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I hope it won't take that long to paint my car, but I'm loving watching yours slowly come together. Can you talk about what method and materials were used to strip the black paint off the back of the factory stars badge? I'm going to try to make one as you did.
 

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I hope it won't take that long to paint my car, but I'm loving watching yours slowly come together. Can you talk about what method and materials were used to strip the black paint off the back of the factory stars badge? I'm going to try to make one as you did.
Thanks!

I used goof off on some Q tips for the badge.. Just rub at it and after a few seconds it will melt. Take your time and be careful not to damage the stars. I also recommend thoroughly taping up the front side to prevent the plastic finish getting marred up by the goof off.
 

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More parts.. This is getting boring :rolleyes:

All the rear wiper parts I could find on Japanparts.com



Cusco front strut brace.. Unfortunately, these are aluminium bars wrapped in wrinkled up carbon fibre, I wish that Cusco made a proper carbon brace for the front to match the one I have for the rear.. I'll either go with this or the pretty common STI carbon bar.


Stickers for the P1 wheels.


Front and rear subframes, as well as trailing arms and T bar from TSSFab.
 

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The car is getting soooo close at the bodyshop.. It just seems that it is almost always one step forwards and two steps back..

I dropped off the tires for the P1 wheels and found out that they had lost my bonnet vents..


Fortunately they had ordered some new ones from Subaru and had paint matched them.


The other set back is that someone had backed into the car so now the bumper comes off for another session in the booth.. The silver lining is that they will also fill the screw holes in license plate recess while they are fixing it.
 

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Wanted to change out the wheels on the BRZ so I could take the Nismo wheels for a refurb and get new tires put on.. As always, nothing is easy and I quickly found out that neither the STI BBS wheels nor the Rota's would mount to the front due to the lack of clearance at the back for the stock studs (I'm running 11mm Project Kics conversion adapters on the front)..



I think it would have looked good with the BBS Goldies..
 

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Finally moved back into our house, even though the garage still isn't done.. So I still dont have most of my tools.. I did go and raid the trailer so pretty much all I have is a set of Gokart tools :cry:

Anyway, lack of tools didnt stop us making a start on the dissasembly.


Finding that all of the aftermarket parts on my donor STI are either Cobb or Perrin.


Needless to say that the exhaust is off (and for sale), as well as the rear sway bar and the Perrin Intake.

The actual swaybar is Perrin too, just didnt grab a pic.


Thinking I'm going to need an 80mm adapter to mate my Blitz SS air filter to this Perrin MAF tube and then onto the Agency Power hard intake pipe.

 
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