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  1. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Everyone i am looking to paint my calipers red. I appreciate any advice on how to do this the proper way. Which is better. Spray Caliper Paint in a can or should i apply it with a paint brush? Anyone that has done this, i love pics!!
  2. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, i really want to do this to my 2011 3i. this video shows how to do it but it doesn't have clear instructions. i am pretty good opening stuff, putting back together but this is confusing. i don't understand the baking, wrapping (what wrap it is), etc in this vid. if anyone here is...
  3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I was wanting to know if anybody had painted there rims , and had advice on the best product. I was looking at painting my stockers gloss black to get a bit closer to the blacked out look. I love plastidip but I'm wanting to make this a permanent mod. Any advice will be much appreciated Thanks...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have an autoexe bumper and some side skirts. I have the paint, i have a 3 gallon air compressor. I have a painters gun. but im not sure how i should go with it. Do i need to do a coat of primer or is what it has?now okay to just put the regular coat of paint on top of? What other supplies do...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey guys I've been searching this forum and followed steps i believe would do the job but yet mine didn't come out as clean as everyone else. My rims came out kind of rough and didnt have the smooth look to it as i have seen on everyone else tips on painting rims. I used a 320 grit SP to remove...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I've thinking of painting my headlights sometimes next week since I'm gonna be on vacation. Painting it isn't my concern, but I was wondering if there is anyway to remove the headlights without taking off the bumper? Is it easy taking off the bumper? I'm scared of taking it off because...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a new 2012 Mazda 3 HB in Graphite Mica with the stock Halogen headlights, I am wanting to go with HID's ASAP. I have done some searching, but am still confused on certain things, and I don't feel like digging up threads from the grave... I am looking at TRS for my purchase and since I...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I plan on plati dipping my rear valance some time soon. i was just wondering for the people who have painted/plastidipped their rear valance if they took the whole piece off orjust masked off the parts they didnt want to paint?
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I just spent the last week painting every piece of silver trim inside my '11 Mazda 3 GT to a metal flake blue. And now that I step back and look, the silver buttons on the stereo controls are driving me nuts. Including the rotator knob for tuning. Does anybody know of a way to do them as well...
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Alright I'm trying to cut down on the obnoxious smile grille and the huge fog light surrounds as well. I have a liquid silver hatch and a can of dupont automotive paint, 38P mazda liquid silver, a sprayer and everything else i think... This job should probably be done professionally but im too...
  11. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've heard of people painting their rotors but very few. Especially compared to how it seems everybody paints their brake calipers. I'm just curious why more people aren't interested in it? Is there negatives to painting rotors or people just don't do it? If you have painted rotors pics are...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Painting The Wheel Center Cap My stock rims are being powder coated gloss-black right now and i want to paint the center caps to match the rims. What kind of paint would be best? automotive paint? "wheel paint"? idk & if i put clear coat after the paint, would this make it glossier or it...
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I was wondering is there any step by step instruction for painting my rims? I tried a search, but didn't come up with anything. I want to paint my rims a metallic gunmetal if I could. I watched a youtube video that you just jack each individual tire up and wash, sandpaper, paint, then...
  14. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I know this conversation has been beat to death.. but there's only one thing that I don't like about my car (dont hate it, but...) and it's the smile... especially since my car is white and the smile is black.. it stands out like a sore thumb.. I can't seem to find any aftermarket bumpers so...
  15. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone painted the front grill and side fog lamp area? I've searched the threads but couldn't find anyone who did it. Would the surface take the paint and last?
  16. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Im thinking about painting the 3 pedals and the foot rest plate red to match the color of the car. Does anyone know how to get the pedals off, or is there a way to just get that aluminum plate off? I know the foot rest one is just 2 screws but the others i am unsure of.
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Thinking of making the smile less noticable and making the fog lamp surrounds match the grill (they are matte and the grill is metallic for some reason). The car is black mica, I'm trying to think of a good color to paint the grill and fog light surrounds. Any ideas?
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    how do the stock rims look but painted black? if any of you have already done this, maybe post some pics on this thread? i was considering doing it to mine but wanted to see it first, thanks
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    What color on a '10 Mazda 3 Hatch Liquid Silver; Orange White, or Green. :clap: Will come up with write-up if I gain enough interest.
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