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Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-30-2014, 12:34 PM Reply   
I think I know the answer, but what do you think?

Paint them black?
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Old    Connor (iShredSAN)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-30-2014, 12:36 PM Reply   
Yep. do it.
Old     (SuperchargedC6)      Join Date: Jan 2014       04-30-2014, 12:38 PM Reply   
I would plastidip them, and if you didn't like it you could just peel it off. Also, what did you use to mount the speakers? I'm about to do 4 rev10 on my SC and they don't make adapters for it yet.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-30-2014, 12:40 PM Reply   
I say no, think the little bit of chrome makes them pop.
Old    Chris Hernandez (CHern5972)      Join Date: Jul 2012       04-30-2014, 12:45 PM Reply   
Flat Black. Also a good point on plasti dip. If you dont like it, peel it off
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-30-2014, 12:51 PM Reply   
SuperchargedC6 - Looks like it is time to switch to Exile.... They have a bracket fabbed up.... Not sure how you would do Wetsounds until they develop a bracket. You could always just use clamps around the tower, but would not be quite as clean, but would still be fine.
Old     (SuperchargedC6)      Join Date: Jan 2014       04-30-2014, 1:01 PM Reply   
I guess I'll be the first to fab up some wet sounds adapters. Woo Hoo! Shouldn't be too difficult. Boat looks great btw.

Did you do a custom sub box as well?

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Old    Rusty Beckner (rbeckner27)      Join Date: Oct 2013       04-30-2014, 1:03 PM Reply   
Talk with Brian at exile he might have a suggestion or two. We are looking at getting some exile speakers and he offered to custom black them out for us, as that is what the wife wanted, if it would get the sale.
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       04-30-2014, 1:28 PM Reply   
I see nothing wrong with the Chrome. Normally I would say black them out, but your boat already has plenty of chrome accents, it actually flows really well.

On the other hand, if you black out all the chrome accents and the speakers and completely murder it out, I'd say go for it. As it sits, I'd leave it. It looks good.
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-30-2014, 2:00 PM Reply   
leave it looks good the way it is.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-30-2014, 2:06 PM Reply   
Hmmm... I thought the comments would be the opposite. Good to hear... Maybe I will leave them.
Old    Darrin (Cabledog)      Join Date: Dec 2013       04-30-2014, 2:10 PM Reply   
Exile hasa black grill kit for the XM7's. You should ask if Brian has them for the 9's yet. http://exileaudio.com/store/index.ph...kit-black.html
Boat is ballin either way.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-30-2014, 2:31 PM Reply   
I think its racist and you should be banned for life..
Old    David (99Bison)      Join Date: Sep 2012       04-30-2014, 2:54 PM Reply   
I'd say plastidip black then decide
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-30-2014, 2:57 PM Reply   
You had me @ Plasti Dip!

I guess in all the laughing at Plasti Dip that I do this might be a project that this Clown paint might work well @ the reason I say that is for the reason's started above "if you don't like it you can just peal it off". I don't know to many people that sort of "test the water" with paint, ya know use a paint that easily peals off if you don't like it, Most people decide on a color and then Prep and Paint. (That's sand and prime to you Plasti dippers!) IMO Plasti Dip is just like that stuff Ron Popeel used to sell called GLH stands for Great Looking Hair it was a spray paint for your head to cover up bald spots. This stuff would be great on your grills

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeF7A05zQ8
Old    Darrin (Cabledog)      Join Date: Dec 2013       04-30-2014, 3:10 PM Reply   
Oh Yeah Grant, I remember that stuff. If your hair cutting Flobee on your shop vac messed up your haircut you could just spray some new stuff on.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-30-2014, 3:25 PM Reply   
If it was good enough to spray on your head then it's got to be good enough to spray on your tower speakers.

And back to the Original Topic. To Paint or Not to Paint.

