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Old 10-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #21
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So you just used the spray cans? My experience with those is that they dry crazy slow. Thinned out roll on dries like 100x faster. Either way, gj on you, looks way better and doesn't have to be perfect. I love the current color of my car but there are spots up close where they didn't do good prep and the paint has flaked off. Nothing like Mineral Grey with sections of Mariner Blue showing.
There were places that I could not get clean, and when I put acetone on the front during prep, the paint just melted off. So "**** it, let it run." When it flakes off and looks bad, I'll just spray it again.

Its a commuter car, I don't care what it looks like, but now it doesn't look like it belongs on a burrito-lot. Now I need a motor that doesn't have 70% leak, lol. Anyone trying to unload a cheap bottom end or 99 motor? I can get a 0-mile NA head for $300.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #22
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your wheels look like my *******, black and beaten. Wait..um...
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Hustler your **** looks way better than mine. If I had a nickel for every scatch I wouldve gone LSx already.

Tyson- how recent is that picture??
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Somehow this is the best picture I can find of my old '92 and it doesn't even have the pillars painted at the point it was taken, the black mirrors/HT set it off though i think.





Was a carbon hood, not black.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:41 PM   #25
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What part of running rattle can paint job doesn't belong on a taco lot?

Clubroadster that biotch!



Other than the slam, ghey wheels and black hood that's actually not terrible.
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Looks good for what it is. I'm a fan of white, too.

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Looks a lot better, hustler. Shame it won't be quite the filter it used to be, but oh well. Hit the top, surround & mirrors with some Rustoleum Royal Blue; would be an interesting look.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:32 PM   #28
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Looks a lot better, hustler. Shame it won't be quite the filter it used to be, but oh well. Hit the top, surround & mirrors with some Rustoleum Royal Blue; would be an interesting look.
i forgot about the old "gold differ filter" moniker. lol

The door jams still tell a story though.
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Looks good for what it is. I'm a fan of white, too.

This makes me slightly regret not getting bronze.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:23 PM   #30
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Good job Hustler. I want to paint my car, but keep it white. Perhaps some experience with Brightside and i'll paint Meg's boat too.

But yeah, paint the windshield surround and the side mirrors. Or, in my case, black vinyl.
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White with black is cool....hmmm....what about red with black?? Any body got any ideas??

Btw hustler, car looks much better.
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This is how I'm going to be rolling when I finally get a hardtop...except I'll still have my giant stripe on the hood, trunk, and bumpers...CAN'T WAIT!
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White with black is cool....hmmm....what about red with black?? Any body got any ideas??
Levnubin...I think?
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I forget who did black with barely visible ghost stripes but that looked awesome as well.
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I'll be re-spraying my car "Wicked White" found on the 06 Evo9. Only thing I can't decide is what kind of black to use on the hardtop/pillars.
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I forget who did black with barely visible ghost stripes but that looked awesome as well.
This car?

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Nah. It was regular gloss black car with gray stripes, but the stripes were BARELY lighter than the car, so they didn't stick out. Looked great

That one is all flat black. Not a fan of flat black cause it looks like primered, and you can see EVERY LITTLE imperfection. No offense
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stripes are power-ghey. Now, I'd love to have a two-tone miata with white on the sides and light silver on top like this:






extreme want.
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want acura LMP.
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Nah. It was regular gloss black car with gray stripes, but the stripes were BARELY lighter than the car, so they didn't stick out. Looked great

That one is all flat black. Not a fan of flat black cause it looks like primered, and you can see EVERY LITTLE imperfection. No offense
you talking about mine?

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