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View Poll Results: Which colour should i paint my wheel skirts?
Silver (the colour of the car) 20 90.91%
Black 2 9.09%
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I voted silver, but black still looks cool.

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Old 10-04-2009, 01:02 AM   #32 (permalink)
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There aren't really any other black accent pieces on the car, so I say silver.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:22 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I like your design as it allows you to check/add air to the tires easily.

I tried full skirts and getting access to the tire stem was one thing I hated about them.

Mine didn't improve fe either, that I could tell.
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:30 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I voted silver since... that's how I painted mine I had a paint mixed to match my car, and even though it's not a 100% match, it still looks good. Cd's pics also suggest making it look like an extension of the car.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:53 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I like to highlight mods, not hide them, so I vote silver.
I too, like to highlight the mods. Just think, If someone sees your mod, gets curious about it, does some research, and gets hooked on ecomodding like all of us, that just makes the mod worth it in my book.
Also, Krylon make plastic-specific paint called krylon fusion. It's for outdoor patio furnature and such. The only problem is that it won't be color-matched. I painted the plastics on my 4-wheeler with it and it's held up very well, expecially since my fenders are contantly flapping around and bending from bouncing off of trees lol
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:26 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I like your design as it allows you to check/add air to the tires easily.

I tried full skirts and getting access to the tire stem was one thing I hated about them.

Mine didn't improve fe either, that I could tell.
Yes, it does allow some extra tire to expose the valve for regular pressure checks.
I also am concerned about the potential for non existent FE gains. I'll make up the second skirt with reinforcing ribs for the outward bulge. But i'll just duct tape them on or maybe do up some quick and easy clips for testing. If i get nothing then maybe i'll do some tweaking. If there's still no gains there then i'll not go any further.

Cd; yes, i'll radius the lower edge. Will look much better.

I'm having a few days off work now so i can get busy. My regular commute will restart next weekend so no definite no's till then. I noticed that i have a good few miles on the current engine oil and am not far off an oil change. Combined with the recent drop in temps and i'm going to have to factor that in.

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Looks good, I like your design. Nice hubcaps too, I got the exact same model! I picked the most aero of the bunch they had at the store.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Talk about a global economy: same hubcaps at the store in Quebec and Ireland.

I voted silver - seems I went with the majority for once on these polls
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:12 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Talk about a global economy: same hubcaps at the store in Quebec and Ireland.

I voted silver - seems I went with the majority for once on these polls
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not covered enough you need to cover the heck out of it LOl.. No drag is what your going for LOL

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