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  1. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2012 Optima LX, and I'm trying to install carbon fiber side skirts I bought a few years ago, but it looks like I first need to remove the splash guards infront of the rear wheels. They each have 3 metal screws, but when I loosen them, they just keep spinning and don't come out. And one...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I would like to remove the dealer decal on the back of my Optima. But, before I start peeling it off and scrape too hard and causing scratching is there a cleaner that I can apply to make this task easier? Thanks for your thoughts!
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I was trying to think of something that would tie in my TSW center caps to the car and came up with this... thoughts? Next on my list is paint the brakes red. Since the brakes and rotors are much more visible with the Brooklands, I wanted to emphasize them. I didn't use PlastiDip...
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Anyone ever remove the dials on their climate control and/or radio? I have a 2012 NAV unit, and I want to know if I can swap out the radio dial with one of the climate control dials. They look similar/same. It's like the ring around the cylinder, with a rubber grip going around it. I tried...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I have some issue with one side of the chrome door molding, I just ordered some replacement and I want to replace them. How do I take them off without breaking anything? I have trim removing tool, is there any screws I have to remove? Please advise. Thanks, Blue
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ive read a few people doing this to get more light, what exactly are you removing to do this. Are you removing that piece at the tip of the bulb?
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I'm having major problem removing taillight, I'm trying to take off my rear bumper so I can repair the my bumper damage. But I took off the 3 bolts already and tried to pull on it, nothing... then I tried to tap on the rubber, nothing... pull as hard as I can for 30 min and wiggle...
  8. The Detailing Corner
    Hey guys, After shipping my car once I travelled, the customs department tore off the window tint from the entire car. Long story short, it's left ALOT of glue which I managed to clean with a razor and some Windex. My main issue now is the rear window, it has a lot of tint glue where I can't...
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Today I ordered black trim from the SX to replace the odd looking chrome trim that sits over my LED fog lights on my 2014 Optima SXL. The trim pieces was only $28 each on Ebay new. I have never really liked the chrome check mark looking trim, because it just look like weird eyebrows over my...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello everyone, I did a search for what I was looking for but was unable to find anything (well I did find info about the trunk lid rattling and such, but I digress). I just have a quick opinion question that I am hoping some of you more season car stereo aficionados can help me with. I have a...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Okay so I know this may be a noob question but it still freaks me out lol I just installed catback and mid pipe with no cats. Of course it is much louder but that I am learning to live with. However under WOT acceleration at times it will "pop" 3-4 times and during that time I am obviously...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    hey guys, I have done a search and I cant find anything in the search or maybe I didn't make my search accurate enough. i want to replace the 2 front map lights and the rear dome lights to LED how do I go about removing the covers to access the bulbs?
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I am trying to remove the one side muffler that has bolts for it. How in God's green earth do you get them out to remove the muffler? It looks like it's welded in to place, but what point would there be to have a 19 mm bolt patter on it then? Reason I'm doing this is because a friend mentioned...
  14. The Detailing Corner
    I want to remove the ugly dealer sticker stuck on my bumper. I've read this can be done by using a hair dryer on it and carefully peeling off the stickers. If there is residue left over from the sticker, what's the best way to remove as not to damage my paint? Any other suggested ways of...
  15. DIY Projects
    Sorry if this has been posted already, but in my search I found a lot of how to add vinyl but not how to remove it. It appears the gray "Optima" on my bumper is a vinyl applique that the dealer added on to my car. Does anyone know the best way to remove vinyl safely from our cars? Thank you in...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I want to remove the wiper arms for summer and wanted to see who else has it done. It looks much better without them and allows you to run your vinyl lower for shows. I know it's a cap on a 14mm bolt, but not sure if that's all you need to do or not. I didn't want to pry it off at that point...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So the word Optima on the left of our tag area, I know its stuck on so we can remove it, but what do you all use to get the residue off? On my last car (Sonata) I used Goo Gone but it seemed to rub off some of the finish because that one area from that moment on had a dull look in that one spot.
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anyone have a trick or a good way to remove the door handles? I want to replace the door handles but after removing the inside cover and looking at it appears to be a bit more tricky than I had first imagined.
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I want to put on my K badges but am having a hard time removing the Kia emblem. I've heated them with a hair dryer and tried both dental floss and fishing line, both broke. I even used 4 layers of each and they still broke. Do I need high strength fishing line? Any suggestions?
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