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    is it ok to

    show your car at billing as a WIP?

    i have a front bumper on that is red and my car is black, however, its not looking likey to be painted in time unless i sell a lung
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    Paint it yourself
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    Silly question, but can't you just shove the black on back on??
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    If it was me I would do something stupid with it

    Camo it, cover it in mag cut outs, rattle can it, Sticker it up, stick hazard tape over it - all just stupid stuff that will look better than a red bumper.

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    my Chianti red coupe had a white bonnet on it last year, and didn't even have a grille on it. It was in a bit of a state in terms of bodywork as well (actually it is even more so now as it's been written off!).

    you can see it here...





    TBH at the time I felt I was "letting the side down", and no amount of people saying it was fine etc could stop me feeling that.

    Having said that though, I wouldn't let it put you off going. Do as Mat says, make something silly of it. Paint "Kills" and then a few tally marks on it, or stick a big target on it or something. If you're getting it painted it doesn't matter whether you put something on it as it'll get painted over in time. You could write "This is a red bumper" across the front, it'd make people smile/laugh and is pretty much what Billing is all about - having a good time

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    lol, quality ideas fellas, i will make it looks stupid then, i sold the black bumper off in bits, so i cant put it back on, this is going to be fun lol
    G t c

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    I now feel much better having what looks like a hand painted bonnet and a couple of splits in the sideskirt paint

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