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interior carbon fiber or paint? #441972 Apr 13, 4:32pm Apr 13, 4:32pm
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: braunb] #441973 Apr 13, 4:50pm Apr 13, 4:50pm
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interior Carbon Fiber is rice and fake Carbon Fiber is even more. Either paint it or leave it stock.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Pnoy] #441974 Apr 13, 5:48pm Apr 13, 5:48pm
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Ummm i guess it depends on what you want... But I'm going paint thumbsup

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Avatar] #441975 Apr 13, 6:26pm Apr 13, 6:26pm
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paint def.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Cookie] #441976 Apr 13, 6:34pm Apr 13, 6:34pm
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: vondutchguy] #441977 Apr 13, 6:46pm Apr 13, 6:46pm
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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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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: CaLiGTS] #441978 Apr 13, 6:50pm Apr 13, 6:50pm
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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.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Pnoy] #441979 Apr 13, 7:06pm Apr 13, 7:06pm
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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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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: CaLiGTS] #441980 Apr 13, 8:05pm Apr 13, 8:05pm
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: CaLiGTS] #441981 Apr 13, 8:19pm Apr 13, 8:19pm
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: CaLiGTS] #441982 Apr 13, 8:36pm Apr 13, 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
... the ultimate interior
in my oppinion is alluminum. like that one guy on this site. ...



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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Erick] #441983 Apr 14, 6:03am Apr 14, 6:03am
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: vondutchguy] #441984 Apr 14, 7:47am Apr 14, 7:47am
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that's coz it's an aluminum sheet.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Pnoy] #441985 Apr 14, 8:52am Apr 14, 8:52am
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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.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: vondutchguy] #441986 Apr 14, 8:32pm Apr 14, 8:32pm
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carbon fiber looks awesome

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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: GTSdrifter] #441987 Apr 14, 8:33pm Apr 14, 8:33pm
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i like this painted console a lot too

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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: GTSdrifter] #441988 Apr 14, 8:34pm Apr 14, 8:34pm
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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: GTSdrifter] #441989 Apr 14, 8:34pm Apr 14, 8:34pm
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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: GTSdrifter] #441990 Apr 14, 9:24pm Apr 14, 9:24pm
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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

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: GTSdrifter] #441991 Apr 14, 9:31pm Apr 14, 9:31pm
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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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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: CaLiGTS] #441992 Apr 14, 10:02pm Apr 14, 10:02pm
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Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Creep1234] #441993 Apr 14, 10:44pm Apr 14, 10:44pm
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torn between the 2, dpeneds on what you like

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: Creep1234] #441994 Apr 15, 8:14pm Apr 15, 8:14pm
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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.

Re: interior carbon fiber or paint? [Re: hephaestus] #441995 Apr 15, 8:21pm Apr 15, 8:21pm
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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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