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cushion and carbo fibre cover for the haandle

Post by eric lee on 2nd October 2009, 1:22 am

kapitan wrote:Wanted to show new mod done today.... diy myself... quite simple job, and give you a luxurious feel to the handle. btw, the top surface is soft cushion. wanted to do this when I sat in a BMW in Germany.....







it may look like carbon fibre, but no, it is leather. bought the material, which is leather sticker from Autobacs, the cushion bought in Spotlight......

only had time today to do the driver's door, will complete all when I return next week. will also post in DIY section step by step of how to remove door and remove handles.... in fact everything can be removed, I mean the door hand, including the silver section. it is held together by screws....

Hi, can you advise me where to find the top surface cushion for the door? where is spotlight? can advise us on how to DIY?
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added interior lights

Post by kapitan on 3rd October 2009, 8:53 pm

spent the whole afternoon adding lights to the footwell and the space in front of the gear stick.... all diy....

light for iPod space is controlled from switch of driver side map light, while foot well is controlled with a separate switch.... power tap from map lights....













cost of lights and switch , $70..... got two more strips of LED lights, suppose to fit onto interior fron door handles... but lazy... tired after all the work... maybe next week....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by nocash on 3rd October 2009, 9:45 pm

Wow!!! Nice job done....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by ace on 3rd October 2009, 11:42 pm

whoa...kapitan.....looks good.....makes me want those lights done too...but too lazy...and no tech skills to back me up.

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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by Kiang on 4th October 2009, 11:47 am

kapitan bro,

may i ask u , what tape is good to stick things on to the fabic under the seat
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 4th October 2009, 11:49 am

Kiang wrote:kapitan bro,

may i ask u , what tape is good to stick things on to the fabic under the seat

I am still looking.... Smile
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 4th October 2009, 8:37 pm

another tiring day, went to autobacs, saw some single LED lights, fitted to resistor too.... aiyah buy lah, I know where I wanted those to be at... then saw a switchboard, one live in, 4 switches, so utilise one switch for what I had fitted... eft with three switches, which I will use later.....

so... look, a lighted Garson angola.....

look better live then in picture....

the switches....


Lighted Garson Angola....



with centre console light on at same time....


looking from outside....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 5th October 2009, 12:32 pm

Think this is a nicer picture, showing the warm glow.....

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Added cortesy lights

Post by kapitan on 10th October 2009, 3:47 pm

Saw many done it, decide to do it too..... diy, ....







how to diy is posted in DIY section.....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by longbow on 10th October 2009, 8:01 pm

eh when you close the door, will the lights turn off?
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 10th October 2009, 8:44 pm

longbow wrote:eh when you close the door, will the lights turn off?

yes, when all doors close, lights are off..... but if switch on rear roof lights, red lights are on too... hahaa...
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by Divine on 13th October 2009, 1:15 am

kapi 2 thumbs upz!!!!
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by andikong on 13th October 2009, 4:00 pm

kapitan wrote:collected my blue retro emblem from terrier and fitted the back..... front got no emblem ... steering wheel... lazy to do it today....









did I say blue... oh yah, it was blue before I did magic...

Hi bro Kapi how come our Kia Forte becomes associates of the China KingLong Bus manufacture
with the same logo on your ride. Or rather China KingLong bought over Kia Korea, HaHaHa

金龙 - Chinese Luxury Bus Brand – A Coach Expansion





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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 13th October 2009, 4:03 pm

because I am King and Long... waahahahaaa....

shhhh... Long don't tell people, I shy....


hahahhaa
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Post by Divine on 13th October 2009, 4:47 pm

i think thats the reason why kia change logo lolx
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by Kiang on 17th October 2009, 11:22 am

kapitan wrote:
did some small mods on the meter cluster......





bro, may i know how u do the chrome lining on the meter?
or where to buy?
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 17th October 2009, 2:24 pm

chrome lining bought from autobacs.... look for the correct type, must be very flexible.....

bend the lining around the meter edge and stick it, simple....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 25th October 2009, 6:01 pm

some interior lights fitted over the last few weeks....

Foot well lights and centre console where you plug in the USB/iPod...


right side rear pax door...


left side rear pax door....


front pax door....


lights are fitted in the recces of the intererior door opening lever and armrest handles....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by melburn on 25th October 2009, 7:35 pm

kapitan wrote:some interior lights fitted over the last few weeks....

