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Old 02-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #21
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well for the race car I am going to roll on tremclad, because I expect body damage and can easily pick up a new panel and roll on a few coats in a cheap/fast manner. And it doesn't look as bad as the MACCO paint job on my 240 (that is rusting through btw)
Yea most macco's suck. This one doesn't though.

but fwiw. If your car has rust. And you do a quick job, or sometimes even a good job. The rust will come back through. Always use some form of rust kill before you primer it.

These are not wet sanded jobs. But they shine well, unlike the usual orange pill paint jobs most maccos do. But I couldn't buy supplies for the price they are offering.

I wouldn't use any other macco. But these guys are cool.

But each to their own.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #22
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If I ever get around to painting my other miata, it will be UPS brown.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #23
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maroon...you know you've always wanted to do it.

Make it metallic for kicks, with white stripes if needed.


Other than that, I really wanted to paint my Triumph like this, and think it could translate well to a Miata:

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #24
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Two-Tone, gray and seafoam. I've always like it, thus you should as well

Edit:hell no thats not my car so dont ask uke:

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If I ever get around to painting my other miata, it will be UPS brown.
Then the plate better say "PWR BTM".......
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #26
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Yea most macco's suck. This one doesn't though.

but fwiw. If your car has rust. And you do a quick job, or sometimes even a good job. The rust will come back through. Always use some form of rust kill before you primer it.

These are not wet sanded jobs. But they shine well, unlike the usual orange pill paint jobs most maccos do. But I couldn't buy supplies for the price they are offering.

I wouldn't use any other macco. But these guys are cool.

But each to their own.
well the main problem I have with MACCO type places is that they don't spray on the paint, then a separate clear coat, they mix in the clear coat with the paint I believe. If your place does it good and is still cheap then kudos
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:28 PM   #27
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Saw this on GRM and NASIOC.

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:48 PM   #28
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remember that any really bright colors (sunburst yellow) may reflect a lot of light into your eyes off of the hood while driving. I believe this is why some of the older muscle cars had flat black hoods.
reflectivity has a lot less to do with color than with shininess. it also matters if the light source is at the right angle. the bullshit about polished silver cars being blinding has got to stop. a black car with a good wax job is just as bad. see?



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Two-Tone, gray and seafoam. I've always like it, thus you should as well

Edit:hell no thats not my car so dont ask uke:

yep, no idea where that color scheme came from. nerds.

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #29
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Fluorescent Brown.
Fingerprint Yellow
Neon green, neon red, neon purple
White pearl
electric blue
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:13 PM   #30
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Flat grey like every other dorifter on the rice circuit.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #31
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Or you could do what hustler and his sister(in picture) did...

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:11 PM   #32
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Tagg your car... im doing it soon.


Or this if you have enough time on your hands...







Or yet another idea, pant it flat white, and just write on it. A friend of mine had Sharpies tied to his car and would be parked for a while and have taggs and other people sign it when he returned. It ended up looking bad ***.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #33
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reflectivity has a lot less to do with color than with shininess. it also matters if the light source is at the right angle. the bullshit about polished silver cars being blinding has got to stop. a black car with a good wax job is just as bad. see?
well at least I was right about the flat part
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Chalkboard FTW.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #35
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Saw this on GRM and NASIOC.

ok, that's cool.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #36
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Since you like yellow, I say yellow and lime green, kind of like Jun cars sport. Do some practice on some cardboard with different stripes and shapes, and make one that looks cool and try to transfer it to the miata. Dont go plain on something like a track car, go wild with it.
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My old Motorola Cup car- a 787B reinterpretation. Orange diamond sprayed over a green car. Sprayed vinyl at the same time, then cut and laid along the junction of the two colors.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #38
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Anything Renown 787B like is a winner in my book. One of the best paint jobs ever.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:27 PM   #39
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if i ever get around to painting my other miata, it will be ups brown.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #40
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Saw these and was interested. I really like the Gulf powder blue and orange:


This one is yellow and black:
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