted the expansion metal on the bumper black. I decided not to put the OEM emblems back on the hatch lid. I never really like them. Instead I used a Porsche Turbo emblem only.

I also replaced the MB Motoring wheels with the GTS wheels I picked up.

It was shady where I took the pictures but oh well.

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2151.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2152.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2157.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2159.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2164.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2165.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_2166.jpg

Murgatroy
11-15-2012, 12:12 AM
We can make it better, we have teh technology...






Dude, you need to smoke your lights now.

Murgatroy
11-15-2012, 12:36 AM
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/1/4/6/3_448876.jpg

Hookecho
11-15-2012, 12:44 AM
Lol, Just noticed I have my rear mudflaps on the wrong side of the fender.

Murgatroy
11-15-2012, 12:47 AM
How the fuck did you pull that one off?

Kinda a groovy look...

Hookecho
11-15-2012, 12:52 AM
You'll laugh when I tell you.

jdm_celica_gts
11-15-2012, 01:19 AM
Looks excellent! Very nice work

grimmythereaper
11-15-2012, 02:46 AM
:drool:

MCcelica
11-15-2012, 02:53 AM
You'll laugh when I tell you.

I could use a good laugh...

Nitro_Alltrac
11-15-2012, 02:59 AM
Lol, Just noticed I have my rear mudflaps on the wrong side of the fender.

Surely beer was involved.

Looks great Bruce. You did a fine job.

underscore
11-15-2012, 03:30 AM
Nice work!

Carry on with this mudflaps story...

Lonestag
11-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Looks good man!

Now you will have to host a Celica Painting seminar!

Hookecho
11-15-2012, 05:35 PM
Make your way to MS and I'll paint it. I can only get better at it.

UtahSleeper
11-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Looks damn good. I may have to ask for some tips when I get the rest of the mats for my corolla and get ready to paint here. Right now I have a single stage urethane, but still need to buy primer and clear........after stripping the woman down lol.

trumanpriest
11-16-2012, 08:02 PM
Looks VERY good. Job well done!

david in germany
11-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Well done man!

Lol about the flap as well:)

Galcobar
11-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Are those actually seventh-gen GTS wheels? I seem to recall your prior wheel colour discussion mentioning they were 15 inches, and I thought the seventh-gen GTS wheels were 16 inches.

Hookecho
11-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Yeah, I mentioned it in the other thread. They are not OEM. They just look like it. They are made by Prime Wheel Company who is the manufacturer of OEM wheels for Ford and GM. They are hub centric and made for fitment on Toyota's 54mm hub .

Terracar
11-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Looks great. I will have to hit you up for tips once I get anywhere neat painting.



I painted the expansion metal on the bumper black.

For the life of me I cannot figure out what you are talking about here. The only thing that comes to mind is whut?

-Terracar

Hookecho
11-22-2012, 12:32 AM
This piece of expanded metal on my bumper. Here's an old picture of it.

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/1/4/3/100_0840.jpg

Terracar
11-26-2012, 11:29 PM
Oh duh. It is all so clear now. To reiterate, yeah the car looks good.

-Terracar

rizin
11-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Paint looks good. I can see my job in it in a few pics. Single phase transformer on a pole.

Johncena
12-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Looks rattling excellent. I may have to ask for some guidelines when I get the relax of the pads for my corolla and get prepared to colour here.