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turbo sol
06-25-2011, 01:41 PM
I've been making some exterior mods to my wagon to give it more of an aggressive appearance.

Since I already have an STI intercooler I wanted to make full use of it with the STI scoop instead of my WRX scoop.

The problem I have is that San Remo Red was never a STI color, so anything I get I have to paint to match the car. I do so in my garage with color matched paint I purchased from Ebay.

I bought the Rally blue STI scoop from STInole for cheap since it was cracked. I used plastic adhesive to glue the crack shut, and added a layer of fiberglass underneath for extra support.

now for the pics!

cracked scoop
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264067_10150651329285403_815290402_19289711_532423 6_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269925_10150651329220403_815290402_19289710_868694 _n.jpg

Fixed corner
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270576_10150672785500403_815290402_19322747_625077 4_n.jpg

painted scoop
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/261681_10150672785425403_815290402_19322745_254354 _n.jpg

wrx scoop (hoods popped for the swap)
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268035_10150672785535403_815290402_19322748_762703 9_n.jpg

STI scoop
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270971_10150672785645403_815290402_19322752_116004 3_n.jpg

side by side comparison
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263658_10150672785615403_815290402_19322751_294799 3_n.jpg

STI Scoop installed.
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263892_10150672785695403_815290402_19322754_221484 8_n.jpg

ElScooby
06-25-2011, 01:47 PM
That looks really good. I like the look of the STI version better than the WRX.

AWD Bishop
06-25-2011, 01:58 PM
Great job. You've got some paint skills.

pnasmith
06-25-2011, 02:27 PM
That looks great! The color match is damn good, nice work.

Pete

turbo sol
06-25-2011, 02:30 PM
I've done the splitters, side skirts and scoop now, and the paint has matched quite well. I've been impressed. Esp. since red fades (you can see it on my side mirrors)

stinole
06-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Looks a wee bit different then when I sold it to you. Nice work.

20sti05
06-25-2011, 03:02 PM
very nice. are you using a compressor spray gun or rattle can.

turbo sol
06-25-2011, 03:13 PM
this is a rattle can job from primer to clear. I have a gun, but never used it. its the cheap kind that comes with a compressor.

20sti05
06-25-2011, 04:09 PM
this is a rattle can job from primer to clear. I have a gun, but never used it. its the cheap kind that comes with a compressor.


Mad Props bro!

Kilby33
06-25-2011, 04:37 PM
Looks great shuan!

turbo sol
06-25-2011, 05:27 PM
guess I should have let the paint cure a bit more. I took it out for a short spin to lowes and came back an noticed a tiny bubble had formed. I popped it with a razor blade. I'll rebuff later but I wonder how the heat will affect this down the road. good thing its not a show queen!