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Old 07-29-14, 10:44 AM   #31
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looking good Tim. any side shots of the GS to get a better view of the wheels and drop. thought you posted that before but not sure. thanks
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Old 07-29-14, 04:33 PM   #32
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looks pretty good. shoulda wrapped it so u can go back =P
Lol was gonna say the same thing but hey, to each there own! Looks good! What gun did you use? What's ur set up like?
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Old 07-29-14, 05:29 PM   #33
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Are people doing this solely to copy the Benz?? It looks knockoff-ish to me
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Old 07-29-14, 06:29 PM   #34
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Are people doing this solely to copy the Benz?? It looks knockoff-ish to me
When I did it, it had nothing to do with copying the Benz; and I doubt Mercedes was the first company to do it either way but who knows... lt looks awesome to me and that's all that matters; and yeah, paint over vinyl.
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Old 07-30-14, 01:48 AM   #35
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people have been doing black roofs for years... its nothing new... Looks good on many colors...
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Old 07-30-14, 05:55 AM   #36
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Are people doing this solely to copy the Benz?? It looks knockoff-ish to me
I kinda agree with you on that one. Either a Benz or trying to get the "panoramic" roof effect like a Kia Optima. Not really into the identity borrowing/copying thing. Like the Benz grill on the GS. Let it have its own identity.

With that stated, OP you did a great job and do you. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-30-14, 06:00 AM   #37
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Not really into the identity borrowing/copying thing. Like the Benz grill on the GS.
Agree on that but I can't get that GS look like Benz no matter how I look at it. Not to mention KIA. I guess I've seen too few black roofed MB's to get the connection between the two.
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Old 07-30-14, 07:04 AM   #38
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Since I painted it myself it didn't cost me a lot, all together I think I have about $1000 in paint mainly due to the high cost of diamond white but I think I did a better job and took more care than a paint shop would have.
The black paint is a standard jet black basecoat with clear coat on top so nothing really special, any automotive paint store could sell you some.
I used a sata 3000 spray gun that I've had for years from when I used to paint cars for a living. I was able to use a friends paint booth so that helped a lot.
I had no intention of copying a Benz and definitely not a kia but I understand what you're saying about it looking similar. I personally think it makes the car and the main color stand out more so that's why I did it.
I have nothing against vinyl but I have no intention of changing it back and black paint costs less than vinyl anyway.
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I would like to lower the front more but that's all I can go for now while having my alignment still be correct.
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Old 07-30-14, 08:36 AM   #40
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Agree on that but I can't get that GS look like Benz no matter how I look at it. Not to mention KIA. I guess I've seen too few black roofed MB's to get the connection between the two.
In H-Town, they are a dime a dozen...that's why I made the initial statement. It looks good on the OP's car, but IMO it looks like it's trying to identify with another manufacture. Repugnante sum it up well
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I like it!! I have Pearl white and with a black roof spoiler think it should look great.
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Old 08-03-14, 10:25 AM   #42
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Looks amazing. Thought about doing the black vinyl wrap on my silver gs. The finished product you have makes the car look really classy. Nice work.
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Old 08-05-14, 04:50 AM   #43
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Ohhhhh, is that how you do it ?!?! i've seen GS's with black roofs before but I always thought it was either a special custom cover or something similar. Looks aight, maybe bcuz to shinny compared to the rest of the car. Keep modding !!

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