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      12-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Black Or Normal?

I've been thinking about sending my car of to the painters to get some stuff in black, but can't decide whether to do it or just leave it as it is now.

Any thoughts?

Here is a picture of how it is now and I've photoshopped it to see what it would look like if I got it painted.
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      12-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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      12-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Tint the front windows and get an aero lip and you'll be golden. The "all black" look is as "CombatNinja" said: Played out.
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      12-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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If I were you I would just black out the following:
Window Tints - Not the front windshield
Grille
Exterior Trim
Blackline tailights

Dont do the fogs, rims and tailights
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      12-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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As Prince said a mixture. I guess depending on what you are going for, or exactly what played out is. Here Chrome is played out or little honda civics with colored rims, lol.

I still like the black/grey wheels. Gives it a aggressive look. Though I agree with some of what Prince said above, dont go full on out black, leave something to kinda give it a standout.
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Yes
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Rims
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If I were you I would just black out the following:
Window Tints - Not the front windshield
Grille
Exterior Trim
Blackline tailights

Dont do the fogs, rims and tailights
^^^ Correct answer.
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If I were you I would just black out the following:
Window Tints - Not the front windshield
Grille
Exterior Trim
Blackline tailights

Dont do the fogs, rims and tailights
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Gee, I guess my factory black 19s are obsolete then
They were nearly 4,000 for the OEMs and Yoko summers. I have a BSM car with coral red. I'll rock them anyhow.
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Gee, I guess my factory black 19s are obsolete then
They were nearly 4,000 for the OEMs and Yoko summers. I have a BSM car with coral red. I'll rock them anyhow.
I don't know why everybody says no to the wheels, I really think it looks nice and extremely clean on a black car
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Gee, I guess my factory black 19s are obsolete then
They were nearly 4,000 for the OEMs and Yoko summers. I have a BSM car with coral red. I'll rock them anyhow.
I don't know why everybody says no to the wheels, I really think it looks nice and extremely clean on a black car
You got my vote brother- back in black!
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The blackout look isn't for everyone but I like it. I would not black out any of the lights, though. Wheels, trim, tint and grilles looks good.
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Dont black out your wheels, the wheels you have now look awesome in silver.
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I personally like your machinedm3 wheels. Why don't you plastidip your wheels and see how you truly feel about the black and if not just peel it off.
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All black. Been to Spain and the murdered out look is not played out.
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If I were you I would just black out the following:
Window Tints - Not the front windshield
Grille
Exterior Trim
Blackline tailights

Dont do the fogs, rims and tailights
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According to my wife it depends on your age Under 40 black-out and over 40 dont My winter set up for my 135 was blacked out and she drove me nuts. My 335 is not
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According to my wife it depends on your age Under 40 black-out and over 40 dont My winter set up for my 135 was blacked out and she drove me nuts. My 335 is not
Oh good, then I have 3 summers left until I have to trade up
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murrdddaaaa it. nah jk I say leave rims but everything else black
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window trim and kidney grilles are fine but leave the wheels.
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It looks great the way it is.
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