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Old 10-16-2007, 02:56 AM   #21
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no... crinkle wouldn't be airbrush friendly
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:01 PM   #22
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depends on if you are happy with the wheels on the car. A gunmetal with a good flake and nice clear coat could be really sick. Actually I'd love to see you do that. If I was to get one it'd either be white or gold...leaning towards white.

Actually hell when its done I want to see it. we should meet up.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:30 PM   #23
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hot pink. nothing says your car is fast like "hey, i have a muthafukkin roll bar in this bitch" pink. :-)
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:39 PM   #24
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hot pink. nothing says your car is fast like "hey, i have a muthafukkin roll bar in this bitch" pink. :-)


if you're a painter, then go crazy...do something no one else has done...if i was you i would do similar color as wheels and then mix the flake in the clearcoat and spray over both, roll bar and wheels...that would look sick, i always thought gunmetal and very large gold flake would look badass...but then again im not a painter and i have no idea if that is even possible you know
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:45 PM   #25
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dont unbolt it. tape it off. it took a total of ~6hours to do my complete cage. and then it took another 4 hours to prep to paint. not including the time we actually took to primer and paint.

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rappadan-is that the same hood as mine? from erebuni*spelling?*
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:39 PM   #27
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:42 PM   #28
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mine had the tan leather wrap to match my interior
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:16 PM   #29
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mine had the tan leather wrap to match my interior
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:58 PM   #30
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:12 PM   #31
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For function... black. It'll be the least distracting to your eyes when checking your mirrors and such.

For show and bling points.... pink/gold striping with a translucent plaid clearcoat.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #32
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If I could figure out how to do plaid..... that would be freakin sick
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:34 PM   #33
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Plaid reminds me of stuff like this.....
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:09 PM   #34
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pictures like that remind me of the college days and haloween parties...i miss being single
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #35
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Flat black ... or match your wheel .. (what wheels you got on? )
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #36
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i just got a roll bar, and i must correct myself, black is my choice...simple and not catchy...it stands out enough
btw, check out the rock on that plaid girls finger...DAMN, id give her an even bigger one
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:16 PM   #37
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I painted it wrinkle black today. lettin it dry overnight, and I'll try and take some pics tomorrow if it doesn't rain too badly. I think I'll be doing my intercooler piping as well because I like it so much and i have 2 extra cans
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:19 PM   #38
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i woudlnt pait the intercooler piping...not sure exactly why, but according to Corky they should not be coated to maximize efficiency, supposedly the charge pipes act as an intercooler on their own since the underhood temps are less then those exiting the compressor housing, therefore they uninsulated piping sheds some of the heat within...something like that, i remember reading that, i wanted to powerdercoat mine but i changed my mind because of waht he wrote and he seems to know his ****, lol
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my Valve cover and intake manifold are both wrinkle powdercoated FWIW
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:08 PM   #39
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yeah, i was thinking more along the lines of just doing the passenger side pipe. The drivers side is aluminum, and I want to have it polished up.

I need to cut the drivers side pipe down a bit anyway, to install my new coupler (so it won't go blowing off at the track again and making me think I lost the motor)
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