Prius 4th gen stormtrooper style painting?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Azure, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    I am thinking about how to make my Prius’s exterior a little bit “cooler”(yeah I think the original front of the Prius is too weird).
    This is my painting plan(just a sketch). Do you think it is a good idea? B762BFE2-1A26-47EF-A612-0061CC99EB04.jpeg
     
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  2. steuermann

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    Let me guess: you are neither artist nor designer? ;)
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  3. 2k1Toaster

    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    It's your car, and you can do whatever the heck you want with it.

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    However! I would strongly recommend in today's world not to custom paint it like that especially over the painted hood and pillar, and instead use a vinyl wrap. If you don't like it, or a prospective buyer down the road doesn't like it, it just peels right off.
     
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  4. alanclarkeau

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    Personally - no. I think it doesn't improve at all - and will detract from the value of your car.

    An idea - what about a wrap?

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    It might be less "weird" than the original that way.

    Though - I don't think the front is weird - not compared with many other cars out there now (Honda, C-HR, Lexus, Merc et al).
     
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    welcome!

    i like it.(y)
     
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    do a wrap, should cost way less than paint. plus, if you really start to get painters remorse, you can remove it!
     
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