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Leave it in carbon fiber 61 85.92%
Paint it LeMans Blue to match the car 10 14.08%
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      02-13-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Arkym lip: leave CF or paint to match (bad photoshops inside!)

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Arkym lip: better in carbon fiber or painted to match the car?

I purchased one used with a bit of damage, and I'm still debating whether it would look better to just fix the damage and leave it as carbon fiber, or paint it to match the LMB color of my car. I know my photoshop skills suck, but the two images below give a general idea of what I was going for. What say you, internets?

A third option would be to blend the lip into the bumper and then paint to match, but I'm scared of what that may cost.

EDIT: For reference, here is a picture of the car it is going on:
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      02-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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painted always looks cleaner.
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      02-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Carbon is always a nice touch if not abused.
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      02-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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      02-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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This is actually exactly what i wish would happen to me...i want to find an used CPS lip and just paint it body color. But for your lci i would just leave the lip CF, cuz the lines on your lci cps lip will show up probably kinda out of place if you painted it...
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      02-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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paint it....it'll most likely cost way too much to repair and make it look unmolested. I always think painted looks classier
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      02-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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Paint it! I'm scared to put my vrs lip on now seeing your lip. And I'm much much lower
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      02-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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      02-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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leave it cf, its goona get banged up again and when it does buy a new cf one lol


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      02-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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leave it cf and use the paint money to drop the car instead. stock height with front lips look awkward.
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      02-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #11
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you should add a CF spoiler to match and leave it.
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I say leave cf. Or mold it to your bumper for a clean look!
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Fix the crack and leave it CF exposed
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Leave carbon when you fuck it up get a new one. Who cares it aint the whole car
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That looks mighty familiar!!


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carbon for sure
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leave it cf and use the paint money to drop the car instead. stock height with front lips look awkward.
Already have some coil-overs, I'm just waiting for winter to finally end before I install them (too damn cold outside for my blood).

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That looks mighty familiar!!


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What rims do you have on, and what size are they?
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leave it cf
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CF please
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