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Old 01-26-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Painting car, want advice

My car is red and has been redone at some point since it's base / clear and IIRC NA's came in a single stage paint. I was intending to repaint it classic red, single stage with the black rockers like original but it's been suggested I should consider other reds and adding metal flake, this and doing a base / clear job.

This is being done by a relative who owns a body shop but I am doing all rust repair / panel replacement (with said relative's help / advice).

The thing is, I like a stock looking car which my car is and my wife likes the idea of true red (NC miatas) with oodles of metal flake like newer cars have. I may not hate the idea of a non stock looking car if it's done well but I like what I have.

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Get what you want, as its "your" car. Go to a local meet and look around for a paint color or style you like or the both of you can agree on. Fire engine red with powdered glass in the clear.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Every time I see a paint advice thread I get excited, thinking that MAYBE someone else on this forum enjoys body work and spraying cars and is looking for tips or tricks.

Then I come to the realization that I am the only retard that likes spending endless hours sanding and spraying my own car.

As for color/style... choose a color, (red, blue, w/e) and then find the best possible car with that color (in your own opinion). There ya go

Example.. I wanted blue. I chose Lotus Exige Magnetic Blue.

I also looked at
Subaru WRC blue
Lexas ISF limited edition pearl blue ($$ and I couldnt get the paint code)
Acura RSX blue
some blues off of chevy pickups
many many others

BTW ill kill you if you go with the same color
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I do enough mudding and sanding on houses to do it on cars and I don't have that much free time.
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