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    Red Hood Insert?

    I was just thinking, I would like to paint the hoodinsert Red.
    Anyone done this in this here at VX.info?
    How did ya do it?
    Got pics?
    Cool

    thanks


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    Here is what it could look like... hope you do not mind WormGod...



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    If you were to do that I would do it with Line-X like zadam123, I would definately do the cladding too, the picture above looks a little funny
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    Talking

    Ok - two quick Gimp versions of the above photo...





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    The first photo looks pretty cool and I think that would be pretty sharp with the red-black interior. I don't think Line-X would be the way to go though, too rough and would trap all sorts of crap on the insert. The red cladding is a bit much for me, but then again that's me! Just take it to a good local paint shop and ask 'em how much to shoot it in the color you want, then remove it and take it to them. Best guess would be about $100 for good quality paint.

    The insert is held on by about 10 or so nuts which are all easily accessible once you remove the hood insulation. I'd go with a matte or satin finish to maintain the non-glare look, although I can't imagine any glare ever coming off the thing.

    Hope that helps! Be sure to post some photos too!
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    I think the insert in red would be kinda cool, but I agree with Joe - I wouldn't touch the cladding.

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    Ya, I think red cladding and insert could look quite sharp on a black VX with the red leather inside. Definately stands out in a crowd (as if a VX doesnt anyways!). Luckily, the gray leather I have already "somewhat" matches the grayISH cladding and insert on mine, heh.

    Speaking of which, I was debating an all over paint job for my VX this year. I think if I do it, I am going Chevy Orange. Thinking of a 3 stage urethane pearl. This may only happen if I manage to get another hooptee for everyday use. I would hate to get my VX dirty with all the plans I have for it.

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    well, was screwing around with paint (im not good enough to get the shiny look) but brought up a purple color.

    black V with purple cladding/insert looked pretty kewl

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    I think I am gonna repaint the whole thing gun-metal grey from top to bottom . . .
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    Originally posted by WormGod
    Now THAT looks kick @$$! From the picture, with the highlights and lowlights... it looks like it would be painted in candy color... I like it! As for the red insert and cladding on black... looks pretty kewl... but the orange is AWSOME!

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    The interesting thing with a pearl flake in orange, you will get red, white, and yellow reflections depending on angle and lighting. Your VX could look like a rolling flame, heh.

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