I say both look great can't go wrong either way.
Chrome looks great and Flat or Gloss black would look great
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-30-2014, 3:28 PM Reply   
Plastidip is awesome. True, in some applications it's no substitute for paint, but when it fits, it's pretty crazy not to use it. I got rid of my chrome bumpers in less than an hour, and for about 15$. No prep and no careful application. It seems to smooth itself out and dry perfect.
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Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-30-2014, 4:45 PM Reply   
Great looking boat. Leave them chrome.
Old    Detox (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-30-2014, 5:07 PM Reply   
They aren't exiles but I plasti dipped 2 of my rev 10's just to see if I'd like it. I did and I'm going to do the other two. The finish is matte and doesn't match up with the housing but I actually like that better. They make a clear glossifier you could spray over the matte black that would help it blend better if you like that look better.
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Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-30-2014, 5:38 PM Reply   
Im partial to gold in my grill
Old    Shane Rice (Shane10p)      Join Date: Jul 2013       04-30-2014, 6:15 PM Reply   
Black , gotta go black ! The surfs are a bit of a pain to take apart , I had mine hydro dipped and they look great. Not a huge fan of the chrome and make sure to snap some pictures of that sub box ! I'm sure it looks and sounds great.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-30-2014, 10:46 PM Reply   
If you want to do a cheap mock up without prep or masking off for paint/plastidip etc, just get some black electrical tape and cover the chrome on the grills for less than a can of plastidip and less labor too. Then YOU can decide what you like better. You can do it with them in place without even taking anything apart. IMO, that's the easiest way to make the decision. Boat looks great btw. Love the wheels.

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Old    Brad Morring (BradM07SS)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-01-2014, 2:22 AM Reply   
I did 3m carbon fiber wrap.
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Old    Detox (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-01-2014, 2:52 AM Reply   
Brad that looks great! How hard was it to do? Have you wrapped anything else before? I'd imagine that's possibly easier than masking it off and spraying plastidip. What'd the material run you and where'd you procure it?
Old    Brad Morring (BradM07SS)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-01-2014, 3:34 AM Reply   
Very easy to do. I've wrap the window bezel and center dash trim of my tahoe. These were very easy just take your time and change blade freq. either hobby knife or razor blades.

Here is what I ordered
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gloss-Black-...687a84&vxp=mtr
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-01-2014, 10:31 AM Reply   
Cool. Thanks guys... I really like that carbon fiber wrap idea too.
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       05-01-2014, 12:33 PM Reply   
Tyler pm me, I met you at Exile a month or so ago. I can hook you up on the 3m wrap.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-01-2014, 12:54 PM Reply   
SWEET Sending a PM
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       05-01-2014, 5:51 PM Reply   
Haven't got one. Make sure you do I can text you some great pics!
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       05-01-2014, 8:18 PM Reply   
Hate to threadjack, so I won't completely. But I have to know- BRAD, how does that 3M hold up on the corners and such, I'm not familiar with those grills, did you wrap around to the back too?

I'm still gonna +1 for Plastidip. It's a low-contact surface, so no worries on it holding up, and I think it'll look good with the badges on the boat. Worst case scenario, peel it and you're out $15 and an hour of your time.
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       05-01-2014, 10:26 PM Reply   
Use 3m 1080 film. Aside from it being designed for wrapping cars (not that you can't wrap anything with it) the carbon looks much more realistic than Ni doc.
Old    Brad Morring (BradM07SS)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-02-2014, 2:30 AM Reply   
Mine held up fine. The stuff is very easy to work with. I didn't wrap it around the back just front only and trimmed. Here is a pic of my Tahoe interior I did.
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Old    Lee Griffith (LeeG23)      Join Date: Feb 2013       05-02-2014, 6:23 AM Reply   
I powder coated a lot of my polished pieces last year. Held up very well last summer. Want to do more, it sorta becomes addicting!
Old    Brad Morring (BradM07SS)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-02-2014, 6:25 AM Reply   
Hydrodip is also an option if you can take the grill off.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-02-2014, 6:26 AM Reply   
Rob
Just sent another one. My PM's never have worked great since the new site format several years back.... If you did not get one, send me one cause I can usually reply to them.
Old    Tracktor (tracktor)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-02-2014, 11:06 AM Reply   
Ha, I was just thinking about wrapping some Grills in that 3m carbon fiber. Looks great guess I will proceed. For people asking about durability of it I wrapped an MX bike airbox in it well over a year ago and it still looks perfect & I am not easy on my bikes. It's real easy to work with & cheap of ebay..........

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