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post #61 of 852 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 07:52 PM
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Headrest monitors looking good. Whats with the grey piping??

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Headrest monitors looking good. Whats with the grey piping??
??It matches my OEM interior. Do you have an 2001, or were you joking?


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Everything is looking real good! A transformation i would love to see done to my car. Great work!

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Yup, good ol' Velcro. I was going to go with a zipper for a cleaner look, but they would have charged a lot more. Plus, Velcro is easier for my son to work with. I figure with tinted windows, and the OEMish cover, they shouldn't attract too much attention.

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i used to have a set of headrest monitors that came with an actual cover. it fit over the entire headrest like a glove to hide everything
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^ That's pretty nifty....

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Thanks for your comments. My original plan was to get a slip-on cover for the headrests, but I decided to go with a removable flap for easier access.

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Your car looks great! I also have a BO 02', and I think they look so good when they get a nice wash. I really like your modifications, well done.
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Hey Rey very nice...how does the cover works? Velcro???

I have my headrest monitors too and my son loves them and off course myself...LOL

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I just noticed the edit. Is that in the OEM headrest? What size monitor?

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I just got my car back from the dealership with a fresh coat of paint on the rear bumper and lower lip after they cracked the bumper's paint. They say that "they didn't do it, but took care of it anyway"...

It actually worked out since I got the spiderweb cracks in the carson lip's paint taken care of. That brings me to my next project: protecting the lip from high-speed projectiles. Thanks goes out to digger08 for the idea Can this be repaired?.

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  • Water proof high density foam (I used 1/4")
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  • Rubbing alcohol

Very simple process. First, I cut the foam to a 3-3/8" wide strip (or what ever suits your needs). Cut the length according to the amount of lip you want covered.





Before I started, I cleaned off the back of the lip with rubbing alcohol and a rag. Apply and spread the silicone over the side that will adhere to the bumper. I made sure to get all of the edges.





Here's what it looks like once everything is in place.


Make sure you clean off any silicone that may have gotten on your paint.

If you didn't follow the link at the beginning of this post or don't understand the purpose of this project, here is a picture of digger08's carson lip after it was hit by rocks flung from his rear tires.



Digger, thanks again for all of your help!

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Interesting, nicely done.

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Rocks are launched by your tires at ludicrous speed directly at the back of the lip. People with authentic L-Tuned rear lips (like you), have also reported these problems. While it wasn't as bad as digger's paint, I was also having this problem.

EDIT:^you edited your post, now mine doesn't make any sense...

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Rocks are launched by your tires at ludicrous speed directly at the back of the lip. People with authentic L-Tuned rear lips (like you), have also reported these problems. While it wasn't as bad as digger's paint, I was also having this problem.
I actually understood it when reading the link you provided.

Always amazing work with little details.

+1 back.

Ya, I went to check my lip once I saw your thread, scared the shit out of me.

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It wouldn't be a bad idea to do this yourself. It significantly reduces the probability that your lip will get damaged the same way, and it only costs ~$10 for all of the supplies. I believe Digger did this about 6 months ago with no issues.

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I just noticed the edit. Is that in the OEM headrest? What size monitor?
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Yes they are the OEM's. I had them custom built. They are Alpine TME-M580 5.8 in. monitors. Alpine has a bigger size I think 7.1 for headrest but I decided to stick with the 5.8.

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I just got my car back from the dealership with a fresh coat of paint on the rear bumper and lower lip after they cracked the bumper's paint. They say that "they didn't do it, but took care of it anyway"...
My front lip got messed up at Lexus after a service. The vallet guy parked my car and scraped the front lip kit so I got a fresh coat from them for free

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I REALLY love this covered monitor idea.

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