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NateoriouS
10-04-2007, 12:27 PM
just curious, i'm debating painting my side mouldings body color.. i have a black e36 vert.. going in for bodywork later on today..

should i get the side mouldings painted, or just leave them flat black?

any opinions, pictures, suggestions ..??? *wiggle*

INFAMOU$
10-04-2007, 12:32 PM
I love painted mouldings.. but that's me :P

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC00512.jpg

Nascar318is
10-04-2007, 12:42 PM
Black Vert.. Black Mouldings.. Leave them. My opinion.

dbworld4k
10-04-2007, 12:43 PM
i like them on certain cars, ie. black. IMO, you need some contrast to pull off the painted moldings, like dark wheels, dark window tint on light colours such as Apline or Hellrot.

Boots R
10-04-2007, 12:57 PM
Swap for m3 mouldings and paint them.


I have painted side mouldings and I love them. *love*

Gamite
10-04-2007, 01:13 PM
not a fan. I like the black moldings.


Why do you think the E39 has painted moldings, yet the M5 has black?


btw, DRTY, your side markers are upside down.

NateoriouS
10-04-2007, 01:31 PM
^^ haha .. i know... but that's not my car anymore

just haven't got around to making a new sig..!

JMW
10-04-2007, 01:38 PM
I love painted mouldings.. but that's me :P

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC00512.jpg




thats JUST you
lol
leave em black...or be like paul christians and ryno lite them like his hood and bumper

INFAMOU$
10-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Ya ya mr. Strictly Hom.. i mean Euro lol.. still thinking of our deal? Let me know when I can go check out your car..

maxevo
10-04-2007, 03:07 PM
not a fan , i like black moldings

5JABIJ8
10-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Personally I also like the molding black.. Especially M molding if ur going to get M molding keep em black.. they stand out more. no point of getting M molding and paint them to match the car.. doesn't stand out as much!..

Also do what you think is best after all it is your choice. unless you want your car to look how other people think it should look!. .Always go with what YOU LIKE!! don't worry what other people think everyone is entitled to their own opinion. as Mentioned in this thread some people like em painted while others don't now it's up to YOU!

NateoriouS
10-04-2007, 04:02 PM
^^ thanks, either way i was going to decide, thing is i just haven't seen pics of painted non M surrounds on a black e36 yet..

i think i like mine stock flat black anyway..!! :)

thanks guys

AceOfSpades
10-04-2007, 04:20 PM
leave em black...
but if you have other mods to give it some contrast...go right ahead

VSanj
10-04-2007, 04:30 PM
I love painted mouldings.. but that's me :P

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC00512.jpg


That picture doesnt count, cause that car was SWEET bro.............anything would look good on it!

IMO, they look good on white or black cars..............red doesnt look so good

INFAMOU$
10-04-2007, 04:41 PM
That picture doesnt count, cause that car was SWEET bro.............anything would look good on it!

LMAO!.. yea.. I like silver, black and white... red and blues etc.. not so much.. Really depends on the contrast you're going for..

denisemichel
10-04-2007, 05:35 PM
i would go with the black oem M3 mouldings..

Eurostyle
10-04-2007, 06:31 PM
I would say do it, but not on a black car, its pointless...I liked it on my white car...

dbworld4k
10-04-2007, 07:14 PM
It's not pointless on black. Having a thick band of unpainted plastic wrap around you car is an eyesore, even on my own Schwarz E36.

JUS_CRZN
10-04-2007, 08:09 PM
In my experience painted mouldings tend to have the paint crack.
With the M mouldings being textued if you ever have to repaint them its not going to be fun.

Eurostyle
10-04-2007, 08:56 PM
It's not pointless on black. Having a thick band of unpainted plastic wrap around you car is an eyesore, even on my own Schwarz E36.

I know, but what i'm saying is that there is not that much contrast as on a light colour car...(white, red, blue etc)...like the car in your sig, from the dissance i cant tell if its painted or not...

3erPolak
10-04-2007, 09:04 PM
leave them!!!! and get M mouldings