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  1. "Metallic" effect on paint touch-up?

    Interior / Exterior
    Hi Everyone I needed to do some touch-up to my Black-Mica (color code 16W) Mazda and I got the DupliColor "Perfect Match" for that color + the clear top coat. While the color really matches, I notice that the original paint has some "metallic sparkles" that the DupliColor paint do not provide...
  2. effect of door insulation on bass response

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Ok you audiophiles....I want to add some sound insulation in the form of foam or the like to my door cavities. I've already added dynomat type material to the door skins for vibration dampening, but now am working on exterior noise reduction. Will adding material to the door cavities reduce...
  3. FYI: "Kudo" and "Effect" branded wheels

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Warning: this post is for people that want to buy 'CHEAP' wheels; not Volks, not BMW or Porsche take offs. This is for the budget minded guy that wants to personalize their ride. Please don't come over here and bash cheap rims or tell people about your $3k wheel "investment". I doubt this...
  4. Black Chrome "Effect" Emblems

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, I was looking in to getting black chrome done on my emblems. Unfortunately I wasn't getting anywhere fast. So I decided to see what other options I had. I went to Home Depot. There I found the perfect solution. It's called "Rust-Oleum Metallic". And the colour is "Black Night". This...