It's finally time to paint my car and I was hoping to get some opinions on what paint color I should use. I have narrowed down the overall scheme of the car but there are so many choices for base color that I'm indecisive. Comments like.... "don't ever paint your car lime green because..." and "dude that color is so ugly" are welcome because everyone has their own tastes and I'm curious to see if the color I end up picking will cause people to wreck on my daily commute.
I'm in the process of sanding a "yellow" paint off the car that I had a friend put on when we primered it. The yellow was what we had laying around so forgive the eye sore. I've spent all my time and energy(money) up to this point on the engine.
Here is the car as it sat before I began sanding it.
And then then after the magic of photoshop here are the colors/scheme that I was planning on in no particular order.
If there's a color that you guys think I should consider that I don't have, let me know and I'll mock it up.
Think out of the box. Every other driveway has a silver, yellow or orange car. Theres bronze, lots of diff greens and blues. Black is a PITA to keep nice. White is boring. Its your car to live with though. Show some imagination.
I would paint the rocker panels black on all the cars.
I woudl raise the stripe about an inch and tilt it to match the angle of the beltline moulding.
Maybe see if your photoshop guy can morph the stripe into flames just below the door handle and rearward.
Can't decide on a color scheme.
Maybe black out the sunroof panel and the A-pillars on each of them. I don't think I like the stripes going over the roof. I think I would make the wing body color if I was going to use the stripes over it.
[This message has been edited by Boostdreamer (edited 09-25-2013).]
The car was originally a formula, but I wasn't a big fan of the notchback. I switched it over to a fastback but the guy I bought the pieces from didn't have rockers or lower door trim. After having it like this for a while I kind of like it. I was never a big fan of the GT door trims.
Here's the roof painted black. It just seems weird to me. Sorry to all the flamers out there but I'm not a big fan of flames, so probably won't end up doing that. I probably will never end up selling either, it's one of those things where I'd want too much for it and then get offended by what someone offered and then would go pout for a few days and do something radical like paint it purple with a picture of psy on the side. (and flames) So even if the consensus is that it is ugly, that's okay cause all that matters is that you like the color of your own car.