I recently purchased a new car. A 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

So far, this car has exceeded my expectations. It was a little bit of a difficult downgrade after trading in my WRX, to lose 100 HP and all wheel drive was tough. However, it has allowed me to save enough money to actually drive my car, and to actually modify my car. It was with this in mind I chose the Veloster, which has a pretty big aftermarket following.

On that note, this is the beginning of my car enthusiast journey.


First thing that had to happen was those chrome wheels had to go.



Plastidip is one of the most fantastic changes a car person can do. It allows you to make a very easy change, decide if you like it, and then paint, or peel. It is very easy to peel away and is very durable if left on. I also did the badges.

Second step was to remove the ugly badges on the back of the car using 3M adhesive remover. I simply used a blow dryer until they were hot, pulled them slowly off, then used the adhesive remover to get rid of the gunk. After a quick polish, it looked much better.




Third step was something that may seem unnecessary to some, but has helped me in the winter conditions. A tow hook.

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Only minor changes so far, but it is really fun doing the research. Next week I’ll talk about audio upgrades and what is next!

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