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Old 01-04-2004, 02:59 AM   #1
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Help with colour please!!!!

I have a zinnoberot e30 and paint is in far from perfect condition, the previous owners thought it be a good idea to do a home job clear coat and with weather and all it has faded to a disgusting pink with a chipping clear coat.... now i had planned to go black, but my mates (also e30 owners) have jus recently got there rides and both cars are the colours i wanted, black and calypso red, so i am in great need of a colour suggestion....

Can anyone suggest a colour that i should paint my car, and post any pictures you may have.....

by dont however want white red or green
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:01 AM   #2
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jus to give you guys an idea of my current paint situation here are a few pics....

nb, they were taken with a cellphone camera so im sorry about the quality
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:02 AM   #3
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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that colour looks like pepto-bismol!

You should consider a deep dark blue. Maybe Orient Blue or even something like Iroc Blue.
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:02 AM   #5
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hey.... do ya mind telling me how much ur getting the respray for? i'm sorta lookin at changing colours too....
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Old 01-04-2004, 08:02 AM   #6
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around $3500 nz$,

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Maybe Orient Blue or even something like Iroc Blue.
what do they look like.... anyone have pics?
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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anyone....? u r ideas are much appreciated
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:43 AM   #8
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Old 01-05-2004, 05:01 AM   #9
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Re: Help with colour please!!!!

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by dont however want white red or green
You should really think out what your priorities are. Do you have the ca$h to do a colour change?

would you consider a dark grey colour? are you going to pull the engine to do the engine bay? why not repaint it the original red? Im sure it would look hot.
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Old 01-05-2004, 05:11 AM   #10
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i love dakar yellow, like on the e36 m3s, if i was ever to repaint a bimmer thats probably the color i would use
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:51 AM   #11
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Do it ice-metallic blue. Saw it once on a custom VW Corrado, and another on a Lambo Countach - it's by far the most eye-catching color i've seen.
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Old 01-05-2004, 01:50 PM   #12
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I think Cinnabar is a very nice color (yeah, I'm biased. ) so if I were you, I'd respray it the same color. It's much cheaper than a color change.

If I changed colors, the only one I'd put on my car is the M5 color Le Mans Blue (paint color code 381).

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:17 PM   #13
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Do it ice-metallic blue. Saw it once on a custom VW Corrado, and another on a Lambo Countach - it's by far the most eye-catching color i've seen.
does anyones have a pic of this colour?
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Old 01-06-2004, 06:40 PM   #14
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My advice to you is to have an A+++ bodyshop repaint your car if your going to do it black. Black is the most sensitive colour to paint on a car. If the bodywork is not 100% your screwed even if the painter is damn good. Or even vise versa..... If the bodywork is 100% and the painter sucks or is even decent then your car is still screwed! Black is a very delicate colour to work with.
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Old 01-06-2004, 06:47 PM   #15
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mercedes black... (the darkest black on the scale)
imola red... the best red IMO
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