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biggamejk
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biggamejk Jul 8, 5:42pm - #219066 

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How do i do this?

I planning to paint my center console, and i was thinking of using black...
painting it is all good, i've read the install for it...
but
could you please advise me on how i can mask off the two circluar bits circled in yellow (for the heat and air flow control)
like this person has done?

cause i don't want to paint over them...
and figuring that since they're curved is there a particular way to go about it?
thanks in advance! grin
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tgts2000 Jul 8, 5:45pm - #219067 

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IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup
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biggamejk
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biggamejk Jul 8, 5:49pm - #219068 

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Originally Posted by tgts2000
IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup


but i'd rather have the light getting through...
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hkysk8r86 Jul 8, 5:50pm - #219069 

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yeah, you can buy the stickers off Unsung from teamcelica.com, he has them in all different colors; red, white, black, blue, yellow... etc. Send him a PM here and he should be able to hook you up, last i heard they were like $10 or something like that. thumbsup
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hkysk8r86 Jul 8, 5:53pm - #219070 

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Originally Posted by biggamejk
Originally Posted by tgts2000
IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup


but i'd rather have the light getting through...


personally, i think it looks like SHIT when you have it with the grey still, DON'T DO IT LIKE THAT PLEASE!!! Fuck the light, get the stickers, you'll be fine... and if you want light anyways, get one of those TypeR book light things that you can stick anywhere and put it in your ash tray and use it to light up your console, cus seriously, that way, the way you want to do it, just doesn't look right at ALL imo
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Kim Jul 8, 5:53pm - #219071 
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looks like that guy just taped that portion off.

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ravertony Jul 8, 6:21pm - #219072 
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if you wanna seriously do that, use masking tape, but it would look nicer with everything painted, one thing you could do would take a long time and accuracy is maskin tape only on the lettering and icons, but thats super hard since they are so small
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celicafourotwo Jul 8, 7:43pm - #219073 

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get the sticker..paint over/on top of it and pell it out after paint dry..voila!

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slidr Jul 8, 8:13pm - #219074 

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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
Originally Posted by biggamejk
Originally Posted by tgts2000
IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup


but i'd rather have the light getting through...


personally, i think it looks like SHIT when you have it with the grey still, DON'T DO IT LIKE THAT PLEASE!!! Fuck the light, get the stickers, you'll be fine... and if you want light anyways, get one of those TypeR book light things that you can stick anywhere and put it in your ash tray and use it to light up your console, cus seriously, that way, the way you want to do it, just doesn't look right at ALL imo
Try explaining it to the person that you will sell your car to in the future.

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superderk Jul 8, 8:21pm - #219075 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
Originally Posted by biggamejk
Originally Posted by tgts2000
IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup


but i'd rather have the light getting through...


personally, i think it looks like SHIT when you have it with the grey still, DON'T DO IT LIKE THAT PLEASE!!! Fuck the light, get the stickers, you'll be fine... and if you want light anyways, get one of those TypeR book light things that you can stick anywhere and put it in your ash tray and use it to light up your console, cus seriously, that way, the way you want to do it, just doesn't look right at ALL imo
Try explaining it to the person that you will sell your car to in the future.


NEVER SELL!!! or just buy a new piece when you sell it if they so desire to have the light shine through

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biggamejk
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biggamejk Jul 9, 6:04pm - #219076 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
Originally Posted by biggamejk
Originally Posted by tgts2000
IMO i say paint the whole thing so it looks 2138329048 times better then just buy new stickers in any color you want! It will look a lot better!! thumbsup


but i'd rather have the light getting through...


personally, i think it looks like SHIT when you have it with the grey still, DON'T DO IT LIKE THAT PLEASE!!! Fuck the light, get the stickers, you'll be fine... and if you want light anyways, get one of those TypeR book light things that you can stick anywhere and put it in your ash tray and use it to light up your console, cus seriously, that way, the way you want to do it, just doesn't look right at ALL imo
Try explaining it to the person that you will sell your car to in the future.


GOOD point!!! damn.. i'm starting to think twice about painting it afterall... damn... don't know what to do... will the testers paint (the ones Isaac recommended in the installs.. that are see through..)

reackon light will be able to shine through transparent black?
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