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  • KillerBunnys122
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    Originally posted by villain View Post
    It has back lights?! That was going to be my next question, haha. So no, they don't work.
    I'm going to see if i can find the illumination wire(s) and play around with that. See if i get anywhere.

    And yep, hooked up the 12v constant for that modern car turn-on-the-car-and-climate-control-comes-on feel.
    Yeah? Hmm makes me think! Because with my custom loom that didn't have the 12v constant the back lights worked... So maybe try unplugging the 12v constant and let me know if the backlights work

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  • villain
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    It has back lights?! That was going to be my next question, haha. So no, they don't work.
    I'm going to see if i can find the illumination wire(s) and play around with that. See if i get anywhere.

    And yep, hooked up the 12v constant for that modern car turn-on-the-car-and-climate-control-comes-on feel.

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  • KillerBunnys122
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    Originally posted by villain View Post
    \Does your one dim down when you turn the lights on? and is there a way to either stop that or increase the brightness a little? It's way too dull for my liking.
    Yeah mine dims and you can't change the brightness as far as I know, do the back lights actually work on yours? haha Mine don't and it's damn annoying. Also did you hook up the constant 12v plug?

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  • villain
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    Haha yeah, i tinkered around with mine today. Took the face off, it looks like the plastic's actually cracked and it's not just scratches :c. Oh well, still looks awesome/way better than analogue.

    Does your one dim down when you turn the lights on? and is there a way to either stop that or increase the brightness a little? It's way too dull for my liking.

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  • KillerBunnys122
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    The DCC faces are removeable, not hard to take off, infact I've got 2 DCC units on my desk haha in my thread I said how I polished up my faceplate bits with a buffer thing-o

    But if it's actually cracked then well poop. If you've got any questions feel free to ask I've done too much screwing around with DCC haha

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  • villain
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    Haha, long story short - I was scared of getting defected for it and took off the drift button by any means necessary, resulting in a slightly warped and damaged button.
    It still works.

    The DCC i've got has an ugly faceplate with cracks here and there so i'm not sure what to do with that. I don't know if it's repairable or not, but it was fairly cheap, so i might just pick up another one in good nic in the future.

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  • KillerBunnys122
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    **** yeah DCC!

    Whats with the hand brake button? lol

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  • 4tune
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    gotta love those old school digital bits!

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  • villain
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    Not mad

    Mad

    Mad a) DCC
    Mad b) Head unit

    You may have noticed there were no pesky cables hanging off the front of it.

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  • villain
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    Thanks for the tips. Yeah, i'm sure the gun was set up incorrectly. I'd love to respray in 2k one day but it seems complicated, with the added component of hardner and what not. Maybe some day though. One day when i have money.

    Otherwise, tfw i own a legal and more than likely roadworthy S13.

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  • thefergusons
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    first off, Love the build and the fact that you've had a go at doing it all yourself
    secondly, I might have a little tip to keep you from stuffing another buff lead: wear a collared shirt and put the lead over your shoulder while you buff. put a safety pin from the collar to your shirt shoulder to keep the lead in place. I used to do that when i was working as a spray painter
    On the north side of Bris there are a couple of smaller panel/paint shops that hire out their spray booths on the weekend for $150-$300 a day (which is pretty good considering they let you use their gun cleaning equipment and sometimes their papers and tape). Also, I highly recommend that you wax the paint straight after you buff it so it keeps its shine. My fave brand to use is Meguiars gold liquid wax (the black bottle). I know its pricey, but its by far the best i've used.
    I've had a quick look at the orange peel you got when you painted it, and i was thinking you maybe had your gun set up incorrectly? too much pressure, not enough product or a combination of both? next time (especially if you're going to use 2k) have a play with the gun on a piece of paper to get your pressure, distance and overlap right.
    Your car came out 10x better than my first respray did! Love it! Keep us updated on the progress!

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  • 4tune
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    Originally posted by villain View Post
    And the welds that he said he could do better than

    Hmmm he must know so much!!

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  • villain
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    I finally fixed (sort of) that really strong unburnt fuel smell.
    Turns out my injector o-rings have some cracks in them and one of them wasn't on properly.



    All i could do at the time was turn them around to provide a bit of a better seal, but i'll definitely need some new ones soon.


    And in an unrelated matter, the police report says my seats were "fitted to the vehicle with a home made style bracket system"

    Ain't nothin' home-made about these



    And the welds that he said he could do better than


    Also, in other other news, getting mod plated on the 14th, yay!
    Last edited by villain; 03-05-2013, 05:09 PM.

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  • Technikhaus
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    Love the painted wheels! they look fantastic!

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  • Kurtis
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    Originally posted by villain View Post
    Haha cheers. We all know it doesn't even matter if the car's half-done. If it's slammed on 18" wheels, it's good enough to be featured.
    it does bro see one thing at a time you will get there

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