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Cardinal Fang
09-27-2006, 10:19 AM
Wanted to post some pictures of my interior mods to date. Most were done in the summer but one was recent as of last week.

http://www.UploadYourImages.com/img/695000cf-05.jpg (http://www.UploadYourImages.com%22)
Two tone door sills from HK Plus off of ebay.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2617/cf05sb9.jpg

http://www.UploadYourImages.com/img/808807cf-06.jpg (http://www.UploadYourImages.com%22)
Faux Leather Console cover from the Mazda3Forums group buy.
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3774/cf06ww0.jpg
http://www.UploadYourImages.com/img/663018cf-08.jpg (http://www.UploadYourImages.com%22)
Dash strip and door switch plates
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3809/cf08fx6.jpg


I didn't want to take a chance on doing the colour match of the copper red myself so I found a body shop willing to paint these items for me. Took the body shop one week to do all the pieces and the colour match is exceptional. All in it cost me $60.00 and I was very very pleased with the result.

RedRaptor
09-27-2006, 10:25 AM
Looking sweet Fang. I really like how the door trim and dash trim came out. :)

fourtrack78
09-27-2006, 10:38 AM
Sweet Fang.....what was the name of the body shop? did you do the rear doors also?

Cardinal Fang
09-27-2006, 11:00 AM
Thanks RedRaptor.

fourtrack78, I did all the door switch plates, both front and back. The place I got them done at was Cool1AutoBody (1405 Bloor St. West, Unit 5). They are located at Landsdowne and Bloor area. Not a pretty area of the city by any means. I had my doubts about this place but it was recommended by one of the interns in my office who is a member of the Corrado Club. He got his car repainted an Audi Blue. I was impressed enough to give this guy a shot and I'm happy I did.

b
09-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Wow... That looks amazing. Nice pics! I think you've given us all an idea now :)

Broli
09-27-2006, 12:47 PM
looking sharp man!!

rsquared
09-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Wow, those dash strips came out nice!

royroy
09-27-2006, 04:57 PM
those r really nice!! i wantted to get the red one.. but i dunn feel like getting them off ebay ><
maybe i will check for them when i go back to Hong kong during xmas =P

majic
09-27-2006, 07:01 PM
lookin&#039; sick fang! 8)

FLIPDADY
09-28-2006, 09:48 AM
Nice touches mang!

Jeff-TheBiz
09-29-2006, 06:20 PM
Wish my car was that clean...

Looks good.

fourtrack78
10-01-2006, 02:58 PM
Hey Cardi, What did you use to put the stills on. The first time i tried the two sided tape it came with and they just came off. Last night i used poxi let it stand over night and again they came off. Some info would be helpful.

majic
10-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Hey Cardi, What did you use to put the stills on. The first time i tried the two sided tape it came with and they just came off. Last night i used poxi let it stand over night and again they came off. Some info would be helpful.




hmm.. i have the light up ones and the 3M tape they came with was more than adequate.. just ensure to clean the surfaces throroughly before attaching the sills! some alcohol did the trick..

fourtrack78
10-02-2006, 10:18 AM
Hey Cardi, What did you use to put the stills on. The first time i tried the two sided tape it came with and they just came off. Last night i used poxi let it stand over night and again they came off. Some info would be helpful.




hmm.. i have the light up ones and the 3M tape they came with was more than adequate.. just ensure to clean the surfaces throroughly before attaching the sills! some alcohol did the trick..


Thanks Maj......used alcohol and the same still happened. I&#039;m going to try some 3M tape and if that don&#039;t work >:( i&#039;m going to sell them

Cardinal Fang
10-02-2006, 12:22 PM
I used the orginal tape it came with. I first cleaned the plastic really well as majic mentioned. Applied the sills with pressure for a good 2 minutes straight. Seemed to do the trick for me.

majic
10-02-2006, 06:21 PM
Hey Cardi, What did you use to put the stills on. The first time i tried the two sided tape it came with and they just came off. Last night i used poxi let it stand over night and again they came off. Some info would be helpful.




hmm.. i have the light up ones and the 3M tape they came with was more than adequate.. just ensure to clean the surfaces throroughly before attaching the sills! some alcohol did the trick..


Thanks Maj......used alcohol and the same still happened. I&#039;m going to try some 3M tape and if that don&#039;t work >:( i&#039;m going to sell them


do it in a warm environment as well.. if need be, use a hair dryer and the glue on the 3M tape might stick better!

jdanielsg
10-03-2006, 01:15 PM
those seat covers actually look suprisingly good. I just dunt like the idea of cutting holes etc...(i.e the instructions on the mazda3forums) but maybe real leather is the same too. did it just come like that or did you specify some things like double stitching on the edge etc..

Jeff-TheBiz
10-03-2006, 01:31 PM
those seat covers actually look suprisingly good. I just dunt like the idea of cutting holes etc...(i.e the instructions on the mazda3forums) but maybe real leather is the same too. did it just come like that or did you specify some things like double stitching on the edge etc..


They look good cuz they came with the car..

