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    Default Tail light finisher redo

    Here are a couple of pics of my tail light finishers (fascia) that I covered with 3M carbon fiber material. The finisheres were in really bad condition, all in one piece but looked like hammered crap, so instead of painting them I did this, I'm sure it will last a while 3M says 3 years exposed outdoors, we'll see. Tell me what you think.Click image for larger version. 

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    It looks interesting. Very contemporary actually, which can be good or bad I guess. I kind of like it.

    Let us all know how it holds up over time.
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    ditto that, I kinda like it as well. I painted mine last fall trying different paints. Flat didnt look good, seni-gloss was too shiny. I ended up going with a matte finish with just a little sheen to it. Then I sanded down the chrome bezels and painted with a gloss black for a bit of contrast. I finished it off using the JDM amber colored turn signal lenses. I think gloss black bezels would look pretty sweet with the carbon look. Post a photo when you get it together.
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    Will do, I plan on painting the bezels a gloss black for some contrast. It'll be awhile for pics since I'm just getting everything ready for paint and hope to have it done by Sept.

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    Not my cup of tea, but nicely done!
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