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Old 01-14-2009, 03:46 AM
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Easy, Cheap, Foil Delete

Yesterday, I went through the tech files looking for the mod help thread on foil deletes. I read on the foil delete thread that most people used an angle grinder with a wire brush to get the adhesive off. Not being able to get my hands on a grinder, I had to be resourceful & come up with my own way of getting the foil & adhesive off. Here's what I used:


Just in front of the knife is a double-edge razor blade. I used the knife to cut down the foil. It didn't take too long & I had the foil off & most of the media inside the foil off as well(had to use the knife because my utility knife was stolen 2 days ago!). I put the boost tube on top of my garbage can & lightly soaked the adhesive with the Goo Gone spray gel. I let it sit for about 5mins. I used the razor blade & a vise grip to scrape the adhesive off, & to my amazement, it worked much quicker & came off faster than I thought it would. The whole project took about 1 1/2hr.. Seems kinda long, but it wasn't & the razor didn't mark up the boost tube. Don't believe me? Check this out:

Once again, my camera doesn't do justice. This is the ghetto way of doing a foil delete for anyone who wants to, but can't get their hands on tools that would make it easier. I did it & it looks great!.....but now it's being sold because I don't need it anymore!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:49 AM
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Looks clean man. I need to take mine off one day and clean it up. You don't even want to see what mine looked like when I put it back on.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:56 AM
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I need to redo mine as well. Mine was clean but I must of had some oil on it cause the paint looks like hammered azz in a couple spots.

Why are you selling it?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:44 AM
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Does this mod do anything for performance? Or is it just to make the turbo whistle louder? Which I think is right. Am i right?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:45 AM
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Does this mod do anything for performance? Or is it just to make the turbo whistle louder? Which I think is right. Am i right?
you are correct but you don't win shat! sorry

It also looks better!
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the help. I don't get a cookie or something?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:56 AM
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Why are you selling it?
Yes. I only had the ad out for a day on the forums & someone local wants it.
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Thanks for the help. I don't get a cookie or something?
Ouuuuuuuuuu....Since symbols said you were right, he has to give you the cookie!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:00 AM
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You guys obviously didn't read the contract before you signed up..

Here is the important part pertaining to this conversation..

".....in the event you or anyone using your login name happens to get something or anything right (see section 239d for definition of "right") you are not entitled to didly squat...."

Hope this clears it up

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:18 AM
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how much louder does it make it?
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:21 AM
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Not much....
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