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Old 09-11-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Explanation of painted Roof ditch trim

if you look at the pictures i edited you can see on the red camaro has the painted trim the silver car doesn't
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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I think that red pic is one of the renders from the designers.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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What do you like more the paint or black rubber?
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #4
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I think that red pic is one of the renders from the designers.
that pic was in the thread by tran with the hi res shots for backgrounds but that is still what they are refering to even if it was a render
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:52 AM   #5
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Don't really have a like one way or the other.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:34 AM   #6
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i dont care either i just had seen a few people wondering what it was.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:16 AM   #7
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #8
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FWIW, most of the time, in the auto' industry, those are called Roof Joint Moldings. The ones above the door glasses are usually called Roof Drip Moldings.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:58 PM   #9
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that pic was in the thread by tran with the hi res shots for backgrounds but that is still what they are refering to even if it was a render
And of course my point is that it's painted in the render but rubber in RL production.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:04 PM   #10
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RS Appearance Package

HID headlamps
Spoiler (LT model, included on all SS models)
5-spoke wheel with Midnight Silver paint finish
RS unique taillamp
Body-color roof ditch molding
RS badging (front and rear).
this is part of the rs package not just rendered on the car
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:44 PM   #11
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Manufacturers know that Roof Drip Moldings deviate from the traditional hardtop look that gives a car like this its sportiness, yet a Roof Drip Molding is useful since it acts as a gutter from water falling on the roof to stream it down the molding instead allover the sides of the window in the driver's line of sight. It is this reason why the RS package incorporates body-colored ones to give the illusion they're not there by making them stand out less. I like them more in the body color than in black.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
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Personally, I kinda like the way they look in black. Then again, I like little contrasting things like that.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:31 PM   #13
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Personally, I kinda like the way they look in black. Then again, I like little contrasting things like that.
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yeah i agree but i dont have a choice since i want the HID lights and ill pay what ever they charge for the package.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:06 PM   #14
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Wink

my 2004 Monte Carlo has the moldings in the roof like that and they are body color tho.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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So... is it a different material or is it that the material is just painted?

Because if I am getting a black one and it is the same material, the Roof Ditch Molding doesn't get me anything.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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Because if I am getting a black one and it is the same material, the Roof Ditch Molding doesn't get me anything.
correct. it mostly applies to a different colored Camaro, it will match that certain color.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:41 PM   #17
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So... is it a different material or is it that the material is just painted?

Because if I am getting a black one and it is the same material, the Roof Ditch Molding doesn't get me anything.
It gets rid of two black lines running down the roof of your car that you can see from a long way out. Remember that the Maro is LOW....and you'll be looking down on it. With my rally stripes they would have looked really out of place.
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