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braunb
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braunb Apr 14, 12:32am - #441972 
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interior carbon fiber or paint?

whats up guys, i am getting ready to either put carbon fiber in the interior or paint it red. can't make up my mind on which one to do. i have silver celica and i have the autometer carbon fiber series gauges in the gauge pod. what do you guys think i should do? thx
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Pnoy Apr 14, 12:50am - #441973 
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interior Carbon Fiber is rice and fake Carbon Fiber is even more. Either paint it or leave it stock.
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Avatar Apr 14, 1:48am - #441974 

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Ummm i guess it depends on what you want... But I'm going paint thumbsup
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Cookie Apr 14, 2:26am - #441975 

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paint def.
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vondutchguy Apr 14, 2:34am - #441976 

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heh i think paint is more rice then carbon fiber. if your talking dash i like the looks of the carbon fiber dash kits. i happen not to like bright colors in the interior myself so i guess thats why im partial to the carbon fiber. brushed aluminum looks hot too
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CaLiGTS Apr 14, 2:46am - #441977 

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paint sux! it chips...fades looks cheap. Real carbon fiber is nice but the ultimate interior
in my oppinion is alluminum. like that one guy on this site. or stock thumbsup

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Pnoy Apr 14, 2:50am - #441978 
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paint chips if you don't do it properly. i say paint is the best expecially if you match the center console with the color of your car.
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CaLiGTS Apr 14, 3:06am - #441979 

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paint will chip and scratch so easily specially in the center console where ur constantly messin around putting stuff in the cupholder and shifting or just daily use... damage done will look hideous on paint!!!!! I dont care how proper you do it it will scratch/chip. unless ur car is a show car you will have to repaint and recoat and all that bs. Paint is a big thumbsdown in my book. for daily drivers atleast.

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Pnoy Apr 14, 4:05am - #441980 
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I dunno but my center console take some beat up with daily wear and tear. I guess I painted my really good. Clear coat is really holding up it's durability thumbsup
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SmutasticGT Apr 14, 4:19am - #441981 

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^^^yah i def agree, no matter how good the painting is, it is still a hassle for daily driving, i am goin with Carbon Fiber thumbsup
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Erick Apr 14, 4:36am - #441982 

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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
... the ultimate interior
in my oppinion is alluminum. like that one guy on this site. ...



Tony would be "that one guy" happywink wave

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vondutchguy Apr 14, 2:03pm - #441983 

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i would like it a lot better if it didnt need to the screws to hold it in place. i would rather use like a silicone or something. but thats just me
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Pnoy Apr 14, 3:47pm - #441984 
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that's coz it's an aluminum sheet.
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vondutchguy Apr 14, 4:52pm - #441985 

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yeah i know what it is, im just saying i think it would look nicer if there was another way to attach it, but aluminum wont "click" into anything. but then again it appears he like the screw look since he said it was more racer looking. you can tell its overkill with them im sure he didnt need the many to hold it in place. also he could have used a flat top screw or something to make it more flush. but he got it to look the way he wants which is good, just not for me.
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GTSdrifter Apr 15, 4:32am - #441986 

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carbon fiber looks awesome
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GTSdrifter Apr 15, 4:33am - #441987 

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i like this painted console a lot too
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GTSdrifter Apr 15, 4:34am - #441988 

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GTSdrifter Apr 15, 4:34am - #441989 

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sekytwo Apr 15, 5:24am - #441990 

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if you go with paint dont get to outrages cause then it looks rice, if you get Carbon Fiber make sure its a nicy glossy one! thumbsup
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CaLiGTS Apr 15, 5:31am - #441991 

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Originally Posted by GTSdrifter
carbon fiber looks awesome



WOW where can i buy that! eek eek eek

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Creep1234 Apr 15, 6:02am - #441992 

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^^custom project

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drive sideways.
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Tuan Apr 15, 6:44am - #441993 

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torn between the 2, dpeneds on what you like
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hephaestus Apr 16, 4:14am - #441994 
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I always believed and still do painting the interior looks like a Jerry Springer show that went good or a high school's art history class project as does fake carbon fiber all around.

I cringe on the pics of a painted center console and engine plastics.
My niece of 10 would never do such a thing... why should you. At least she would chose a better color and she could paint it.
Maybe, some craft time and let her do it. At least it would keep her occupied.

Keep it stock, get some good quality carbon fiber set up in there, or something completely custom like the aluminum.
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Happy Birthday StilezGTS Apr 16, 4:21am - #441995 

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I think painting center console bright colors is stupid... If I ever get the balls to paint mine, I'm doing it high gloss black... Any other color would be kinda stupid... I like voodoo's though.. his looks real nice... I like the blue and black thats about it
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DakotaLee24 Sep 13, 4:53pm - #447539 
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where did you get that
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