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Old 08-13-08, 04:35 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Paint STi logo on intercooler

A Quick and Easy way to get the STi logo on your TMIC.

1. Purchase a pre-cut stencil with adhesive backing from GraphicSTI



2. Purchase some Hi-Temp Paint. I went with Dupli-Color Caliper Paint found at AutoZone.



3. Brush off any debris that may be on your intercooler.



4. Center and adjust the stencil so that it is straight. Remove the backing from the stencil and adhere the stencil to the intercooler.



5. Mask off the area around the intercooler so you don't get any over spray.



6. Spray a light coat onto the intercooler. Let it dry and remove the masking tape and newspaper.



And enjoy...





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Old 08-13-08, 06:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

Wow, I admit, that came out pretty nice.

Thanks for the props.

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Old 08-13-08, 07:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

Came out perfect, would never know it wasn't there from the factory.
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Old 08-13-08, 07:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

wow........ that looks so sweet
umma try to do that on my front mount. thankz 4 tha idea
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Old 08-13-08, 07:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

Nice. Wish I'd known about the source of the stencil when I did mine back a few months ago.

2008 Subaru WRX STi - DIY Intercooler Logo

Other than that, down to the paint, we did the same process.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

^^ Yeah, I think all the DIY have pretty much the same process. Having a pre-cut stencil that sticks and stays on the intercooler is a huge plus.

I didn't want to try and attempt at printing the logo and then have to try and carefully cut out the STi.

So big props to Stenner Graphics for providing the stencil.
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Old 08-17-08, 06:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

Doesn't that look more red than the actual color it usually is on the IC? Isn't the normal color a little more pink?
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Old 08-17-08, 06:57 PM   #8
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

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Doesn't that look more red than the actual color it usually is on the IC? Isn't the normal color a little more pink?
It looks much better in person, pictures on computers don't do any justice.

As far as the color being spot on, I'm sure it's not... but it looks great and I can't complain.

If you want the exact actual color then I wish you the best of luck in tracking it down.
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

whatever--the red looks good, and matches the rest of the red in the car. might be getting a red AEM CAI, too
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Old 08-17-08, 07:11 PM   #10
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Default Re: How To: Paint STi logo on intercooler

Looks great.

Cost & link to order stencil?
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