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Ok, I'm getting my car painted on September 1st. The old paint has the clearcoat falling off and I do have dents and rust I'd like to take care of. I figured I'd take this time to do something custom to the paint. I've always wanted black, but don't know if I want to deal with the headaches that come with it.. It also means I'd have to chrome my wheels.. lol. So I'm looking for color options.

I will also be getting the SC ground effects installed and switching to '96 hood and headlights.

This is what the car looks like now.. Silver Frost:



I just stumbled across this today.. how would this color look? Its called Tungsten Silver.

 

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I'd say paint it black. But if you really are that against it, then I don't know. The AM paint would look cool, I wish I could have a better comparison though, it doesn't look much darker. But I do think once it was on the car you'd notice it. Maybe do something a little darker like this

 

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Keeping the car close to the original base coat will cost less in the long run. Less disassembly, less prep equals less cost. changing color drastically, if done properly, will require pretty much the whole car being stripped, from lights to trim, panels to glass. Easiest bang for the buck...original base coat (or close match)on the body with a black two-tone upper body. You will be able to do all your repairs, with the most attention to be given to the roof, trunk and hood. Break the colors with a nice3/4inch color stripe, and you will have a sweet combo.

Second and even easier option...original base coat with "pearled" clearcoat. Gold, bronze, blue, green, purple, actually any pearl will go well over the silver frost base coat. If you are looking for more contrast, you could add second color to the lower 3 inches of the body.
Get some colored markers, blank sketch paper and start getting creative!
 

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I'm not so much worried about the work.. Its already being disassembled and stripped to bare metal due to the rust and clearcoat problems. I like the easy cleaning of silver as its still a daily driver, but a darker color will shine deeper. Never been much of a fan of two-tone either. I kinda want to keep the pinstriping, but change it up somehow.
 

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Paint it Lambo Orange!!! :cool2:


Oh, wait. That's been done already.


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Actually, I like the Dark Blue and have considered doing mine in this color or a variation of it.

<a href="http://www.zoto.com/site/#USR.phatbrd::pAG.detail::b167f8c96eefbb6a303a94634e5c9a78"><img src="http://www.zoto.com/phatbrd/img/800x600/b167f8c96eefbb6a303a94634e5c9a78.jpg"/></a>

From:

http://forums.tccoa.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1037838


Or Vista Blue like Midwestbird's car.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=105137
 

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I like Ford's dark shadow gray like on my 06 Ranger. It looks great if it is clean, but starts to look really dull if it is dusty or dirty (which it happens to be right now, lol).



I have decided to paint my car Vista Blue though as I have wanted to since the new Mustangs came out. I already have a gallon of it in my basement, I am waiting on my brother to get the body work done and spray it.

-Rob
 

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That Vista Blue looks good. If your totally stripping it down I'd do that, or like I said earlier just black. My bird is Silver Frost, and it really does hide dirt well, but it's not my favorite car color.
 

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I love that blue, it looks great. It almost makes me want to go a similar route with my car.
 

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I do like the blue, but I don't think its for me. I'm pretty much between the stock Silver Frost, the Tungsten Silver, or Black.
 

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i think you should go to your local automotive paint supply shop and look at their swatch books. theyve got thousands of colors for you to choose from instead of the 200 you see on the highway everyday. you will be able to find exactly what you want. remember to look at them in the sun, in the shade... all possible lighting to see how it looks every way you can. i think you can do a lot better than some maserati color or something and be one of a kind.

-John
 
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