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This is a discussion on T-Top Bar within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; So...just like most people, my T-Top bar is looking like its 14years old...not quite as shiny as it once was ...

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    So...just like most people, my T-Top bar is looking like its 14years old...not quite as shiny as it once was and a little faded. Its metal so would you guys recommend painting it to match the car or trying to find one that is in better shape?

    I guess powder coating could be a wild card?

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    how bad? scratch up or sun fade? IIRC they are all gloss black. I would paint it the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    how bad? scratch up or sun fade? IIRC they are all gloss black. I would paint it the same.
    sun fade more than anything. think if I sanded it down and painted it with color matching gloss black it'll be ok? if its that easy I can just prime it and paint it...

    im getting pretty picky about the look of the car because im finally getting it the way I want it...took like a year but its finally starting to shine likes its supposed to so any little thing I see that looks old is getting replaced or touched one way or the other lol
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    be careful I think that piece is aluminum and is easy to scratch. I've been careful with mine in the garage but I know she's going to need a serious wash & wax session once she is running again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    be careful I think that piece is aluminum and is easy to scratch. I've been careful with mine in the garage but I know she's going to need a serious wash & wax session once she is running again.
    I think im going to sand it with a really fine paper and then try and paint it...if it doesnt come out how I want it I've seen them online for as low as $20. Worst case scenario is I spend like $10 on paint and primer and then have to spend another $20-30 to get another one.

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    There are filler/primers out there if you leave scratch marks from sanding. No biggie. Get the filler/primer and then spray gloss black. Done.

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    I've been kicking around the idea of painting the sail panel and doing a CETA paint mod on my car. It's NBM and I don't think it would show as well as it does on other paint colors like white, yellow, red, etc....just about every color besides NBM & Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I've been kicking around the idea of painting the sail panel and doing a CETA paint mod on my car. It's NBM and I don't think it would show as well as it does on other paint colors like white, yellow, red, etc....just about every color besides NBM & Black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    yes...yes...yes.... I plan on getting this and a WSQ hood. I think these together would make the car sinister to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    yes...yes...yes.... I plan on getting this and a WSQ hood. I think these together would make the car sinister to look at.
    its been on my list for a while...i'd just leave it flat black. I've also been looking for hoods but havent bought one yet...

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    I plan on getting it this Aug/Sep when (if) I get my bonus check. I may not wait, Maybe a b-day present for me.

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    Since you guys are on the subject of dressing up the rear bumper of a TA. I wonder what it would look like on a firebird formula?............

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    IMHO it would look good on any Firebird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    IMHO it would look good on any Firebird.
    agreed...I think it would look good on any Fbody from the pontiac family. I would assume some mods might have to be done to get it to fit because the TA bumper is a little different than the formula bumpers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    I want that diffuser and their splitters it would go great with my WSQ hood!
    how was the fit on your hood...? Im looking at hood from the same company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post

    how was the fit on your hood...? Im looking at hood from the same company.
    Pretty good out of the box. I haven't 100% fitted it and gotten it perfect. Please excuse my messy garage these werw taken prior to cleaning it up. Here are some pictures of just slapping it on:








    Mine has the functional heat extractors btw. When you get it they come open or closed I chose open since I do not drive in down pours.
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    that hood

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    those hoods are so nasty...

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    my only hard choice is between the 3" or 4"


    Will just corrected me it only comes in one size..
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