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Old 04-26-13, 11:56 AM   #1
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Talking Advice on paint - myride rear on obsidian

Hi guys,

i have an obsidian 2is. i've given this so much thought for few months already and still can't make up my mind.

myride rear looks so much better two toned, so i'd like your advice on how to paint it to stand out more. obviously all black is imo

should i:

1. middle section obsidian, outside another color (?)
2. middle section another color (?), outside obsidian

pls also state what color is your "another color"

any input will be greatly appreciated thanks!!

left one is my car:


not the best pic, but this the only pic i found. hope you get the picture

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Old 04-26-13, 12:01 PM   #2
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post up a pic of your car so we can see the overall theme you are going for...

ie if you've got OB paint and black wheels, a 2 tone diffuser is going to look way off
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thanks, i should have thought of that!
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the area between the exhaust tips maybe SGM.
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I also want your guys opinion on color choice. I have a Obsidian Black as well and it so happens that mine looks exactly like the one on the right side. I've been thinking about the diffuser or the GFX rear.
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the area between the exhaust tips maybe SGM.
Yeah I would say nothing too contrasty. SGM would be OK, but nothing really jumps out at me when looking at your car that screams "paint it this color!". Keep it clean and do OB with another darker color for just a little bit of contrast.
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Outside Obsidian, Inside Carbon Fiber wrapped
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^ I like the idea of a CF wrap for the fin area. Otherwise, on OB, I'd suggest the middle part SGM. Or maybe a matte black?
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the area between the exhaust tips maybe SGM.
that's a great idea! noted
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I also want your guys opinion on color choice. I have a Obsidian Black as well and it so happens that mine looks exactly like the one on the right side. I've been thinking about the diffuser or the GFX rear.
maybe this thread can give you some insight too
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Yeah I would say nothing too contrasty. SGM would be OK, but nothing really jumps out at me when looking at your car that screams "paint it this color!". Keep it clean and do OB with another darker color for just a little bit of contrast.
totally agree! def want to keep it clean!
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Outside Obsidian, Inside Carbon Fiber wrapped
another great idea! but can urethane be wrapped since it's kind of softer material?
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^ I like the idea of a CF wrap for the fin area. Otherwise, on OB, I'd suggest the middle part SGM. Or maybe a matte black?
matte black is not enough contrast imo

how about gunmetal? although i suppose it's kinda close to SGM
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I would suggest carbon fiber wrapping the entire diffuser
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I say matte black. Then again a carbon fiber insert would look too.
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a reputable shop here in socal that everyone on CL also recommends, says that cf on lip looks really fake and say not to do it - is there diff type of cf wrap?
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a reputable shop here in socal that everyone on CL also recommends, says that cf on lip looks really fake and say not to do it - is there diff type of cf wrap?
They're RIGHT. It'll look kinda cheap to me! Paint it but no wrap. Plus sometimes the heat from the exhaust can warp and mess up vinyl. Not sure how close it is to the tips but that's just my opinion.
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I also want your guys opinion on color choice. I have a Obsidian Black as well and it so happens that mine looks exactly like the one on the right side. I've been thinking about the diffuser or the GFX rear.
kinda funny, the car on the right looks almost exactly like mines lol.

OP - that's the thing about obsidian/black, if your painting body panels with accents your pretty much limited with color choices that won't make your car look too tacky, or likes it's trying so hard to stand out. it's way easier to pull it off with lighter color cars and black accents. however i do remember seeing another member on here with a black 2IS with wald side skirts with the dip area painted a gun metal color, it looked pretty alright.

my suggestion is just to keep it all black and add on some S2K AP2 tips to pop it out even more. it'll still retain that aggressive look with a cleaner feel.
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They're RIGHT. It'll look kinda cheap to me! Paint it but no wrap. Plus sometimes the heat from the exhaust can warp and mess up vinyl. Not sure how close it is to the tips but that's just my opinion.
thanks for the heads up on the warp! i guess i won't go with the wrap route then, altho i think it'll look really nice...
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kinda funny, the car on the right looks almost exactly like mines lol.

OP - that's the thing about obsidian/black, if your painting body panels with accents your pretty much limited with color choices that won't make your car look too tacky, or likes it's trying so hard to stand out. it's way easier to pull it off with lighter color cars and black accents. however i do remember seeing another member on here with a black 2IS with wald side skirts with the dip area painted a gun metal color, it looked pretty alright.

my suggestion is just to keep it all black and add on some S2K AP2 tips to pop it out even more. it'll still retain that aggressive look with a cleaner feel.
maybe keeping outside ob and inside matte black paired with cf wald would look pretty good?
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