Foot well lights and centre console where you plug in the USB/iPod...


right side rear pax door...

Wow nice im also tinking of putting lights there, the center console too dark always cannot find my things.

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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by ace on 25th October 2009, 8:01 pm

melburn wrote:...Wow nice im also tinking of putting lights there, the center console too dark always cannot find my things.


Buy a torchlight?

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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by joepele on 25th October 2009, 8:52 pm

ace wrote:
melburn wrote:...Wow nice im also tinking of putting lights there, the center console too dark always cannot find my things.


Buy a torchlight?

hahahaha!!!!!!!

I like this ans....

Reminds me of the story about USA and Russia solving the problem about writing in space...

Where USA spent million on technologically advanced solutions for writing...

Russia solved it by using....
































a Pencil.
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Shark's Fin, anyone???

Post by kapitan on 29th November 2009, 11:10 am

got this off a forummer..... came painted, courtesy of him,



but I feel it needed some sprucing up... with this....



now, two coats later, it is ready for mounting....



will do the mounting later... watching the paint dry...

Smile Smile
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by Terrier on 29th November 2009, 1:57 pm

ohh u bought from keigo =X

nice... i think most people can resolves their antenna issues after the DIY king explains on his setup
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 29th November 2009, 2:57 pm

The shark fin will not fit if you use it as it come in.....

The plastic plate securing the rubber to the fin got to be removed.... the front cut about 1 com forward.... then the sides cut away..... screw back the two pieces, yes, cutting away the side will leave the front and back pieces....

use two layers of 3M double sided tape to stick on the roof, over the stock antannae mounting.... with the front cut, you can align the fin to the top edge of the back windscreen.....

but I feel it is not sticking nicely still, a small gap is still there,... need to sand down the side edges to get a good fit...
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Post by kapitan on 29th November 2009, 3:08 pm

This is how it looks like after mounting.... see it is align right to the edge of the roof...... still a small gap ......



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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by mkkiaforte on 29th November 2009, 3:13 pm

Swee! thumbsup
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 29th November 2009, 3:16 pm

damned thing is now I don't know where my short antannae went.... misplaced it.... cost a few red notes....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by keigo on 30th November 2009, 11:41 am

kapitan wrote:got this off a forummer..... came painted, courtesy of him,



but I feel it needed some sprucing up... with this....



now, two coats later, it is ready for mounting....



will do the mounting later... watching the paint dry...

Smile Smile

actually you dont need to apply anymore..cause I have apply 2 color coat afraid if just 1 layer will be too light color for your car...

then I also apply the clear coat using air spay one....
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by keigo on 30th November 2009, 11:43 am

kapitan wrote:The shark fin will not fit if you use it as it come in.....

The plastic plate securing the rubber to the fin got to be removed.... the front cut about 1 com forward.... then the sides cut away..... screw back the two pieces, yes, cutting away the side will leave the front and back pieces....

use two layers of 3M double sided tape to stick on the roof, over the stock antannae mounting.... with the front cut, you can align the fin to the top edge of the back windscreen.....

but I feel it is not sticking nicely still, a small gap is still there,... need to sand down the side edges to get a good fit...

I dont think any double side tape will work.. cause I go find those heat resistant from 3M and even stronger hold then those normal 3m car use one...

end up still the same..

The only way is to silicon it...which I'm planning to do it tonite...
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 30th November 2009, 1:01 pm

keigo wrote:
kapitan wrote:The shark fin will not fit if you use it as it come in.....

The plastic plate securing the rubber to the fin got to be removed.... the front cut about 1 com forward.... then the sides cut away..... screw back the two pieces, yes, cutting away the side will leave the front and back pieces....

use two layers of 3M double sided tape to stick on the roof, over the stock antannae mounting.... with the front cut, you can align the fin to the top edge of the back windscreen.....

but I feel it is not sticking nicely still, a small gap is still there,... need to sand down the side edges to get a good fit...

I dont think any double side tape will work.. cause I go find those heat resistant from 3M and even stronger hold then those normal 3m car use one...

end up still the same..

