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Old 03-02-2004, 02:37 PM
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Yesterday, while painting a replacement bulb for one of my Pillar gauges (I paint the bulbs red with 'candy apple' semi-transparent red to make them match the cluster gauges), I got the idea to paint the mesh on my SC cover. This was the result:



I think it looks a little G**. Allmachtige agreed to the point he was rather brutal about it :(

So I repainted it:



This is the same color as the strut bar and ADTR intake (aftermarket ceramic paint).

which is better? Top pic, middle pic, or sig pic?
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I like the red, it brings it all together nicely.
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the bottom. the top pic looks pink copared to the other type of red used.
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MIDDLE PIC IS BETTER the top one looks like pink
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Everybody better like that pic on the couch. This thing is a major PITA to mask.
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Middle one imo...Nothing against pink, but the second looks like a better match for everything else under the hood
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The darker red makes it look much better.

It could also be the lighting that makes it pink, so a real dark red is required.
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Middle or the bottom Will, just depends on taste. Glad you came to realise the top one was out of the question , just didn't want to say anything yesterday

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just to be difficult i like the silver

but maybe an installed pic would change my mind of the couch pic
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I saw an installed pic on your server yesterday, pulled a double take.... Yes it looks pretty off....

I liked the two tone silver look. With the main cover a dark silver, and the letters and mesh a lighter one. I'd say find a reflictive or glossy silver, do the letters and wire in that. and keep the Original plastic the darker color. It'* getting too busy with all the red.

I was thinking to myself yesterday looking at your sig how clean that silver/silver looked great.
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