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My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:08:29 PM »
Got this car in September (My first car!) with only 30K on the clock. Absolutely love it!

Have started to change a few things on it and will post on what has been done.

Rear mud flaps have been ordered, shorter aerial and new AC knobs.

Got a pair of wind deflectors but they didnt fit!  >:(

Great little car though with huge potential!


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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 06:12:54 PM »
Here is a wee look at the changes i have done so far.

First was the internal lights. Changed the two map lights and boot light to 12 white LEDs - way better looking and better lighting.

Then i fitted some footwell lights. Using some wire, 2 LED strips and a switch i fitted them with relative ease. Here is some pictures of the footwell lights.





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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 06:22:16 PM »
And now on to the most recent and final change - carbon wrapping!

Not something ive ever attempted so it was a new adventure. Picked out to do the gear stick surround, inside door handle, door trim and the side parts of the air vents.

For a first time effort i think they all came out pretty good. Air vent part is a VERY awkward shape so there are a few imperfections - i may strip it off and paint dark grey, not decided.

After the success of the inside and decided to give the mirrors a shot. Drivers went well, passenger not as good. Will see how it holds up if not will just strip.

Have some pictures below to show the goods.










Next is to paint the rear letters and badge, fit mud flaps and see about plasti dipping some other parts.

Next couple months hope to get the alloys refurbished in a dark grey  :D 
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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 07:54:55 PM »
Josh....

That looks brill.......


Shaun......

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 04:58:51 PM »
New smaller aerial fitted. Looks a lot better than the stock 2 foot one.



AC Knobs came but turns out I ordered Ford ones and the fitment is different...

Will see if I can find the correct fitting Mazda 2 ones. Look good though.

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 06:01:18 PM »
Couple more additions to the car.

Rear mud flaps came and fitted - ended up having to take the wheels on as couldn't get a screwdriver in!

Then the on to the plasti dip. Did the centre and trim of the steering wheel, re did the vent surrounds and then the rear badges. So easy to do - couldn't get the wheel off so bit the bullet and did a lot of masking.










Also got a great deal on a set of climair wind deflectors - Only ?10!

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 07:47:43 PM »
Josh....

Some nice mods going on there, she's looking good....

Shaun.....

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 08:30:17 PM »
Just keeping them cheap and easy  ;D

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 04:18:26 PM »
Couple more changes and additions to the car.

Changed the AC knobs - something small but they look great when lit up.



Finally finished all the plasti dip. Re did the tamura and did the front badge - all anthracite grey.





Finally changed the headlights and the sidelights to some whiter bulbs. Headlights were pretty  easy to do, sidelights were a mission. Ended up taking out the whole light unit - which means taking off the bumper. To be honest wasnt too hard to do but still a bit annoying.





Pretty happy with the results.

Also a quick picture of the rear mud guards installed couple weeks ago.



Currently getting prices about getting the wheels done in anthracite grey so currently looking at end of February start of March. Also hoping to get a set of scuff plates

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 04:54:22 PM »
Looked everywhere for a set of 3 door scuff plates. Could only find a few on ebay but were ?50 plus. So reached out to Lockwood Int and they maid me up a pair of plain ones to my required sizes for ?30 inc P&P. Stick on really strong and look great. Couldn't engrave for me since it was a one of so have ordered to black Mazda decals off ebay to stick on to add a bit of extra effect. Look great and will protect from scratches now!


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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 05:02:47 PM »
Decals arrived today.

Small and cheap change but i think it looks really good on them!


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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2016, 07:32:26 PM »
Josh,

Some realy nice looking mods there, the badges look sweet..

Those AC knobs are the dog... me & julie both have them, you need a blue stiching gear stick boot to give it that extra little bit    ;)

the side light bulbs can be got at under the wheel arch, unclip the plastic inner wing mud flap....

Shaun....

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2016, 08:12:59 PM »
Cheers Shaun.

First car and really enjoying changing things.

Never thought of changing the gaiter. Will try and see if I can find one.

Yeah had instructions to do it that way. Car was pretty dirty at the time so wasn't fancying touching the inner wing flap. Good to know for future though.

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 05:09:19 PM »
Wheels have finally been done. Wheel specialist did a class job, for quite a discounted price!

Definitely makes the car look better. Will probably see about painting the centre caps to a darker colour to blend.

Over the moon with the result!





Just need to get the back bumper damage fixed from previous owner and it will be pretty much all good on the outside. Maybe consider lowering one day but not to sure right now, especially considering roads up here  :-\

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 06:19:38 PM »
Josh,

Looking good, this wheels look sweet painted, julie wants hers doing gloss black on her green Tamura....

Shaun......

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Re: My Mazda 2 Tamura 2009
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 06:19:38 PM »