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... my first real mod <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . You have to walk before you can run. You all will find my mods are mostly home-brewed and almost always cosmetic. The R has plenty of power for me and I am more about style anyways ... I would rather leave the light slowly and let the S4 owner next to me keep wondering if I could have beat him <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Anyway, unlike Eric_H, my fav part of this whole short experience has been enjoying the aggressive looks the Ti Pegs give the car, but darned if everytime I wander back to the boot I wonder, "who stuck all this bright shiny chrome out here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ???"<p>Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands and order the full set of rear badges so I could color match them to my beloved wheels. I am not really a fan of "Debadging" ... I paid for the damn "R", I want ppl to see it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . The results, I think, are quite splendid, but I finshed at dusk. I was only able to get one good "teaser" shot until I can snap a few better ones in the sun tomorrow. My baby is not a virgin anymore:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALQX8tI20JZZJ0w8YrZBpsQupeCo48a3wG6x7EvT*t02vzjFrHSDjtwlU7LcRupv3dNjDPoMKIaGLSxUPcsZ40oN*z*rStEyW38KWaf4*IG77FPOgTJ7HwtgUBbe/IMG_1752.JPG?dc=4675566638064002978" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAyA7MXptI20JZZJ0w8Yjc2sHtnnaHFCa2tq9SHUAsRAQ!CxfwDI1810tmoBZhLsw4vjyI6ldRtEqtRyEaDr3Ve!uiUIJDsgkbHvqie05kVKNobLNtmn!BNorQVYEPN/IMG_1742.JPG?dc=4675566638006763790" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (Quick Brick)

So sweet looking! You should offer these for the SS folks. I'd be up for a set!<br>
 

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That's cool. I really hate chrome personally, so the color match is awesome. I'm too lazy to take my badges off though. I wonder if I could mask really carefully and spray with the wheel paint. Better not I guess.
 

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That looks great. I'm thinking that they might look good on my silver wagon....... Better contrast that the chrome....... Can you share how you painted them?
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (drivinfast)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drivinfast</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That looks great. I'm thinking that they might look good on my silver wagon....... Better contrast that the chrome....... Can you share how you painted them?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>First off, Volvo Grrrr, If you knew what I did to make these ... well, you wouldn't want to know what I would have to charge for them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Like I said drivinfast, first I ordered a full set of new rear badges. I pulled the clear carriers they have over them and set them aside in a clean area for use later.<p>I then trimed around each letter so that the backing paper was just left on the adhesive to protect it through the next steps (you can see a little of the backing paper in the last shot behind the "R").<p>I then sanded every little nook and cranny on every letter and number with 400 grit sandpaper. This step is really important and you MUST rough up all the shiny nickel for the paint to stick. Every little letter needs to be treated like it's own tiny piece of jewelry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>I then misted on one coat of <b>self-etching</b> primer, one coat of color, and one coat of extra tough clear made for use with wheel finishes. All this is available at your local Murray's, PepBoys, etc.<p>I then simply used some painters lo-tac tape to position the letters on, and re-applied the clear carriers over the top so that the emblems would go on straight.<p>I put painters lo-tac tape on my decklid at the bottom and sides of all the original chrome emblems so I would know exactly where to stick the new Titanium ones.<p>I then debadged my boot with dental floss, googone, and windex, ... reapplied the emblems, and waxed.<p>... and my wife thinx I'm nutz <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>P.S. Partrige, it's not the masking and painting that would kill you, it would be the sanding <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Quick Brick at 8:45 PM 4-1-2006</i>
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (Quick Brick)

Wow. Lots of work. My <b><i>R</i></b> will be going to the bodyshop soon and I'll need new rear badges. Maybe I can get them to paint mine in a ti-grey color..or maybe Sonic Blue... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (Quick Brick)

Before:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALgXG9Q20JZZJ0w8Yvd7sqYkORFsw5z6tXJEZO6tZt8qN95oQDPl91s*YHwHSJUfh0viwo*mXwjy9P29EQeqEAyBQkUviasCGxl6OxgVHqGmB6p1naV!0VfmzE4u/IMG_1729.JPG?dc=4675566645094334729" BORDER="0"> <p>After:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALYXhtM20JZZJ0w8YkPNtsjKOruMOBJ0hkiPgq1mWy8lhv9g7V80EM1!jLxzwhIZH2iiXZ!QvO8nDp6jmnQDCXaaHy!tpVmUtcWHdl0wxt8skuZ7tiY6e*CpbEAk/IMG_1736.JPG?dc=4675566645414437051" BORDER="0"><p>Actually Volvo Grrrr, Sonic Blur would look nice on your silvery hind quarters <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (Quick Brick)

Hey QB, very nice.<br>It may be a lot of work, but you now have something very unique. You can be proud. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>P.S. Partrige, it's not the masking and painting that would kill you, it would be the sanding <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br><i>Modified by Quick Brick at 8:45 PM 4-1-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is SOoooooooo not happening then. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Waaaaayyy too much work. I shouldn't talk though, I still have to wire up my prototypes for the 2004 lighted cupholder..
 

