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Cool CO Elise with blue wheels ?

Not everyone's cup of tea, I know. But I'm gonna try it. I already bought one can of plastidip. If it turns out bad, it's easy to remove.

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The goal; blue wheels like this GT3-RS:



Anyone ever attempted this before ?
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I think it would look good. GULF Racing colors right...

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Ewe. I have a bad feeling about this Chewy.
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What shade of blue? It could look really good or really bad depending on the exact shade. A pale blue, like on that GT3, would look not so good (imho) with orange. A bright blue would look ok I think!

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John from Northstar Motorsports here in Chicagoland has an awesome Riveria Blue GT3RS with Orange bits and it looks awesome, but orange with blue? Hmmm.



Depends on the shade of blue, but it could come across lookng like a Denver Broncos/Boise State Cowboys clown car....

Ryan Clady (who played for both) wouldn't fit in it, but it would work for him!

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noxx- go for it- good luck. I think it will look hot. Post a pic when you do it I am anxious to see
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Yeah, if it doesn't look good, you can just peel it off. Have you photoshopped it yet?
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No, my PS skills are somewhat limited...
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If I get time tonight, I still have my ps file saved from messing with my wheels from this thread:

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f115...p-help-120263/

I'll see if I can do a blue like that and post it up.
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alright, nevermind, I don't need to ps anything!
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Although blue and orange are supposed to be complementary colors, and somehow the 911 makes it work, that CO Elise with blue wheels looks tragic.
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ummm i thought i might like it...untili saw the picture...i threw up in my mouth a little bit and had to swallow it cuzz im in a restaurant.

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I wonder if the colors were reversed how it would look.
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Oh... Thanks for the PS.

I also have a can of black and white so I will try to play with the color a bit. It seems that a brighter blue might look better.
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Somethings cannot be photoshopped.. While I agree it doesn't look good, maybe IRL it will. Cannot wait to see some photos!

I always a light baby blue mirrored windows tint on something orange
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I really like your black wheels, but it's not like you can't undo or repaint them another color should you tire of blue. But notice that the Porsche has color cues that the car's wheels are picking up. In your instance, your trim pieces are primarily black, which match your wheels nicely.

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I wonder if the colors were reversed how it would look.
It would look just like my car.

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Blue wheels on orange? Not working so well. Stick with black.

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