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Old 09-27-2007, 03:41 PM
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Originally Posted by thebirdsonfire View Post
wow alot of money rapped up in a paint job...i would so do it but my hubby would kill me for spending that kinda money ,,,needless to say he's really not into the whole car thing...lol...thanks for the imfo ...and cant say it enough sweet car,let me know if you ever wont to sell ya a cold day in hell right..
Yeah, I would never sell it. I would lose so much money it isnt even funny. It is kinda one of those projects where you have to go into it knowing that there will never be a return on investment. But that also frees you to build it to your taste and yours alone.

The other bad thing is that it is an absolute magnet for everything. Ever summer SOMETHING happens. One year somebody kicked the door, another my ex keyed it, last year a bunch of rocks flew out of a dumptruck, this year something hit the rear bumper. It is never ending.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

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Yeah, I would never sell it. I would lose so much money it isnt even funny. It is kinda one of those projects where you have to go into it knowing that there will never be a return on investment. But that also frees you to build it to your taste and yours alone.

The other bad thing is that it is an absolute magnet for everything. Ever summer SOMETHING happens. One year somebody kicked the door, another my ex keyed it, last year a bunch of rocks flew out of a dumptruck, this year something hit the rear bumper. It is never ending.
SORRY ABOUT THAT MAN THAT SUCKS I WOULD HAVE TO FU**ING GO CRAZY IF SOMEONE WHERE TO KEY MY CAR..LOLLLLL...WHAT A BI**H....I ALMOST WENT OFF ON SOMEONE THE OTHER DAY THAT ALMOST HIT MY CAR WIL OPENING THERE DOOR THEY JUST THREW THERE DOOR OPEN LIKE NOTHING DAM NEAR HIT MINE SO I HAD A FEW CHOICE WORDS FOR THEM I THOUGHT MY HUSBAND WAS GOING TO DIE FROM LAUGHING WHEN I WAS GOING OFF ON THEM.. ...MY CAR IS MY BABY SO YA I COULD ONLY IMAGIN SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENING. YA I KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER GET OUT WHAT I PUT IN BUT SOMEONE HAS ALREADY AFFORD ME 3,000 FOR IT AND I ONLY PAYED 1,200 WITH 78000 MILES ON IT...BUT I TOLD THEM HELL NO EVEN THOW I WONT SOMETHING WITH MORE POWER BUT LIKE MY HUBBY SAYS IM JUST GOING TO END UP GETTING INTO TROUBLE WITH THAT CAR AND I DONT NEED ANYTHING FASTER ....SHOOOOOOOOOOO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING...LOL
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Re: What Color to Paint!

does anyone have one painted Ultrviolet met.? i cant find any pics
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:40 AM
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Re: What Color to Paint!

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:42 AM
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Pictures don't give it justice, it was a cell phone and
very bright out at the time.. looks decent enough.

Fresh built modded L98, a torque monster!

It looks good enough to post, but It'll be painted within
the next 60 days. I would like to remain this Gun metal
Grey metallic with smoke Grey GFX, looks subtle..yet
classy. I am a huge fan of Artic White.. But, My mind
is made up already..

There is a member here with an IROC completely
shaved with the prettiest shade of Grey Ive ever seen..
and probably the best F-body Ive seen on these forums!

Anyway, us guys @ Thirdgen.org have some smoken cars

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Re: What Color to Paint!

PPG's Shopline primers and paint, paint codes PPG 4105 charcoal metallic and PPG 5377 for the pewter metallic both of which are just factory GM colors. Body work and paint done by me. Actual work time was about a month but the project took a year from start to finish due to work and weather. Probably about 1,300 dollars in materials and a couple new tools.

In the sunlight, it's got a brown tint to it at angles even though it's a charcoal color.




Overcast day or at night it looks black.



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Re: What Color to Paint!

looks sweet......Wish i had the know how to give mine a new paint job or aleast the to have it done....
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:21 PM
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Originally Posted by BOTLFED View Post


Wish I had a better pic, but that'll have to wait I guess..

The color is Dupont's Vivid Canary Yellow. I did it myself in probably 1.5 months.. Only working a couple nights a week and long weekends.. Had the car completely apart since the car wasn't originally yellow and the first time I painted it, it was a quick splash job.

Cheers,
uh huh, quick splash job. right. but you forgot to mention how many show car mags this thing has been in, lol. it must be like 5 or 6, if not more. all i'm saying is nice ****ing car man. real nice.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

My car is in bad need of a paint job.
I have been throwing around multiple ideas.
This is my favorite.
It wouldn't be quite as pictured it would be darker and the white would be silver, with lots of metalflake.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

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sry, forgot the pic.
That is such a bad a$$ paint job! What do you have on your power bulge? Is that a cubic inch badge?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:19 PM
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Here's mine freshly painted in Colorado Red...

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Re: What Color to Paint!

I love the Colorado Red!





Here is my car the day after we painted it in my garage last year, It still needs wet sanded. We sprayed it with Kirker Automotive Finishes. It was an Acrylic Urethane Enamel paint, Blue Metallic to be specific. It should look decent once its wet sanded.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Here are two cars that I painted in my backyard patio. I just put plastic around the support beams and put a fan inside. They turned out nice after cut and buff. I did them both in the summer of 05 I think. I took about 3 months for both of them. I did all the work after I got off my 9 to 5. Nothing like running a da sander at 10:00 in the evening!

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Re: What Color to Paint!

