Paints are now purely cosmetic items in the game. They have nothing to do with protection modules. You can equip any paint while using any protection module you want to.Players who had paints before the "paint separation update" got the respective protection modules which are referred as Legacy(LGC) modules. If you purchased the paint after the update, you'll get the paint only.
Tank you. (I did that mistake on purpose XD)
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