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AznKlique
08-11-2008, 05:06 AM
I was thinking about painting the two cross bars on the CS bumper a flat black/charcoal color.

Currently

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/quangn83/DSC00494.jpg

Bad photoshop version of what I was thinking...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/quangn83/DSC00494a.jpg

Galcobar
08-11-2008, 05:14 AM
Ends up looking like something broke and you primed it, then forgot to finish painting. Problem is that the bars don't have a visual break from the rest of the bumper, instead being part of a flowing shape. Unlike the current Evo, the bars don't come across as a separate piece.

Cavanagh
08-11-2008, 05:37 AM
Keep it White, black, MAYBE because is would be flush with the other black parts on your car.

SOL3boy1985
08-11-2008, 06:35 AM
http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Mitsubishi/EvoX/final/evo_x_final.jpg

geebes
08-11-2008, 07:11 AM
No.

METDeath
08-11-2008, 12:25 PM
My vote is leave it white, now if you had the grill inserts and painted them a different color, that'd be interesting.

lburner
08-11-2008, 07:16 PM
dont do it

AznKlique
08-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Wow, now that's what you call a unanimous vote. From far away I think it would look nice, but not close. I guess I'm getting bored of my exterior.

wrongboy
08-11-2008, 11:15 PM
http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Mitsubishi/EvoX/final/evo_x_final.jpg


:stupid:

manu
08-12-2008, 11:47 AM
Don't listen to them...I just painted mine black today and I think it looks cool...but that's my personal opinion and now fixing it back on the car is being a b***h...

manu
08-12-2008, 12:13 PM
pictures!!! I haven't had time to clean the tape marks, and I still have stuff to fix from my accident, so the hood's not on. But yeah, that's the finished product. It'll look better from afar, but there was a wall in my way. More photos later.

celicatrd93
08-12-2008, 02:29 PM
damn nıce lookıng garage....even better lookıng car. looks nıce. my opnıon ı thınk ıt would look better ıf you cut the mıddle pıece and left the bottom black. but ıt ıs a bıt work to do. but stıll looks nıce and dıfferent

extremeskillz
08-12-2008, 05:17 PM
Ah no, keep it white.

dups90gt
08-12-2008, 11:32 PM
I think its kinda cool, different, need to put mesh behind it and maybe paint it grey or dark silver. Geez tho, what kind of tape did you use to mask it off? It looks like what happened to my window trim after i used dollar store tape and the crap stuck to the car, gotta use green/blue painters tape.

dups90gt
08-12-2008, 11:33 PM
and yeah DAMN NICE GARAGE! I could eat off your floor! your garage = my kitchen :(

AznKlique
08-13-2008, 01:11 AM
Good luck with getting your bumper back on there. I defintely want to see pictures from far away.

manu
08-13-2008, 07:58 AM
It's not a garage...it's just the front of my house...I is poor...and yes, I did use cheap, regular tape, didn't have any painter's tape (refer to "I is poor")...but I do have access to rubbing alcohol...should get it out in a jiffy...I thought about cutting out the middle part, but it's molded on well, so it'd be really obvious (and ugly), unless I got it done professionally. This way it just costed me about $8.

Anything I should've done, in hindsight?
1. Leaving the rubbing alcohol more time to dry and giving it a good wipe afterwards *there are some air bubbles now : ( *

2. Skipping out on the clear coat. I think it looked better unglazed in matt black. more like the new gtr and evo.

dups90gt
08-14-2008, 01:45 AM
haha join the 'I is poor' club, if we were rich we'd all be driving evos (but you have an alltrac! so, I is poorer than you!)

manu
08-14-2008, 08:28 AM
No I don't. I have a st184 with a drop-in 3sgte...We only have gt4's in Malaysia, and those are really rare (like...maybe 5 in the whole country)...I know 3 of them, and they wouldn't sell...anyway what are you saying??? AT/gt4 > Evo

anyway, here are more pictures of what it looks like from afar..my hood's still bent and the side lights and cf lip are broken from the accident :(

wrongboy
08-14-2008, 02:58 PM
With the RC hood, that actually looks pretty good! I stand corrected.

PhillyDRFT
08-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Loose the canards and the windshield banner and I'll agree with it looking good.

dups90gt
08-14-2008, 08:22 PM
hey it really looks good! Nice job!

ciento44
08-14-2008, 08:42 PM
I <3 canards.... but they're a little high for my tastes.

PhillyDRFT
08-14-2008, 09:05 PM
I <3 canards.... but they're a little high for my tastes.

Don't get me wrong I like them too but when they are suited for a well designed aero purpose!

ciento44
08-14-2008, 09:10 PM
Don't get me wrong I like them too but when they are suited for a well designed aero purpose!


I'm with ya buddy. :wiggle:

manu
08-15-2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the compliments! but, i agree, i don't like the canards either...they're rickety pieces of plastic and don't do anything...but the guy i bought the car from put them on awhile ago and now there are holes and faded paint spots where he screwed them in...I'm gonna take them off once I get some filler and paint (after getting it running first)...
any questions about the painting?

AznKlique
08-16-2008, 12:58 AM
That's kind of funny how manu and I were thinking of the same concept, except that he actually has the balls to do it. Looks good. Kind of looks like the center grill has been cut off with the black paint, doesn't it?

balang_479
08-18-2008, 11:05 PM
the canards would ok if they were mounted on the right side.. the left should go on the right and vice versa.

cms-gt4
08-25-2008, 07:00 PM
I wonder how a black lip might look added to the car after painting the center section black.

cms-gt4
08-25-2008, 07:28 PM
No I don't. I have a st184 with a drop-in 3sgte...We only have gt4's in Malaysia, and those are really rare (like...maybe 5 in the whole country)...I know 3 of them, and they wouldn't sell...anyway what are you saying??? AT/gt4 > Evo(

If I ever moved to Malaysia (Someday I might) I am bringing my gt4. I might have to get a Kelisa as a daily driver though. I would rather bang that up than my gt4. There some crazy driving there and i saw a lot of dented cars.

manu
08-26-2008, 11:57 AM
I have a kelisa...and it's true..there's alot more fun to be had out of them trashing them about...they're like bikes..

glenn
08-28-2008, 12:09 AM
what the hell are canards i even google'd it and look at the pics agian and didnt find any wings on the front of the vehicle