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View Poll Results: Should I have colour coded splitters or CF?
Unpainted 12 52.17%
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      06-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Opinions please?

The car is going into the bodyshop at the end of the week to get some stonechips and minor parking dings sorted on the front bumper. At the same time I though I'd refreash the front end a bit. So got some CF front flippers / splitters which I've test fitted in the pics below. So the question is should I leave them unpainted or have them colour coded. I'm leaning towards colour coded as its more subtle which is what I like, but it is a shame to paint the genuine CF (and I'd also reduce the resale potential if i took them off to sell when I get rid of the car.

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      06-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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May I ask exactly what was painted and what cost?
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      06-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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May I ask exactly what was painted and what cost?
Nothing painted yet. The front bumper will be painted end of week for 150 (although may be a few quid more for the flippers to be done).
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gotta leave them carbon. were did you get them. are you kidney gills genuine
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      06-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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gotta leave them carbon. were did you get them. are you kidney gills genuine
The kidney grills are genuine and the flippers are from SSDD.
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Carbon all the way mate look spot on!
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Carbon all the way mate look spot on!
+1 carbon looks good
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Quite surprised by the results here though it would sway more towards the painted versions.
Keep em coming.
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Unless you are planning on introducing more carbon i think they'll look out of place, and as you said your aiming for subtle, i'd colour code unless as said before more carbon is coming
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Can you not get non-CF flippers and return/sell those?

I couldn't paint those though, would seem a waste.
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Unless you are planning on introducing more carbon i think they'll look out of place, and as you said your aiming for subtle, i'd colour code unless as said before more carbon is coming
No more plans for carbon so perphaps better to paint. Maybe I'll get a cheap halfords can wrap in paper or masking tape and spray up to get a rough idea of the look.

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Can you not get non-CF flippers and return/sell those?

I couldn't paint those though, would seem a waste.
Can't get them in primed looked everywhere.
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      06-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #13
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Look smart as they are mate, I would leave them as they are
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      06-06-2012, 04:49 AM   #14
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The poll now is just about 50/50 so this ain't helping me !!!

Just saw a white LCI E91 on the other carriageway with CF flippers which looked good at a glance!!
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If you have no plans for more CF the paint, has people looking knowing is different & nicer then standard but cant figure out why
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Body colour or just to be different, black to match the grill?!

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