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    Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Been waiting for the weather to get nicer so a buddy of mine who does a lot of paint work on the side could get my car painted. Dropped it off Thursday night and he's done already. If I didn't know any better I'd say it came from the factory like this.



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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Looks really good, he did a solid job. I wouldn't consider the handles though, I think the lighting feature on the handles really makes the car stick out at night when you park on a public street haha.

    What % tints? 25 or 30?

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by listrats View Post
    Looks really good, he did a solid job. I wouldn't consider the handles though, I think the lighting feature on the handles really makes the car stick out at night when you park on a public street haha.

    What % tints? 25 or 30?
    If I had the lighted handles I think I would have considered tinting them (spray tint or something) and see if it would still look good as well as be functional.

    Tint is 30%. Very overcast today so it looks pretty dark.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Yea I got the 30% as well but I put 25% on the back windsheild and if its not sunny out it really gets dark. Looks good though. I got confused from your fogs I didn't look too hard, those are retrofit?

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    very sexy

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by listrats View Post
    Yea I got the 30% as well but I put 25% on the back windsheild and if its not sunny out it really gets dark. Looks good though. I got confused from your fogs I didn't look too hard, those are retrofit?
    yeah the dealer installed them for me as a "sorry our service dept / sales guy you had was so terrible" peace offering. (I bought the parts from another dealer online and they installed at no cost).

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Did you leave the chrome on the trunk? I would've done that too. Murdered it out ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    Did you leave the chrome on the trunk? I would've done that too. Murdered it out ;P
    Contemplated it, but I have the black chrome trim on the back and actually didn't want to go all murdered out. The black chrome adds just enough black without it looking like it was painted like the rest of the car which is good for what I wanted.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    That is one sick looking ride, The wheels go awesome with the blacked out look. good job!

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    What kind of wheels are those? The car looks so nice.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatis View Post
    What kind of wheels are those? The car looks so nice.
    Thanks! Wheels are TSW Interlagos drilled by TSW to 5x115. I had them powdercoated in gunmetal.

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    Nice camera

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
    Thanks! Wheels are TSW Interlagos drilled by TSW to 5x115. I had them powdercoated in gunmetal.
    Love them. One of my favorite ATS's I've seen on here. Clean, simple, just nicely done.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    liking the grille only problem is he painted over the chrome. just wondering how long it will last.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyinstaller View Post
    liking the grille only problem is he painted over the chrome. just wondering how long it will last.
    It was scuffed completely and very meticulously so that he didn't miss even a tiny spot, then cleaned with a degreasing solvent before he put down an acrylic urethane basecoat. He didn't foresee any issue with it lasting and said it should last as long as the car does. I can only hope, but I don't see why it wouldn't.

    Not real easy to see, but this was after scuffing it up.

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