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Old 03-16-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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I bought a rear panel from a member on this site and went to a local body shop to get a paint quote today. When i told the dude what i wanted done, he just about laughed in my face. He asked, "now why in the world would you want to do a thing like that..?" I wanted to ask him why in the hell is he working at a body shop and does he treat every customer like this.? but, i held my tongue and his comments have caused me to briefly rethink my appearance mod. What do you guys think? Should i continue with the mod or is it a dumb waste of my time and money? Most of you guys understand where the idea of the mod has come from and alot of you have pretty decent taste. Shoot me your opinions...

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Old 03-17-2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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definitely do it. pewter is the color it looks best on! especially to compliment the black wheels that you already have!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:57 AM   #3
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Take it to another paint shop... I got mine done from a paint shop for $100. Here is what mine looks like.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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i love it



^just a car i liked, my old car below....

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Old 03-17-2007, 01:53 AM   #5
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good deal guys. your cars look great. i think im going to roll with it. what "black" did you guys go with? a satin, flat, or stick with the oem black with a clear coat?
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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If it was my car i wouldnt do it. I never did like the way the berger panel looks, but if you like it do it. Its your car make it look how you want it to look.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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Eh, I wouldn't do it. But as Baddillak says its your car, and if you like it do it.
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:42 PM   #8
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Do it man, I should have one on mine pretty quick but I'm going gloss. Berger panels look great on pewter/white camaros.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:30 PM   #9
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Do gloss black to go w/ your gloss black top.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:44 PM   #10
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ive always liked satin, looks more like the real berger cars and looks very proffesional.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:03 PM   #11
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alright guys i did it. i kept my oem pewter one in case i ever sell the car or grow sick of the black panel. i like the way it looks. i went with oem gloss/clear coated black. ill post some pics up later on tonight.

thanks everyone for your input!
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:19 AM   #12
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I did it and I get mixed reviews on my red Z but I love it and so do a lot of other people. I need to put some stainless inlays in there and an emblem of some sort so it doesnt look unfinished
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:55 AM   #13
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In my opinion it makes you look like you dont have the money to paint your car. It looks tacky if you dont black out the taillights to match it. Kinda makes me think of the ricers driving around with unpainted carbon fiber hoods that totally dont match the rest of their car. I'm not bashing though, I admit I have a Wings West commando wing on my TA. I love the way it looks on my car but all my Camaro driving friends tell me its rice...
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If you like the looks of it, I say go for it. Don't let some guy at the paint shop change your mind. I personally think it looks good on almost any color car, although I wouldn't do the mod on a black car
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:17 PM   #15
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i thin the berger panel Mod is FUGLY.. i dont see wtf whould be beutfull abaout painting one panel black, and then it dont mach any other part on the car,

what's next? black rigth doors =D
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #16
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ive never really been a fan, to me it looks like u get hit from behind and ran out of money to paint the new piece... but then again i have a black car and wont ever have to make the decision to berger or not...
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:32 PM   #17
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Do you want the mod on your car? If so do it I did mine back in 2002 and it looks just as it did back then.

I think it looks great on pewter.

Here are a few pics of mine I had mine painted at my local bodyshop for $50


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I think it looks good
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Definatly do it man. Camaros look so much more badass with bergers. If i had a camaro that would be the first thing I would do.
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