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Old 10-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hey, im in process of repainting the car, ubt i have a question. MY car has a 2-3 inch black stripe on the bottom of the car does it look better to keep it, or just change to red like the rest of the car? Any suggestions?
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I say paint them body color. The black is nice because it is a kind of rockguard style paint, it resists chipping better I think. You can actually get some rockguard additive I believe that you can spray on before you shoot the basecoat, I'm not sure though, haven't done it myself.
Here's a picture of an NA with painted rockers. I think it looks pretty good.
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yeah i think im gunna paint them the same colour. just not sure if it'll match up right without a lip spoiler on the front
maybe it's a sign, i need to make one heh
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Could always just pick one up from the dealer. They're like $170 shipped i think for that R-style lip. I think rosenthal has a good price on them, there i a thread here about it somewhere.
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paint them, looks a ton better
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From teh crease down is a more orange peel type of paint style because it resists chipping better. When I repainted mine, we sanded all that crap down so it would be a smoothed out finish when we were done. We also took out the black stripe fwiw.
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From teh crease down is a more orange peel type of paint style because it resists chipping better. When I repainted mine, we sanded all that crap down so it would be a smoothed out finish when we were done. We also took out the black stripe fwiw.

Me too, that was a BITCH.

looks better though.
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alright, it's done, i'll do that. quick question regarding my other topic. Where does the intercooler mount to now that i have the bumper off? Which cross member?
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