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Old 03-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #41
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Ah, sorry. Thought you were talking in big-picture life terms or something.

Carry on.
Heh me too. Woops.

Putting a personal tweak on your own stuff is satisfying on some fundamental level, like drawing weird crap on your binder or sewing patches onto your black hoodie in high school. I put an HK sticker on my water bottle just to see if anyone at work knows WTF it is. It's kinda validating when someone recognizes it. Kinda like a Bimmerforums decal, no?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #42
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Keep it... I don't see why not. Have you ever seen a Lambo done this way? I have, and there's one reason why--- they had money and wanted it. I would clear it and possibly try and find a market for it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:51 PM   #43
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While reasonable people can disagree on matters of taste, I like it a lot.

Clearly you have talent. It reflects you and says a lot about pride of ownership. And this is much more "custom" than the same old aftermarket tack-on body parts and wheels. Or vinyl-wrapped trim, lol!

Consider keeping it for a while...see whether it grows on you. Maybe expand on the theme. After all, there is still a lot more "canvas" to work with. It will be a great conversation starter.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #44
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Its not for me...at all, but I like the artistry and workmanship. Its definitely something different.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #45
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I like it, nice work!
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #46
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looks pretty tight. Spray a clear over it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #47
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The only problem with clearcoating it is if I decide to cf wrap, id have to sand off the clear coat..
Why can't you wrap over the clear coat?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #48
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I love it! I also happen to think it would look cool on the outer black trim...wanna do that & post up some pics?
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #49
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #50
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OP,

Looks like you might be a talented artist. Why boredom? You should be painting or creating something.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #51
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I am sure the OP was thinking he'd get flamed with this post, but everyone is quite supportive and mature.

IMO, unless you are the artist that does this it doesn't work, hence, since I have no talent I wouldn't do something like this, but in your case, you are the artist and it reflects a part of you in your car. Better than most "rice" appearance mods the majority of kids your age are doing to their cars.

And there might be a marketable service in this as well, or at a minimum might open up other possibilities for monetizing your creative talents. Your imagination is your limit.

Well done!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #52
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This is a piece of art. A kind of which is best appreciated from a distance.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #53
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This is a piece of art. A kind of which is best appreciated from a distance.
a teacher in hs used to tell the girls "Hey! you're kind of cute... from far away."

yeah those hs days were a long time ago..
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #54
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that explains it.[]

Just because im 16 doesn't mean I'm incapable of being mature with my car. I don't get funded for anything from my parents. I had to pay for my car which I've been saving up for for 5 years, and i currently have a job which is solely for e46 upkeep. I pay for gas, insurance, and repairs I do myself. I've replaced the entire cooling system (ET, water pump, t-stat, upper lower rad hose, and the radiator within the last few weeks, ive done the VCG, OFHG, rear shocks, cleaned the ICV, and seafoamed the engine. Many more things to come!

I am young but I have the great responsibility of owning an e46 and once and a while ill have some fun like the sharpie thing.
I respect this. Many 16 year olds are irresponsible, so people tend to lump all young people together. Moreover, most of the rest of us are sitting here wondering how we were messing up when we were that age instead of driving e46s. Now, if you drew on the car because all the "cool kids" did it, then I'd dock you a few points, but if you made the call because you're creative and thought "why not," then I highly respect that and encourage you to keep thinking that way.

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Of course there's always going to be exceptions. The majority of adults don't draw on their cars.
Ha ha true. That said, one shouldn't discourage them/us from doing so.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #55
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Damn dood that's sick! Buy a E30 and do the whole car!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #56
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That looks way better than overplayed CF wrap.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #57
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I'm in favor...looks unique.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #58
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #59
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Looks good. Better than that fake CF wrap IMO. Maybe you could help the guy planning to paint his car satin black and add a few decorations.

In highschool one of my friends drove a tr6 - he covered the wood trim with tits from playboy - it actually looked pretty good
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This is a piece of art. A kind of which is best appreciated from a distance.
I just meant that instead of scribbling on his trim he should be doing oil on canvas for good money. I did some in my younger days. There is serious money in it.
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