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Jase
01-15-2004, 12:38 AM
I think this is techno voilet. I have to paint my kit and spolier so why not the whole car.I am looking for ideas on colours to go with.
I like this colour. My interior is black / grey leather with aluminum and carbon fiber accents. so it is pretty neutral.So far I like the lexus(is300) blue, black and this.............

Jase
01-15-2004, 12:42 AM
here is the lexus blue

Jase
01-15-2004, 12:47 AM
and black

98323IS
01-15-2004, 12:57 AM
Don't know if you like it or not but it actually was an OEM colour on E36's........here is a pic.

Euro_E30
01-15-2004, 01:30 AM
the first one is really nice!! a little off topic did u sell ur rims?

Jase
01-15-2004, 04:06 AM
Originally posted by Euro_E30
the first one is really nice!! a little off topic did u sell ur rims?

no i didn't since the offers were too low

WhadUpp
01-15-2004, 04:09 AM
Very sweet E30 on the first pic. Lovin it with the color :cool:

Jase
01-15-2004, 04:28 AM
I think it is techno voilet.....Anyone know?

Miguel
01-15-2004, 04:30 AM
I dont know if anyone could match this colour perfectly... but its called tectite mettalic grey from a 2004 S-Class. Absolutely stunning and fear inducing in person. Go to the Mercedes Dealership at 401 & Mavis and see for yourself, I guarantee that if you saw it in persion, that'd be the colour you lay down on your car.

Miguel
01-15-2004, 04:32 AM
rear... it changes from light grey to dark grey to almost black, completely stunning.

WASABI
01-15-2004, 04:59 AM
Isn't that the chameleon paint in the first pic ?

How about Estoril Blue ? :idea:

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:03 AM
Originally posted by WASABI
Isn't that the chameleon paint in the first pic ?

How about Estoril Blue ? :idea:

No I think it is just a purple. I remember seeing the entire car and it did not cange colour. Do you have a pic of Estoril Blue?

KaschmirBeige3
01-15-2004, 05:28 AM
The first E30 pic is chameleon paint (mix of orange,green,purple...etc).I would go with the BMW Carbon Black paint like the E46 M3's. Carbon Black looks great, looks black at night and in overcast,but in direct sunlight you see the metallic blue flake...absolutely stunning..

or you could do BMW Topaz Blue paint like my car...yes i'm partial to Topaz:cool:

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:36 AM
Yours is similar to the blue I posted. Does anyone have a pic of that bmw violet?

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:53 AM
I am sure it is not kameleon paint. Here is some more pics you decide

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:54 AM
more

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:55 AM
another

Jase
01-15-2004, 05:57 AM
any thoughts on a painted in flag? maybe with one shade differnt on paint or a pearlized clear coat so it is only seen in the light

SebSter
01-15-2004, 05:50 PM
that looks sweet, the one with the flag. on a non-stock car that looks sick

WASABI
01-15-2004, 08:32 PM
One reason why I mentioned chameleon paint was in the first pic, you can see a slight tint of gold and green. Techno Violet is not as metallic as I recall, see E46iT 's ride he's got techno violet. There's also a Madeira Violet, check out thinair 's ride.

This one is Estoril Blue, not too good of a pic though.

Jase
01-15-2004, 08:46 PM
I definatley see the green and gold>I figured it was a reflection.

Bob Loblaw
01-15-2004, 08:59 PM
I'm a big fan of Le Mans blue. It's an M5 color. Before selling my Bronzit 325is, that's the color I planned on painting it.

Jase
01-15-2004, 09:06 PM
Ya that i s a nice colour aswell

WASABI
01-15-2004, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Jase
I definatley see the green and gold>I figured it was a reflection. Don't get me wrong though, it's still a gorgeous color ! *th-up*

Kal
01-15-2004, 09:45 PM
i think that lexus blue would look mint

Jase
01-16-2004, 12:17 AM
I am still partial to that purple.

Lennon
01-16-2004, 12:42 AM
Wow, I'm really feeling that purple, very classy, I'd go for that man, not too many around with that colour thats for sure... do it! *th-up*

windsor318is
01-16-2004, 12:44 AM
how about.............

Jase
01-16-2004, 12:55 AM
I have a pic of a car in yellow. It looks better on the e46M3

windsor318is
01-16-2004, 01:16 AM
that one looks really crappy.... you like the new copper color on the dodge dakotas??? that would look nice

Jase
01-16-2004, 01:44 AM
I have spent 2-3 hours looking at paint chips. I still think I like the purple in the top photo. But that blue on the M3 is a close second. Any other nice colours considering my interior

Jase
01-16-2004, 02:26 AM
here is techno voilet. It dosent look the same

Jon@Bimmersport
01-16-2004, 02:40 AM
wat about a daytona violet?

Jase
01-16-2004, 03:04 AM
got a pic?

ToBimer
01-16-2004, 09:21 PM
could be madeira violet. that was the colour on my car before i painted it. check it out at a bmw dealer only came on e36's i believ

ToBimer
01-16-2004, 09:22 PM
heres a bad pic. hope it helps

Jase
01-20-2004, 01:38 AM
bump^^ still looking for imput

Jon@Bimmersport
01-20-2004, 02:06 AM
daytona..

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/9/web/465000-465999/465099_1_full.jpg

Jase
01-20-2004, 02:10 AM
looks close

thinair
01-20-2004, 02:17 AM
I'd post a pic of my car (for the Madeira Violet), but it always seems to photograph black, you'd have to see it in person.

It's actually kinda weird, it's violet in sunlight, blue in the evening, and black at night, unless lighted by flourescent lighting.

Even my ownership says black.

Jase
01-20-2004, 02:26 AM
well you see the pics of the e30 it seems dark but i like the look of it in the light.Do you think your car is the same colour or do you think it is custom?

Frank de Jonge
01-28-2004, 08:46 AM
Normaly the name of the color is under the bonnet on the suspension (whats the name of that thing, I'm not American) bridge????

Jase
01-28-2004, 08:48 AM
It is not my car. I emailed the owned but had no response

Alezone
01-28-2004, 09:06 PM
did you say estoril?

it changes color too :)

blacknblue-e30
02-01-2004, 10:08 AM
that first one is pretty sweet, the violet.

cant go wrong with a nice Black though!!! :)

Jammasterj
02-04-2004, 06:51 AM
the violet looks good. but you posted that dealer photo and it doesn't look as good in the showroom....
the light really changes it.

the is300 is sweet...perhaps you might like the M3's colour?