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Did you remove the spoiler to paint it? Is it easy to remove?
 

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There's a lot of black trim on the car body, so the spoiler doesn't normally look out of place. Still, nice improvement.

Has anyone painted the side molding? Probably needs a PVC-compatible primer.
 

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There's a lot of black trim on the car body, so the spoiler doesn't normally look out of place. Still, nice improvement.

Has anyone painted the side molding? Probably needs a PVC-compatible primer.
While visiting my KIA dealership I noticed an all white Sportage that has all of the grey/black trim pieces colour matched...it wasn't my cup of tea; even the rear KIA badge was "blanked out" and coloured white...looked like a big Beluga Whale.

There's also the blue Sportage on display SEMA from a few years ago:

 

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Wow, pretty. Thanks!

I like body-coloured side moldings, since it looks uniform. Those parts chip and rust and wear, so I think plastic, especially replaceable or toughened with rockerguard (etc), is a perfectly reasonable alternative.
 
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