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Black Trim: Brilliant or sacrilege?

Old April 7th, 2018, 05:27 PM
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Black Trim: Brilliant or sacrilege?

I haven't posted a whole lot about my build, so it'll be interesting to see the reactions when it's done. It's certainly a build-what-you-want deal.
Anyway, just got the first batch of trim back from the powder coater and I'm pretty jazzed. Low-gloss black. This will be paired with (most likely) the '15 Corvette Blue ("Blue My Mind", nyuk nyuk). For some reason my painter's mix of PPG 2213 came out very aqua-green.

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Old April 7th, 2018, 06:25 PM
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I like it certainly more for a resto mod than stocker but I have no issue w it
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Old April 7th, 2018, 06:31 PM
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What are we building?
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Old April 8th, 2018, 07:47 AM
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Personal preference... If you think you will like it, just do it... You can always change it again later...
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Old April 8th, 2018, 10:15 AM
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What are we building?
'72 Supreme. I call it a mod-resto because there's more modifications than restoration.
403, 200-4r, 3.73 posi, eventually 18" wheels, hydroboost brakes, eventually C5 brake hardware, SPC suspension stuff up front w/ tall ball joints, tubular arms and johnny joints in back, chassis kit from HPI, custom in-tank fuel pump (I wish the phantom stuff had come out a few years earlier!), about half of the trim and most of the badges removed, custom gauges that look like rally pac, all custom wiring. Not sure on seats yet, probably Scat's Rally XL. Aftermarket stereo and modern style noise suppression. Etc, etc. I like to think of it as a modern rendition of the car.
Car was bought by my dad in '73, we did a light resto in the 90's. I started tearing it back apart in '10 to atone for my earlier sins.
So far I've only doubled the budget and tripled the schedule.
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Old April 8th, 2018, 04:06 PM
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Sounds like fun... Going to paint the bumpers also?
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Old April 9th, 2018, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by oldcutlass View Post
Sounds like fun... Going to paint the bumpers also?
Keeping them chrome for now and will just see how it looks. Getting those painted/coated is way pricier.
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Sounds awesome. I think there are examples of these cars that are to the nines original that would be seen as sacrilege to do that to but one being restored, to each his own.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 04:41 PM
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I used Plasti-Dip to black out the rear window trim on my Cutlass. With the black vinyl top and tinted windows I didn't like how it changed from black roof, to bright work, to black tinted window, to bright work, to black vinyl on leading edge of the trunk lid, to bright work to white paint.

I feel it looks more uniform with the black rear window trim. I'll probably leave the rest as is.
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Old May 31st, 2018, 12:52 PM
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It looks good! I think black trim on the entire thing could look cool. i know it's personal preference but i love seeing unique restos. you can always change it later
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Old May 31st, 2018, 01:03 PM
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I think your Cutlass will be [email protected]$$ when complete with black trim.
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Old May 31st, 2018, 02:30 PM
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Why set up a poll when you've already decided on low gloss black?
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