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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Want to Sexy Up the Balt a Bit

I recently purchased a 2005 Cobalt Sedan, Base model. So as you know, she is as plain as it comes. It is white in color. With the light interior. Now, I jsut stumbled across this site and seen some of the mods people have done to their balts. I am looking for idea's to sexy up the balt a lil more. Make it no so plain. Any idea's, opinions, anything? Budget wise, its a not a huge one. Im not looking for drastic big time changes. Just quick simple cost effective changes.
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Paint interior trim pieces, tint the windows, paint underhood plastic, nice wheels and tires, sound deaden the trunk and front doors, and body kit when you can afford it.



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debadge rear, black overlay for front badge(approx. 10 dollars), tint tails w/nightshade(14 dollars a can), and craigslist wheels(you can find them for as little as 100 dollars for a set of decent wheels)

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Here is a handy thread with some great ideas! All for around $100 or less!

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/che...han-100-a.html


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Black projector headlights look nice on white.
Or just painting the stock lights will make the car look a lot better even.
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Yes I love the black projector lights. That makes the balt look sexy, with combination of painting front bowtie, debadging rear and nightshading tails = amazing.
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All that was mentioned above is key. Keeping it simple and clean is key, and more ppl will be able to appreciate your ride. Start small, save some money, go with a nice drop and a decent set of 17's soon. Debadge, tints maybe, and there you have it. very sexy.

Although this wasn't quite enough for me. For some reason I felt the need (since my front bumper already had a hole in it and my mom side swiped my passenger door badly) to drop almost $2000 in the past few weeks on my balt at the body shop (not telling..pics to come :D)....and I had already lowered it with 17's and everything before then...so you can imagine how different it looks now :S

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i know some of these have been said all ready but if i was you this is what i would do
paint the front chevy emblem black
Remove the rear emblems on the trunk
Paint the front grill gloss black
Nightshade the tail lights and side markers
Paint the headlight housing black
Paint the interior trim black
Get a ark shorty antenna
Remove the side moldings
Paint the brake calipers/rims
Make a Mesh grill

Then if you got the money i would get lowering springs for around 200$ which will make the car look much better and tints!

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35% Tint all around - Completly debadged - Side Moldings Removed
KICKER ZX 650 RMS interior amp - KICKER ZX1000 RMS Sub Amp
1 KICKER 12" L7 - All new pioneer interiors - Pioneer Avic Z2 W/ GPS
Rockford 1 Farad capcitor - Trunk, Doors, and Rear deck Dynamated - PS2 with guitar hero
Blue footwell neons - Two Alpine type S Tweeters

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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where do i get the paint to do this. Do the emblems just come off? I know how to get the trim off, but what paint do i use to paint them? Also, how do i paint the middle white peice that holds the emblem? That being black would look sick.

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 07:15 AM
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Just search around the site answers are there. But i used krylon fusion (for plastic). I painted my emblems, front grill, interior pieces, all with that paint and it worked great. Then use nightshade for the taillights and headlights

2007 Black LT coupe
35% Tint all around - Completly debadged - Side Moldings Removed
KICKER ZX 650 RMS interior amp - KICKER ZX1000 RMS Sub Amp
1 KICKER 12" L7 - All new pioneer interiors - Pioneer Avic Z2 W/ GPS
Rockford 1 Farad capcitor - Trunk, Doors, and Rear deck Dynamated - PS2 with guitar hero
Blue footwell neons - Two Alpine type S Tweeters

Engine mods:
K&N air filter
^^^RIP^^^
2006 TBSS!
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