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hmmm. another one of those "subtle" mods. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> post some more picts when you get them all on.<br>
 

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Re: Sonic Blue S60 R "Rebadged" (partridge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>partridge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I shouldn't talk though, I still have to wire up my prototypes for the 2004 lighted cupholder..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I offered to help you, ya know (the offer stands). But now you know I am "handy" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Post some more picts when you get them all on.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are all on. I just lost sunlight so unless you want to see my pics of the "awesome black box" it will have to wait until tomorrow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I offered to help you, ya know (the offer stands). But now you know I am "handy" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I actually ended up doing the laser cutting. I'm just stuck on finding time to get the LEDs in and wired up. Laser cutting on demand is sooooo freaking cool I can't get over it. That and I found a place that will do custom instrument panels (aluminum with engraved lettering) that I'm itching to figure out a use for.<p>That looks awesome on the sonic blue. Are you gonna get rid of the rest of the chrome?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>partridge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Are you gonna get rid of the rest of the chrome?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What chrome <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ???
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>They are all on. I just lost sunlight so unless you want to see my pics of the "awesome black box" it will have to wait until tomorrow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>haha, you tease. well, the sun has been up for a few hours. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sorry, pics took a little lonnger than expected <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . I was so excited about how the rear turned out:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALUXP9M20JZZJ0w8YheQbP4djw97qgAWY7FlinFPxNNW5LQmTxRdCowhq*HUJGMwx!sEJ1pMe33OyVJJZ8jKTou3UFiq6MoAPRCsXT6yZ6EfhChvyS0gUMq37HrH/IMG_1771.JPG?dc=4675566755622375244" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALoXttQ20JZZJ0w8Yn527WXw7gOFHSRbdLNFm*lNhisae10KX8Gy13tKMxyIIQKvHmSh8IWdPUlU9H66OXoZMTCzXTzXIKvycjiZOJuFzRVauYAqAfkmJg0ptFmV/IMG_1776.JPG?dc=4675566756065261136" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALgXINQ20JZZJ0w8Ym03ceFqhWLa4Rd0*nYjl8!bsDNEXBLEiBUvTjXQN7KTC7cq3fEcevlUVo2BxB9A7!Lc5m6Kt7Q847CYUOT5EEw33rT0w!ex91bSMGK5ifwb/IMG_1774.JPG?dc=4675566755913001364" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALkXa9Q20JZZJ0w8YrQnIU7wKW9AGk2qliHg8BEQyvLcNgyZc2NMja6iQYCcFGo0KQJKnyQR92nVGAKAaX4!KRcWxv3itNvTIdt8qy9B8FWX!3LEQhJ87vNIHTA2/IMG_1775.JPG?dc=4675566755982320545" BORDER="0"><p>That I had to pull the grill last night and do the front:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAAL0Xl9U20JZZJ0w8Yip4gSDitKWdzdNi8SIeQwABk7Kx7OIlOVKlAXKnTlKgEMTXGj6!IreBwAbJsEVeCuCiP18eUVQYYguGYy05t!5SpUDad6uLtsd4GHMxnZsf/IMG_1779.JPG?dc=4675566756116710072" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALYXi9M20JZZJ0w8YguLvWBZ3PmSRpbFGfjmjz!0BPJ3nqj9z2B0mVjOYYSN!kwj9LsPdkczWecTpXzD2Z51ANcIRuTpcWLy0p4YLUuq9Vv!uYHpUK8Ns4X7n5aj/IMG_1781.JPG?dc=4675566756157443860" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALcX1tM20JZZJ0w8YuGLMVlHaLgG2d4rdaTUh9MI6K1KSxouXngtJmVIfR6xML0duk!xmODLA82NwnRNEH*L0FVWshKrMWSEX0MJiAOjZ2VNWro!kx!IL*Xbl*Ol/IMG_1782.JPG?dc=4675566756214662369" BORDER="0"><p>I willprobably move to the interior next to see what I can do to personalize her a little more <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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F****NG GENIUS!!!!!!!!! The car looks Fing amazing and the slash is the icing on the cake! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALYXi9M20JZZJ0w8YguLvWBZ3PmSRpbFGfjmjz!0BPJ3nqj9z2B0mVjOYYSN!kwj9LsPdkczWecTpXzD2Z51ANcIRuTpcWLy0p4YLUuq9Vv!uYHpUK8Ns4X7n5aj/IMG_1781.JPG?dc=4675566756157443860" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanx man ... disassembling the slash and the front "R" proved to be easy. It was getting the grill surround painted correctly that actually proved to be the most difficult part of the project <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAALUXPtM20JZZJ0w8Ylf0Q9zX*99zdH1Or6QEh6ke6qe1AO*XWCi2ClaDV06qyhKYCWmPG60HPamPgHRF6MYCS5xyxH!21K17yYA1LLfbhe*3Xa9hbzbBKFGZe1NX/IMG_1762.JPG?dc=4675566764259936251" BORDER="0">
 

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I like your license plate frame where did you get it? <p>Also I'd love to see the lighted cupholder. That's something I'd love to have.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Barry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">F****NG GENIUS!!!!!!!!! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Definitely the mod of the month for me. Outstanding! <p><IMG SRC="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_68.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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