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Hey guy's thought I'd finally introduce myself.
I'm 21, from Toronto and do all my own work. Enough about me, on to my car!



Mods:

Exterior
Painted Headlights
Nextmod Eyelids
RHO Plate
OEM Sideskirts
OEM Rainguard
OEM Rear lip spoiler
Plastidipped Emblems
MZ Sideskirt Extensions
Blacked Out Tail Lights/Side Markers
Matte Black Vinyl Roof
Red Calipers
Red forward facing Hella Horns
Rolled & Pulled Rear Fenders

Wheels/Suspension
BC BR Coilovers
Enkie Raijin 18x8.5 + 38mm
Falken FK-452 225/40/18
Eibach Adjustable Camber Arms

Interior
Carbon Fiber Vinyl Trim
Red Stitch leather boot
OEM look Double Din w/ Navigation & Rearview
JL Tweeters, Mid's & Coaxial
JL 360W 4 Channel Amp
Infinity 12" 1000W Sub W/ Ported Bassworx Box
Sony 800W Xplode Amp
Weathertech mats
Red Footwell Lights
Black Painted A/B/C pillars
Corksport LED Interior Lights

Engine
Metal Shifter Bushings
Corksport Cat Back Exhaust w/ Racepipe
Ractive SRI
Corksport 75 Duro RMM

Enjoy
 

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Looks awesome! Got anymore pics? Any pics of the before and in the process?
 

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Sure why not.
Here it is, almost bone stock. I lost my first picture of it when I broke my last laptop.
Right after I got my tints on.

Had them lowered on prokits first

Bought some used EKM3

Had the tails laminated, and soon removed them.

Sideskirts, and nightshaded the tails.

Then sold the pro kits, the EKM3 and bam, you have the car I have now.
 

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Terrible, until I got an alignment.
Had to get 2. First one I went to a Mazda dealership recommended by my friend. Cost me $118 and did a terrible job. He is no longer my friend.
The second time it cost me $65 + tax and they did a superb job.
The roll wasn't reeeeally needed.
But it opened up the option to add in 5mm spacers in the back when I want.
 

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Some people asked for a guide for my lights. I don't necessarily have a guide, but I did take pictures.
1. Remove Front Bumper

It's easier than you think. Unless you have a RHO plate that needs to be super glue'd into place. Screw you RHO

2. Slowly Heat Lights (Seals)

2010+ Mazda 3 lights are too large to fit into your oven, so you'll have to use a heat gun on low.

3. Slowly Pry Apart

Don't pull it off until it's all ready to seperate.

4. Clean pieces and separate for cleaning

The other option is to bleach soak your chrome parts to remove all chrome.

5. Paint using light coats.

And many of them.
I did not use a clear coat because I didn't want to possibly lose the matte colour.

LET DRY OVER NIGHT

6. Take funny picture of car without lights


7. Saran Wrap Light holes if you are going to be leaving it out over night.


8. Next morning!

Assemble carefully so as to not damage or chip your paint.

9. Reseal using stock black sealant, or you can buy some and scoop the old stuff out. Not necessary really.

I also used clear drying caulking that you can't see once dry.

Leave lights in the sun. I also put mine in my house right beside the dehumidifier over night, and that seemed to do a good job of removing all condensation.

10. Install the Exact Opposite way you put them in.


11. Testing Low beams


12. Testing High Beams

Light output: 10/10

Finished product.

 

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Nice write up Hyperion love how they turned out on yours. It really looks great with your matching paint.
I'd love to attempt this someday but I don't know if I could trust myself without screwing something up prying the lights and putting them back together.....

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I don't know why I missed this, but this is one of the nicest looking sedans I have seen.

I am in love with those side skirts, I def need to get some soon for my car. Are those fully OEM or is there a addition to them on the bottom?
 

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I have that same color 3 and I must say you really made it look awesome! I really want to do that headlight blackout that you did. Looks awesome.

Do you have a side and back picture by any chance?
 

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Looks great! But needs moar low.
 
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