The first incident was a minor denting of
the passenger rear fender's
"rim" in 1992. The latter one occurred in 2004. Well talk
about a sinking feeling as I walked out
into the lot and saw something was not quite right from a distance.
My clear coat has also begun to degrade over the past
couple of years and I will need to get the car repainted.
The following are pictures of the damage done to the car in 2004 in the
My OEM Decals
reason I mention these incidents--in particular the second one--is that
I continue to search for OEM-looking door decals. I purchased a
off of ebay, and it's just not right. My OEM IROC-Z decal is made
of 14 stripes and the upper ones have gray filler between the red lines
to give it more
of a gradient look--it's a single piece decal. The one I
purchased off of ebay consists of
thirteen individual stripes, which depends on the body color for the
"gradient" effect. The colors are different also. The
original is richer and darker which blends with the car color, while
the replacement one is a lighter red and is all-too obvious. The
original is kind of "subdued," if you know what I mean. You
don't? Well here are four pictures showing the replacement
compared to the original (opposite doors, obviously).
What I'm looking for is a better set of door decals for when I repaint
my car. Barring finding such, perhaps I'll have to have them
Comments, questions, or concerns?
e-mail me at my kimnach.org
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