Wow. Black too...very scary when first getting started on black :-p Looks awesome. Nice job.
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The black 87 in the background of the silver 89 was my first black paint job. It was the best black I had done but it got hit by a land cruiser and now it just has junkyard panels on it. It will be back someday.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Some great looking cars here. I am still working on getting the body smooth but I have settled on the colors. I am going to use Sherman Williams TEC one stage in Hugger Orange with a Black Baldwin-Motion stripe scheme. The center stripe will disapear into the L88 hood on the front. The cove area will also be orange. Here are some examples on a early 2nd Gen.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

How do i post pics here if i've already posted the same ones in another thread?
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Re: What Color to Paint!

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Here's mine freshly painted in Colorado Red...



I've been thinking about painting my Trans Am in that same color, you got any more pics of it? thanks
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Re: What Color to Paint!

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I've been thinking about painting my Trans Am in that same color, you got any more pics of it? thanks
Yeah no wories, dude.

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These are pretty much all the pics I have of it post paint job. Still waiting for the sun to make an appearance before I can get some decent ones but you know what England's like where the sun's concerned.
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Last time I was in England, I got a tan. Meanwhile back home it rained the whole time
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Re: What Color to Paint!

thanks man, that car looks awesome, now I'd say its between Colorado red or "viper red" for my car.
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thanks man, that car looks awesome, now I'd say its between Colorado red or "viper red" for my car.
Cheers dude... Just waiting for the fibreglass spoiler to arrive now. It's taking ages.
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Cheers dude... Just waiting for the fibreglass spoiler to arrive now. It's taking ages.
I can't even imagine how long thats going to take, it took my spoiler a few weeks to arrive and that was just shipping it a few states over, yours has to go all the way to England. good luck
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Re: What Color to Paint!

Tell me about it I've been waiting 6 weeks already!

Not sure what the paint code is for Colorado Red. All I know is that Ford use it on their UK made cars. Shouldn't be hard to get hold of though.
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Re: What Color to Paint!

yeah I actually picked it out a few months ago along with victory red and viper red, then I decided I liked viper red the most. but I have easy access to the paint chip books so I'll probably look up the code tomorrow.
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nice cars everybody has here. yea im planning on repainting my 83 camaro. i believe it still has factory paint on it to. but im planning on painting it a metallic black and a neon or some type of bright green for the bottom trim and for the stock rims have the inside of them be black and outlined in a green to. i hope it looks good though... give me your thoughts anybody?
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Somebody has posted pics of a lime green Camaro earlier in this thread. It's a really nice colour so reckon it would look great on yours too. Especially if as you said you paint the rims green with black spokes.
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Somebody has posted pics of a lime green Camaro earlier in this thread. It's a really nice colour so reckon it would look great on yours too. Especially if as you said you paint the rims green with black spokes.
yea thats ot the kind of green i was looking for... if somebody could give me a link with car paint codes or something...
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nice silver firehawk ss iwant to paint my camaro something like this
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69 hugger orange

NOW THAT IS NICE!!!!!!!
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Heres my 91, Burgandy.
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I painted my car myself (first paint job/body work ever) about 5 years ago with the help of the book "How to Paint Your Car". It took me about 2 months doing it after work and on weekends when I could.

basecoat/clearcoat

Color: Viper GTS Blue (blue with blue pearl) - would have to look the color code up.
Brand: Whatever NAPA Gives out

I had it down to the metal on the entire car. Grabbed a spoiler off a friends junker and put that on. The first 2 photos are of the new paint, the 3rd photo illustrates why I needed to paint my car.





Where are the pictures???
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Re: What Color to Paint!

has anyone had any problems painting their car black? i heard it's hard to get a paint job with black because the flaws/errors show the most with that color.

BTW my car is stock maroon/burgendy

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Re: What Color to Paint!

the darker the color you go with the straighter your body work better be. yes black will show everything and white will be a touch more forgiving. I decided on Dupont Chromabase Dark Fiji Blue Pearl and Dupont Hot Hues Silva for the ground effects. I will post some good outside sunny pics as soon as the weather clears up around here.

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White has it's own problems, light colors are the best for hiding imperfect body work...
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Here is the color i am gonna paint mine.
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Heres my 91, Burgandy.
Whats the acutal code or name for this color ive heard lots of different names but mine is a 1990 firebird with the same color and its chipping pretty bad so i wanted to get it repainted the same color cause it really is a nice color...
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my87t/a, whats the name of that sharp lookin blue?
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its plymouth electric blue. IT WAS ONLY ON THE PROWLERS, i think
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i love my paint. bright orange... stands out more than any other car in town.


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white/gold
This is the only picture of a white/gold Camaro I've ever seen other than my own!
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This is the only picture of a white/gold Camaro I've ever seen other than my own!
Are you serious?? Me and my dad test drove an 8000 mile z28 with white gold combo the other day just like yours. it had been sitting for about 20 years and it was it mediocre shape but the guy wanted way to much for it so we passed it up.
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Yeah, I did google image searches and scoured camaro photo galleries for hours and couldn't come up with one. I know i've seen some with this paint scheme before, but I had trouble finding pics on the internet.

I just bought this one not too long ago. I was hoping to find a black and gold one, but the white and gold looks pretty nice too.
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89ta_jay, I wanna see pics of the blue/silver one on your avatar. That is my favorite color combo.
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dont know if this is the right thread but

Anyone know the paintcode/paintn ame of that green Kia used a while back, its a really sick lookin metallic green i believe, doesnt look like somethin youd see stock at all.
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80schild, yes hopefully later tonight i can see what i got on my computer and try to post. the project has been put on hold so its not completely assembled or final buff, but ill see what i can post for ya.
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ppg viper red with omni mc161 clear coat.



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sorry i have no better pics yet. The gallaxy blue pearl in the paint really pops in the sunlight. The ram air hood was a pita, alot of work with the long board to get it straight. one of these days ill final buff and get some good sunny shots.
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