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    Learning to wrap, so far I’ve spent the last couple of days cleaning, clay baring, cleaning some more, clay barring some more, breaking some trim, and getting the car to as good as it will get for a car fast approaching 300k on the odometer. This is panel 1 attempt 1, definitely learned about corners and lifting the vinyl too much to get air bubbles out. Edges aren’t tucked as I will obviously be pulling this piece in the morning and trying again.

    Tomorrow a family friend is going to stop by to help me figure out the more complex pieces (he runs a wrap shop), so I am *hoping* I get the hang of it and can get it done, not wasting $700 of imported vinyl
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    Khaki elements are the best element! Nice.

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    Wrapping is miserable lol, I don't have the patience for it. Your first attempt looks good

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    10 hours later, Iíd call it a 5 footer, we will see how it holds up over the next couple days with air bubbles, edges, etc.

    I need to find a new hood, I wasnít happy with this one but largely itís because the hood is so rough and caused a lot of grief, but that can come later. Later this week I will add back the door bumpers and rear emblems. Glad I learned a new skill, I get why people charge so much to install this stuff.

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    Looks great!
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    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.
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    My car sounds like shit.

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    @jwslam will be happy as I finally got back all 4 door bumpers on, and I got the black Honda and Element logos put on the back for a final touch. Still need to find another black hood in good shape so I can wrap it.

    Overall, feels good man

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    Oh man, I couldn't even wrap my ep3 tail lights with a red film. It looks great! Hope I see it in person sometime.

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    You reminded me of illmotion Sunday in your garage thread, I might spin down there (have to clean up the interior from camping lol)
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    Also I need your help beyond, I want to put in extended wheel studs and open end lug nuts (current offset as lugs not grabbing enough thread for me), but finding some for a reasonable price (eg under $100 for lugs that aren’t “tuner nuts”) is proving a challenge. Dorman maybe? Open to suggestions and best pricing on arp wheel studs
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    @jwslam will be happy as I finally got back all 4 door bumpers on
    could be happier when you take me for a ride in this sexy beast

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    If you come by I'd love to chat about the Element!

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    Will do, might have to talk to the garage box guys about wiring for a turn signal stock as well, they got the cruise control working on my rsx wheel in the el I had years ago
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    If someone is looking for a good deal on an element with a roof top tent:
    https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/i...8936438524423/
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    Saw you on 19th today. Wrap looks great.
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    Cheers man, it needs a bath badly and I have a my first rock chip in the hood, but it held up so far!
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    Mini update, swapped the alternator and my skin is almost fully healed (they really tuck it in there)

    Also hit this milestone for the first time

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    I'll give you $40 for it
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    I'm way less "me" than people give me discredit for.

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    Man this things rad. How is it for city driving? Been tempted to trade the Fiesta in on something that isn't so loud but I really like how easy parking and navigating traffic is in that tiny little car.

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    Super easy, wheelbase is really short. On the highway, could use a bit more power and 6th gear but it comes with the territory of throwing a brick into a wall of wind.
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    The E looks awesome. I just picked up a 08 and need to get some work done. Do you do all your own work or do you have someone you take it to?

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