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Old 10-04-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Shadowline: Matte or Gloss?

What would look better for my window trim. Matte black or Gloss black shadowline trim?
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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I would say matte black. I'm in the process of doing mine and I like the matte look better. It blends in with the rest of the window trim. Plus, you have a matte grill as well.

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:45 AM   #4
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:49 AM   #5
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One on each side.
Then you could change you name to:
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:56 AM   #6
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I've seen many pictures of matte... not to many gloss. Still not set on one of them.

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Then you could change you name to:
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Hahaha nice
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:44 AM   #7
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:10 AM   #8
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your car is tiag, the gloss black wouldnt make sense. since some of the parts in your sig(lower grill, hood grill) are matte black, then stick with that. Thats what most people would do.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:29 AM   #9
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matte sem trim black
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #10
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I was able to pick up the gloss black trim from a ZHP sedan. I say gloss
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #12
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I was able to pick up the gloss black trim from a ZHP sedan. I say gloss
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:01 AM   #13
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any pics?
sure, it's raning.. so the car is a bit dirty. forgive me



also note, I was able to get the B billar door trim and rear window pieces, gloss black as well. Haven't gotten around to installing them. Not only is it far less common than the matte black, it matches just fine, especially with the window glass.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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If your car has tint, go for gloss and if not then go for matte.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:19 AM   #15
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I would say Matte for your car. I went with the gloss to give my car some contrast since it's a lot darker.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:28 AM   #16
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if you have a sedan i vote matte black. it will match the exterior bumper and side trim. gloss looks
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