The only way is to silicon it...which I'm planning to do it tonite...

mine is sticking quite nicely... don't silicon ....
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Post by joepele on 30th November 2009, 1:33 pm

kapitan wrote:
keigo wrote:
kapitan wrote:The shark fin will not fit if you use it as it come in.....

The plastic plate securing the rubber to the fin got to be removed.... the front cut about 1 com forward.... then the sides cut away..... screw back the two pieces, yes, cutting away the side will leave the front and back pieces....

use two layers of 3M double sided tape to stick on the roof, over the stock antannae mounting.... with the front cut, you can align the fin to the top edge of the back windscreen.....

but I feel it is not sticking nicely still, a small gap is still there,... need to sand down the side edges to get a good fit...

I dont think any double side tape will work.. cause I go find those heat resistant from 3M and even stronger hold then those normal 3m car use one...

end up still the same..

The only way is to silicon it...which I'm planning to do it tonite...

mine is sticking quite nicely... don't silicon ....

Why le??
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Post by kapitan on 30th November 2009, 1:40 pm

because if you cannot silicon it nicely, it will look like a toilet fitting...
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by kapitan on 10th December 2009, 3:53 pm


something done last weekend, managed only two front doors,... back doors not done yet... if only I have the Koup... then no need back doors..
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Post by Fortessimo on 11th December 2009, 12:10 am

kapitan wrote:
something done last weekend, managed only two front doors,... back doors not done yet... if only I have the Koup... then no need back doors..

Hmmm.....change to a Koup la...hehehhe
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Re: First light graphite 1.6 SX (A)???

Post by genexis on 12th December 2009, 2:05 pm

wow very nice. Where did you buy the carbon design leather/cloth from? How much?

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Post by kapitan on 2nd January 2010, 5:06 pm

genexis wrote:wow very nice. Where did you buy the carbon design leather/cloth from? How much?

the carbon design leather is from Autobacs, 108 per big roll.....
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Post by kapitan on 2nd January 2010, 5:10 pm

finally finished doing the back pax doors.....






the small dents will go away once the glue dries.... below the leather is a layer of cushion....
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Post by Spiritseye on 2nd January 2010, 7:45 pm

Wow, makes yyour ride looks darn comfortable and adds a little prestige it

Good job!~
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Post by kapitan on 2nd January 2010, 9:08 pm

Spiritseye wrote:Wow, makes yyour ride looks darn comfortable and adds a little prestige it

Good job!~

thanks...

one more pic of front pax door....

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Post by kapitan on 3rd January 2010, 9:11 pm

as zacky I advertised, I quickly called and bought from him, the chrome frames for headlights....



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Post by greatgazoo on 3rd January 2010, 9:27 pm

Nice
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Post by kapitan on 5th January 2010, 8:39 pm

reached home and saw a small package on the table. Quite surprised that they came so quickly and it was normal mail too..... It was mailed from Korea on the 31st.





Well, too dark to take pictures of after install....
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Post by jimixer on 5th January 2010, 10:08 pm

Oh Kapi! I saw ur car at Robinson Road, near AIA building ard 6.30 pm jus now!

The chrome frame of ur headlight, front grille and front-lip attracted my attention! I was walking towards the MRT station and kept turning back to admire! SWEE!!
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Post by scorpey on 5th January 2010, 10:12 pm

oh, i saw a light graphite there a few times cos im working at HL bldg.. maybe tat kapi hor? will pay attention next time Razz
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Post by kapitan on 5th January 2010, 10:13 pm

jimixer wrote:Oh Kapi! I saw ur car at Robinson Road, near AIA building ard 6.30 pm jus now!

The chrome frame of ur headlight, front grille and front-lip attracted my attention! I was walking towards the MRT station and kept turning back to admire! SWEE!!

I normally take that route home, Robinson Rd to Nichol Hw then into the tunnel to PIE. Thanks...... Smile
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Post by kapitan on 6th January 2010, 5:41 pm

jimixer and scorpey don't try to spot me today, will not be driving home so early....
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Post by kapitan on 8th January 2010, 3:32 pm

What they doing to my forte?

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Post by keigo on 8th January 2010, 3:39 pm

change rim lor...
finally after so long....
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Post by keigo on 8th January 2010, 3:40 pm

or you changing brake????
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