Hey i got a VP commodore and was just looking for some ideas on some exterior mods i have a recent pic.
Also needing help on technical questions.
Last edited by Paul_grima; 12-12-2009 at 09:04 PM. Reason: New pic.
oh **** i hate that colour same as mine and clear coats comin off every where i cant wait till i get a respray i would say grp a kit or senator.
or u could dump it on its ass put nice rims on clear side indicators lose trolley strips put calais wheel spats on would look good 2
shhh now PUPPET
same colour as mine. my paint is the same would a cut and polish make paint lookin like this better? i thought painting it was my only option. but yeah just chuck on some mags and maybe lower it. tint the windows too.
tint the rear garnish n tail lights
superrlows n sprayy the rims black or silver
Thanks for the replys everyone. Great ideas! Was interested in knowing, how i would remove the strips without ruining the paint underneath? is it the same process as debaging it?
and also calais wheel spats can someone explain the to me. And does anyone know know the legal limit is for lowering it? and yeh id like to paint the rims silver! thanks again!
Never mind i know how to do the strips and the badges now. just interested to know where to get this paint to tint the rear garninsh/tail lights..? and is it called night shade?
My parcell shelf has 2 holes cut into it for 6x9's and also a small cut in the metal underneath :S
what to do about this when going for roady?
Another question is my central locking is not working at all.. key or no key door open or closed just no power.
would love some help with this. Thanks in advance. Paul
the holes in the parcel shelf will be ok, but the holes in the metal underneath won't. they will need to be welded up before you can get a roadworthy. if you don't want to fit 6x9s then go grab another parcel shelf from the wreckers because it will look nicer. last time i bought one it cost $30. still need to weld the holes though.
also tinting the rear lights makes them unroadworthy. you may be able to get away with it if you don't tint the reflectors on them, but then it looks shit. considering you're trying to get a roady it's probably not the best option
get the chrome calais pin stripes around the bumpers
calais window chrome
VT or WK clear indicators
new grill (colour coded)
colour code side mirriors
de-badge, simple is best
and then do your own thing tint or low or wheels or body kit etc.
Yeh everything u covered there ducker is what i was thinking thanks for that.
Just wondering if anyone knows about the central locking not working at all ?? i know its an electrical problem. Just dont no much about this side of things. but am willing to learn. Thanks Paul.
also ive just filled in the valleys in the bonnet and quarters and that friggin ugly part under the rear lights a bit of work sure but once painted ........looks ok as for ya cent locks try checkin the wires they may be loose
Ive taken off all the door trims and all the connections seem ok. just wondering how can i tell if the central locking has any power? also the fuse for central locking was blown :S ive replaced it but still nothing.
Thanks again Pauli.
anyone here think if i bogged up the holes in the metal part of the parcel tray and painted it. could get a roady?
if u make it look good enough haha, cant defect u for what they cant see ,
yeh thats it bro..
Got it photochopped
something a little different
yeh dont mind that just a bit iffy on the kits whether they are gunna look a bit funny. or really set it off :S
thanks for ur input
tail lights look nice. i rekon painting the grey window surrounds black along with the grey looking bits on the side strips would look nice too
did you do those lights before or after the roadyworthy test . they look good but i just don't want to get defected for something silly like that so i just pinstriped mine and left them alone
Yeh sounds like an idea edday. And yeh man it was before the test haha but they didnt say nothing about them lol i was wrapped :P
Holy shit did you paint your dash board white?lol
I think unless the car was originally an SS, or Group A ect, then adding the body kit's just don't look right.Plus it's a V6, what's the point if it looks the money but dosen't go like it?
I think for you normal Exec/Berlina spec Commodores, especially the VN/VP's, the best thing you can do is just get them looking as tidy as you can.Debadging can neaten things up a bit, but removing the trolley strips like so many people suggest, i just can't get my head around that.In my opinion it looks worse, and your most likely to damage your paint.Simple things like, wheels, tint, and suspension mods can set a car off nicely, as is usually the case regardless of the make.
Sad to say, but these days most Commodores are moddified in pretty bad taste...Such as painting the dash board white.......
go a window tint after you lower it, yes and a nice detail and polish
my 2 cents