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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:00 am 
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Hi,

I was considering painting my XR6 Badges of my BF in matt black. I am considering going with a stealth theme since i now have my new Dark argent wheels fitted. I think the matt black may work in contrast to the gloss paint and therefore you should be able to see it as it will not reflect light. I was also thinking of doing the chrome strip under the rear tail light in black.

I just want to know what people think. I have attached a photoshopped image of my car with the badges. Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:42 am 
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mate just pull them off.. not the ford. but the falcon and XR6 are double sided taped on :P
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:13 am 
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painting under the tail lights looks good.... but id paint the XR6 and FALCON badges in gloss black not matt black... i can hardly even see them in the photo.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:20 pm 
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I might have made the colour a bit dark in photoshop. In reality it would be a bit lighter than that.

The only reason I was thinking matt black is because of high level of gloss on the car. If I paint it in a gloss black it may be lost altogether.

I got the idea from a company called WALD who specialise in tuning Mercedes etc. They seem to use a matt black badge on their cars. Even the old Camry Sportivos used to have a matt charcoal badge a few years back.

Hopefully when the sun is shining the matt black badge will be the only part which does not reflect, which should make it visible against the duco.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:54 pm 
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Black under the lights look gay, guy at work done and it looks s**t.
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:58 pm 
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I agree with BF XR, forget about painting them and just debadge, looks good on B series.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:59 pm 
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If it were me and I really felt the need to paint them, I would paint them red.

Red on black would look nice.
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm 
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downingj wrote:
If it were me and I really felt the need to paint them, I would paint them red.

Red on black would look nice.
i agree i have a silohette ba xr6 as well i rekon you should go red, ive done my calipers red and it suits so well

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:25 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
Black under the lights look gay, guy at work done and it looks s**t.


ORLY?
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Spotted a white VE ClubSport on Saturday, with the badges done in matt black, worked better than the factory chrome ones as it provided needed contrast. Against a black car however, very stealth, but meh, not my idea of a good time.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:58 pm 
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'data_mine' is that a matt finish black strip to that tail light assembly?

I know a lot of people like to debadge their B Series but I just wanted to try something different and still pay respect to the XR by keeping it very subtle and understated.

I may even leave the chrome under the lights and just do the badges.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:29 pm 
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No it's actually glossy.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:32 am 
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My xr even though its a EL has the matt black xr badges and i like the look it matchs the tint on the tail lights, should look ok on yours to. Maybe you could tint your tail lights aswell?

Hay if worse comes to worse just use thinners and wipe it off if you end up not liking the look on the badges.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:53 am 
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data_mine wrote:
EFFII wrote:
Black under the lights look gay, guy at work done and it looks s**t.


ORLY?
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Spotted a white VE ClubSport on Saturday, with the badges done in matt black, worked better than the factory chrome ones as it provided needed contrast. Against a black car however, very stealth, but meh, not my idea of a good time.


To me it looks s**t to you it may not. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:56 pm 
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cant be much worse then a dent in ur side panel?
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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:31 am 
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Debadge the sucker altogether! It will definitely look cleaner but then again black on black is very stealth..

 

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