My 2012 Prius 5 Build

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Accordlayingkit, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. lverasky

    lverasky New Member

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    Very nice write up, I came from FR-S forum. Done some mods too, glad to see your mods in the Prius. It is very cool. And I am gonna using your instruction to work on my Prius soon too. Btw I just got my 2015 Prius last night, pretty exciting for it
     
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    Thank you and congrats!
     
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    Your car looks awesome Accordlayingkit.

    I like what you did with the headlights. I would like change the color of orange reflector to silver, but "baking" them is just not something I'm comfortable with right now.
     
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    Thanks I appreciate it.... yea it's pretty stressful doing the baking of the headlights... especially with having 2 young kids running around and making sure there not messing with anything I have apart and with my work schedule(rotating shift work) nothings easy for me anymore haha
     
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    Really Nice work!!
    Congratulations!
    Now you've made a lot of people dis-satisfied with their ride!!! LOL!
     
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    Great build! After reading your thread I now have a bunch of other things to add to my list. Thanks lol
     
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    Same here!!
    Now I have to redo my budget for 2015!!!!!
     
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    Where did you get the lexus white floor and glove box leds? how was the install?
     
  10. Accordlayingkit

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    I'll look for the link when I get to work n a few. But I basically jus search the part numbers u see on the packages on any Lexus dealer website. Install was nothing to it!

    Here Ya go... I bought 3 so I could do the glove box as well

    Lexus Parts - Lexus Parts - Genuine OEM Lexus Auto Parts & Accessories
     
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    Scott,

    A couple of questions. I purchased the Engine Room Cover Set. How in the world do I install the Large Piece. The radiator overflow tank is a piece of cake, but not sure on the large piece. I also received the large bracket, but have no idea of where that goes.

    Other question. When I sprayed the engine cover with Plasti Dip, I got lots of bubbles in the fin area. What did you use to clean it before spraying?

    Bill
     
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    Denatured alcohol works wonders to clean grease and oil, and leaves no residue.
     
  13. Bill Bremner

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    I tried that. I stripped the Plasti Dip. Tomorrow I am going to scrub the cover first with soap and water, then retry the Denatured Alcohol. Should I do many light sprays or a few heavy sprays?
     
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    I always use multiple light sprays, usually at least 4-5 with PlastiDip to get an even coverage.

    If you are using the pearlizer or metalizer, I would change to a more "wet" coat.
     
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    Thanks, I will give that a try tomorrow.
     
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    Best of luck!!
     
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    Thanks, I may need it.
     
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    Beautiful looking car , excellent work ,, would like to hear more about the DRL
     
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    What springs are you riding on? How low did you drop your prius?
     
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    Well @sfprankster jus did a nice write up on the engine cover here
    sfprankster's (mis)adventures modding a 2014 Prius Model Three | Page 7 | PriusChat

    I tried to cover to much too much when spraying the engine cover the first time and I didn't even think about cleaning it with anything. Had it bubbling up everywhere! I peeled it off then jus put some dawn dish detergent in a buck of warm water and scrubbed it with a brush, sprayed it off, let it dry the sprayed a bunch of lite coats without trying to cover too much at once and turned out fine.

    Thank you very much!

    Tanabe DF210's 1.3" front and 1.6" in the rear
     
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