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Old 05-31-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hey guys.
Need your input. The next step in Project Touring Sedan is cosmetic. Gonna be getting rid of most of the cheesy chrome. (Don't mind the real deal, but the crap they put on this car is terrible!). Anyhow, the grille is going to end up body colour (going to use an 88 grille, which is body colour), but I am just wondering if I should go with body colour on the moldings, or go with semi gloss black. Oh, and the whitewalls and those wheels are long gone!
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Black. end of story
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God i really love those cars, i have a 1992 Oldsmobile 98 regency elite in europe(brought it over from Canada) Man that car in europe is treated as if it was a diplomats car or something. People just cant get enough of it. As for the body mouldings..i say black. Just a quick question m8, Does she have the digital dash?? curious as to why you dont have a sunroof, is that not the regency elite badge by the driver door?
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Black FTW.
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Well, the vote seems to be going for black.

Nope, no digital dash in this one. For some reason, the guy who bought it managed to get one with 3 deleted options. It should have leather, but it has cloth. It should have a sunroof. And it should have a digital dash, but it is the 3 dial analog. Go figure. Went through all the option possibilities with this car in 95, and you just could not order it the way this thing is optioned. Go figure!

I would love to get it switched over to the 4 dial off an LSS, but I have not figured out what to do yet with the mechanical odometer (The 4 dial has a digital one).
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My opinion: unless the chrome is peeling off, I'd leave it as it is. That would be an easier decision though, if that molding wasn't so damn WIDE.

If you MUST change it, I suggest body color. That would give the car a much more "modern, updated" look than black, I think. Color match could be an issue, though, depending how faded your paint is.

No offense, but I think if you go black on that side-body molding, your car will look like a tugboat :P .
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My opinion: unless the chrome is peeling off, I'd leave it as it is. That would be an easier decision though, if that molding wasn't so damn WIDE.

If you MUST change it, I suggest body color. That would give the car a much more "modern, updated" look than black, I think. Color match could be an issue, though, depending how faded your paint is.

No offense, but I think if you go black on that side-body molding, your car will look like a tugboat :P .
The chrome is not actually chrome at all. Some parts are a plastic chrome. Some are some sort of metal made to look like chrome. With different materials, aging in different ways, it just looks like hell.
I get what you say about the tugboat. Why I was thinking black, was that it was what they used on the 91-93 Touring Sedan. DIdn't look TOO terrible!
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what about getting one of the ps kings to work with it first?
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body color easily looks better... black would look great on a black car... but you dont have that. if i were you, I would stick with the stock chrome, and even the whitewalls... it "fits" the car

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Body color all the way...makes the car look 20 years younger

(IMO, the black molding makes the car look like the "HMS Ghetto")
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