: need final advice on fender insert colours... asap



cocaines
07-21-09, 01:20 AM
I got the D3 fenders on my car i installed about 2 months ago, and i currently have them painted Silver(BMW 3-series) picture included below. I have to take in my car to Paint the Rear Roof spoiler this week and get it installed. the time i got the d3 kit painted installed i was unsure of a colour combo and decided to go with stock black colour, but the body shop said they wanted to try silver and if i dont like it they will repaint it when i bring in the final piece of what is soon to be Ebony D3.0.

so i ask of everyone on this forum for what colour combo would suit the car best, or should i just leave it silver... keep in mind its a daily driver but also a show car so i need it to be an attention grabber.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/870/dsc03402i.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dsc03402i.jpg/) silver fender inserts... what colour suits it best?

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6259/dsc03387q.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dsc03387q.jpg/) -a quick preview of what Ebony D3.0 looks like

K STS
07-21-09, 12:17 PM
a daily driver show car... hmm

KARL DAHLEN
07-21-09, 12:34 PM
I got the D3 fenders on my car i installed about 2 months ago, and i currently have them painted Silver(BMW 3-series) picture included below. I have to take in my car to Paint the Rear Roof spoiler this week and get it installed. the time i got the d3 kit painted installed i was unsure of a colour combo and decided to go with stock black colour, but the body shop said they wanted to try silver and if i dont like it they will repaint it when i bring in the final piece of what is soon to be Ebony D3.0.

so i ask of everyone on this forum for what colour combo would suit the car best, or should i just leave it silver... keep in mind its a daily driver but also a show car so i need it to be an attention grabber.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/870/dsc03402i.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dsc03402i.jpg/) silver fender inserts... what colour suits it best?

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6259/dsc03387q.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dsc03387q.jpg/) -a quick preview of what Ebony D3.0 looks like

I would go with stocl black. Looks more classy. Silver looks too gaudy and out of place too me. Just my opinion

MacMuse
07-21-09, 03:27 PM
I'd keep it (especially the fender inserts) in sync with the wheels, so silver/chrome or black. If you had an option for inserts on the wheel to pick up a new color like a dark red then I'd really go that route. But with the spoiler so far away from the wheels, matching the lighter (silver) color seems risky. Too 'shocky' on its own without a nearby visual reference cue.

Wow, you must have some pristine roads to/from work.

cocaines
07-21-09, 03:34 PM
I'd keep it (especially the fender inserts) in sync with the wheels, so silver/chrome or black. If you had an option for inserts on the wheel to pick up a new color like a dark red then I'd really go that route. But with the spoiler so far away from the wheels, matching the lighter (silver) color seems risky. Too 'shocky' on its own without a nearby visual reference cue.

Wow, you must have some pristine roads to/from work.

the rear roof spoiler will be painted stock black, but i wanted to get everything painted at one time, thats why the spoiler comment was there. i am really considering stock black or matte black to have some contrast. i am not sure if there is chrome paint or if there is how it would look?