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Old 03-26-14, 09:30 PM
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Updated!

First batch underway! place your order now to get in on the 2nd run (ETA 2 weeks)


On to Post-cure, trim and paint
Packaging supplies have arrived!
Now waiting for hex wrenches to come in =)
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any idea if and when the 94 texture will go into production? if its not a definite thing i'll just go ahead and get in on this order.
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any idea if and when the 94 texture will go into production? if its not a definite thing i'll just go ahead and get in on this order.
94 textured version is not a definite thing. we are doing some test to simulate the textured versions. If we can simulate something close we will be just offering that as we have more projects we would like to move on to as well

I'd hold off for a few more days while we continue some testing
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i need whatever matches my 95 plastics
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People have found other ways to emulate the '94 texture using paints and such. Think you could just scuff the tops of your 93 version and proceed that way?
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People have found other ways to emulate the '94 texture using paints and such. Think you could just scuff the tops of your 93 version and proceed that way?
The texture has to be done with the mold. Paint won't hold up.
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People have found other ways to emulate the '94 texture using paints and such. Think you could just scuff the tops of your 93 version and proceed that way?
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The texture has to be done with the mold. Paint won't hold up.
Thats what we are experimenting with! I think we have a technique that should hold up as its intended to withstand abrasion I've done a few samples and one looks very good! I'll post pictures in the next few days of that, the tricky part is to get the same consistency which is what I'm trying to refine.

UPDATE: We are finishing up post curing the first batch today! tomorrow will be trim and prep!
Packaging is all sorted out!
Last bits of hardware has arrived!

Should have the first batch out this week
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Thats what we are experimenting with! I think we have a technique that should hold up as its intended to withstand abrasion I've done a few samples and one looks very good! I'll post pictures in the next few days of that, the tricky part is to get the same consistency which is what I'm trying to refine.

UPDATE: We are finishing up post curing the first batch today! tomorrow will be trim and prep!
Packaging is all sorted out!
Last bits of hardware has arrived!

Should have the first batch out this week
To be clear, are you working to produce textured lids with the mold, or with paint?
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To be clear, are you working to produce textured lids with the mold, or with paint?
currently we're looking to replicate the "textured finish" with paint to avoid making another mold
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Mini update: Lids should be going out monday!

Meanwhile, just another video of our lids after post cure.... I'm pretty sure these are never going to break..... but thats just a guess... IF anyone has some other crazy test they want me to try, I'm all ears.. I'd love to find its breaking point...
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i'll def be hopping on the second batch (unless there's still spots for the first)....the bodyshop working on my car broke mine when the took the door panels off. but now, no big deal since you guys offer this.
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i'll def be hopping on the second batch (unless there's still spots for the first)....the bodyshop working on my car broke mine when the took the door panels off. but now, no big deal since you guys offer this.
Sorry, All the map lids in the first batch are spoken for. I actually think we made enough extra to cover everyone who has already put in an order to this day.

I have more supplies arriving in the next few days and I'll begin the 2nd run. ETA is a few weeks (sorry no exact date). We got swamped with a bunch of orders at once and I've been trying to catch up. To avoid heavy delays again, I will be restructuring how we run our business and will stock items vs made to order (Causes way too much chaos) In addition I'm still trying to relocate into a shop and need to prep for DGRR.

With that said, If you would like a map lid, I suggest placing your order soon then later to guarantee you will get one from the next batch! Link >>> Bubble Tech RX7 map pocket lid


Now for more updates!
94 textured Map lid! or is it??? suspect:

I'll let the pics do the talking, you can be the judge







DISCLAIMER: After various tests with different paint products it is nearly impossible to match the black finish for everyone. Given the car is 20+years old, the condition of your interior parts play a huge factor in what shade of black your trim is. As you can see in the picture the stock trim looks to have a blue-ish purple in it, while on another car the trim was more black. For everyone who has already placed an order, you will receive the map lid painted. For future orders, the lid will come unpainted and you can choose which colors match your trim best.

For a nice rich black, the products we recommend are from SEM's paint line
SEM Trim black
SEM Landau black (What we currently use)
SEM Satin Black

However, for our textured version, it will come as is in the picture. Since we spray on our texture it will technically come painted black, but may need a coat of paint if depending on the condition of your trim. (faded or new)

Price will remain the same as we never intended to paint the lids (hence why it took longer than expected) The textured versions will be +$10 more

We will be at DGRR With some samples if you want to see them in person! Or try to break it
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That textured lid looks pretty good. Mine has been acting funny, think the pin fell out. Either way this is a superior product, In for more textured updates!
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just paid for a 94 textured lid!
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I'm a slow learner, as such I acquired a new map pocket that isn't broken yet.
So, I'm gonna just do this:

Interested in 94 Textured version
1. GS+
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4. zkeller
5. ObliqueFD
6. SW20/FD3
7. BLACK MAMBA
8. Andre The Giant
9. rx72jz0260
10. RXSpeed16
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Godspeed. I may return.
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Great job dude, you're a saint to the FD community.
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i'd love to know how you got the textured look from the finish, i have all 94 interior except my gauge hood/bezel. and they are damn near impossible to find/afford. if i could paint my current smooth one like these i'd be very happy.
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That textured lid looks pretty good. Mine has been acting funny, think the pin fell out. Either way this is a superior product, In for more textured updates!
Thanks, they're up for sale on our site if you wanna get in on the 2nd run!

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just paid for a 94 textured lid!
awesome! Thank you for your support!

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I'm a slow learner, as such I acquired a new map pocket that isn't broken yet.
So, I'm gonna just do this:

Interested in 94 Textured version
1. GS+
2. Sleeping7
3. TurboII RudeBoy
4. zkeller
5. ObliqueFD
6. SW20/FD3
7. BLACK MAMBA
8. Andre The Giant
9. rx72jz0260
10. RXSpeed16
11.Crackerskid



Godspeed. I may return.
I'm even slower, I'm so confused what you did lol If you want in on the 2nd run, place an order through our site Bubble Tech Automotive Apparel and Fabrication

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Great job dude, you're a saint to the FD community.
aww youre making me blush!


UPDATE
I'm sorry I am really slow. For those who dont follow my annoying spams on Instagram or Facebook, I spent all day packing these lids and took much longer then i thought. End result, post office closed before i could finish.

Buttt everything is packed and label to go out tomorrow


Thanks again to everyone who has ordered ANYTHING from us, we really appreciate all the support and would be nothing without you guys!
**insert warm heartwarming comment here**
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