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  1. Possible to get rims painted?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    If I find a style of wheel that I like, but can't get a color that I like, is it possible to have them painted/powdercoated? If so, does anyone know the kind of price range? For a good to high quality job. Eventually I'm thinking matte black body with green wheels. Thanks!
  2. MazdaSpeed3 Wheel Silver Painted

    Mazdaspeed 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Make/Model/Year: Mazda 3 2010-2013 Material: Aluminum Style: 5 Y-Spoke Finish: Powder Coat Silver Size: 18x7.5 Lugs: 5 Bolt Pattern: 4.5 Inch Offset: 52.5mm Center Caps: included Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors (TPMS): NOT Included Tires: included, 2 rear tires need to be replaced (cupped) due to...
  3. Finally painted my grille!!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
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  4. Painted Rear Bumper Mazda 3 2016

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi everyone, As some owners of the Mazda 3 Hatchbacks (2014-2106) may have noticed the rear unpainted black plastic on our bumpers gets scratched very easily all the time (Although the entire bumper is one plastic piece, partially painted and unpainted) Now it looks that Mazda have addressed...
  5. 2013 Mazda3 Side Mirrors with Painted Caps

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    2013 Mazda3 Side Mirrors w/Turn Signals and Painted Caps Side mirrors for 2013 Mazda3 hatchback. Hey guys, so my side-mirror experimentation gone wrong is up for sale. There is nothing wrong with them, they just don’t work for what I was trying to do. I have the Blind Spot Monitoring mirrors...
  6. Bought some new wheels: Sport Edition F11 Silver Painted

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    18x8. I plan on plasti-dipping them Anthracite Grey with a Gloss Coat, and wrapping in 235/40/18 or maybe 235/45/18. For now they're sitting in the boxes in my room. I applied Griot Garages One-Step Sealant and Collonite 845. Those are just a few images below. Here's a full album...
  7. Painted Headlights

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Decided to paint the housing of my headlights. Took around 5 hours but it was 100% worth it.
  8. Remove painted pinstriping

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just bought a new 14 iTouring and upon deliver was informed that the previous dealer had added painted pinstripes. I really hated this, but knew a friend who I thought could remove it easily so I purchased it anyways. It seems like most of the recommendations for removing painted pinstripes...
  9. Painted Calipers

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hey all, I've been wanting to paint my calipers and am trying to decide on color. Right now, I'm thinking either go black or go orange/yellow. Who here has painted calipers on a MS3? I'd love to see them so pics would be much appreciated.
  10. Painted red tail lights.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I was going to cut the housing off and do the inside red with duplicolor metalcast. After about 5 minutes or so of cutting I said F that. I ended up just painting the outside with the transparent red metalcast instead. Came out pretty good I think. No flat spots in the paint. I really...
  11. question for those that painted front emblem

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    easiest and less invasive way to remove it from the bumper?
  12. Yikes! Tire shop painted my brakes!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Yeah, I have the wrong generation of 3, and it's a speed in addition to that, but I'm sure some passionate owners here would like the warning anyway, since I'm here for things related to my better half's '13 skyactiv...
  13. Painted Front Bumper Insert

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    One of the only things I disliked about my 2013 MZ3 was the matte black plastic bumper insert...not only the material but the color makes the mouth gape a bit too much for my taste (unless you have a black car). The other is the same black plastic they used to make the cup under the front grille...
  14. Anyone painted their Skyactiv rims white?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I've got an Aluminum metallic colored car and wondered about painting them either gold (more like brass, less yellow) or white. Until I upgrade to 17 or 18 inch rims I've been pondering on this idea but can't seem to find any online so far. It's too bad that the design looks a bit like hubcaps...
  15. Bayson R, side skirts, and MS3 wing painted and installed.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I got my wing, and rocker panels, painted and installed today. Everything went relatively smooth, pretty simple installation. Much happier with this, than the naked sky look. About $80 in tips, and $40 for pizza, dam good deal for paint and install to me lol. BMW color system using my CWP...
  16. 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...
  17. Sooo...out of curiosity...would anyone buy a set of painted internal headlights?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I know a lot of folks are nervous about opening their headlights to paint the internals. Just curious if anyone would be interested in buying a set that had already been done? I might consider doing this to my original headlights once I am satisfied there aren't any issues with the ones I...
  18. FS: New OEM MZ3 Rearh Splash Guards painted Skyblue Mica

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have a set of rear Mazda 3 SEDAN splash guards for sale. This is an OEM part that I bought from the dealership for 80 bucks. I painted skyblue mica and had the intention of installing it on my HB after seeing some thread on the forum that it fits HBs.... well it didn't in my 2012 HB so I'm...
  19. Sparco Terra matte silver painted wheels -

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I was browsing Tirerack the other day and came across these. I'm totally digging how these may look on Emilie, and the price point is not bad either to pull off that understated rally look for our MZ3s. Want to see if anyone else are eyeing these as well. Thoughts?
  20. pre painted body parts?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm looking at getting an aftermarket spoiler for my 3 from thespeedline.com, they offer pre-painting as a service, has anyone used this? At $50 it is way cheaper than having a body shop paint match it professionally, but if the quality isn't there I'd prefer it be matched.