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Old 06-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

Hey guys, would it be really cheesy if I painted my pony emblem black?

I'm not sure if I want to buy the pony delete grill or just paint the horse.

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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

i painted mine black, looks sick, do it. gloss black honey comb grille, and flat black pony, or vice versa
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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

I don't know, it all depends on the person. I think a couple of ones at the dealership had a tint to the, but I don't think they were painted. I thought those looked hot, just an idea.....a dark tint, not really completely blacked out =)

Other then that I think it could look good, there are a couple of blacked out mustangs on the site if you wanna see some painted emblems.
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they chip quite easy
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use high gloss black spray and flat black spray, more than one layer does not chip

the flat black stuff i got is practically like rubber, but looks real good. ill find it and tell you the name.. also ill find my camera(MIA) and upload new pics
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Do you guys think this (smoked headlight covers) would look bad *** on my car??

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Do you guys think this (smoked headlight covers) would look bad *** on my car??

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I typically only like that on a black or dark colored car, but again thats me. On a white car im not so sure...
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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

Well I think the headlight covers would look good with the black stripes. Id leave the pony emblem alone though.
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I think it would look good.
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I've seen a few and they all looked good.
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If you use the VHT tint spray on that pony emblem it will turn out looking like black chrome,similar to the one that come stock on some of the 2010's.
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I think the blacked out or "tinted" pony would look good...add to the flow of the black stripes.

As far as the headlight covers, I'd suggest either VHT Niteshade, probably 2 or 3 coats, then sanded for a smooth, gloss finish, or the vinyl overlays (probably easier). American Muscle has them for $40. They'd be fairly easy to install since the lights aren't curved like the 99-04 tails.
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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

dont the make a black pony eblem for your year mustang? i think that would be the best way to go. i dont think you'd have to worry about chipping.
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the pre-painted black emblems you buy are like 60 bucks. its insane
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I think the blacked out or "tinted" pony would look good...add to the flow of the black stripes.

As far as the headlight covers, I'd suggest either VHT Niteshade, probably 2 or 3 coats, then sanded for a smooth, gloss finish, or the vinyl overlays (probably easier). American Muscle has them for $40. They'd be fairly easy to install since the lights aren't curved like the 99-04 tails.
+1. I used the VHT Niteshade for my tail lights and I'm very happy with them.
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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

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Hey guys, would it be really cheesy if I painted my pony emblem black?

I'm not sure if I want to buy the pony delete grill or just paint the horse.

Here's a shot of the front of my stang...
Honestly i think your stang looks amazing man, I would deff keep it the way it is...
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Honestly i think your stang looks amazing man, I would deff keep it the way it is...
I agree it looks great. I would for sure not use VHT on the tailights or headlights,it looks like **** IMO. If you do anything with VHT make sure its small like side markers or turn signal markers. If you are going to do heads and tail order them or take them to a paint shop. There is nothing worse then a super nice car with some dull,rough lookin VHT coated heads and tails...........well that's my 2 cents!
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I agree it looks great. I would for sure not use VHT on the tailights or headlights,it looks like **** IMO. If you do anything with VHT make sure its small like side markers or turn signal markers. If you are going to do heads and tail order them or take them to a paint shop. There is nothing worse then a super nice car with some dull,rough lookin VHT coated heads and tails...........well that's my 2 cents!
Yah a lot of people just spray the VHT on the lights and call it done...that's how you get that dull/rough looking finish. You can do a few extra steps (including sanding them down) to get a much better finish.

If you want to keep it simple, I'd recommend either the vinyl overlays or have them done by a shop...if you want to spend less, get the overlays. They are easy to put on. Yours would be really easy since there are no curves or diffiult spots to squeegee the overlay onto. I've put them on my fogs, side markers, and tails, and they look great and have held up fine.
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I think you should see if you can anodize-or-powdercoat the pony .
I have never been a fan of the "smoked" lens covers. I think they are potentially a safety hazard -especially at night or in low visibility. All you need is some numbnut -who was busy texting/prattling on a cellphone, and "trying" to drive-that "just didn't see you", and tears your stuff up..
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Re: Pony emblem on grill painted look cheesy?

IF YOU REALLT WANT TO CHANGE IT I FIND THE ORIGINAL BLACK PONY WHICH COMES ON THE 2010 GTs
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that one looks good
could be blacker
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that one looks good
could be blacker
Yea if its like the 2010s like mine is darker....
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Do you guys think this (smoked headlight covers) would look bad *** on my car??

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Thanks for the link. I totally forgot about those! haha
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