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Old 06-06-2004, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So next week, I'm repainting the bumpers and the rear of the trunk (messed up reaction with reducer and color coat by badges)

I'm going to do one of the following:
  • 1. Remove middle most slates and put in black mesh
  • 2. Remove middle slates and put in body colored mesh
  • 3. Paint the slates black
The m- technik bumper isn't an option, because I don't have money for it, and I'm trying to keep a fairly stock apearance.

Also, if anyone with photo shop could make me up and picture of how the front end will look with painted bumpers and the difference between black mesh, body color mesh, black slates, I would greatly apreciate it.

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Old 06-06-2004, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, so that picture sucks for what I asked. I'll get another one tomorrow.

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I have been thinking about doing something like this but I was affraid I would mess it up. Sorry not very good photoshop skills here, we'll have to wait for a more skilled person. I think it would look cool if done right, sorry I didn't help you out at all but I got excited because someone had the same idea as me.
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What was your plan?

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Here's a quick photoshop of what it might look like with body color bumpers and sides:
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I'm just currious how would my car look in a midnight blue color?
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DAMN....you guys are badass with photoshop. I should run out and get that cause I was thinking the same thing about cutting out the slats and doing a couple of other little things. You guys inspire me!!!!!!!
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You photoshop guys are the bomb.

Sometime back there was a suggestion for a photshop forum. Maybe it's time to revive it. It's like seeing plastic surgery before it's done.

What do you guys think?
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You photoshop guys are the bomb.

Sometime back there was a suggestion for a photshop forum. Maybe it's time to revive it. It's like seeing plastic surgery before it's done.

What do you guys think?
Good idea, I post the pics and you doing the Photoshop job!
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Lol skaw.

So I looked at the bumper and it looks like I can run the dremil along the slates and them to be flush.

The whole bumper is one molded piece of plastic correct? Meaning if I cut these things off, there isn't going to be a plastic indent along the side where the slates were cut off... Or are the slates hollow?

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Old 06-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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this is what mine would look like
and yes they are hollow... so you would have to fix that some how... the mesh cant go over it because it comes to the front
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there is one problem...
the 'slats' connect to the face of the car... and they are hallow. so if you cut them you need to put something there or youll see exposed cut plastic... is there any way to buy a (white?) plastic piece ...i have a 2 piece bumper...
i'm talking about the grey one for a 93... maybe they have an m3 style one?
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I think mine is just the one piece. I'll have to make sure it's hollow or not. If it is, i'm not sure how to go about filing it in. Maybe I'll just paint the slots black and the rest green.

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it might look stupid is the thing...

heres your midnight blue car...looks good, but your current color is actually quite awesome
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