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Paint schemes
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:24:06 PM »
I bought a "new" hatch and i cant find colors that are close to the old colors, so i think im gonna paint the whole thing.
What are your suggestions for color?( I am in Texas so it has to stand up to extreme temperature changes )
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #1 on: May 1, 2009, 05:57:42 PM »
what are your colors now, and what are the interior colors.

A pet peeve of mine is an exterior re-paint that does not match the engine bay and interior.
Painting the exterior even with the same paint probably won't match the interior and engine bay exactly, but the same basic color is way better than something that contrasts.

I'd probably stick with whatever you already have, unless you really don't like it.
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #2 on: May 1, 2009, 07:14:25 PM »
I have a sand gold / metallic brown paint right now and the interior is tan aswell.
The paint is bad, not horrible but a lot is oxidized, bubbled, clear peeling, etc.
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #3 on: May 1, 2009, 07:27:48 PM »
Cut a chunk out of your old liftgate where both colors are.  Make sure you have at least a clean, quarter sized area of each color.  Polish the area to remove the oxidation and get the color back and take it to a good auto paint store and they can scan it and match it.  Or you can try to get the paint codes off the option tag under the passenger side of the cowl and take them to the paint store.
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #4 on: May 1, 2009, 10:20:50 PM »
No, no, no, no, no, no!

I case each gloss white and semi flat back rattle can and zebra stripe the thing!  Never have to worry about washing or waxing or what the sun will do to it!

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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #5 on: May 1, 2009, 10:37:17 PM »
Zebra stripes? that should really go in the 80s thread lol. tan interior kinda kills the color scheme options to make everything match but im partial to black. or black and silver like my rc is. but that probably wouldn sit to well with your interior color
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #7 on: May 2, 2009, 01:52:50 PM »
Now that's a very useful site!  +1
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Re: Paint schemes
« Reply #8 on: May 4, 2009, 05:59:29 AM »
I'll second that. It made it to my bookmarks