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Old November 27th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Wing Top Guards- Black or Aluminum?

So this is not a very technical question but I am trying to decide on either getting power coated black or regular aluminum wing top guards on my AA Yellow D-90 ST.

Does anyone have any pics of the a Yellow d90 with the Black guards installed? I can find the regular aluminum/yellow combo but none in the Black/yellow setup.

What is the general preference?

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Old November 27th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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I say leave them off. Not a big fan of them myself. I guess unless you're standing on your fenders a lot they seem kinda useless, but that's just my opinion...
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Old November 27th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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I guess I should have mentioned that I have a few "elbow" dents that I'd like to cover and thought I'd kill two birds with one stone...
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Old November 27th, 2010, 03:03 PM
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When they're new and shiny they look guud. When they get old and oxidized they still look like they have a purpose. I used them to cover some dents and it looks great. I think I need to polish them out a bit. If you get black and you scratch it it will look like crap, at least with bare aluminum you wouldn't be able to tell without looking closely.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Good point about the black ones getting scratched. I'd think that they could be touched up if need be.
I'd just like to see some pics with these on a yellow d90- specifically, the black ones so I can see what they look like.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 06:27 PM
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Old November 27th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Bare aluminum for me. Something about the black ones. When shiny they seem to look like plastic.

Also, I've found mine to be quite useful when leaning over into the engine bay.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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I had a black set on my SW, and stripped them to bare aluminum. With everything else being white or black, the silver contrast helped.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Mine are neither black nor aluminum. They're painted to match the body color. I love them and find them incredibly useful. I like the tone-on-tone look, its more subtle than the other two options and the paint is surprisingly durable.
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Install with rivet nuts (AKA nut-serts) and paint semi-gloss black. That way you can remove and repaint as needed.

The powder-coated ones turn purple over the years. The black semi-gloss matches most bumper and slider finishes. Mill finished clear aluminum looks good too.

Post up some photos when you do.

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I had black ones on my yellow truck for a few months before they faded. Its the anodizing that fades BTW - powder coating is pretty color-fast in the sun. Anodized finishes can fade to purple or grey depending on the dye that was used or some other variable.

I prefer checkplate to damaged wingtops, but I prefer nice wingtops to checkerplate. If my fenders were perfect, I would just use a fender cover when working on the truck.
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bare aluminium, we have to wrench our trucks so often that they're a must have.
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Mine were bare AL but I primed them when I did my bulkhead and then rattlecanned semi gloss black over good primer. I like them matching the rest of the trim(bumper, sliders, rear corners). They are often covered in tools(Clutch master at a campground).
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