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View Poll Results: What Paint Scheme Should I Use?
Keep car Black + Blacked Out 5 26.32%
Keep car Black + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle 9 47.37%
Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint and blacked out grills 1 5.26%
Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle 4 21.05%
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Question Repainting my ride: your opinion??

Well I'm almost ready to repaint my ride + get bodywork done... when it's done it'll basically look like a m3 sedan.

It's currently black... and all blacked out. (blacked out grills / turn signals, tinting windows, etc.)

Keep in mind the rims are 18" gunmetal with a polished lip.

I'm thinking of adding blue flecks/sparkles to the black paint... give the car something different. I don't like chrome... too bling bling for me... but gunmetal is a very nice substitute.

Also.. you guys think I should paint the mouldings + door handle + m3 lip + m3 rear diffuser?

Here are my options:

1 - Keep car Black + Blacked Out
2 - Keep car Black + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle
3 - Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint and blacked out grills
4 - Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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hey justin

If i were you I wouldn't add flakes. I own a mechanic/body shop and we just painted my friends accord. Its blue and he wanted purple flakes in there. It looks alright but I dont think i would want to see it on a BMW ... It might look alright, I dont know but I personally dont see it comming out nice. If anything paint your car like triple black. That'll look sweet. You'll have that wet look on your car

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Old 06-22-2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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thanks for the input.. just to clarify I was going to use small + medium flakes... not the large ones.. and not too many. Just enough to give it a blue tint in the sunlight.
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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^^^x2 totally agree with you Kal, option 1 & 2 are my picks
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:56 PM   #5
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black with DARK blue pearl would look good.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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thanks for the input.. just to clarify I was going to use small + medium flakes... not the large ones.. and not too many. Just enough to give it a blue tint in the sunlight.
I think your looking for this candy colour from PPG. We painted two of my cousins cars with this colour. One accord and one Grand Prix. We painted it black with a tint of blue (pearl black over cobalt blue or something like that). Its a really sick colour but expensive. If you want the paint code let me know and I'll get it for you.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #7
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flakes are out. Jet black is in.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:53 PM   #8
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flakes are out. Jet black is in.
so are trucker hats but i aint about to go buy one (no offence to anyone who wears them)

break the mold, dont follow... bring the pearl back!

I only like VERY subtle pearl though... the kind you only see on the right angle with the sun glaring on it.
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:04 PM   #9
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Re: Repainting my ride: your opinion??

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1 - Keep car Black + Blacked Out
2 - Keep car Black + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle
3 - Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint and blacked out grills
4 - Black with Blue Flecks/Sparkles in Paint + Gunmetal Rims / Grills / Trunk Handle
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:12 PM   #10
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:23 PM   #11
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Re: Re: Repainting my ride: your opinion??

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thats so cruel... I mean, how can they make those kids stand next to the one in the wheelchair.... that I wont stand for.
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:17 PM   #12
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Re: Repainting my ride: your opinion??

I would keep it black. All black w/ a polished lip will look sick
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:38 AM   #13
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keep in mind, jet black is very hard to keep clean. if your obessed with ur car always looking clean and "gleemy" then have fun waxing/washing the car everyday.

little dust will show on it
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:55 AM   #14
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Black with gun-metal rims
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:16 PM   #15
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Re: Re: Re: Repainting my ride: your opinion??

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thats so cruel... I mean, how can they make those kids stand next to the one in the wheelchair.... that I wont stand for.
LOL, you wont stand for the kid in the wheelchair?!?
you crack me up
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