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I am thinking about having the rockers painted black like most Mach 1 are...for some reason, mine wasn't painted when it was restored 20 some years ago. What do you guys think? Paint it or let it stay yellow as is?

 

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I like them painted

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Tough call. I kinda like it the way it is, to be honest... but the hockey stripes do just kinda look like they're all alone and missing something.

 

It's gonna look cool either way - just don't lose the Cragars or slapper bars (I might be a little biased in that regard...). :whistling: ::thumb::

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It looks good either way. :)

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But the '69 Mach 1 had a black out hood without painted rockers, Scott.

And it looks fantastic.

Painting the rocker panels tends to give a slimmer appearance if that is something you would like.

I find your car refreshing without them.

 

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or confuse everyone put on the chrome rocker moldings, chrome wheel wells. JUST KIDDING!

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I like the black rockers for a nice contrast.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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You could do it with a wrap then if you don't like it peel it off. I have a vert with Decor Group and black original paint and it looks bad down there and thinking of trying a wrap on it just to keep the original paint. I think they look better with black or argent.

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Yes, I was actually thinking of using black vinyl. There is a shop in town that does vinyl wraps...if it isn't super expensive, maybe I'll give it a try and see how it looks. The main thing I think it would do is help hide the door gaps and stuff a little better than the bright yellow does!

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I do like the black rockers. In my opinion it tends to visually lower the car and pull it together with the other black accents. I would try the vinyl wrap. It would also offer a small degree of protection from rock chips.

BKDunha

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I like the wrap idea. The black paint at the bottom was intended to give visual effect of lowering the car.

 

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Oh man, I've been debating the same issue for my car for ages.

Blacked out rockers look cool but every striped Mach1 has them. Yours looks different and I like that.

Blacked out rockers mare the car look sleeker and longer but they may make it look higher. I know it did on mine when I photoshopped the rockers black, which is why so far I have not done it.

It's gonna look good either way and I guess it boils down to personal preference.

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You might consider using fine line tape and plastic dip. If you don't like it you can peel it off. Just a thought. Chuck

 

Yes - that's what I was thinking as well. Helluva lot cheaper than a wrap. ::thumb::

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Blacked out rockers is a design trick to a make car look lower.

 

My 87 Esprit Turbo came standard with blacked out rockers / splitter. Here's a pic of it.

 

I'd go the vinyl route too, keeps your options open.

 

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Man, I love those cars. ::thumb::

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