Satin Black Paint on the LS... a work in progress. - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

Satin Black Paint on the LS... a work in progress.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-11, 01:56 PM   #1
04_LS_430R
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 338
Default Satin Black Paint on the LS... a work in progress.

Ok so it's been a while since I've actually started a thread. Mainly because my car was involved in a pretty bad wreck (not at fault) and GEICO initially refused to take responsibility for it. It ended up being a year long ordeal and it's been in and out of the shop due to numerous reasons including poor body panel alignment and electrical issues. (This can actually be an entirely new thread so I'll stop here!) Moving forward to present time I've had it repainted in Satin Black. It's base coat/clear coat finish utilizing a flattening agent in the clear so that it's not glossy. It's fairly easy to maintain, can be waxed and washed like normal and it doesn't show as many flaws as the gloss paint. It also looks very aggressive in my opinion. So let the opinions, comments, and suggestions flow (good, bad, and ugly).

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/img3581a.jpg/]

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/img3582tg.jpg/]

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/img3589i.jpg/]

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/img3590e.jpg/]

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/img3593w.jpg/]

Last edited by 04_LS_430R; 07-15-11 at 08:07 AM.
04_LS_430R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-11, 02:20 PM   #2
HiloDB1
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (3)
 
HiloDB1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Posts: 969
Default

Damn I like. I always loved that flat satin black look. Im thinking of doing something like that but with vinyl wrap so I have the option of going back pretty easy.
HiloDB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-11, 04:07 PM   #3
CarGuy89
Lexus Test Driver
 
CarGuy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 1,490
Default

Car looks great, can't even tell it was ever in an accident (which is the point I suppose...). Nice choice in color, looks higher quality than the vinyl wraps I've seen. Love the rims too, goes well with the black exterior.
CarGuy89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-11, 04:35 PM   #4
Brian@Vossen
Former Sponsor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,949
Default

Wow I like that a lot, very different in a good way!
Brian@Vossen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-11, 10:29 PM   #5
diddy
Rookie
 
diddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 86
Default

it looks great, i've been debating with going with a similar paint job or vinyl
diddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-11, 10:52 PM   #6
Justin2JZ
Lexus Champion
 
Justin2JZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,545
Default

I love it. Looks dope.
Justin2JZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 05:34 AM   #7
caddyowner
Recovering Lexus Addict
 
caddyowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,812
Default

Sorry, I think that looks wrong on a luxury car, especially a Lexus. IMO, that look belongs on a T-bucket or similar type car.
caddyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 05:37 AM   #8
SargeISF
Lead Lap
iTrader: (6)
 
SargeISF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 677
Default

I think it looks sweet. But I think if the rims were another color in the center, maybe gold or bronze it would set it off.
SargeISF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 05:38 AM   #9
jac430
Driver
 
jac430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 163
Default

Sorry, not my taste either.

Jac
jac430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 06:46 AM   #10
GLIDESUL
Lead Lap
 
GLIDESUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Md
Posts: 664
Default

I think your car looks nice. The look of it reminds me of what the modern day mad max would drive.
GLIDESUL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 06:58 AM   #11
Boomer01
Lead Lap
 
Boomer01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 764
Default

Looks amazing!
Boomer01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 07:16 AM   #12
06~ULTRA
Driver
iTrader: (2)
 
06~ULTRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: JERSEY
Posts: 166
Default

IMO.. I would get that bright red decal off & match or change the facing of the rim. Or if you like the red take off the smoke rear tail light covers, get the rims painted = lip red& face satin black and call it a day 4 a tough looking LS.
06~ULTRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 08:17 AM   #13
04_LS_430R
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 338
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HiloDB1 View Post
Damn I like. I always loved that flat satin black look. Im thinking of doing something like that but with vinyl wrap so I have the option of going back pretty easy.
Considered Vinyl too, opted for the real deal because it needed to be repainted anyway and I've thought about this for a long time... I was committed to the color.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarGuy89 View Post
Car looks great, can't even tell it was ever in an accident (which is the point I suppose...). Nice choice in color, looks higher quality than the vinyl wraps I've seen. Love the rims too, goes well with the black exterior.
Thanks, I'm actually planning on switching wheels next so that they fit a bit more flush than these... not sure what I want just yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike@Vossen View Post
Wow I like that a lot, very different in a good way!
Thanks, I think the wheels will be next. I'm liking the Vossen wheels!

Quote:
Originally Posted by diddy View Post
it looks great, i've been debating with going with a similar paint job or vinyl
Do it, I get lots of stares and lots of comments... not always good ones but I did this for myself and not for the crowds.

Quote:
Originally Posted by caddyowner View Post
Sorry, I think that looks wrong on a luxury car, especially a Lexus. IMO, that look belongs on a T-bucket or similar type car.
Thanks for the comments. I did this because I've not seen anyone do this to an LS and I just had to do something different. I've always liked the Hot Rod look... my son calls it "Batman Black" (he's only 10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 06~ULTRA View Post
IMO.. I would get that bright red decal off & match or change the facing of the rim. Or if you like the red take off the smoke rear tail light covers, get the rims painted = lip red& face satin black and call it a day 4 a tough looking LS.
Thanks, I own a tattoo shop here in town so that decal is actually my advertising for the website... I like the red wheels idea and have actually thought about that color combination. Wheels are next on the menu.
04_LS_430R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 08:26 AM   #14
Hudini
Lead Lap
 
Hudini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: California
Posts: 443
Default

Dope! I loved it that you stepped outside the box! The headlights are !!
Hudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-11, 09:12 AM   #15
airtime
Moderator
 
airtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,321
Default

I'm liking the angel eyes but why the big gap as its 75-80% of a full circle?
airtime is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 2012 Lexus IS250 - Work in Progress (with pics) ZeroSeVen Build Threads 114 04-28-15 12:30 PM
CA Lexus 5spd driveshaft out of a SC300 scfou SC400 / 300 Classifieds 29 01-15-15 02:24 PM
7K post - NYE Photoshoot - Happy New Year! Hil SC- 1st Gen (1992-2000) 30 04-28-14 01:33 PM
ISF + Vossen = CV5 Lexura1414 IS F (2008-2014) 44 07-24-12 09:03 AM
My backup camera install/DIY 99rx RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 13 01-30-12 11:45 AM


Tags
base, black, clear, coat, code, color, gloss, job, lexus, paint, painted, professional, rims, satin, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:46 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved