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Old 06-29-2008, 04:14 PM
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New Mods: tint, exhaust tips, + 1 mountain pic

So I got my windows tinted yesterday. 20% on sides and back. It is really dark, but I think it looks killer. I also picked up a used set of AP1 tips for $10 (thanks hypomanic) and painted them black because I thought it might look cool. Let me know what you think. Oh, and I also included a pic of when the lady friend and I went up to Helen, Ga for the weekend. Awesome roads/scenery up there. I had a blast carving the roads up there.

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Old 06-29-2008, 05:09 PM
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Looks good. Love the hardtop!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:13 PM
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I like the tips bbq black?
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:29 PM
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:19 AM
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those tips look real nice. very subtle. honestly, i didn't think i would like it, but then i saw the pic. nice.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:52 AM
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I'm not feeling the tips. I think if you painted the wheels black, it would look better. I like the compliment of the chrome/silver tips and wheels. $.02.

I do love the tint!
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:12 AM
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I like the tips,& tint is essential for a silver S2k!
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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Nice mods. I like the dark painted tips works real well with the silver car. I think the smoke colored side marker lights would work well with your theme too.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:35 AM
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Nice mods. I like the dark painted tips works real well with the silver car. I think the smoke colored side marker lights would work well with your theme too.
Thanks guys, I was thinking about smoked side markers, but I wasn't sure how the dark color would look against the light silver. It would probably be better than orange, though.


I was also thinking about some satin black Enkei RPF1s- what does everyone think?
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jay12187 View Post
I was also thinking about some satin black Enkei RPF1s- what does everyone think?
I don't like wheels that are all black, so I won't offer my opinion.

(btw - they make the RPF1 in silver also)

go to tire rack's website and you can see what they will look like on your car
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:18 AM
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Yeah, it is really a "love it or hate it" look.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jay12187 View Post
Thanks guys, I was thinking about smoked side markers, but I wasn't sure how the dark color would look against the light silver. It would probably be better than orange, though.

If not the smoke, then the clear.......I'm not sure how dark the smoke is either, I have the clear one's on my Suzuka blue.

I'm of a fan of black wheels either. But I do have the "hots" for titanium/gun metal color (sometimes called hyper black) wheels preferably with a polished rim. They sure do hide the brake dust! I'm still looking. OEM staggered 17" seem difficult to find, at least at a price I want to pay.

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:27 PM
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Like the window tint . How is it at night?
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:54 PM
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car looks good! i like the hardtop, wish i had one
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:10 PM
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Like the window tint . How is it at night?
Backing up is very difficult, especially if the street is poorly lit. I am going to look into some brighter back up lights to help a little bit. Other than that, it is business as usual. It looks sooooooo freaking dark at night when you are trying to look in. You can't even see a profile or anything, just black.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:37 PM
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looks good...i'd only tint my windows if i got a hard top. but being that it is already 20% and its that dark i would just got the extra mile and go 5% but that's just me.

nice car!
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:26 AM
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The 20% seems to suit me just fine. It is plenty dark, but light enough so that I can still see ok at night.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:21 PM
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i always do 5% on the side windows and 15% on the rear. backing up in a dark area is a little tricky, you have to roll your window down a little so you can see, but during the day, especially on hot days, its PERFECT. you can see just fine, and it cuts the heat down SO MUCH.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:23 PM
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I am surprised that I like the tips. When I was reading the description I didn't think I would.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CHONCH View Post
i always do 5% on the side windows and 15% on the rear. backing up in a dark area is a little tricky, you have to roll your window down a little so you can see, but during the day, especially on hot days, its PERFECT. you can see just fine, and it cuts the heat down SO MUCH.
Tell that to the cops lol...I got away with just having a doctors note for years, now IL. changed it up and we gota order special license plates for tinted windows. I wonder if they will still give me **** because its a convert. and my note says the sun gives me rashes..... I still dig the black s200s with the black hardtop and blacked out windows, THATS HOT SHYT!
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:53 PM
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looks good, love the tint and the hard top, not to sure about the tips though. It would look real nice if you paint your rims black to compliment the tint and the tips.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Spoon ITR View Post
looks good...i'd only tint my windows if i got a hard top. but being that it is already 20% and its that dark i would just got the extra mile and go 5% but that's just me.

nice car!
Yeah, I would only tint my windows if my S2K was a hardtop, too, but since it's not, I'm okay with just having clear windows, especially since most of the time, I drive with the soft top down, anyway, so there's no point in having tinted windows.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:48 PM
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I wonder if they will still give me **** because its a convert. and my note says the sun gives me rashes.....
LMFAO!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:01 PM
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Tint looks great. Like the colour coded door plugs. Nice and subtle.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:28 PM
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I have limo tint on my car, but I absolutely have to have it in AZ or I'm afraid my interior would melt! lol. I only got it on my side windows and my hard top though. No use in tinting that tiny excuse for a back window and making it any worse! lol
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Originally Posted by SXY_S2K View Post
I have limo tint on my car, but I absolutely have to have it in AZ or I'm afraid my interior would melt! lol. I only got it on my side windows and my hard top though. No use in tinting that tiny excuse for a back window and making it any worse! lol
Wish I could have seen your car while I was in Arizona. Your car is sooo sweet!!

As far as my tint, I have 40% on both windows. Nothing on the soft top, and the little strip on the windshield. I'm not where SXY is, but it does get hot in Florida...
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:56 PM
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Wish I could have seen your car while I was in Arizona.
Well, now who's fault is THAT? jk
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Looks good! Have you considered removing your windshield frame tape to match your hardtop?
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Originally Posted by TheCarGuy2021 View Post
Looks good! Have you considered removing your windshield frame tape to match your hardtop?
How hard is that, and do I risk getting rust or anything? Is it just body Colored underneath? Whay is the tape there anyway?


Wow I feel like a newb.. lol
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It's painted and cleared, just like the rest of the paint. Mine has been off for a few years. It can be a little tricky, but it's best to do on a hot day and/or with a blow dryer. It may leave a little sticky residue, which a clay bar can take off. It's all personal preference though, I like the look with the frame matching the car. I think it really looks good matching a hardtop, too.

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Thanks. I will think about it. That may be something I do this weekend...
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why is it there in the first place? sorry, isu, too lazy to do a search.
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Beats me.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:19 PM
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How hard is that, and do I risk getting rust or anything? Is it just body Colored underneath? Whay is the tape there anyway?
Ive done the tape mod. I found mine not at all difficult to remove the tape. I just found the end and peeled it off. Getting the goo off that is left behind is another matter. I used a combination of sticker remover, Goo Off and WD 40 and scraped it off with a plastic card like you get from a supermarket. (similar to a credit card) Be careful of the rubber trim around the glass. You don't want to pull on it or get solvent o it. It tends to stretch. If it does I found that gentle heat will shrink it back.

I think it's a very worthwhile mod and it's virtually FREE!

As for why it's there, well my best guess is that "Mother's" designers THOUGHT the car looked better with the windshield pillar matching the rag top in color.
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I really want to do mine, I am just so afraid on mine being the one car that Ma Honda was trying to cover up by the tape...
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Originally Posted by SXY_S2K View Post
I really want to do mine, I am just so afraid on mine being the one car that Ma Honda was trying to cover up by the tape...
It does take a bit of courage to start pulling off that tape SXY, but BE BRAVE! What's the worst that can happen? Ya have to repaint the entire car!....LOL
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