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Old 02-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Anyone try painting side wrx molding red with sharpie??

Anybody ever try to paint the wrx sidemdings red with a sharpie before? Seems like it would work but has anyone attempted this before? Trying to get this look but don't know how it'd turn out

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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FYI that's coloring, not painting as no paint is used.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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FYI that's coloring, not painting as no paint is used.
My bad. In that case anyone tried coloring them red with a sharpie?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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Why would anyone do this? It's like asking if anyone has added GT stripes to their WRX using crayon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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mask it off carefully and paint. dont use a sharpie on your 30k car.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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mask it off carefully and paint. dont use a sharpie on your 30k car.
That^^^

You always get what you pay for...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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Really gonna Sharpie your car bro?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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This is quite possibly the best thread I've seen in a while.

Took a highlighter to my windshield once, came out cashhhhhh.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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I used highlighter on my fog lights instead of vinyl overlays
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #10
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Well decided to do it anyways. Wanted to order the black ones so decided to see if I like this more. Came out alright. 0.50 cents sharpie FTW
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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And when it fades? Or runs with water...
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
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Thinking about using a sharpie to color my windows to save money instead of tinting them
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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i think that they shouldve left factory red already. i dont know why subaru just left it all chrome. or someone should make jdm ones like the sti version, black and red instead of black and pink or something. i wouldnt know cause i have the narrow body. sucks to suck i guess?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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shoulda use nail polish
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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And when it fades? Or runs with water...
just... pull out the sharpie...?


Here's' another guy who tried the sharpie and some alternatives for you: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15908
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #16
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how about a sharpie lambo?

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #17
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how about a sharpie lambo?
Lol. The guy who does those actually charges a whole bunch of money to do it. Couldnt believe it when i saw it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #18
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Looks decent! You can kinda see some inconsistencies, wavy lines but not bad for a sharpie. Who cares what other people think. lol
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:38 AM   #19
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Looks decent! You can kinda see some inconsistencies, wavy lines but not bad for a sharpie. Who cares what other people think. lol
Looks exactly like you'd expect from someone coloring on their car with a sharpie - ****. Why would anyone do this other than caring about what other people think? It serves no purpose other than to be visible to others (unless you spend a lot of time standing outside your car). Also, I don't think you'd ask people if you didn't care what they think.

The "don't care what other people think" schtick is played, of course you do.

It's going to look even worse as it gets wet and runs/stains/fades.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #20
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Looks exactly like you'd expect from someone coloring on their car with a sharpie - ****. Why would anyone do this other than caring about what other people think? It serves no purpose other than to be visible to others (unless you spend a lot of time standing outside your car). Also, I don't think you'd ask people if you didn't care what they think.

The "don't care what other people think" schtick is played, of course you do.

It's going to look even worse as it gets wet and runs/stains/fades.
Ever heard of personal preferences?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #21
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You still care what other people think, both in line with and in spite of your own personal preferences.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #22
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Use a paint marker. I used it on my 04's STI trunk badge and it hasnt faded yet. Had it on for a year, not garaged.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #23
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Use a paint marker. I used it on my 04's STI trunk badge and it hasnt faded yet. Had it on for a year, not garaged.
+1, I painted over my pink STi badge with a red paint marker and it's held up great.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #24
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You could also pull it off, mask it off, and spray it with some http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=232
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #25
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isnt it going to run a bit with rain potentially staining the rest of the plastic part?
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