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January 30, 2017, 10:04:08 PM
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Fozxt-zn

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after years of abuse the paint on the silver bits inside my SH  has nearly completely worn off and is looking shabby, has anyone painted them or wrapped them before?
any pics of how it turned out? 
thinking of sanding it down and painting it gloss black for a more classy look than the cheap silver colour they used originally.

January 31, 2017, 07:16:29 AM
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Manfred

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I would sand down and paint.
Never been a lover of those silver strips, but the way the wife and kid treat the car, I'm not wasting my time.
I'd rather put that time into my bike.
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February 01, 2017, 07:00:04 AM
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Garrsie

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after years of abuse the paint on the silver bits inside my SH  has nearly completely worn off and is looking shabby, has anyone painted them or wrapped them before?
any pics of how it turned out? 
thinking of sanding it down and painting it gloss black for a more classy look than the cheap silver colour they used originally.

I did mine in Rustoleum Satin Black. It's a bit glossier than I wanted but it's fine. Mine's an SG but you get the idea.

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2006 Forester XT, Wiseco pistons, 18"Koya lightweight wheels, Bridgestone re002, VF48, '07 STi IC, 76mm exhaust, Walbro 255 fuel pump, Mishimoto inlet pipe, Phenolic intake spacers, Gizmo Electronic Boost Controller, TGV deletes. BC RA Coilovers, Brembo big Calipers, PB RS 326mm Discs, Coolboost WMI

February 01, 2017, 10:15:11 AM
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Manfred

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That looks great Garrsie.
With the bit of gloss, it would probably easier to wipe down.


Maybe I should look into this.
Easier to clean the car after family has had breakfast in it
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February 01, 2017, 11:16:53 AM
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Garrsie

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That looks great Garrsie.
With the bit of gloss, it would probably easier to wipe down.


Maybe I should look into this.
Easier to clean the car after family has had breakfast in it

Thanks man. The Rustoleum satin has a very slick surface so it is easy to clean. My next thought for the interior is a nice Kenwood to match the black. This one:
http://www.autostyle.co.za/car-audio/dvd-players-screens/kenwood-ddx416bt-double-din-with-bluetooth-usb.html

Apparently does Subaru OEM steering wheel controls with just wiring at the back, i.e. no adaptor needed. Pricey but if you put the adaptor, head unit and all together, it comes out about the same.
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February 03, 2017, 03:37:28 PM
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that looks great, going to give it a go with the rear doors first to test.

Thanks

February 14, 2017, 09:17:57 PM
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Garsie, what is that switch to right of the gearlever for?
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February 21, 2017, 09:24:49 AM
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Garrsie

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Garsie, what is that switch to right of the gearlever for?

I have the 4eat Sportshift box. It's the Sport, Normal, Hold button. I made a the gear knob and gaiter, great anti theft device! Thief climbs in and says "where the hell is the clutch?!?!"
2006 Forester XT, Wiseco pistons, 18"Koya lightweight wheels, Bridgestone re002, VF48, '07 STi IC, 76mm exhaust, Walbro 255 fuel pump, Mishimoto inlet pipe, Phenolic intake spacers, Gizmo Electronic Boost Controller, TGV deletes. BC RA Coilovers, Brembo big Calipers, PB RS 326mm Discs, Coolboost WMI