In lieu for the upcoming Subiefest 2019 on 10/13/19 I wanted to make some changes to the car to change it up a bit. I missed both the Subaru Summer Solstice and Japanese Classic Show this year.
I've always been on the fence on the Gc8 Type R graphics package because not only is my car a fake, but the OEM decals are rather pricey. I found ZenGraphicsUK made good replicas for a fraction of the price, so I said the heck with it.
Not bad for $100 for everything
I even put the cherry blossom red stars badge back on. I told myself I would never do this years ago...but things change
I also wanted to get my 5Zigens refinished. I just recently joined instagram weeks ago, so I'm late to the game, but I found this Powdercoater in Riverside, CA that posted a lot of nice work on Instagram. I shot him a quote and it was about half of what I was quoted where I got my Volks re-done.
The anodized finish from 2004 and being stored outdoors in Sacramento since 2007 really did a number.
I didn't want to reveal the color until Subiefest, but its powder coat color called Kingsport Grey, which is very similar to Advan's Gunmetal finish.
I was debating Matte Bronze, or Matte Black, but went with the gunmetal because there's too many variables with Bronze (either too gold or too brown) and black loses the wheel design altogether.
2 weeks later, I even got new FN01R-C decals.