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As many of you know, the yellow OMP strut tower brace for the 850/70s screams out for attention and put out too much r1ced and furious image. I know only a handful of people have refinished the yellow with sometihing more discreet.<p>I've done that with some silver paint that my friend's shop was using once. Obviously paying only $35 to get the job done was a bit optimistic, and my friend was not too pyched about spending some time and stripping the paint first. Now it's all chipped up from doing workd around the area, and the bar looks pretty nasty now.<p>After few sand paper+high polish DIY job on my intake and IC pipes, and the injector cover....I'm hooked on that polish look and the sense of achievement after hours of hard work. I was wondering if I should do the same for my strut tower brace.<p>Few options I have in mind:<p>It would probably look decent if I just strip everything and powder coat it to some flat silver or black.<br>Or powder coat only the strut tower brace mount base on each ends and leave the rest polished.<br>Or just polish everything including the bases on the brace.<p>What do you guys think?
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (The_one_n_only)

I think it would look nice if you had it painted to match your car on each tower, and blend it in to polished in the middle. I dunno how you'd do it, i guess you'd have to polish the whole thing and have a paint shop blend it in from end to middle.
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (The_one_n_only)

I'd say powdercoat the mounting brackets black or silver (color of your car of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and polish the bar. I like the way IPD's bar looks like.
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (The_one_n_only)

Thanks guys, yeah....I guess the polished bar look with the tower powder coat it to semi-glossy or flat black will probably be the best choice. Since I doubt I could find any powder coating color that will be perfect match with the car's original body color.<p>Yeah, if I do this, it would look very similar to the IPD bar. I think as long as I taped up the rest of the bar, it should be okay in terms of blending the polish finish and powder coating.
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (The_one_n_only)

Deep dark blue....<br>Goes with the silver , the red and the other blue parts....<p>Don't forget to send a new desktop pic. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (Johann)

My OMP brace is painted dark blue<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> Of course it isn't<br>a nice powdercoat job. Oh well, I have nothing special<br>to show in my engine bay.
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (Volvo_C70_Nashville)

I've got one on mine - came from the factory.<p>I think its good compared to a cabrio without one, but couldn't comment in relation to OMP or another make.
 

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Re: OMP Strut Tower brace (mike_c70)

Going to do that this winter, stripping all the paint, powder coating the bases semi-glossy black, and high polish on the bar itself. Had a lot of fun doing all those polishing work, so I'm going to give it a try on the strut tower brace.<p>The look should be very similar to iPd's strut tower brace.
 
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