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My Punto is getting Abarth'ed , needed suggestions on side stripes

Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by theblack, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Hi All,

    I've got hold of a guy who does car detailing and have given an order for abarth stickers , should be on my car by tomorrow (pics tomorrow).
    I have also mailed the side stripes to him .

    "But here is the problem"

    My car is black so the default "Red" stripes that we see of Abarth wont look that good.
    I modified that image to have white letters and stripes but somehow even that does not look very good.

    Any suggestions on which color would look on a black car?
    Please suggest ASAP (if possible) I am going to that guy tomorrow to finalize and get it printed.

    Thanks

    ---------- Post added at 08:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:19 PM ----------

    abarth rayo | Brands of the World

    That's the stripes I'm talking about
  2. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Well, black Abarth cars come with Red graphics only. Looks good and quite subtle. Not flashy.
    abarth red punto.jpg
    abarth red 500.jpg

    Another color that you can try is silver
    abarth silver.jpg

    Well, if you want them to be flashy, how about yellow graphics on black car. Red, black and yellow are the three colors on Abarth logo so yellow will go nice with black.


    Was searching for these photos and got stuck with this photo for a while. Isn't the cabin area looking so beautiful? Fit and finish looks top notch. ;)

    abarth cabin.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
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  3. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Hmm.. I was thinking of getting it done in Silver just so that it will at least be contrasting.
  4. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes, silver will look good too.

    If you want to go by the original Abarth logo (that has Red, Black and yellow color), the only 2 options you have are either red or yellow. Otherwise, silver would look good too.

    Have you got any Photoshop images of various color combos?
  5. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Sadly No, I dont run on windows machine on my desktop and I'm not a good graphics guy also.. ( I can only touch up images that's all) So no PS
    However i did try this..
    abarth_rayo-1.jpg

    This did not look very good and that's when the guy actually suggested silver.
    Besides in a few hrs I should have all these stickers on my car
    Will definitely post pics shortly.
  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I think after TJET, 90HP & 1.2 THREAD, we'll soon be having a thread "Lets count the Punto Abarth at TFI". :)

    Good luck buddy. Hope it looks great.
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  7. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Thank you.. I wish we have "count the Abarth" thread
  8. varunrtr

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  9. Viny

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    :)
    19267d1330787876-my-punto-getting-abarthed-needed-suggestions-side-stripes-abarth-cabin.jpg

    I like the cabin area :p
    Finishing is good ;)
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    ok WOHOOO....
    Punto Abarth'ed :)

    I just reached home and can hardly contain my joy so I'm posting some "In-process" pics which I took at the shop.
    My car needs washing badly as it nearly stood out for 6hrs while all other vehicles blew dust onto her. (Will wash cleanly and upload pics of the car). Here are some teasers.

    Scorpion in the Making :)
    IMAG0114.jpg

    ABARTH
    IMAG0115.jpg

    Tadaaa :)
    IMAG0116.jpg

    So this is what i've done now.
    1.) logos above the side indicators.
    2.) Logos on the D pillar
    3.) Abarth lettering on front and rear windshield.
    4.) Front and rear FIAT logo re-badged as ABARTH :)

    Will positively upload pics tomorrow....
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