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Old 06-07-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Really thinking about murdering my Miata...(Satin Black)

The more I think about it, I think I want to go all black on my car. I'm thinking I'd like to go with a satin black to keep a little sheen since I'm not a fan of complete flat black. Does anyone have any experience with this? Have any recommendations on the easiest/cheapest way for me to get this done? Recommend certain brands/products? Application techniques? Any informative sites you've bookmarked over time? The only thing I guess I'm on the fence about is if I'd want to keep the carbon wrap and paint everywhere else (Not the HT) or if I would want to yank off the wrap and paint everything but the HT.

Nick, get your paint gun warmed up!

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do ett!

on a side note, i want to know what wheels those are on that silvia....
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^^^ +1

This is what I'm planning for my car. I'm going satin black with gloss black wheels.
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I was thinking about this as well, as my paint is murdered and my rockers infront of my rear wheels are rusted (does anyone know a fix for that btw.) Besides, my crusty hanabis are already that color.
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I was thinking about this as well, as my paint is murdered and my rockers infront of my rear wheels are rusted (does anyone know a fix for that btw.) Besides, my crusty hanabis are already that color.
go find another miata, cut the section out that you need, cut out the rusted area on your car. weld new piece in, grind, body filler, sand and paint.
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go for it.

i'm actually thinking of vinyl wrapping mine in flat black this fall/winter. :-)
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flat black is ******* gay and heinous. Its really really really really difficult to maintain too.

That is vinyl which I highly suggest over paint in any and every capacity. I would have done vinyl on mine (UPS brown) if it weren't such an awesome green.
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(UPS brown) if it weren't such an awesome green.
I call dibs on UPS brown miata. No one else can have.
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It looks fairly cool, but it's a fad that's pretty much on its way out. Could look dated pretty soon. Your call.

Wheels on the S15 look like Work Meister S1.
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do ett!

on a side note, i want to know what wheels those are on that silvia....
It's a Rauh Welt car so SSRs.
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I'd love for my miatas to be white. Please don't flat brim it.
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It looks fairly cool, but it's a fad that's pretty much on its way out. Could look dated pretty soon. Your call.

i don't think this is true. but regardless, this is one of the nice things about vinyl wrapping rather than painting. if you decide you don't like it, your current ratty paint will still be there when you take it off.
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It is a fad. Keep the contrast of the white and black. It looks awesome and mean as **** the way it is.
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The only way you can pull off flat black is with a high-end car ... it's a bitch to maintain and having it on something you use/abuse on a regular basis is NOT going to be fun (vinyl may fair better than paint in this aspect, no experience there) but regardless on something like a miata it's going to look cheap and unfinished, almost like you rattle canned it with black primer like some honda-ricer ***.
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Matte vinyl can look pretty good. Leave it white though, or do something crazy...its only $200 in vinyl.
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Some cars can pull it off and some can't. Miatas fall into the can't group imo.
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I wouldn't do flat black if I was you it makes the cars look like **** but hey you wanna do it let's go I got my gun ready.
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Has that neat batmobile appeal. I think miata's are to small to pull it off...but not that bad to keep lookin good if you do a base coat black and use a satin clear coat.
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Ugh, another flat black car.
Matte would be awesome.
Personally. I like the blues.
Your car like this. Would be ****.

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satin = good

flat = not good
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