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      10-10-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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I painted a bunch of stuff black. Dunno if I like it.

Stuff I painted matte black: wheels, trim, exhaust, grille, signals, hood vents. I'm not sure if I like it.. I think it might look sorta cheap. Honestly what do you guys think? ALSO. Everytime I try to post pictures on this forum, it comes out with an error. No other forum does this for me, so I'll put all the links to the pictures at the bottom of this post, since 99% it'll mess up.

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https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...42064705_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...80616816_n.jpg

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http://imgur.com/RpHfh
http://imgur.com/I7hIy
http://imgur.com/WYuD6
http://imgur.com/4CA2u
http://imgur.com/GSqqT
http://imgur.com/B2sdJ
http://imgur.com/ZXyH4
http://imgur.com/oTEz5
http://imgur.com/lf0wp
http://imgur.com/oaElM
http://imgur.com/xHGDh

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      10-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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In for the links!
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Yeah all the "after" pics are dead.
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      10-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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God damnit. Why does this forum do that? I just copy and pasted everything in my post form onto another forum and it works fine there.. Links are here

BEFORE:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...42064705_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...80616816_n.jpg

AFTER:
http://imgur.com/RpHfh
http://imgur.com/I7hIy
http://imgur.com/WYuD6
http://imgur.com/4CA2u
http://imgur.com/GSqqT
http://imgur.com/B2sdJ
http://imgur.com/ZXyH4
http://imgur.com/oTEz5
http://imgur.com/lf0wp
http://imgur.com/oaElM
http://imgur.com/xHGDh
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      10-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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I think it looks good. Would look better with a lip. I don't like chrome stuff... So black wins in my book.
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Looks cheap... but not sure what you expected after spraying parts of a $70k car with a $5 can
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      10-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Looks cheap... but not sure what you expected after spraying parts of a $70k car with a $5 can
$5 can matte black looks like any other matte black finish. I think gloss black would've turned out better.
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its plasti dip right? if so give it time and if you dont like it peel it off. i hate black wheels but the rest looks good.
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I think it looks good. Would look better with a lip. I don't like chrome stuff... So black wins in my book.
Any recommendations for a lip or pics of MR with a lip? Kinda just got the car, so haven't done much aftermarket research

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its plasti dip right? if so give it time and if you dont like it peel it off. i hate black wheels but the rest looks good.
Yep. I'll give it a week and if I'm still not totally satisfied I'll peel it all off. It's a PAIN peeling it off the wheels though, you have no idea.
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      10-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Any recommendations for a lip or pics of MR with a lip? Kinda just got the car, so haven't done much aftermarket research


Yep. I'll give it a week and if I'm still not totally satisfied I'll peel it all off. It's a PAIN peeling it off the wheels though, you have no idea.
I like the arkym lip... It's what I have... Link in my signature... But there are many others.

If you lay enough of coats of plasti dip, it shouldn't be a pain to come off. Congrats on the car bud.
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Don't like the rims..at least you didn't paint the reflectors black lol
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      10-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Just took another pic in my garage. I actually think it looks REALLY good here. It's like it depends on the lighting



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I like the arkym lip... It's what I have... Link in my signature... But there are many others.

If you lay enough of coats of plasti dip, it shouldn't be a pain to come off. Congrats on the car bud.
Thanks! I'll take a look at that one.
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      10-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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before you remove it i would suggest trying to add a gloss coat to the wheels. as i stated before i dislike black wheels but you might like the gloss better then matte. do they make a satin? i know you can buy more colors now.
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      10-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
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before you remove it i would suggest trying to add a gloss coat to the wheels. as i stated before i dislike black wheels but you might like the gloss better then matte. do they make a satin? i know you can buy more colors now.
I bought a few cans of plastidip glossifier. If I decide to remove it I'll spray some of that on. The reason I haven't used it on my wheels is because I tested it on something else, and it just turned out dirty looking.
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Looks cheap... but not sure what you expected after spraying parts of a $70k car with a $5 can
$40k car with $5 can makes more sense right? lol
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      10-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #17
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Matte paint is matte paint.. Looks the same as any other finish. Doesnt make a difference to me if it comes out of a 5 dollar can or a 300 dollar can made of gold
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i kinda like it.. I like your Maserati too!!
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Thank you! It's only a month old!
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Stuff I painted matte black: wheels, trim, exhaust, grille, signals, hood vents. I'm not sure if I like it.. I think it might look sorta cheap. Honestly what do you guys think? ALSO. Everytime I try to post pictures on this forum, it comes out with an error. No other forum does this for me, so I'll put all the links to the pictures at the bottom of this post, since 99% it'll mess up.

Before:



After:












BEFORE:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...42064705_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...80616816_n.jpg

AFTER:
http://imgur.com/RpHfh
http://imgur.com/I7hIy
http://imgur.com/WYuD6
http://imgur.com/4CA2u
http://imgur.com/GSqqT
http://imgur.com/B2sdJ
http://imgur.com/ZXyH4
http://imgur.com/oTEz5
http://imgur.com/lf0wp
http://imgur.com/oaElM
http://imgur.com/xHGDh

I like the color combo red-black but there is something about the way it looks that it does not look appealing.

As you said, it looks cheap but hard to tell in pics sometimes. Those wheels are not meant to be black IMO.
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I like the color combo red-black but there is something about the way it looks that it does not look appealing.

As you said, it looks cheap but hard to tell in pics sometimes. Those wheels are not meant to be black IMO.
its because the pictures suck, i am sure with a better camera it would look more appealing.
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