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17MKZ3.0TT

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  1. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Tinted Tail Lights & Shaved Emblems

    Looks nice, but how will people know that it isn't a Hyundai or Toyota, maybe even an Impala? Don't know how I'd find mine in low light if it didn't say Lincoln across the back.
  2. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Slight Grill Mod and Aftermarket Rims

    Ugh, I'm getting a sore neck-walked the laptop out to the driveway, where my black one is parked. Back and forth, back and forth. When I look at your pics, I like yours better, when I look at my car, I like IT better. Finally gave up and decided coin toss goes to the status quo. Looks good, though, and it's your grin that counts.
  3. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Anybody ever seen one of these?

    Good time to run for office! (don't feel bad, we've all been there)
  4. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Chrome brake light picture.

    While this particular piece doesn't appeal to me, glad there are folks out there making stuff for the MKZ. I like the OEM look that blends in nicely. I wish the BU light was else where, instead of breaking up the red line of the taillights. The BU light looks like dead red LEDs at night IMHO. Lots of Caddies sporting the red lights with gaps look from bad LEDs.
  5. 17MKZ3.0TT

    My 2020 leasing saga

    That's nice, I like how the chrome around the lower grilles blends into it compared to my Black Pearl. Edit, that's funny, Multi, we both were typing at the same time, and I wasn't trying to address your post since I hadn't seen it.
  6. Thanks for passing that on!
  7. 17MKZ3.0TT

    2013-2015 MKZ Rear Spoiler

    Understood, it was 60° and did it in the sun, waited a while for a warm day. IR temp gun showed around 80° surface temp since it's a black car. For what it's worth, I've used VHB a lot and made my living in aftermarket design & mfr. in fiberglass for around a dozen years. The piece just isn't a perfect fit, and is too rigid to easily adapt. I don't know if it's open-molded, LRTM, or even some kind of solid composite piece unless I want to cut it in half. There are adhesives like Plexus that I could use, but it's more important to me that I be able to remove it and restore the original trunk lid appearance with nothing more than various grades of compounds from extra cut rubbing to fine buffing. Appreciate the input, though.
  8. 17MKZ3.0TT

    2013-2015 MKZ Rear Spoiler

    Still sprang back up with the front corners having maybe a .020" between the #M VHB tape and the trunk lid. There's a few things I can pursue, but for now I'll leave it be. 😒 Though subtle, I really do like the way it's carved out slightly above the brake light, to smoothly integrate around it.
  9. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Remote Start

    K, just figured it was an easy way to see if the car was even listening 😉
  10. 17MKZ3.0TT

    2013-2015 MKZ Rear Spoiler

    Not everything goes as planned. After putting it on and checking everything out, the rearmost edge fits fine, but the leading edge outside corners and a few other spots along the leading edge have just enough of a gap that the 3M VHB doesn't make contact. The spoiler is just rigid enough that pressing it in place sticks it down but it immediately releases from the force, even though everything was scrubbed down with alcohol. Since I had also applied 3 good blobs of adhesive caulk on the flat underside of the spoiler as per instructions, I've had to weight it down and verified with a popsicle stick that the gap is down to the thickness of the VHB (which is thinner than a popsicle stick) and I'll see if it's relaxed into shape tomorrow after a >24 hr. period with 100 lbs+ of weight centered more on the leading edge of the spoiler. If it popped up overnight and the caulk cured like that, I'd have 3 areas where the gaps were being held open by the caulk and I'd have to pull it all apart to remove the caulk. THAT would piss me off. The gaps were worst at this corner on either side, held down in the pic by the weight of 50lbs ice melter bags;
  11. 17MKZ3.0TT

    2013-2015 MKZ Rear Spoiler

    I said I'd post a few more pics after the actual install...
  12. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Remote Start

    For yucks & giggles, have you tried it via the FOB? Does that function have to be enabled in the vehicle via a steering wheel input?
  13. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Be Safe out there

    And THEY didn't even have toilet paper!
  14. Nice, I lived in the REALLY cheap seats, clear across the Sound-in Port Chester. Great memories of the huge waves at Jones during a NE wind. Lived their from around 1959 through 1967. Not being old enough to understand the Dick Van Dyke show was fictional, whenever we would take the New Haven line into the city, I'd look for him or Laura at the New Rochelle platform. On the plus side, I've both Bambi and The Dead at the Capital Theater. Downside? While I looked like Eric Clapton in HS, I'm now taken for Jerry Garcia until they count my fingers.
  15. Well, the waterfront concert season for you now is a lot longer than back a Jones Beach, enjoy! ;)
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