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Made some subtle but impactful changes to the rear of the A-Spec:

1. Removed the black film from under the Acura logo and had the logo painted gloss black
2. Replace the A-Spec badge with black version
3. Removed the SH-AWD and MDX lettering (I think it looks cleaner plus I love that it kinda throws people off to what it is)
4. Painted the exhaust diffusers gloss black

Very happy with the look...more photos to come.
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Very nice. I‘ve thought about the exhaust pipes myself, so I’m interested to know how that’ll hold up over time. I also almost removed the black film from underneath the A-Mark badge, but ended up keeping.

Yours looks super clean. Well done.
 

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I like it. I took the SH-AWD and the ACURA letters off my 2009 and never regretted it. I left the A and the MDX, but regularly thought I should have moved the MDX as well. I'll definitely be debadging to some degree whenever the Type S finally gets here.
 

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How hard was it to remove the logo to paint and the film underneath it? Did you break a clip?
It was pretty easy, just has two alignment pins in the back, I would order some of these....
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they are only $7 and they work like a charm. The film underneath is just like Black PPF so it comes right off.
 

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Great idea…my rig needs less badges.

Where did you buy the Aspec badge?
Ebay

Did you do the side Aspex badges too?
Yes removed those, never like them there, I think they take away from body lines....
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Very nice. I‘ve thought about the exhaust pipes myself, so I’m interested to know how that’ll hold up over time. I also almost removed the black film from underneath the A-Mark badge, but ended up keeping.

Yours looks super clean. Well done.
So I did the exhaust tips like 4 weeks ago, I used 2-3 coats of gloss plasti-dip; I check the diffusers after several long drives before I did them. They really don't get hot at all because they are not real tips. So haven't so much as a chip, they look 100% like they did when I did them, they have been through the carwash over 15 times and I have been very surprised at how well they have held up...
 

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So I did the exhaust tips like 4 weeks ago, I used 2-3 coats of gloss plasti-dip; I check the diffusers after several long drives before I did them. They really don't get hot at all because they are not real tips. So haven't so much as a chip, they look 100% like they did when I did them, they have been through the carwash over 15 times and I have been very surprised at how well they have held up...
great to know. Thanks for that information!
 

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Cleanest MDX I’ve seen in a long time!! Love it. Definitely considering the front and rear aero pieces for my Type S. Does anyone know if the front spoiler fits the Type S?




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Cleanest MDX I’ve seen in a long time!! Love it. Definitely considering the front and rear aero pieces for my Type S. Does anyone know if the front spoiler fits the Type S?




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So I saw this on my Instagram, but I don’t know if there was custom fabrication/mounting that took place to get it to mount. Obviously quite a bit of custom work done to this Type S, so they very much could have conducted custom work on getting the lip mounted.

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Did you remove the exhaust tips to paint them with the plastidip?
Nope, used plastic and masking tape, did it in my garage....it was super easy and came out like they came from the factory that way.

Also, your front badge looks smoked, did you put tint over that? Yep, put PPF on it, came out nice...


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I took a few close ups of the painted tips, they have held up very well over the month and half since I've done them because the diffusers themselves don't get hot and that's the only thing that will mess up plasti-dip. If/when you do it, paint the inside of the diffuser as well that way there is one complete coat over the whole thing. The cool thing is if you don't like it you can always just peel it off :).

Most of what you see is pollen as it's really bad right now...they actually look better than the photos....

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