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Old 10-23-18, 07:47 PM
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Im trying to decide whether or not to paint the front lip on my car when it goes to the shop to be repainted this February. I am going to keep it the same factory color and have the shop re-clear the hood, but I am on the fence whether I am going to have the lip painted or not. What are your thoughts?




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Old 10-23-18, 09:53 PM
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I’d paint the bumper along with the lip, just for the freshness of it
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Old 10-24-18, 12:27 PM
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It sort of depends on the car and the kit, but I generally feel that a lip separate from the bumper should be black, not body colored. They tend to look a bit odd otherwise, like adding fender flares to a truck and color matching them.
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Good looking SC. Taking into consideration your wheels and CF hood - my vote for your car would be to leave the lip unpainted.
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Old 10-25-18, 03:20 PM
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Unpainted (leave it black) is my opinion.... If you had replaced the front bumper cover with a style not needing a "lip" then there is no point.....

Either way you decide we look forward to the new pics.....
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Old 11-21-18, 10:04 AM
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Id say dont paint it. Will look better black with the recleared carbon hood black ib my opinion. Maybe have it painted with a fresh coat of black?
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Well, I finally got my car back from paint.. I decided to go ahead and paint the hood, leave the lip unpainted, and absolutely love it.

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Of course you want the lip painted. Looks cheap and plastic-y without color match. Will look a lot more like it belongs.
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Car looks great!

Think the black lip works with the black wheels. Definitely a good idea to paint the hood, looks cleaner/sticks out less.

Glad to see your still at it! We've had a few transactions over the years, last one was the 97 skirts.
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yes sir, still at it. The 97 side skirts look great too. lol
I relocated to Sarasota FL, you wont be seeinf me around STL any longer.
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looks great now! on darker colors i prefer an unpainted lip. just a touch of contrast is nice, so I think you made the right call. My car is white so I will be painting the OEM 92 lip at some point
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Originally Posted by O. L. T. View Post
Of course you want the lip painted. Looks cheap and plastic-y without color match. Will look a lot more like it belongs.
I got a laugh out of this. I think we disagree on everything.
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Originally Posted by SCott300 View Post
yes sir, still at it. The 97 side skirts look great too. lol
I relocated to Sarasota FL, you wont be seeinf me around STL any longer.
I still have that factory front lip I need to install...

Best of luck to you and the car in Florida!
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I prefer the black lip unless you run an entire lip kit (sides and rear spats)
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