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What did you do to your XV today???

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47 minutes ago, Deso said:

Doing some interior work.  Decided to wrap the aluminum look trim pieces in my XV.  Its pretty easy and looks much better.

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Nice, have you seen the chrome delete posts at the beginning of this page. There is some goid stuff there how to do it, me and a couple of others have done it, I don’t have my subaru now but it looked quite aggressive with no chrome.

there is also info on changing badge colour too, I changed mine to white 

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I did.  I just started to do some custom touches.  Deleting the chrome is definitely in the to do list.  Going to paint the chrome on the grill a gloss black and change out the badges.  The chrome just doesnt look good.  Thanks for the suggestion!  The black with the white looks really nice!  I have the orange one so hoping the black will look good on it

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I did.  I just started to do some custom touches.  Deleting the chrome is definitely in the to do list.  Going to paint the chrome on the grill a gloss black and change out the badges.  The chrome just doesnt look good.  Thanks for the suggestion!  The black with the white looks really nice!  I have the orange one so hoping the black will look good on it
Can confirm, orange with black looks better than orange with chrome.
I actually ended up doing mine first with halfords plasti dip (it looked OK, then chipped badly) , then again with carbon wrap, it's held up much better and looks good imo. ce44ae5c3024fbeb327b5f6be3ec4dc3.jpg

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Close up of the carbon wrap and the orange overlay. 01b9dab114f1115db2929318e064f302.jpg

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Very cool!  I actually thought about wrapping it with carbon wrap at first but saw one with gloss black and really liked it.  Yours looks really nice!  I like how the carbon look doesnt stand out so much unless you get close to it.  The black wheels goes well also.  Nice job!  Ill post some photos when its all finished.

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Very cool!  I actually thought about wrapping it with carbon wrap at first but saw one with gloss black and really liked it.  Yours looks really nice!  I like how the carbon look doesnt stand out so much unless you get close to it.  The black wheels goes well also.  Nice job!  Ill post some photos when its all finished.
Looking forward to seeing what you do.
I also used the carbon wrap on the roof bars as I thought the black silver looked a bit odd. It's still on, but didn't stick too well, luckily my cross bars mostly hold it in place!

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16 hours ago, Swayze88 said:

Can confirm, orange with black looks better than orange with chrome.
I actually ended up doing mine first with halfords plasti dip (it looked OK, then chipped badly) , then again with carbon wrap, it's held up much better and looks good imo. ce44ae5c3024fbeb327b5f6be3ec4dc3.jpg

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Halfords plastidip is rubbish, the proper stuff is much better and hardly any more expensive, had it on my XV for about 3yrs I r something 

I did nine with proper Plasti-Dip, followed the instructions on Dip-my-car on Youtube with Fonzy (honestly not even joking, the guy is called fonzy), didn’t even have to remove anything from the car, all sprayed in situ.

i preferred this way because it looks like the surrounding plastic, like you bought a different grille, plus the rear badges are a piece of cake using plasidip

 

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15 minutes ago, ernieb said:

they look so much better than the standard chrome finish.

I’ve done the same thing with my replacement vehicle using plasti-dip. I bought a Ssangyong pickup just to tow the caravan about as the XV wasn’t really up to it due to the dual mass flywheel but the Ssangyong had chrome everywhere.

not any more, took me about 3 hours to do all the badges and logos, side strips and grille etc.

I swear by Plasti-dip

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It does.  Its a little bit textured but its smooth.  Feels nice.  I also painted the silver trims around the ac vents to a gloss black.  Overall, im happy with it.  Also finally got the grill done!

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That looks good, it’s the way the car should have been delivered rather than the chrome.

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That may be a good solution for the alu looking paint on the door cards ect. The paint has worn off parts of mine and it doesn't look very nice.

My 2.0D has broken a cast part of the exhaust 😱 

I'm waiting to hear back from the main dealer if they will fix it under warranty as it's a cast piece that failed. I am 4 days out of the three year nose to tail warranty...

has anybody had this happen to their Diesal XV ???20190913_173432.thumb.jpg.32389a859238b8b6e17fc93fb318da02.jpg 

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I took my 'new' XV, fresh off the carrier the day before, out after some detailing / cleaning yesterday. We just have the most amazing scenery and coastline.

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Given I've only just taken delivery I've been 'getting to know' my XV and detailing / cleaning. Here's the left rear wheel off to clean underneath and get to inspect my new toy.

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Now that its clean I can 'polish' Teflon sprayon.

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And having cleaned both sides of the road wheel / rim time to put it all back.

 

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I'm loving it !

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Yea.! What's this nonsense about gate posts jumping out at the last minute ? I mean like what ernieb says gateposts just ain't what they used to be. Obedient and stationary!

Got to be on the lookout for them like the big 5. :laugh:

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