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Blacked out rear Reflectors .......................and more

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Exterior Discussion' started by westcoastGT, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    OK , so I experimented with blacking out my rear red reflectors with gloss black vinyl which is a virtual match , also did a carbon vinyl wrap on the plate frame and added back the flat black GT badge .......................what do you think ? Blacked (2).jpg
     
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  2. Scotty@SherwoodKia

    Scotty@SherwoodKia Canada Member

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    WOW that looks sharp ! really matches the rear diffuser. Now for some darker tint on that rear window :p
     
  3. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Thanks !Ive done tinted rears before but found it hard to see out , the rear window on the Stinger is pretty small already , I may tint the tail lights though
     
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  4. Jenny Wang

    Jenny Wang United States Active Member Founding Member

    It looks great to me! How about a 3.3T badge for the left side?
     
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  5. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    Thanks , I think it needs something on the left for balance but not sure what ..............................
     
  6. westcoastGT

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    Jenny , I searched out the 3.3T option ......................looks great . ON ORDER ! Thanks for the reco !! wont be here for a while but I'll get it painted up and on the car when it arrives and post another pic !
     
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  7. Kia Stinger

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    Nice idea, Jenny! :p

    Yes, I think that's going to look really good. I'm getting the urge to Photoshop it on just to see what it will look like. :p
     
  8. westcoastGT

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    Do it .............please !;)
     
  9. Chris

    Chris United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    It does look unbalanced right now, but I am a firm believer in less is more. If you want the GT on there, what about centering it under the stinger script? Or maybe just under and to the right of the stinger script? I'm way to lazy to Photoshop that, but maybe Sal will fell generous and show us what it might look like.
     
  10. Kia Stinger

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    Okay, I've got Photoshop opened. Can somebody send me a picture of the 3.3 and GT badges? Oh, @westcoastGT - could you send me a picture of the back of your Stinger head-on?
     
  11. westcoastGT

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    This is the only one I have
    new rear_LI.jpg
     
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  13. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    How's this?

    3-3-stinger.jpg
     
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  14. Chris

    Chris United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Photoshop skills are good. Font looks wonky. IMO unless you can find the badge in the same font the GT is in, it just doesn't look right.
     
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  15. Kia Stinger

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    Thank you. I think maybe once he paints the 3.3T badge on puts it on the car - it will look better. I figured using the Genesis Motors 3.3T badge would work out best but the "GT" is quite unique. It will be difficult to find a perfect match...
     
  16. westcoastGT

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    Thanks ! The Genesis font I ordered ( shown in post #12 ) is very linear and should work well , the GT and Stinger fonts are not the same either but work well together , Porsche use up to 3 separate fonts on on some cars and it works so I'll try it out and see ................the big change is the delete on the bumper reflectors , that changes the character of the car a lot . I'm still playing with the side refectors BUT am getting the sense that they actually help the design by balancing the length of the car . When I get something that looks OK I'll post up for input .

    Thanks
     
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  17. Kia Stinger

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    Yes, I think it's going to turn out looking very good. Let's see. Worst case scenario, you remove them. Keep us posted!
     
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  18. pdmit

    pdmit Australia Member

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    Here is mine black gloss badges tinted center of tail lights
     

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  19. Weareblondi

    Weareblondi Canada Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

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    from what i had found out, the taillights are hard to tint because of all the compound curves and angles. my tint guy said that the other option is to paint them. i will get back to everyone about pricing on that. i am trying to convince the mrs that the diffuser should be flat black or at least a matte black. if not, then how about body color. and, if i am not mistaken, gtandme has added sequential lights to the lower reflectors which look killer. also, i am a minimalist also, i pretty much debadge every car i have ever owned, i am petitioning the mrs to debadge the rear and move the stinger script dead center.
     
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