Cardinal Fang
10-03-2006, 01:45 PM
The console cover is the only thing I had recovered. As Jeff noted the seats are stock with the luxury package. I wish I could get headrest covers with the Mazda emblem.

jdanielsg
10-03-2006, 01:52 PM
ohhhhhhhhhh its only the centre arm rest cover that faux leather LOL no wonder.............

majic
10-03-2006, 02:24 PM
The console cover is the only thing I had recovered.


how do you lose the console???




















:P

Cardinal Fang
10-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Open window and too much speed exiting the apex of the off ramp between the 404 and Major Mac.

ArManI
10-24-2006, 03:37 AM
looks pretty good, i was thinking to get that faux leather console cover but i was afraid that doesnt match well with my real leather seat, so i didnt go for it~
now it looks pretty matched from ur setup! maybe i&#039;ll change my mind and get one too

Caz
10-25-2006, 01:59 PM
Looks good Fang!

MAZDA Kitten
11-01-2006, 01:58 PM
I LIIIIIIIIIKE VERY MUCH


Crap. I missed another GB
I like that leather thingy that goes on the arm rest

But then again i SHOULDNT be investing more money into the car

Skarbro
11-01-2006, 04:35 PM
I just bought those exact door sills. I didn&#039;t even see this thread before. They&#039;re in the mail. Looking good!

Cardinal Fang
11-02-2006, 11:05 AM
Post up pictures when you get them installed Skarbro. Most people have the "lit" sills. The "Two Tones" gotta represent!!!

God that sounds sooooo stupid. ;D

MAZDA Kitten
11-02-2006, 04:12 PM
I got me some two-tones they are TEH BREAST!

Caz
11-03-2006, 09:28 AM
I got me some two-tones they are TEH BREAST!


+1

Skarbro
11-03-2006, 10:09 AM
Post up pictures when you get them installed Skarbro. Most people have the "lit" sills. The "Two Tones" gotta represent!!!

God that sounds sooooo stupid.* ;D




Heh... I will.. Right now I have a few other interior goodies in the mail coming as well. I&#039;ll post everything at once when they&#039;re all in. :)

Caz
11-03-2006, 12:02 PM
Right now I have a few other interior goodies in the mail

Details please

Skarbro
11-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Right now I have a few other interior goodies in the mail

Details please


All in good time... :-X

bluntman
11-03-2006, 04:53 PM
Fuel Genie, huh? ;)

Skarbro
11-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Fuel Genie, huh? ;)

Yup. Hanging right from my rear view mirror in a noose! LOL

faibs
12-13-2006, 04:33 AM
can u repost pics ?

Cardinal Fang
12-13-2006, 10:20 AM
can u repost pics ?

Pictures reposted faibs.

ds2chan
12-13-2006, 01:49 PM
Dash strip and door switch plates
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3809/cf08fx6.jpg


I didn't want to take a chance on doing the colour match of the copper red myself so I found a body shop willing to paint these items for me. Took the body shop one week to do all the pieces and the colour match is exceptional. All in it cost me $60.00 and I was very very pleased with the result.


damn cardi.. that looks awesome.. I wonder if they'll do a group buy.. =) btw, how do you pop out the plates on the armrest on the doors?? did u just use a screwdriver and out they come??

Cardinal Fang
12-13-2006, 09:11 PM
That's right. I used a flat head screw driver wrapped in some cloth and very gently pulled up. It doesn't take that much force and they pop right up. Then I pulled old slowly and used a phillips screw driver to detach the switches from the underside of the plastic plate.

bubba1983
12-16-2006, 08:42 AM
which end did you start prying from? closer to the door handle, or further away?

Jeff-TheBiz
12-16-2006, 01:51 PM
which end did you start prying from? closer to the door handle, or further away?

There is a clip closest to the hinge of the door that does not come out, it slides back.. so start furthest away from the hinge pop it up and pull back.

These also look really good in Winning Blue. Pics to come.

bubba1983
12-16-2006, 04:44 PM
sweet, thanks...as i would like to pop these off in apring

winning blue is for getting *****s

justin
12-18-2006, 07:45 PM
winning blue is for *****s

you got that right.

firstmazda
12-30-2006, 11:32 PM
I got me some BREAST!

PICS PLEASE!

faibs
03-20-2007, 08:59 PM
what shop did this, Im ready!

cereal83
03-20-2007, 09:09 PM
Where can I get some door sills like that?

Looks great. Really nice and clean!

yearoftherat
03-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Faibs: He got them painted @ cool1autobody

Cereal83: He bought them from this guy:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/MAZDA-MAZDA3-DUAL-TONE-STAINLESS-STEEL-DOOR-SILLS-3_W0QQitemZ130092220537QQcategoryZ33642QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

cereal83
03-20-2007, 10:30 PM
oOo Thanks for the link

faibs
03-20-2007, 10:37 PM
Faibs: He got them painted @ cool1autobody



their website is full of broken links, no contact number up there, anyone have their contact?

yearoftherat
03-20-2007, 10:43 PM
Thanks to canada411.com...

416-516-6650

faibs
03-20-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks to canada411.com...

416-516-6650

i feel like an idiot. lol
thanks:)