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Updated on Apr 20, 2013
2010 Nissan Sentra SR
About: Pearl White 2010 Nissan Sentra SR with factory body kit package and spoiler along with convenience package including keyless entry/start, bluetooth system, leather steering & more.
(Update!) Stillen Front Bumper Lip Installed
My Review of Center City Collision in Cincinnati, Ohio
(4300 Montgomery Road)
I finally got the Stillen Front Bumper Lip painted and installed! I usually don't write reviews, but the work by Center City Collision was definitely impressive to say the least. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give them an 11. From all the shops I visited, they impressed me by how direct and professional they were. Price was really competitive and quality was top notch (hence the review).
The pearl white paint is very hard to match correctly and they did an absolutely amazing job of matching it. I say this because I had a rather unforunate experience with a different shop that worked on my rear bumper. On the other hand, Center City Collision did a great job so I'm definitely taking my car there if I ever need work done on it in the future.
They even paid attention to the small details which really do make a difference in my opinion. I brought the lip in its huge cardboad shipping box so I had to lower my rear seats to fit the package from the trunk. When I came to pick up my car, they had removed the box, reinstalled the seats, cleaned up the seats, and washed the car (and provided another free wash coupon which I haven't used yet). Highly recommended in my opinion, if you ever need work done, I'd go to Center City Collision.
Picture of the Stillen lip, professionally painted by Center City Collision:
(Update!) Escort Smart Mirror Installed with 8500 x50 Radar Detector Hardwired! (GPS/Backup Cam/Photos/Bluetooth, etc.)
I installed it last week myself and it took the better part of the weekend. About 20 hours all in all to complete. Add-a-circuits are a dream for wiring, overall alot of time requierd.
(Update!) RVIYL Custom R24 Carbon Fiber Dash Kit!
First thing, I love it! I've been looking for the right Carbon Fiber dash kit, and there were definitely alot of options. I found that RVINYL made custom dash kits, and since I was impressed with their quality from my previous orders (and quick service for that matter), I went ahead and visited their website and plugged in the info about my car. Most low priced vendors make cheap tacky looking carbon fiber so I stayed away from those. Anyways, RVINYL directly designed the kit for me and shipped it out quickly. They even sent me emails updating me about my kit, the service felt like as if I had spent a grand on it. I even had a small part of the kit which didn't work for me, so they sent out another piece directly so I can get it asap. I have yet to deal with a company like this which makes sure you're 100% happy :) The price is definitely reasonable. The interior of my car speaks for itself, 5 stars for sure. Everyone keeps asking me how I did it, take a look:
(Latest Update!) Front Carbon Fiber Vinyl & 35% Window Tint All Over!
So I did not end up liking the flat black look on the front bumper since I didn't really suit the car, I ended up buying 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber Vinyl and applying it to the front bumper with all around red lining. I have to say, one of the haaarddest things I have ever tried to do. Time required: 5 hours and 30 minutes. Here are the pics:
Carbon Fiber Vinyl Application Bezel wrapped in vinyl, and reinstalled
Before vinyl was removed after 1st fail! Window Tint Installation
Results posted tomorrow!
(UPDATE!) Red Brake Calipers Complete!! Finished in a DE1632 Chrysler Red shade
Too much tire spray gave it a rugged look!!
The Process with Steps
Step 1: Apply brake cleaner thoroughly and being masking and set up housing around the caliperr to prevent any overspray, etc.
Step 2: Application of several coats for an even deep look.
Step 3: Removing all the housing, masking tape, and touching up any missed areas.
As you can seen, a small area on the right was touched up and painted since it needed some more paint.
(UPDATE) Nismo Parts on the way
Installed Aluminum OEM Nismo Emblem
First Part:Modification Process
Second Part: End Result
Before any modifications!
Picking up the Nissan from the Dealership
So after having this car for about a year now, I decided to start a few mods I had in mind! I wanted to keep it simple- I decided to paint therims matte black(with minimum reflection) andpaint the middle of the bumper matte blacksimiliar the Lancer/Golf concept.
<< Begin Project 1: 11:00 AM >>
Step 1: Bumper/Wheel Prep
Removing the front rims to begin applying the matte black paint and prepping the bumper for spraying. This was definitely the toughest part, getting the overspray sheets exactly at the lines took quite some time!
Wheels off and front plate removed Bumper prepped for spraying and
cover sheets/tape applied to prevent
Step 2: Painting Rims Matte Black
So I figured I would start with painting the rims since they need several coats. Since I have to wait each time before applying the next coat, I could apply the first and go work on the bumper then go back to the wheels. That way, I wouldn't waste time!
(Ok here's a funny tip: index cards are amazing in preventing overspray! They are better than blue tape, cover sheets, etc.)
Coat 2 - uneven spray (front rims) Coat 4 - almost done and looks good!
Step 3: Back to bumper!
Now that the cover sheets and tape are lined up exactly at the area I want to paint (and double-checking), lets start spraying!
Coat 3 Coat 3
Coat 4 Extra Coat
Step 4: Back to rims
Now that the rims initial coats are set, add a few more coats for an even look and wait to dry.
Zooming in on the rims (almost there!)
Step 4: Re-assembly and patiently wait for it to dry!
So by this step, it was already dark out and I could barely see enough to put the wheels back on- managed to complete it but ended up with a bent lever arm (part of the tire jack which raises the car)! It wasn't a big deal since I already have a spare one. Project almost done and will wait till tomorrow to see it! (Next Step: overspray removal)
<< End Project 1: 9:55 PM >>
-Taking a last look before sleeping!!
(some overspray- but nothing the removal
compound can't take care of!)
I removed both rear wheels and painted them since I didn't have the chance to properly do so yesterday after it began raining. I started at 9:00 pm and kept on going till 1:30 am.
rear wheels off brother poking around checking the work
...It also kept on raining today, so here are finally some pictures I took under good lighting after all the final touches!
(ONLY PLATE REMOVED)
aaand summer's over...
My Favorite: Stig Decal Installed (BBC Top Geeaaar)!!
UPDATE! Beats by Dr. Dre™ custom Monster Speakers installed... Long throw bass and high frequency drivers!
Wiring and disassembly has to be one the most time-consuming things I've tried to learn
Complete after 13 hours and 300 S molding swap installed... time to call it a day. What do you think of the design?
(More pictures tomorrow)
- Contrast Stillen Rear Valance & Front Lip Spolier
- Nismo Air Intake
- Tinted windows (black)
Let me know what you think! Ideas, suggestions? Hope you enjoyed it :)
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Thats clean and I don't even like Sentras! 5 star ride, 5 star creativity.
PRETTY BAD ASS SENTRA, Keep up the good work check out my classic b13 sentra
Amazing job. 5 stars.
5 STAR Rated ride! Check me out!
Nice ride bro check me out.
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