It's a pain to do a lot of good prep, but it really does pay off in the final product. Good luck!My fog light bezels didn't come out so great the last time, so I've been repainting them, and taking my time with it. Sanded off all the old paint, primed, sanded, metallic base coast, wet sanded, blue metalcast, and now I'm in the middle of the clear coat. Still doesn't look like they're coming out perfect, but they will be a lot better than before. The finish was rough and flaking in places, and I didn't do a clear coat before.
Well, it did come out better, though still not perfect. With this metalcast system I find I have trouble getting angled surfaces evenly. This go around I have a smoother surface with a good clear coat, but I think I put too much blue over the base coat. They look okay, but don't really have that shimmer effect I was going for.It's a pain to do a lot of good prep, but it really does pay off in the final product. Good luck!
Speaking of grip I loaned another competitor my rain tires earlier this year at an event where I had no competition and ran the stock Mazda 2 tires in the rain. They were about 5 seconds a lap slower than the hoosier H20 tires. The grip at the limit was really interesting as you could feel the car break loose and you just had to ease on or off the throttle to drive it around the corners looking like a hero but going slow, lolI am enjoying having the 14" wheels on the car. Pics to come. I also ordered a set of 195/50/15 RE-11A's for my Mazda 2 wheels for autocrossing I really look forward to having grip again.
Mod work, the best kind of car work.Put my OEM steelies back on. Taking it into mazda for service saturday morning. OC and steering check.
Then springs, alignments, wheels back on and DONE!
I bought this same one. It won't be flush with the antennae mount. It flairs out at the bottom a bit. Not bad if you don't really care and aren't going for completely perfect aesthetics, but it's there.Ordered new stubby.
Sadly wife wasn't really feeling the Corksport stubby (gah)