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What did you do to your 5th Gen today?

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by ibmike, March 17, 2014.

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  1. supr squirrel

    supr squirrel Active Member

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    Finally got around to ordering some overlays from the place @CarsAndCaffeine suggested (from Pro Stickers, www.emblemoverlays.com.) Got them in black with burnt orange lettering (without the 'ring.') Haven't received a confirmation on when they'll be here yet, though. The vinyl is supposed to last for six years, hopefully longer since mine is garaged (pole barned, haha) most of the time. I'll probably end up wrapping the chrome around the ovals prior to putting on the overlays.

    Yet another step in talking Mrs. Squirrel into letting me pull them off and paint them. :)
     
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  3. Sgt1411

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    Ya that's the same as me, I never removed the calipers so a little bit of the back of caliper gets missed.

    Plus if you remove them I'm sure the initial cleaning is much more thorough as well.

    Nothing beats those kits the other members on here have used after they hand paint them they look very nice.
     
  4. jonnoriega

    jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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    So this is happening right now at Midwest Vinyl & Tint.
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  5. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    ModKing is back!
     
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    LOL. Trying to get to this look by Russia AutoWorks.
     
  7. CarsAndCaffeine

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    Are you keeping the wood trim exposed "as-is" or will that we wrapped as well? Can't wait to see it
     
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    I kept the wood for now. The pictures don't do this justice. I'm thinking about going satin black or color to match the rest of the dash with the wood. Thoughts?

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  9. CarsAndCaffeine

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    Looks great!! That gives it a much "sportier" look I think. From the pictures its hard to tell how the wood matches with the rest now but personally I like the idea of color matching the trim color that is around the tweeters and air vents. Either way the custom look is awesome
     
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    I've never been a fan of faux wood. Wrap it!
     
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    Just now have to find the right color.
    I originally wanted to buy the sport, but when they showed me the platinum I couldn't pass up the price they gave me especially with all the perks. But now I think I've spend twice the difference in modifying my car to look like a sport. The irony... :p

    I'm going to take better photos of it without all the light. It's more of a red-brushed color. It looks more copper whenever I take the photos. The good thing is it's not permanent. I could easily remove it and re-do it another color. I was thinking of the carbon black look but everyone does that.
     
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    No "faux" wood in the Platinum. It's the real stuff.
     
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    Maybe a brushed aluminum?

    That might be worse, because it makes it more expensive, and accomplishes the same...nothing.
     
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    It looks great. Love it. I think it gives the interior a warmer more luxurious appearance IMO. :)
    But then everyone has their own opinion.
     
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    First off, yes, Alfred is filthy. He'll get a bath later today (likely, at least. Unless the Bears game goes really badly, haha.) Anyway, got the overlays installed. They're not perfect. I probably should have done them this morning versus last evening, but having said that unless you're standing right on top of them looking for the imperfections most won't notice them. Still have a few small air bubbles to work out. Got most of them. Will give it a week or two of being out in the air and sunlight and then go back and finish them off. At any rate the whole point of this is most likely temporary, anyway. If the wife eventually gives her blessing I'll order replacements, paint them up, and replace these.

    I really like the orange and black (goes with the calipers, haha), but just told the wife if/when I eventually paint them I'll probably go with black lettering and magnetic metallic over the blue. It will blend in well that way. The orange is actually a lot more noticeable than I thought it would be (again, not necessarily a bad thing.) Of course the calipers were a 'shock' to me when I finished them, too, and now I love them. :)

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    I wish they had the platinum trim in '15, I love that interior.

    But I actually like the color myself, just not sure what would be a good accent to it instead of wood
     
  17. jonnoriega

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    Did you know that if your battery dies and you need to get in your Explorer and you forgot your code there's a key inside the key fob?!

    You learn something new everyday.
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I guess you never got that far when reading your Manual, eh? Amazing the info you can find in there.;)
    If excessive radio frequency interference
    is present in the area or if the transmitter
    battery is low, you may need to
    mechanically unlock your door. You can
    use the mechanical key blade in your
    intelligent access key to open the driver
    door in this situation. See Remote
    Control (page 49).

    Peter
     
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    Leave the MODKING alone!....he rules!
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Manual? Manual? We don't need no stinking manuals... :p

    Went to a Ford dealer in MN. Key wasn't being recognized. Guys replaced my batteries for free and showed me that.

    He asked why I wasn't shown that by my dealer. I told him I don't like my dealer. LOL
     
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