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help with speaker grills and chipped brakes #138513 Mar 29, 12:19pm Mar 29, 12:19pm
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help with speaker grills and chipped brakes
hey everyone, thanks for all the previous help, but now i'm asking for some more. i just got my system installed recently and the previous owner (if i find you, you're ass is grass), installed a kicker speakers ON TOP OF THE ORIGINAL GRILLS! so i'm now stuck with some hideous holes and my focal's are just waiting to be kicked in by one of my friends. does anyone have any idea how i can prefab something for it, or maybe should i just find a way to smooth it out. oh yea, another thing, about my brakes, the paint is chipping off of them, should i scrape them down with a wire brush, and then just use that paint in the break painting part of the site? do i need to do anything else?

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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138514 Mar 29, 12:21pm Mar 29, 12:21pm
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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138515 Mar 29, 12:24pm Mar 29, 12:24pm
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OMG eek
For the back ones you might be able to cut out the whole plastic piece and put a GrillCraft or something over it.
As for the front I have no ideas.



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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138516 Mar 29, 12:24pm Mar 29, 12:24pm
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damn... that looks horribe (no offence, i know you didnt do it)


go to a junkyard and try to find the plastic peices to replace those... thats your best bet.


and about teh breaks... do what the site says, works great.

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138517 Mar 29, 12:26pm Mar 29, 12:26pm
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yea, i was super pissed when i found that out, because i had to get my equipment installed in germany, i planned everything out so well finding a good installer and i have a great sounding system, too bad the previous owner was a f*cker

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138518 Mar 29, 12:28pm Mar 29, 12:28pm
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this is my rear setup

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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138519 Mar 29, 12:28pm Mar 29, 12:28pm
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the only thine I can think of is

1) Find replacement pieces from a junk yard, etc ...

2) Upholster your plastics

3) Fiberglass new panels

4) Find previous owner and kick his ass

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138520 Mar 29, 12:30pm Mar 29, 12:30pm
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i think i know where he lives because the dealer didn't clean out the car that well, so i know that he lives by me, the only thing is that i'm in europe with my car, and it's difficult to get japanese parts where i am (romania)

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: RicePowered] #138521 Mar 29, 12:33pm Mar 29, 12:33pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
the only thine I can think of is

1) Find replacement pieces from a junk yard, etc ...

2) Upholster your plastics

3) Fiberglass new panels

4) Find previous owner and kick his ass


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Evan] #138522 Mar 29, 12:34pm Mar 29, 12:34pm
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are you from Jersey or romania?


Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138523 Mar 29, 12:36pm Mar 29, 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by Kliff
oh yea, another thing, about my brakes, the paint is chipping off of them, should i scrape them down with a wire brush, and then just use that paint in the break painting part of the site? do i need to do anything else?


Yes, clean them with spray-on brake cleaner and a wire brush to remove as much of the old paint as possible. Then rinse well with HOT water and let dry.

Then repaint and they should be good as new. thumbsup


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138524 Mar 29, 2:59pm Mar 29, 2:59pm
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cut out the ENTIRE grill panel piece, and fab up some new ones out of plastic/grill and build some tabs into it, and then screw/glue the new grills into place. thumbsup


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138525 Mar 29, 3:11pm Mar 29, 3:11pm
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no no, but i dont understand. HOW FUCKIN DUMB!!!
seriously, i have no fuckin clue why the previous owner did that. OMG. i didnt believe the picture first, then i thought i saw wrong, how do you do that? doing that is fuckin harder than stripping the door and putting the speakers on.
this thread pics pissed me off. do something about it man. carfax.com or something and go fuck him up. go cut big holes on his fuckin trunk and Hood and put his tires in em.

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138526 Mar 29, 3:13pm Mar 29, 3:13pm
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for this damage, i would say its a salvage

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138527 Mar 29, 4:26pm Mar 29, 4:26pm
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bro if you ever find the previus owner I'll help you beat him down, that is terrible

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138528 Mar 29, 4:46pm Mar 29, 4:46pm
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Can't you use the front part of the speaker (the mesh part)that he installed to go over your new speaker.

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Evan] #138529 Mar 29, 7:37pm Mar 29, 7:37pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Kliff
oh yea, another thing, about my brakes, the paint is chipping off of them, should i scrape them down with a wire brush, and then just use that paint in the break painting part of the site? do i need to do anything else?


Yes, clean them with spray-on brake cleaner and a wire brush to remove as much of the old paint as possible. Then rinse well with HOT water and let dry.

Then repaint and they should be good as new. thumbsup


they should look good as new, the breaks will work as good/bad as they do right now

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: CelicaRacer05] #138530 Mar 29, 8:22pm Mar 29, 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Kliff
oh yea, another thing, about my brakes, the paint is chipping off of them, should i scrape them down with a wire brush, and then just use that paint in the break painting part of the site? do i need to do anything else?


Yes, clean them with spray-on brake cleaner and a wire brush to remove as much of the old paint as possible. Then rinse well with HOT water and let dry.

Then repaint and they should be good as new. thumbsup


they should look good as new, the breaks will work as good/bad as they do right now


:whatever: you mean painting them won't improve braking Performance? crazy laughsilly


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138531 Mar 29, 9:04pm Mar 29, 9:04pm
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I think you might be able to use this opportunity to fabricate new panels and make it look cool. Other than that, you might have to get whole new doors.


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138532 Mar 30, 2:08am Mar 30, 2:08am
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good luck smile


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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: RicePowered] #138533 Mar 30, 2:36am Mar 30, 2:36am
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
the only thine I can think of is

1) Find replacement pieces from a junk yard, etc ...

2) Upholster your plastics

3) Fiberglass new panels

4) Find previous owner and kick his ass

#4 would be good!!! thumbsup

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: se7enmodgt20] #138534 Apr 2, 11:49am Apr 2, 11:49am
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Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138535 Apr 2, 1:06pm Apr 2, 1:06pm
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you can go to the junkyard or your dealer for the panels. Or you can get them covered in suede or leather & the upholstery shop or yourself can make a cover that will cover up the whole so that if some one was to put pressure on that area, it wouldn't feel empty behind it.

i still like plan 4, kicking the previous owner's ass grin

Re: help with speaker grills and chipped brakes [Re: Kliff] #138536 Apr 2, 1:22pm Apr 2, 1:22pm
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did you really buy the car like that? why waste your money on buying a car that was going to be such an eye sore? even it was a good deal, another good deal would have come around too! did you see the car before you bought it?


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