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Almost time for a paint job (The 56k Temple of DOOM!)

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:32 pm

I plan on getting the car painted before the meet. My wife and I agreed the car needed to be done with the swap before I go paint it. I am going to try and sort code 54 this weekend, and that should be the last of my issue.
I am also going to buy a new bumper cover before I do this. I might keep this one for a spare, or something. its in good condition, but there are some scratches on the bottom.
I want the car to look perfect.

So here are the colors the car has been that I am trying to mimic.
If anyone knows the name and car of colors that are close let me know.

http://img51.exs.cx/img51/429/cmsgt4-poster1.jpg

I will most likely try matching this color, since the color in the previous picture was a fluke.

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The closet oem paint I have found is from ponitac. Its a metalic silver, that lacks the gloss. More of a matte finish.

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Postby Meurz » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:03 pm

No offence, but why didn't you paint it before the new engine went in? I assume you still have a mainly red engine bay now?

As for the colours (I'm not into codes and paint names and stuff) - How about visiting dealers from different makes for brochures with colour samples? Toyota had some nice grey/silver colours on the ZZT23
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Postby GT4RC » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:48 am

kinda pricey, but theres a SICK gunmetal color on a lot of newer BMW's that has very nice pearl look to it. Dunno how to explain it. I've seen a thread with a pic of it on here about a year or so ago.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:16 am

I might have to hit dealers to see some colors.

BTW: THe engine bay was sprayed black when the engine was out.
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Postby gt4tified » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:38 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:I might have to hit dealers to see some colors.

BTW: THe engine bay was sprayed black when the engine was out.


How about anthracite?
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Postby Toxygene » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:07 am

I remember the older Mitsubishi Eclipses having this really interesting silver paint but with a sort of foggy pearl coat.
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Postby turbo4wd » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:19 pm

I found the color..

Nissan Magnetic Gray - its a very close match - if you had a silver base coat applied, it'll probably give you exactly what youre looking for.

It's currently being used on the 07 Versa / 07 Sentra

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Postby Simba » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:07 pm

If you want silver, do Supra quicksilver. Best one I've seen.

Lots of fast, loud things.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:07 pm

That silver used to be on my list. I have seen lots of great photos of it, it is very close to one spectrum of my current paint. I wish I could have seen it in person. I also concidered a GM T/A puter.
I have seen it in person, but I am not as fond of it when its dirty.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:16 pm

I found some new quicksilver pics.

After seeing this one, I am convinced quicksilver is a pretty close match.

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More here.

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Postby Meurz » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:58 pm

Hey Stefan's car. He's Dutch too. Shame he sold both cars now afaik.. :(
That's a very nice colour indeed 8)
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Postby Conan » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:00 am

Meurz wrote:Hey Stefan's car.

US import? :shrug:
Looks like another HKS-obsessed Dutchman :twisted:
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Postby Meurz » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:13 pm

No he lives in the US due to his job I believe. That quicksilver car was immaculate and very low miles. He didn't want to single it because a low mileage QS is rare already, so he bought the other one pictured - single turbo. Simba might know him from the Supra scene?
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Postby Highway » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:37 am

I like the color. 8)
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Postby Autobot » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:12 pm

Nice color.
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