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to paint or not to paint?

Old 18-Jun-2010, 04:00 PM
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to paint or not to paint?

ok so i know a few of you saw my ef at wendsdays meet, im torn weather or not to paint my trim black to break up the colour a bit. and if i do...do i do it all the way around the car (side mouldings front and back bumpers) or only on the side mouldings....

any oppinions?
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Old 18-Jun-2010, 11:22 PM
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why would you want to paint the trim black?? It looks so much better if the side trims are the same colour as the car...

I had black trim in my silver civic and i hated it , thats the reason i paint the whole car the same colour and it looks awesome

The only thing i would suggest if you want to break the same colour is putting a carbon fiber hood, tint windows , black rims ...

I dont even like when people put their front lips black , but i guess thats not too badd
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Old 18-Jun-2010, 11:37 PM
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^ I back that up, looks cleaner

IMO it looks even cleaner shaved or moulded .. Even I hate my flat black trims, even though my car is fbp
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 12:14 AM
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black trim

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although back rims or cb hood would look even better ...

Anyways thats the first thing i did when i painted my civic
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 01:10 AM
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^ wow you're serious with silver, even tint?

OP it really depends what you prefer. Also depends on the car.
Imo eks look better with painted trims but EF/EG look better with a black accent. Ill be getting my car painted and I'm leaving black trims. And the whole thing with black front lips, imo it flows on my car, since the side skirt...I guess?...is black and the bumper in the back all have black in the bottom.
But this is again your personal choice. Best thing to do is take a pic of your car and photoshop black trims. See how it looks, if you like it, paint it.
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paint it all + 1million
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 07:27 AM
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In black it looks soooo much better...but to each their own

Plus the black front/rear lip and skirt all flows since its all around the car, same with the moldings and bumpers.


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Old 19-Jun-2010, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by scrid3r View Post
^ wow you're serious with silver, even tint?

OP it really depends what you prefer. Also depends on the car.
Imo eks look better with painted trims but EF/EG look better with a black accent. Ill be getting my car painted and I'm leaving black trims. And the whole thing with black front lips, imo it flows on my car, since the side skirt...I guess?...is black and the bumper in the back all have black in the bottom.
But this is again your personal choice. Best thing to do is take a pic of your car and photoshop black trims. See how it looks, if you like it, paint it.

that was before ,we put black tints after
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 11:50 AM
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When it comes to EF's... you gotta leave the bumper and side trims black.
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post pic of your car, i'll shoop the trim... workin 2-10 today tho so if u post it after 1 u won't get it till tomorrow
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rick10 View Post




although back rims or cb hood would look even better ...

Anyways thats the first thing i did when i painted my civic
Wow the car looks mint. I would have only put on some bronze or black rims.

Your bringing this car out in the Westend meet?
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i kinda like the contrast with the fresh black mouldings with red...



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OMFG... i jsut googled ef9 and look at what i found... hollyy crapperz its beautiful
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 05:20 PM
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EXACTLY!
EF/EG you leave the trims black. That is more for EFs though, since it goes all the way around the car.
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 05:32 PM
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OMFG... i jsut googled ef9 and look at what i found... hollyy crapperz its beautiful
Yea that's my cousins car. I keep telling him to join.
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by HabaneroRed06Si View Post
Yea that's my cousins car. I keep telling him to join.
yur kidding me.. really?
why isn't he lol its free... nuff said
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Originally Posted by scrid3r View Post
In black it looks soooo much better...but to each their own

Plus the black front/rear lip and skirt all flows since its all around the car, same with the moldings and bumpers.


looking at that ef??? black is lookin hype
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