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transamdan

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would this look ok??
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:29:04 PM »
Looking for some opinions or pics of this underhood combo...


gloss black sub frame
gloss black firewall
everything else satin.

would a satin rad support and inner fenders look weird in contrast to all the gloss?

Also if I did 60s pontiac metallic blue on the engine would people hate me at cruise nights for doing that to an olds engine? I hate the corp blue and I figure I could always repaint in

transamdan

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 05:29:53 PM »
Sorry meant to say repaint it.

Black Sheep

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 06:08:55 PM »
Do the frame whatever you want, you can barely see it once everything is bolted on.  If everything in the engine bay is satin, then do the firewall in satin, also.  A gloss firewall will stick out like a sore thumb.

Engine color will look good, no worries there.

Of course, this is just my opinion ;)
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transamdan

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 03:53:33 AM »
Ah god im a sucker for that gloss firewall. Im ordering my paint tonight so hopefully ill get some more insight on this.  Thanks for you help

Black Sheep

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 02:43:51 PM »
Like I said, it's just my opinion ;)  I personally like the outside of the car shiny and the underhood a satin color.  Also, a satin engine bay makes the gloss of an engine color really pop.

But it's your car, do what makes you happy. 
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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 02:43:51 PM »

SoupMan

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 04:30:45 PM »
I'll be applying the exterior color to the inner fenders, firewall and rad support. I just love the contrast between the exterior color and the engine components.

I'm doing this for me. If I was able to make this car all original I wouldn't do it but unfortunately the car was seriously modified before I got it.

transamdan

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Re: would this look ok??
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 07:04:45 PM »
Soupman I think thats gonna look awesome. I also love that look but im doing a more original look like u mentioned. The thing I love about about that look is that it makes it kinda moparish.

Re: would this look ok??
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