thoughts on colour change

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thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:31 pm

Hi folks. Got a black 185 and thinking of doing a full respray inside and out including underneath. Already had a black one and a grey one. So been thinking of doing it white and going for a motorsport look or go for something totally different and bright. But due to the fact these cars are becoming very rare is making me wonder if I should keep it the original colour. What do you guys think?
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby toayoztan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:25 pm

Unless you've kept it completely stock (or lightly modded which could be reversed), I wouldn't even care about keeping the color OEM for any "rarity" purposes.

As for the color, probably best to make a poll or throw up a few options for people to vote on from what YOU would like. Just too many colors out there...

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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:33 pm

No idea how to set up a poll. Car won't be anywhere near standard.
Colour so far are
ford frozen White
Peppermint green
Focus rs green
Midnight purple
pearlesent pink
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:57 am

Anyone?
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby toayoztan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:57 pm

I think midnight purple would be a sweet color.

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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:53 pm

think i am going to go for a bright metalic green like focus rs green. should make it a bit different
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby alltracst185 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Respray it black again :smokes: Color changes always look horrible a few years later. Look at CMS' car :nono:
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:20 pm

What's wrong with his like? In a few years if I decided I didn't like it anymore I would just change it again. Being a painter/panel beater means its no big deal.
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:28 pm

alltracst185 wrote:Respray it black again :smokes: Color changes always look horrible a few years later. Look at CMS' car :nono:


Only if they are not done right. That's why I am spending the money to get it done right this time. My previous paint job was bad 6months later.
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:48 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:
alltracst185 wrote:Respray it black again :smokes: Color changes always look horrible a few years later. Look at CMS' car :nono:


Only if they are not done right. That's why I am spending the money to get it done right this time. My previous paint job was bad 6months later.



What happened with yours? Just poor preparation?
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:08 pm

Poor prep, cheap paint, and no clear coat. I was in a fender bender, and the guy offered to repaint the whole car for the cost of the paint, which was dirt cheap. I regretted it, since my car still had a near perfect looking stock paint job. On top of poor materials, the guy painting the car was going through a divorce and did a half ass job on everything. Don't fear a color change. Plenty of cars have had quality work done I have seen cars recolored a decade ago and still look just as good now. There is a reason paint work tends to cost a decent bit. The shop I am going to has a lifetime warranty, and great reviews from customers and BBB. So if something was not quite right somehow with my paint, they will take care of it.
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby alltracst185 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:07 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:Poor prep, cheap paint, and no clear coat. I was in a fender bender, and the guy offered to repaint the whole car for the cost of the paint, which was dirt cheap. I regretted it, since my car still had a near perfect looking stock paint job. On top of poor materials, the guy painting the car was going through a divorce and did a half ass job on everything. Don't fear a color change. Plenty of cars have had quality work done I have seen cars recolored a decade ago and still look just as good now. There is a reason paint work tends to cost a decent bit. The shop I am going to has a lifetime warranty, and great reviews from customers and BBB. So if something was not quite right somehow with my paint, they will take care of it.

That sounds expensive! What is it going to cost you if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:25 pm

When it is all said and done I will have spent over a few grand to repaint the car.
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:04 pm

As said you pay for what you get. For a respray I will charge anything from uk £1000 depending on condition and what the customer want. Al post up some picture of cars I have done if I can
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Re: thoughts on colour change

Postby gt4gordon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:27 pm

Couldn't get the pictures to load said they were to big. Thinking or just redoing it black now possibly with a green flake not sure. Will be easier and quicker as have the engine to build as well
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