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Apr 29, 3:38pm - #14053 
Which gauges and roof spoiler

Well, I decided to get the roof spoiler and gauges from the Lost Rican. I'm trying to sort my differences out with him/them. I am ordering the gauge pod and roof spoiler. 3 questions...
1) Which gauges should I put in there with only a CAI, exhaust, flywheel, clutch, and Hotchkis suspension as mods?
2) How difficult is it to install the pod and the gauges themselves?
3) How difficult is it to install the roof spoiler and how much should it cost to be painted? Can I install this myself after it's painted? Thanks again guys.
Here's the pod: https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=99
and here's the roof spoiler: https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34_23&products_id=121

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Apr 29, 6:43pm - #14055 
for the gauges a lot of people use a Voltmeter and Air/Fuel Ratio ... that's what I have, these two are the easiest to install.

Other good ones are any type of Temp Gauge but they're harder to install.

As the the gauge pos itself, if you plan on doing it yourself your gonna half to do some sanding and fitting. It's not that had to install

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Apr 30, 6:24am - #14056 
Thanks satoshi and Ricepowered. Can you paint fiberglass parts yourself? If it is possible I would love to know how. I hope it's not that difficult. If it saves me lots of money, then I wanna try. If it doesn't save that much, then I'll just get it paited by a professional. Let me someone, thanks.

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Apr 30, 6:26am - #14057 
I painted mine by myself ... after a week a hated it and had it professional painted to color-match my car.

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Apr 30, 6:27am - #14058 
you have this same part? How much did it cost to paint?


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Apr 30, 6:32am - #14059 
yeah I bought the gauge pod from lostrican ... took some finishing like sanding to a smooth finish ... sanding out the openings for the gauges to fit ... doing a filling glaze.

Stupid little things that any bodyshop will do before painting.

As for costs I'd guess no more than $30.00 but I don't know because I got mine done for free. I know the shop.

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Apr 30, 6:57am - #14060 
I ment the roof spoiler, but that works, too. Thanks.


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Apr 30, 7:10am - #14061 
sanding, priming, paiting red, and finishing with clear urethane
of course you can do it yourself, but the professional's painting is worth to pay

in japan, only paiting will cost over $100 !


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Apr 30, 7:11am - #14062 
I thought it camed primed, ready to be painted? I'm confused. Thanks.


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Apr 30, 7:21am - #14063 
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I thought it camed primed, ready to be painted? I'm confused. Thanks.
it will probably be close ... but nothing ever comes full primed and ready to paint there's always something that has to be done. Either a final sanding or maybe some pin-hole filling.

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Apr 30, 11:43am - #14064 
some pin-hole filling.

What is that? I bought a Hood scoop from him a while ago. The prime looked good to me, but it had chips in the corners. What is some pin-hole filling, though?


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Apr 30, 11:51am - #14065 
they are just fine surface imperfections or small little divits about the size of a pen-tip. You really can't notice them until the piece is painted and clear-coated. Then they become really noticable.

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May 1, 12:19am - #14066 
Got any pics of that stuff? I think the Hood scoop is free of those, but I don't know. If I were to take it to a bodyshop, then we both know they'd tell me that it has to be re-primed or whatever. The surface is smooth. I can send a pic if you want. Just email me and I can send it.
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May 2, 6:41am - #14068 
I can send pics of the Hood scoop to see if it has any of those pin holes in it. The roofspoiler and gauge pod are on the way as well. I can post pics of those, too. Let me know if you wanna' see 'em.


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May 2, 7:06am - #14069 
you can post pics if you want even though we probalby won't be able to really make anything out.

I say if you want it done right and perfect just have a shop do it. thumbsup

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