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      10-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Pictures of lower valance / diffuser painted black?

I remember seeing some photos of this before, but can't find them now.

How easy is it to pop off the diffuser? I think I'd rather just drop that off with the painter than the whole car.

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      10-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Here is mine done matte black, car is a bit dirty though so it may appear lighter than it actually is, sorry
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      10-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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My advice is instead of paying for someone it, is to get a Icarbon diffuser rep on ebay for about 300-350$, or use plasti dip and do it yourself, you can peel off later if you want to or if you mess up. The can is 5-6$ at a local home depot, osh, etc.
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      10-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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Here is mine done matte black, car is a bit dirty though so it may appear lighter than it actually is, sorry
Yep, perfect! Thanks for the pic. Matte black only - no clear? Any issues with the exhaust tips being so close?

p.s. the performance CF spoiler would look amazing on your car
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Yep, perfect! Thanks for the pic. Matte black only - no clear? Any issues with the exhaust tips being so close?

p.s. the performance CF spoiler would look amazing on your car
Thank you I've been thinking about a spoiler Nope no issues with exhaust being too close, I also have the tips painted black as well
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Its not at all difficult to remove the OE diffuser, there are several screws along the bottom, and the clips come out with modest force. Just be careful about how you pull on the clips, the bumper flexes with it. Take your time and its simple. There are multiple high quality cf diffusers out there.
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Its not at all difficult to remove the OE diffuser, there are several screws along the bottom, and the clips come out with modest force. Just be careful about how you pull on the clips, the bumper flexes with it. Take your time and its simple. There are multiple high quality cf diffusers out there.
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      10-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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This is mine, diffuser comes off with 6 screws and I just painted with a spray can.
I'm thinking of redoing to try and get a glossier finish.

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diffuser comes off with 6 screws
Do you have to remove the bumper cover to get to the diffuser screws?

A couple photochops, didn't have blacklines yet in these photos.







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      10-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #10
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Do you have to remove the bumper cover to get to the diffuser screws?

A couple photochops, didn't have blacklines yet in these photos.
Nope. The screws are underneath then you just have to pull out where it is clipped into the bumper. Very simple to do.
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Here you go! I didn't paint the inner piece so there is some contrast

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      10-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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This is mine

Love the Silver wheels on blue look, as most go black wheels/ shadowline

Are they 19"
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      10-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #13
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In case you are still interested, here is mine in gloss black. Looks like it's the same color as derekL's just on Space Gray.

After (sorry for camera phone quality)




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Love the Silver wheels on blue look, as most go black wheels/ shadowline

Are they 19"
Thanks, it is a clean look. They are 19" Alufelgen Sf-71s. Look great but are a pain in the arse to clean!
They will be getting replaced soon though
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Here you go! I didn't paint the inner piece so there is some contrast
I wish I thought of that! Looks great.

So correct me if I'm wrong but one of the middle screws for the diffuser also holds up part of the muffler right?
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I'm trying to decide between satin clear coat or no clear. Leaning towards satin I think.

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So correct me if I'm wrong but one of the middle screws for the diffuser also holds up part of the muffler right?
I"m wondering that myself. I'd prefer to remove the piece at home and leave it with the painter a day or two. Any problems removing the lower piece and continuing to drive the car? My commute is less than 10 miles.
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Here you go! I didn't paint the inner piece so there is some contrast

What spoiler is that?
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Got mine painted today, I had them use black with satin/matte clearcoat. Hope to have better pictures in the AM


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Hi

How do you guys remove the diffuser?

I have removed all the screws undernealth but the tabs on the diffuser are secured very tightly to the bumper.

Tried to force the diffuser out and gave up worrying i might cause some damage.

Thanks.
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Hi

How do you guys remove the diffuser?

I have removed all the screws undernealth but the tabs on the diffuser are secured very tightly to the bumper.

Tried to force the diffuser out and gave up worrying i might cause some damage.

Thanks.
It will pop off. Look from underneath so you know where the tabs are. Start from the edges and work towards the middle.
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