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  1. Yet another soul red paint match problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have read through the forums and I am aware that bumper paint mismatch is a common complaint. I'm hoping some people can give me some advice. I have a Soul Red mazda3. It was mismatched enough that mazda USA decided it should be repaired and the following occurred: 1. The dealer repainted...
  2. Color Match Machine Gray

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I am playing the Basyson R MS wing but I don’t know where to buy the 46G Machine Gray Paint to match the car.
  3. Wrapping interior trim pieces, closest carbon fiber weave and color match?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I searched, but didn't find anything solid. Like most people, my piano black trim pieces are easily scratched and marred with fingerprints. I'd like to wrap some of the interior trim pieces with a carbon fiber weave. My window switches have a CF look, so I'd like to match them as best as...
  4. Body repairs/paint match

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Evidently the "concrete gave way" and my neighbor's motorcycle dented and scratched my passenger door. Has two quarter size dents and a half inch scratch down to the metal. On something like that, do they paint the whole door or just the repaired section and how close can they come to the...
  5. Dashboard avg mpg doesnt match Infotainement console's mpg?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just filled up. I reset the dashboard mpg and started the car. I drove about 20miles. dashboard says avg= 33.5mpg but the console says avg= 31.3mpg for this current trip?! huh?
  6. colors don't match

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi! Anyone else notice the colors don't match between pieces on the dash... or is it just mine. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  7. Soul Red color match

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to decide if I should go with red plastidip or red vinyl for what I have in mind. The emblem in this picture would be dipped in black - haven't decided if it'll be gloss or matte. I want the section in red to be either dipped in red or wrapped in red. Does anyone know...
  8. Paint match on bumpers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Since picking up my car in December, the number of times it has been both (a) clean, and (b) sunny I can probably count on the fingers of one hand with some left over, so I haven't really examined it in the best conditions. But in the overcast lighting, and depending a bit on the angle that I'm...
  9. Nav lane assist displayed on HUD/ADD doesn't match Nav

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've recently noticed that the lane assist on the HUD (or ADD) no longer matches the lane assist instructions displayed on the Nav Screen as it used to. For example, previously, when I was running V29, if there were three lanes on the road on which I was driving and I needed to be in the left...
  10. Anyone painted their front bumper to match the car color?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I know this would be an overnight cosmetic success on 2nd Gen. That or painting it a dark grey unless you have a dark colored car. I'd also paint the false grill parts black since it's now plastic black which is not dark enough for me. I also thought of painting the back bumper where the...
  11. Big, Wide RPF1's for the SkyActiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Saw in the other thread that 18x8.5 is "too wide" for the SkyActiv 3... Nah, 18x9.5 +45 is where it's at! Crunching the numbers with Collins C. at D2 Technik we're pretty sure that fundamentally, these wheels will fit the car just fine with 5mm spacers up front and nothing needed in the rear...
  12. Color match LED for HID

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am thinking of getting HID's but I want them to match the LEDs I put in, as well as the switchbacks I recently installed (not pictured). I am thinking the color temp is like 5000k. Would that be the best color to get to match these?
  13. Rear Ended, Color Match on New Rear Bumper? (2010 Mazda 3 Sedan)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello Everyone, Earlier this month, I got rear ended on the freeway in stop and go traffic. Car that hit me was probably going about 15-20 mph. Surprisingly, damage to my rear bumper was not that bad: two small dents and a moderate scratch on the paint. I dropped off my car at a body shop...
  14. NEXTMOD eyelids and Paint match aerosol

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    today i received a few things. i received my NEXTMOD eyelids from canada for 75$ i received my paint match aerosol spray paint from Automotivetouchup.com2 and i received my window visors from china, mugen style. i installed the window visors, very very easy to install. i cleaned area with 10%...
  15. Eyelids + Duplicolor paint match - Process & Review

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I completed my first mod this week! I grabbed these eyelids off eBay for $28 shipped. They are the "Style C" eyelids from BasonR. Seems like a lot of people on the board had good things to say about these, and that they were a nice and cheaper alternative to the Cs lids. I knew I wanted to have...
  16. Match LED fogs to factory HID headlights (Help)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have factory HID's and after installing the Corksport LED fogs my HID's look kind of yellow. I want to now switch out the factory D2S HID bulbs for a higher kelvin temperature. I was wondering if anyone was in the same boat. I'd like to find a decent set of bulbs that would match the fogs. Has...
  17. K&N inlet match question

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys I have a question that I have been able to look up through the search function. It seems that not many people has the K&N intake but I did buy one for my 2010 Speed. I am now looking to buy a turbo inlet for my car as well and I was looking at the Corksport inlets but being that my K&N...
  18. M3 Eyelids: Paint to match - DIY or Pre-Painted

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi All, I'm going to be ordering these eyelids off ebay: 2010 10 Mazda3 eyelids eyebrows headlight light brows 3 on eBay.ca (item 300434541989 end time 12-Jun-10 14:00:00 EDT) and I'm looking for opinions on whether it makes sense to paint them to match myself or just pay the extra $35 and have...