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My GP 1.4 Active Sport - New Orleans Blue

Thought I would post a few pics of my car and the few mods i have made so far!

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Removed the Rubber Strips
Painted the top grille black
Vinyled the front
Blue Indicator Lights
Philips Blue Vision Headlights (Replaced Blue Lidle ones)
MTEC Sidelights (replaced Philips Blue Vision sidelights)
New Head Unit - Pioneer DEH-P800BT



Front of the car when bought:



Side shot with the side rubber strips:


Rubber Strips Removed:


MTEC Sidelight - Looked a lot better than the Philips Blue vision sidelight:


Painted The Grille Black:



Vinyl the front grille:




As it looks now!


I like what I have done to the car so far, but would like to know what you all think of it, and what I should do to it next! Lowering it will happen, and I want to colour code the door handles but sounds like it could be a complicated Job!


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Re: My GP 1.4 Active Sport - New Orleans Blue

Nice car mate. Was just wondering how you removed the rubber strips and was it hard?

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Nice car mate. Was just wondering how you removed the rubber strips and was it hard?

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Removing the strips was easy. Get a hairdryer on them to help soften the glue, then use a credit card to get under one of the ends. Then slowly peel the strip off, using the hairdryer to soften the glue as you go.

I was lucky and all the glue came off with the strips
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Lot better with the strips off m8. Looks good
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Re: My GP 1.4 Active Sport - New Orleans Blue

I am thinking about getting Red badges for the front and back. What do you all reckon will look better? Should I stick with the Blue badges on a blue car or should I go for red ones?
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Ive just changed mine (see below), blue ones looked c**p on my red car. IMO the blue ones look ok on yours, but if you want it to look up to date then get red ones.
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Ive just changed mine (see below), blue ones looked c**p on my red car. IMO the blue ones look ok on yours, but if you want it to look up to date then get red ones.
Yeah the red ones def look better on yours. I like the fact that the blue badges match the car, but I like the look of the red badge better.

I think I might just get them and see what they are like. If I'm not impressed I can always flog them!
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nice car..id say stick to the blue badges to keep it looking tdiy with your car but as u say u can always get tehm and flog them im sure someone will want them..what other tweeks are you gona do?
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I think I might just get them and see what they are like. If I'm not impressed I can always flog them!
Dont stick the rear one on till you're sure you like them, just sit it in the recess on the tailgate and decide. Better to sell them with the adhesive intact
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Dont stick the rear one on till you're sure you like them, just sit it in the recess on the tailgate and decide. Better to sell them with the adhesive intact
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nice car..id say stick to the blue badges to keep it looking tdiy with your car but as u say u can always get tehm and flog them im sure someone will want them..what other tweeks are you gona do?
Yeah, to be honest I think I might stick with the blue ones. Probably going to look better on a blue car! Definitely going to get it lowered...probably try and get that done next month.

I want to colour code the door handles as well but not sure how to do it to be honest! Not sure what else really...I need ideas/suggestions!
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id personally say an upgrade on the wheels aswell..i do like the grande 17's they would look sweet with it lowered aswell..ill try and find a pic of what i meen.....
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Cheers Ashy7 will have to try that and i definately think that the blue badges look better with a blue car.
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Re: My GP 1.4 Active Sport - New Orleans Blue

http://www.2fastlane.com/wallpapers/...nto_2006_3.jpg these are the wheels i have in mind...get them powdered charcoal aswell would look goooooood
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Cheers Ashy7 will have to try that and i definately think that the blue badges look better with a blue car.
No worries, let us know how you get on.

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http://www.2fastlane.com/wallpapers/...nto_2006_3.jpg these are the wheels i have in mind...get them powdered charcoal aswell would look goooooood
Yeah, I quite like them wheels. There is a set for sale on the forum at the moment so I might look into it.
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Re: My GP 1.4 Active Sport - New Orleans Blue

looks a lot better with red badges, mine came with them:





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