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View Poll Results: What should i do to the strip things?
Paint them black 1 3.03%
Paint them same as car (leave chrome there) 19 57.58%
Paint them same as car (DONT leave chrome there) 3 9.09%
Remove them and color code the bumpers 6 18.18%
Leave them as is 4 12.12%
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Old 03-13-2004, 21:31   #1 (permalink)
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Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Gday,

Im looking to change the pin stripe things on my EB, and wanted some opinions.
Im talking about the grey plastic bit that runs right round the car, and has the silver/chrome strripe in the middle

Heres some of the options im looking at doing

1, Paint grey plastic Black, and leave silver strip in the middle

2, Paint grey plastic same as car, and leave silver strip there.

3, leave them there but paint over it same color as car. So color coded with no strip

4, Remove it completly, and color code front and rear bumpers. No silver strip

Heres the car btw (that thing on the bonet will be pissed off too)



Clear indicators are coming too, as well as superlows.. currently on XR springs but not in this photo
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Hey jase i reckon you should remove the stripes alltogether and colour code the bumpers thats what my brock is like and i reckon that it looks heaps better
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Old 03-13-2004, 22:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

geez, and u couldn't even get XR springs on the EF
deffinately colourcode and leave chrome :D
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Of all the aesthetic dilemmas, this was one of the biggest. Other options I considered included painting the upper half above the chrome body colour and the lower half black (or vice versa), or removing the mouldings altogether and bogging up the indent.

In the end I settled on the unoriginal EB/ED Ghia style of colour coding with chrome. I got over the stock grey pretty quick, but for some reason it looks damn good on some cars. Interesting the XR models etc never had colour coding.
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

I'm in the same position. I'm just wondering whether my car would look too white and whether I should grab some Ghia mouldings... Hmmm.

With yours, I would say make it the car colour and leave the chrome strip.
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Look at how many ppl liked Sunny's car when he posted pics
LEAVE THE CHROME :D

saying that, i'm going full colour code on the side of my car, ala. Fairmont.
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Old 03-14-2004, 00:29   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Seems we have the same car.....

I'm going with EB/ED Ghia colour coding when it gets a respray. New chrome while I'm at it.

Another thing I was thinking the other day; bogging up that indent along the fender/doors/rear quarter. I dunno if it'd look good or not. Might go test on one at a wrecker. What you guys think?
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

psycho chicken: that was what i thought! I'm gonna get my EA resprayed soonish, and was thinking about filling it in. I really don't know what it would look like though.
I also plan to have the grey protector moulds painted jet black, as well as the upper part of the bars, with the chrome insert.
Car is gonna be a really dark blue, most probably the dark blue off the new Mazda6.
Anyone out there good with photoshop? I'd like to see a picture of an ea/eb/ed without the indent.
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:09   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

Well heres what mine looks like decide for ur self!

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Re: Pin stripe thingys what should i do?

what you could also do is make up some inserts out of like flat plastic that fill in the indent, so they look like a moulding but flat with the door. thats what was done on the Street Machine sony scorcher coupe.... looked ace i reckon.

ill be colour coding my car soonish and new chrome
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