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    To paint or not to paint

    My friend and I have been going back and forth as to weather or not to paint this speaker grill.

    I say leave it silver, he says paint it black. I've asked a few friends, and I get 50/50 responses. What do you guys think. Paint it a matte or high gloss black, or leave it silver for a little contrast.
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    i think you should keep it. Nice install by the way. Its very clean.

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    paint it black with silver metal flakes

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    take it off
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    i especially love the mini fridge you have going back there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    i especially love the mini fridge you have going back there.

    i agree, where'd you get it, what kind is it, how much did it cost? I've never seen one that small lol

    i love the way you have everything setup, very clean looking. did you take your spare tire out? aren't you scared of getting a flat? lol

    oh and leave the grill like it is. What is that it looks like an L7 12"... I'm getting a kicker L7 12" how's it sound ? what kind of music do you listen to?

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    Paint it the same color blue as the amplifier fins
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    What about... neons or LED flashing patterns? Maybe an LED kit that lights correspondingly with the beat? Coat it in velvet. Add steel cross bars. I'd paint it a glossy black. It'd look smooth like that. Buff it, too, to get a very nice finish. Also, the side of your trunk looks clean. The car keys are (nicely) mounted next to the beer fridge! That can be a little provocative, eh.

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    I would get rid of it too. You have a very clean install, and the speaker grill throws it off. It does not match anything, but spraying it black may tone it down a bit.
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    I would leave it as it is. It's not clean, heres no focal point, and nothing you do will make it that little bit cleaner. if you paint it black, eyes will simply be drawn to the blue amp in the floor, or to all the different objects to the left, or to another part of the install.

    so why make the effort and expense to paint the grill? I dont see the end result being any better than the install you have now. no worse, certainly! But I dont see it being an improvement, either.

    Love the solobaric S cutout, by the way (is the post too negative?)

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