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Offline Jakeyeu

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2015, 07:23:40 PM »
Jakeyeu,

You got any tips for removing the Badges and spraying them?  I have done my grill badge gloss black but want to do the rear badges to complete the look  ;)

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Hi Neil,

I used a hair dryer on mine to warm up the adhesive keeping them on. Then gently with a plastic card/tooth floss I pried up behind the emblems to get them off. The main emblem and "mazda" emblem have pins attaching them to the car. When you're taking them off be careful you don't snap them. Once I finished mine I just popped them back in. Didn't bother replacing the adhesive because I have the tendency to change my mind whether I want them a different colour or completely remove them. The "3" however has no pins, its just held on with adhesive so if you take that off, you'll have to replace the adhesive.

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2015, 09:20:20 AM »
Hi NielP how are you? Hope the job prospect is now ok.
As jakeyeu said to remove them hairdryer etc, I used a piece of dental floss to remove the badges adhesive from the boot then I flossed my teeth  :D.
I bought some Plastidip direct from the suppliers, intentionally to use on the rear bumper lower valance to give it that USA/MPS look (gen1 sport look) & to one day do my badges. If you look on YouTube there are guys demonstrating how to do your badges with out removing them from the car using Plastidip & the results are excellent, if over spray occurs you just simply remove by peeling it off, plus this product can be removed completely with no problem leaving your items as the y originally were. Worth a look. I have used it on one of my friends bikes to protect his frame when he goes downhill racing it works really well, then on his Center console arm rest where he'd scratched it (flat Matt black) it looks like the stock finish.
One day I will get round to doing the car with it but so far I seem to be lacking time with the kids off school,work ,life,house/gardening jobs,baby sitting, dog walking (I don't even own a dog!!!??) bike building & the occasional beer!!!  :o ;D
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2015, 09:29:43 AM »
Jakeyeu

Thanks for the info on the badges, to be honest the grill badge that I painted gloss black was the best method I have tried so far, have done a Sport, Mazda and the 3 badge but have got to fit them yet ::)

Mogly

I'm good thanks, got some temp work for now which is keeping me ticking over, job prospects up here are pretty bad at the moment but hopefully it will improve  ;)

I sent some badges down to Plastidip to be done with the gloss finish that they do and to be frank the results were pretty poor  :-[
It looks like a good protective finish against stone chipping though.
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2015, 09:05:34 PM »
Glad you have something to tie you over for now NeilP fingers crossed for the long term ;)
As for the PD gloss not seen its results, but yes I can see its benifits on preventing chips (stone chips,,,,,not the delicious fried variety)  ;D
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2015, 04:11:42 PM »
Went in for an mot and service today. Passed mot with flying colours.



Update on other mods. Wheels were set for next delivery at the end of last month, so won't be with supplier until the end of this month.

Gave up ordering a front lip with one supplier, been waiting 3 months for it and nothings happened. Have one on the way from the u.s. Its just cleared customs so not long.  :D

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2015, 08:06:49 PM »
Excellent  8) it's a relief passing its test. Where did you have the service carried out, dealer or indie?
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2015, 11:34:35 AM »
Excellent  8) it's a relief passing its test. Where did you have the service carried out, dealer or indie?

Dealership. Its had it done at the same one every year, so decided to keep it up.

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2015, 09:33:01 PM »
Been contemplating a gloss black interior for a while now. Never been a fan of the silver. So with my door handles needing a refurb, I decided to use up the last bit of gloss black spray I had left.



The silver bit running along the glove box was doing my head in so I did that as well.







Pleased with the handles. Not pleased with the outcome of the glove box trim. I had spray left over from the badges so thought I may as well use it up, see what I thought. I do want the full lot of silver trim done, but think I'll get it wrapped professionally.
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2015, 07:28:16 PM »
Hi jakeyeu looks good, shame the glove box section didn't go smoothly :(.
Have a look online near you if anyone does hydro-dipping it's a great way of of bespoking allsorts of items. I met a girl last year who has her own business doing it and can do just about anything in whatever design colour etc you could think of.
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »
Were the door handles easy enough to pop off? Need to respray mine too.

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2015, 12:15:36 AM »
Hi jakeyeu looks good, shame the glove box section didn't go smoothly :(.
Have a look online near you if anyone does hydro-dipping it's a great way of of bespoking allsorts of items. I met a girl last year who has her own business doing it and can do just about anything in whatever design colour etc you could think of.

Cheers  :D. I dropped by a vinyl wrapping place today to get a quote, but the lad wasn't in. Going to pop back on thursday.

Might look into it. Not sure what sort of design I'd get done though.

Were the door handles easy enough to pop off? Need to respray mine too.

They just pop off. I used 2 plastic cards to jam under and pulled it off. If you use anything pointy make sure you tape the end to avoid damaging the plastic the handle trim is attached to.
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2015, 12:33:47 AM »
Jeepers, you really aren't shy when it comes to some serious dismantling of your car! Maybe I should have got some practice in with my old one before switching... I'll not be blacking the silver trim though; it was one thing I really liked on the new Sport over the lower trims. Each to their own ofc O0 Jealous you've got door handles at all however... my old Civic had them and I never realised just how hard I grabbed them when in the passenger seat and how much I'd miss them now they're gone :-X

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2015, 02:39:07 PM »
Jeepers, you really aren't shy when it comes to some serious dismantling of your car! Maybe I should have got some practice in with my old one before switching... I'll not be blacking the silver trim though; it was one thing I really liked on the new Sport over the lower trims. Each to their own ofc O0 Jealous you've got door handles at all however... my old Civic had them and I never realised just how hard I grabbed them when in the passenger seat and how much I'd miss them now they're gone :-X

Haha, I always make sure to have good read up on how to do it beforehand. I'd hate to break anything.

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2015, 02:45:57 PM »
My front lip came yesterday. Didn't have a chance to put it on though due to being busy (Actually went go karting for the first time. Turns out I'm dreadful at it :-\. Still fun though, would definitely go again.)

Got back around 6ish and couldn't wait to put it on, so quickly got it done before it got dark.


Don't be fooled by how shiny it is, my car is actually filthy...

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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2015, 03:14:49 PM »
 O0 that's niceeeeeeeeeee  :D
Riveted screwed or stick back plastic ?  ;D ;)
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Re: Jakeyeu's Mazda 3 Build Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2015, 03:14:49 PM »