Making the best of a non-ST situation

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DirtyBlueshirt, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    A little bit of this...
    2013-10-19 10.56.38 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    A little bit of that...
    2013-10-19 12.03.22 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    A little something here...
    2013-10-19 12.37.03 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    A little something there...
    2013-10-19 15.36.57 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    A little in the back...
    2013-10-19 16.00.33 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    A lot in the front...
    2013-10-19 17.17.36 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    And into the dark...
    2013-10-19 18.50.33 par Aaron Slater, on ipernity

    Thanks to D1JL for assisting his time again, getting these on is definitely NOT a one-person job!
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  3. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Oh WOW that looks really nice!!!
  4. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    That looks absolutely amazing!! Good job!

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  5. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Thanks everybody!

    Here's a look at it in ¾ profile with the plate back on and the side stripes...

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  6. doudou

    doudou Member

    without the front chrome , i find the front of non st fiesta more agressive than the st
    a exemple a pic of non st at sema this year

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  7. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    I like the black grille, but I can't shake the part with the flat bottom (versus rounded on the ST) makes it look like this:

  8. level42

    level42 Active Member

    That looks sharp! ... Well done!

    Perhaps you can include some tips on how other can apply stripes to theirs.
  9. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Be REALLY careful!

    Seriously, this is most important.

    More tips I learned from Dave:

    to find the true center, lay down some masking tape as close to center as you can eyeball. Then using a measuring tape, measure and mark true center on the tape. You won't need to measure across the whole car, but measure across known centered items, like rain gutters, sunroofs, etc. Measure may times.

    Also, clean often with rubbing alcohol.

    Always use a vinyl squeegee.

    You will get bubbles. WILL. use a fine needle, like a fine hypodermic syringe to create small pokes, then squeegee the bubbles out.

    Measure twice. Then be sure twice again. Do it three more times for accuracy. Then cut, measure some more, and lay.
  10. level42

    level42 Active Member

    Thanks for the tips, all I need now is my ST and I'll be good to go :)

    I was once told you can leave them in the sun and it will remove most if not all of the air bubbles. Any thoughts on this?
  11. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    It should take care of most micro-bubbles, yes.
  12. level42

    level42 Active Member

    Ok Awesome! Thanks!
  13. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Also make sure you know the type of vinyl you are using.
    There is a very big difference in wet or dry application.

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  14. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    I normally don't like stripes, but can't help but like this. Really nice job!

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  15. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    You're not the first one to say that. A coworker of mine said the same thing.

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