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View Poll Results: Arkym Lip options
Leave it in carbon fiber 59 85.51%
Paint it LeMans Blue to match the car 10 14.49%
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      02-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #23
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I would leave it carbon fiber and possibly add some other cf elements to the car (roof wrap?, mirror caps?, diffuser?, trunk spoiler?)
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      02-13-2013, 10:45 PM   #24
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I like the carbon look, but it looks shitty all scraped up. If you can't fix it to look decent, I would paint it as it looks better than all scraped up.
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      02-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #25
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nice car

leave it carbon fibre,
get CF side mirrors cap
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      02-14-2013, 12:13 AM   #26
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Carbon for sure!
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      02-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #27
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It looks way better unpainted
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      02-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #28
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Put stickers on it and make it hella jdm lol. Carbon fiber man all the way. Plus later on when it gets banged up THEN paint it. Gotta love options.

*edit took a closer look get it re cleared and leave it be.
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      02-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #29
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      02-14-2013, 04:02 AM   #30
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you should add a CF spoiler to match and leave it.
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unpainted and add other CF accents
^ What they said.
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      02-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #31
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Wow, so overwhelming majority for CF then!


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      02-14-2013, 11:41 AM   #32
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i always thought carbon fiber looked so good against le mans, but for that splitter it's tough to say
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      02-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #33
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Be original. Mold it. I was gonna do that before I got 1m
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      02-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #34
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paint it green with purple stripes = original.
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      02-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #35
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I like the carbon look, but it looks shitty all scraped up. If you can't fix it to look decent, I would paint it as it looks better than all scraped up.
+1 - Looks terrible all scratched up, left alone or not. Really takes away from the vehicle, one of my worries as well. But it does set it off, especially when left as carbon fiber.
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mold it on your bumper then paint it blue
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Carbon!! Don't waste it!
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Leave it in CF, but only if you plan adding more CF stuff to the car - for example you could add a performance lip spoiler too in CF. Otherwise, paint it blue.
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wrap it matte or gloss black...cheapest way to go and best option till you figure out what to do.

I vote for CF...I'm biased since I have it in CF as well as a Perf spoiler and soon a CF diffuser.
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      02-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #41
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I would be the oddball and paint it black or silver.
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      02-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #42
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I'd say leave it, if the lip wasn't damaged. So I'd say paint to match your car since its damaged.
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      02-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #43
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paint it but leave a front strip of carbon fiber exposed.
Kinda like this:

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      02-20-2013, 12:29 AM   #44
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Re-clear it with a LeMans blue tinted clear coat. From far away it would blend with the car's paint and up close you could still see the carbon fiber weave. Best of both worlds.
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