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I was messing around in Photoshop and put together this:



I tinted the headlights and painted the wheels and grill cover black.

What do you guys think? Worth trying in real life? Any of you guys have modified Insights? I like the idea of mods that don't effect MPG.
 

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Do it!!!

I painted my oem wheels black, bumper cover and tinted my head lamps with vht night shade paint. I later got new lightweight wheels. :evil:



 

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Cobb, that looks like the color they repainted my car!

Maybe somebody liked the G2 color enough to throw it on a G1?
 

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My paint is oem, tango red pearl.

Wheels, bumper cover painted with the dual paint that has primer and paint mixed in it. You can buy it at walmart. The lense tint paint was from advance auto. Maybe sure to use a clear coat on the lense coat or it will wash/wear off.

The later red gen 2 color is a more candy vs metallic. Mines shifts from a black cherry to maroon between direct sun and over cast.
 

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I was messing around in Photoshop and put together this:



I tinted the headlights and painted the wheels and grill cover black.

What do you guys think? Worth trying in real life? Any of you guys have modified Insights? I like the idea of mods that don't effect MPG.
Mod would definitely look good. With black car, investigate dark gray or "titanium" color wheels, like Cobb's. Have seen some around and they do look great!
 

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Rendition of Black Insight not great... but you get the idea...:!:
 

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Yeah I'd love to get new lightweight wheels, but I think my better half would kill me...


Plastidip seems like the cheap/removable alternative to hold me over.
 

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Yeah, new wheels then you need to get new tpms sensors or swap over the old ones, then you got tires to deal with. Get new or use old. I lined up a seller to buy my old wheels when I got the new ones so it helped to offset the upgrade.

I like em, but I want to go a size or 2 bigger in tires next time. I went to 185 65 r 15.

Yeah, paint is a first start. I painted mines and my other car too. :evil:
 

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Yeah I'd love to get new lightweight wheels, but I think my better half would kill me...


Plastidip seems like the cheap/removable alternative to hold me over.
I know about those better halves! They are a tough crowd.;)
 

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More Photoshop mockups for wheel dipping.

Mask out the 'spokes' with a black:


And a gunmetal gray:


And with bare edges




Try to ignore the rough edges. Feelin fairly lazy at the moment :p
 

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Those examples reminds me of the wheel options I have for my sidekick.

Here you go, you need a red honda emblem and line green wheels. :)

 

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Like the edges of spokes and wheels exposed... slightly lighter "Titanium" gray with your black Insight would really pop.

Mini has a 17 incher that kinda reminds me of what you're doing...



Might fit, even!
 
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