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today was a good beetle day! not only did i see 8 other nB's within the span of one hour, Daisy Revolution got a bath before getting her custom inserts put on!! :D Then we went for a photo op - and on the way home a lady rolled down her window to tell me she loved my car!! :D
 

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thank you :D they are not perfect (as far as straight paint lines) but i am really happy with how they turned out... i would like to see what they look like in motion - but that means i need to be in a different car while someone drives Daisy - that doesn't happen often!
 

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I know how that is. I don't let many drive Probie. So when Jim had to test drive Probie after doing the transmission swap. I was :jawdrop: at how awesome my car looked moving....everyone asked if I took pictures of it's first take off and I said "no, I was too stunned to watch it pull away...cause I've never seen that before..." lol

Love the inserts. They look awesome!!! What's next? lol
 

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What's next? lol
i'd like to paint my calipers green (you know, like the flower stems!) but i don't think that's something i can do by myself... i'd also like to do a joey mod, but i'm scared to take apart my only set of head lights, so i need to look at getting another set... i'd also like to have led tail lights.... and i'm sure there are other little pieces inside i can find to paint (plate around sunroof controls/clock & temp sensor housing, etc..) oh - and i need to get a new ambient temmp sensor as mine is completely gone! :eek: just haven't ordered it yet...
 

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For the calipers, I've always painted mine when I have a day off.
I start painting in the morning and then let them dry for an entire day.
I use the Dupli-color Caliper Paint Kit. It comes with the cleaner, paint and a paintbrush. I prefer to use a paintbrush, but some people buy the spray version.

This is what I used.
I purchased it last year, and painted my callipers for the first time last summer. Through the winter they got a huge beating and the paint faded and chipped really badly. So this year I repainted them, and painted my rear drums AND sprayed everything with clear coat (to hopefully prevent the chipping/fading in the winter).



If you can take apart your rims and paint them the way you did, you can certainly paint your calipers! Your rims look incredible! I love the way your Beetle looks :D
 

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This morning a guy outside of Starbucks told me my car looks like an Easter Egg in a field :confused: :werd: uuummm.... thank you? :dunno:

Yesterday we took a drive up to Cave of the Winds - it would have been a really fun drive (up hill & switchback turns) if i hadn't be behind my brother's minivan....

Reasons to love living in Colorado... this view is about 20 minutes from my house :D
 

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ha ha, it does kind of look like an Easter egg in a field. I think it's cute! Oh how I miss Colorado. Your pictures make me jealous. I miss Colorado sooooo much! I plan on going to Buena Vista (where I used to live and work) sometime next spring for a little vacation.
 

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affirmation

Sunday while at a stop sign a older man rolled down his window and told me that my rims must have cost a fortune! :D i said no,they are the stock wheels that i painted them myself... he said i did a great job :clap: that just totally made my day! :banana: i made my wheels look expensive! :kult:
 

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Love the flowers!

Hiya I live in New Zealand and have a 1.8 Silver bug and I was wondering where do you get the flower decals for your boot and the side of the car? Just love it you have done an amazing job and the wheels, are they stickers or have you hand painted them? cheers
 

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Hiya I live in New Zealand and have a 1.8 Silver bug and I was wondering where do you get the flower decals for your boot and the side of the car? Just love it you have done an amazing job and the wheels, are they stickers or have you hand painted them? cheers
hiya :) thank you :cool: the decals came from tonyabug - she has an etsy store. the wheel inserts were all hand painted :D it took a while and they are not perfect, but i think they turned out pretty sweet
 

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I am in awe of everything you've done with your car! What is a Joey mod? Where do you buy your accessories? I am having the hardest time finding a rear cargo cover/parcel shelf or whatever they're called....but now that I've seen one, I MUST have one!
 

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I am in awe of everything you've done with your car! What is a Joey mod? Where do you buy your accessories? I am having the hardest time finding a rear cargo cover/parcel shelf or whatever they're called....but now that I've seen one, I MUST have one!
Thank you :curtsey: a Joey mod is when you paint the inside of the head lights - and i'm guessing its called that because the 1st person to do it was named Joey. i really like what Ray did to his Laura: http://newbeetle.org/forums/664914-post683.html(this post has a good picture of the headlights). I get most of my stuff from online - just do searches for various things. I found my decals when I was originally searching for the Daisy Wheels... and then TonyaBug (who made the decals) also did the VW emblem vinyls. She does great work!
If you need the cargo cover/shelf you can ask people on here who are parting out their bugs & also check a junk yard. I've been meaning to head over to a couple here in town, but haven't made it there yet.
Be warned - this site will make you want to modify your bug!! I first found this site when I was looking for what was involved in an 80k maintenance (so i wouldn't be taken advantage of) and that was in May... since then i've painted my door handles, grab bar ends & the inserts of my take 5's. I've also learned so much about Daisy from this site! I am so glad i found it :D
 
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