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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Color matched the bar around my windshield, too much or no??


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Many have done the same. Both our kappas are color matched
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I like it. Looks good!
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The Solstice Coupe came like that from the factory.
The silver cars appear that way.
Some folks have gone with the blackout design
which further subdues the windshield pillar.
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i like it too, i had it black at first but then got the paint from automotivetouchup.com to color match it.

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I left mine silver on my dark blue car as that's my preference but different strokes for different folks.
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I like it! I am considering the same thing when I get my front bumper cover touched up on the bottom lip.

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The painted surround was intended to ape the alloy windscreen frame of the MGB (the pic attached is actually an MGC, but same bits on it) and I think I prefer the body colour painted look to the faux chrome the silver paint is intended to mimic. Maybe that's partially because my coupe came that way, but I think the convert surround is a bit wide to pass as a true memorial of the original alloy item, and the painted look appears pretty right to me.


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Thanks for the pic. I think I'll keep mine silver.


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I personally don't like it. If I was in the market for another Sky, I wouldn't buy one painted like that. I feel the same way about the wheels and door handles. I want them chrome, not painted. But, if I liked it color matched, I would do it and not care how anyone else feels about it.

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Would like to see one chromed. Might be too much though.
Always wanted a pair of those kappasphere chrome domes too, but they don't make 'em anymore.
THAT would be shiny!
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Always wanted a pair of those kappasphere chrome domes too, but they don't make 'em anymore.
THAT would be shiny!
My family sedan has the chrome domes (standard equipment), and I like them, but don't think I'd like them on the SKY.


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The painted surround was intended to ape the alloy windscreen frame of the MGB (the pic attached is actually an MGC, but same bits on it) and I think I prefer the body colour painted look to the faux chrome the silver paint is intended to mimic. Maybe that's partially because my coupe came that way, but I think the convert surround is a bit wide to pass as a true memorial of the original alloy item, and the painted look appears pretty right to me.

I didnt like it on my mg was gonna pait the frame on it to match the rest of the car cant wait to doit to my redline
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I kind of like the original silver better, but it's not my car, so it only matters what you like.
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?..But, if I liked it color matched, I would do it and not care how anyone else feels about it.
I agree, it's your car and if you like it pink you should have it the way you like it.
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