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Do Nothing 1 4.76%
Paint top gray metallic to match car 5 23.81%
Paint top black to contrast car 13 61.90%
Paint everything and be done with it 2 9.52%
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Silver car, white top, what to do

The finish on the top is pretty nice, and it is almost a crime to respray it. The car has already been resprayed once. It's darker than silverstone and has metal flakes, kind of like a metallic gray. The side sills are painted black.

If I spray the top gray to match my car, it's a custom paint color so the top would be worthless if I need to flip it. If I spray the top black, it will look good on pretty much any car as a contrasting color, but will not match mine. Or I could paint everything at once if I can sell enough blood to pay for it.

Or, do you think it looks OK as it is.
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #2
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I think Miatas can look pretty badass when the top and windshield frame are black.
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Good call. I don't think I can edit the poll, so I'd like to add in option 5: Paint hard top and a pillars black, as well as repaint lower side sills black
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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I think it looks ok now, but if you paint it I would paint it black. You can always flip a black hardtop (and if you vinyl or paint the pillars, that would look bada$$).
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paint it black. paint or vinyl cover the windshield frame black, tint the windows.
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Black with black pillars and a carbon fiber hood and trunk deck.
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I've got a Silver with a Black hard top and it looks good.
Gawd I wouldn't like to have a white hard top on it, I'd go around topless before I'd do that !
Perhaps your concentrating on how good the 'finish' is on the hard top to much and not seeing the car completly with it on ?
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i agree black tops look sweet when contrasting another color
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pics Pics PICS!


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I've got a Silver with a Black hard top and it looks good.
Gawd I wouldn't like to have a white hard top on it, I'd go around topless before I'd do that !
Perhaps your concentrating on how good the 'finish' is on the hard top to much and not seeing the car completly with it on ?
Paint it B L A C K !!
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Sorry Ben, I'm at work right now for the next 12 hours ;(
I'm sure one of the guys will be able to post a pic though.
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glad you made it back okay with the top, I would say paint it black although the top is in very good condition
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Good call. I don't think I can edit the poll, so I'd like to add in option 5: Paint hard top and a pillars black, as well as repaint lower side sills black
that'd be sweet
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I'd go black or the same color of the car. Same color + tint = nice
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I think Miatas can look pretty badass when the top and windshield frame are black.
^^^^ what he said ^^^^
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must paint black now
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Man I was about 30 minutes from buying that top. It was only a 80 mile drive for me to get and it was a decent price for a good top with defroster and all. I too have a silver miata(NB). I've seen one same as mine with a white top and I would have left it just for the sake of cost. Atleast for a while. I'm with everyone else on going black. You'll end up having a car that fits in with the drifting crowd with that paint scheme but hey im 20 and think it's pretty badass looking. (Though not into drifting.)
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