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Weekend Upgrade

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by xptical, May 15, 2011.

  1. xptical

    xptical [OP] Member

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    Got the Scosche 2-DIN faceplate. Took the entire center console apart. The original color was silver. I wet-sanded all the parts down. I put some denatured alcohol in a spray bottle and used that to give the parts a final wipe-down.

    The paint was black acrylic mixed 50/50 with Windex. After a few coats with wet-sanding between, I topped it off with 4 coats of Krylon matte clear.

    The radio is a JVC KW-ADV794. Truly awesome radio. Touch screen, bluetooth, DVD player, audio/video in and out. Pretty much every bell and whistle you could ever want.

    Well, almost. I wish it had built-in DTS 5.1. Or, for a car, maybe 6.2? Anyway...



    The next step is to upgrade all the factory speakers and re-run the speaker cable with 12-gauge copper. After that, a woofer box in the bed and crossovers. Actually, I don't need crossovers because the radio has them built-in. Maybe a high-pass filter between the front and the tweeters.

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  2. tanzak88

    tanzak88 Well-Known Member

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    BC, C-eh-N-eh-D-eh
    Whaaaaat??

    Looks good.
     
  3. gunner76137

    gunner76137 Xrunner Junkie

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    8K HID's and foglights, Pioneer HU,Boston acoustics amp,2.o farad cap,12 in Kenwood ,fog light mod, Doug Thorley long tube headers Jardine cat back exaust, Kool View cai, 7 color LED underbodies. Carbon fiber roof and evo mod, Custom Graphics ,URD S/S,QA1 18 way adjustable rear shocks, led interior lights and license plate lights and many more mod's
    Looks really nice. Good job
     
  4. rendog

    rendog i miss my 04

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    wut is the windex for
     
  5. xptical

    xptical [OP] Member

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    I used the Windex to thin the paint. Water-based acrylics can be thinned with Windex to make them spray better and also to help them cure faster.
     
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