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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2020, 03:57:51 pm »
how bad was it taking the grills out , ive wanted to paint mine all black for a bit now and taking them out to do it would be better.

You have to pull the bumper to do it. That part was actually fairly easy. Getting the grilles out of the bumper itself took longer so that I didn't  break any clips. just need patience. It would be a lot easier if I took off the license plate frame since it hinders the grille coming out and made things a little more difficult (It's riveted on...)
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2020, 12:35:36 pm »
Wheels are off for powder coating. Also had the clear coat wrinkle on the final coat so the trim and grille are also getting media blasted so I can start from scratch again. Will be using a HVLP gun this time with paint and clear that are made to work together.

Thankfully my wife's summer wheels from her Acura fit the MKS without mods so I didn't need to have the car down during the powder coating.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2020, 03:40:00 pm »
While waiting for the wheels and grille pieces to get finished I figured I would try my hand at wrapping the roof. I'm a big fan of black roofs on cars. Well it looks great from 20-30 feet. Overall though I really like it and will have a pro do it soon.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2020, 03:59:33 pm »
Got the wheels back from powder coating today. So glad to get rid of that big polished rim. Now it's time for some painting of trim and center caps to finish off the aesthetics.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2020, 03:51:00 pm »
Will be nice to see it all together.

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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2020, 12:41:08 am »
Started working on the headlights today. Not the easiest ones I have ever taken apart, but definitely not the hardest.

Should turn out pretty well.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2020, 07:15:22 am »
Cool to be in the belly.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2020, 01:20:41 pm »
Started working on the headlights today. Not the easiest ones I have ever taken apart, but definitely not the hardest.

Should turn out pretty well.

I really like the headlights, at some point  I'd  like to  at least do halo's on the SHO. I've watched  quite a few general video's, what temp and how long did you cook yours? How much working  time  did it give you to get the lense loose?
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2020, 03:36:26 pm »
Started working on the headlights today. Not the easiest ones I have ever taken apart, but definitely not the hardest.

Should turn out pretty well.

I really like the headlights, at some point  I'd  like to  at least do halo's on the SHO. I've watched  quite a few general video's, what temp and how long did you cook yours? How much working  time  did it give you to get the lense loose?

First light I marred the casing a bit, but it will be fine.

2nd took me 3 rounds. 225 degree oven
1st - 20 min, did a quick round with a flathead screwdriver all the way around.
2nd - 15 minutes, got the lens about half way off
3rd - 15 minutes, using a flathead and putty knife got the lens the rest of the way off.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2020, 04:59:52 pm »
Lights are in, grille and lower valance are painted gloss black to match. Much more aggressive than before. Just needs some touch ups, but overall I'm happy with the result.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2020, 09:46:50 pm »
Yup looks awesome
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2020, 05:12:57 am »
Looks sweet and those headlights are killer
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2020, 10:00:12 am »
To continue with the painting.

Next were the badges. Matching those up to the wheels. Wanted to have some subtle red like the headlights so decided to go with this inside the logo.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2020, 12:34:16 pm »
For a final touch on the front end I really wanted a different lip, but there aren't any for the MKS. So I went with an All-Lip 3.5 inch lip. I did some extra work to make it look as though it was built for the car vs just sticking it on like most people do with these.
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Re: DannyMack 13 MKS "Old Man" Build and Maintenance Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2020, 03:57:03 pm »
Pretty happy with how aggressive this thing looks so far. Especially compared to stock. Just waiting on some wheel adapters/spacers to push the wheels just a little further out.
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