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Old 05-22-2014, 01:22 PM   #141
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First off, its a faded metallic so I knew it was not ever going to be a 100% absolute complete dead nuts match, but I knew this going into it. The light refraction on this paint is crazy and the camera does not catch it effectively. It don't look like it match, but it do! For example: the hood and the fender don't look like they match in the pictures above, but thats the camera and the refraction. They are actually the original paint and absolutely do match in person. The new stuff is not perfect-perfect but its a damn close match and its A LOT better than I thought it would be. The only way to get it 100% perfect-perfect is to repaint the whole car, and **** that noise.

Personally I think its glorious. If anything, I think the car now stands out more than it did when it was 3 colors.

Also, I asked them to mount the lip, but forgot to specifically ask them to paint the lip according to the original quote/work order I signed, so that was my fault. I'm trying to decide if I like it this way or not. Now that we have a paint mix I like, getting it painted to match later will be cake.

I am excite!
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:35 PM   #142
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Dam G car looks great.. got to update you sig pic now!! before and after pic on there!! ha ha.. I need to see this bad boy in person.. but its coming along great! BTW the lip in black looks perfect!! get them 6UL's on this bitch already ha ha ....
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Looks great to me. I'd keep the lip black, personally. I'm not a big fan of body-colored lips.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #144
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Car looks great. A vote for the painted lip. Definitely needs it.
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oh wow..! Looks great..
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Car looks great. A vote for the painted lip. Definitely needs it.
On second glance (noticing the Tupperwear), I'd have to agree on the painted lip. If it were a 100% stock base body, I'd vote black lip.
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Looks fantastic.

Now clear bra that front if you care about it at all.
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Thanks guys! It actually looks much better in person (why do I keep saying this? Its like I'm trying to justify it to myself...) though I do need to get it in some clear, solid sunshine to see what the metallic does in real light.

I'm still on the fence about the lip but its growing on me. I'm actually thinking about shooting some plastidip on the tupperware just to see what it looks like. I'll be sure to post pics to reap the hatestorm whirlwind if that turns out to be the case

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Looks fantastic.

Now clear bra that front if you care about it at all.
I'm looking into that now. I have a friend who is at Pendleton right now who does rotary wing maintenance stuff for the USMC. We were talking about some sort of finish they put on helicopter blades to keep them from getting torn up by the sand when he was in Asscrackastan that should be ideal for a car nose. I know we had some commentary about these types of products in Jeffbuc's Epic OCD thread, its just finding one that will work and not look like ***.
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uhhh, I think that would look terrible. make sure its easily reversible
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Thus the plastidip. That should be completely reversible, no? Its just a wild hair idea. In the end I'll probably hate it and end up painting the lip to match.
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I already know someone who (sort of) did it:

_MG_7154 by GeorgeCZ, on Flickr
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looks weird.
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looks weird.
I'm not crazy about it, honestly, but it could work.
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**** that guy! Who is he? I'll kill him!

Why is the body line above the nose on that car so bad? I thought my fender-to-nose gap was a little too far off for my taste and already ordered new OEM fasteners to snug it up a bit. That much gap would make me kill myself.
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You'd have to go all the way to Europe to do it (he lives in the Czech Republic, IIRC)
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Why is the body line above the nose on that car so bad? I thought my fender-to-nose gap was a little too far off for my taste and already ordered new OEM fasteners to snug it up a bit. That much gap would make me kill myself.
Not 100% sure why. I thought it was typical of what happened when you mounted NB2 lights and nose on an NB1 without modification to either.

The main point was just to show you the color combo. I'd honestly forgot that he'd put an NB2 nose on it, too.
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Thanks guys! It actually looks much better in person (why do I keep saying this? Its like I'm trying to justify it to myself...) though I do need to get it in some clear, solid sunshine to see what the metallic does in real light.

I'm still on the fence about the lip but its growing on me. I'm actually thinking about shooting some plastidip on the tupperware just to see what it looks like. I'll be sure to post pics to reap the hatestorm whirlwind if that turns out to be the case



I'm looking into that now. I have a friend who is at Pendleton right now who does rotary wing maintenance stuff for the USMC. We were talking about some sort of finish they put on helicopter blades to keep them from getting torn up by the sand when he was in Asscrackastan that should be ideal for a car nose. I know we had some commentary about these types of products in Jeffbuc's Epic OCD thread, its just finding one that will work and not look like ***.
Neg propped this post for awful black tupperware idea because it's awful, as proven by those pics that followed.

Propped for crackastan comment, so you broke even.
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Mine is now NB2 nose and MSM headlights and I have no massively silly gap. Nothing had to be modified, it all just dropped right in so Looks like there is some damage below his PS headlight so that might be attributing to the misalignment but I honestly couldn't say.

And yeah, that does look weird. Thanks for the pic though.
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Neg propped this post for awful black tupperware idea because it's awful, as proven by those pics that followed.

Propped for crackastan comment, so you broke even.
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Mine is now NB2 nose and MSM headlights and I have no massively silly gap. Nothing had to be modified, it all just dropped right in so Looks like there is some damage below his PS headlight so that might be attributing to the misalignment but I honestly couldn't say.

And yeah, that does look weird. Thanks for the pic though.
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