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Old 04-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #121
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Pearl white looks great. If you really want to get crazy one of the best combos I have seen is white with a tiny bit of blue metallic in it with a pear clear. A guy that works at the paint shop I get my supplies from had a test piece he did In that scheme. It was amazing.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #122
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From a guy who's done plenty of body work and has painted plenty of cars I can tell you, GREAT JOB!

The one thing I dont do is the final polishing and buffing. I HATE doing that. I thought about painting my old NA that same color till I chose Blu Scurro off of the Diablo SV. That color you have is great though
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #123
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The hardtop just seems intimidating, the damn thing cost almost as much as my car. Thr proper way would be pulling out the back window. When I get extra money and it comes down to buying the paint I'll have to decide then. I'll talk to my cousin, he owns a body shop, really where I learned everything from. See what paint he can get at what price.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #124
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Do they look like they fit badly or when you put them in your feeling mehish. I found the pic with them in and they look good to me, pretty much what I was thinking should go there. Do they have a black trim or is the pic just ------- with me?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #125
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Do they look like they fit badly or when you put them in your feeling mehish. I found the pic with them in and they look good to me, pretty much what I was thinking should go there. Do they have a black trim or is the pic just ------- with me?
No trim ring.

They just don't fit the contour. the front sticks out a bit and isn't flush. Its subtle though so I think I will keep them.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #126
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It is just about done... Sealer/ Wax tomorrow. I still need to put the NACA duct in the front headlight cover and install my race seats.

We pulled it into the sun for the first time today. Really dusty, but I took a few pics. They don't do justice to just how amazing this color is. I really can't believe that I painted it in a makeshift garage .

Better pics will come in a few days after the seats are installed.







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wow, that is a great looking car
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #128
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Installed the seats and drove the thing a bunch.


I went on a short cruise tonight with my girlfriend.
Here are some iphone pics (of the car).










EDIT: oh ignore the big hole in the headlight cover. It is going to rain tomorrow so I didnt install the CF duct.
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Looks terrible. It's all shiny, not faded like it's supposed to be.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #130
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Naw man the vintage faded miatas are the single stage NA6's ...lol this baby is a 96. Almost brand new at 141,xxx miles.
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Looks terrible. It's all shiny, not faded like it's supposed to be.

yah these cars come with matte paint from the factory
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I love this car. You did a great job with step by steps on how you did your paint work, great job! Can't wait to see more results
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Love it, can't wait to see it in person. A query for you:

Have you given thought to changing the color of the wheels? I think if they were a different color they would really complete the package.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #134
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I have debated changing the color, but I dont really love white wheels.
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Orange and pink bro HelLa DoPE Tyte DrIFTz!!!!!!!!

Have you considered going to a darker shade of gray?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #136
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Ive considered not painting any more ---- on my car lol.

I actually wish I got the bright silver instead of dark. I dont want dark wheels with the dark blue.
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I thought gunmetal would complement the turn signals and side markers well. If not that then a brilliant silver would be nice.

Something kinda like dis:

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How did you roll your fenders?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:54 PM   #139
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Fender roller. It didn't come out perfect because I hit some rust on the edge So I spent some time working the metal by hand (hammer) to get it better durring the body work process.

And no Martin. My "ugly primer" wheels are staying.
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I had noticed that in your post, can't tell at all. I just didn't know if you used a roller or home remedy. Good job! Car looks sick
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