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Opinion on paint color - lots of pics by ssquire
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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.
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"don't ever paint your car lime green because, dude, that color is so ugly"
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Report this Post09-24-2013 03:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ssquireSend a Private Message to ssquireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I get that a lot with that color.
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Report this Post09-24-2013 04:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MeadmakerDaveClick Here to Email MeadmakerDaveSend a Private Message to MeadmakerDaveEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The Black and the Yellow are my top two picks.
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Blue of course..
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Silver with the black spoiler and sails looks real sharp, yellow is my second choice. Leave the lime green to the Chrysler folks
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Report this Post09-24-2013 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dave E BouyClick Here to Email Dave E BouySend a Private Message to Dave E BouyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like the orange. Its a bit like the old GTO color
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I'll second the blue.
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oranges yellowy color.
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Modern Corvette yellow with black stripes would be my first choice.
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Report this Post09-25-2013 06:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DamorganClick Here to Email DamorganSend a Private Message to DamorganEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Plum crazy purple :P and if you want to see an ugly lime green fiero you should look at mine
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I like the lime green..............................
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Report this Post09-25-2013 08:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Paint it whatever color you want, but keep in mind you may want/have to sell the car someday.

... an ugly color won't help you at that time.

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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.
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Report this Post09-25-2013 10:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for carbonSend a Private Message to carbonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can I ask why you haven't done the GT treatment to the side of the car? It leaves it looking a little unbalanced, high centered, I am not sure the banner helps either...

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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.

Jonathan

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Now if somebody can figure out a way to change the color (of the car, not a picture) at the flick of a switch to any of the examples shown above, you'd really have something!
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Seriously, I've my car painting skills were half as good as my photoshop skills I'd be happy.

I think I'm starting to like the blue, I've had a yellow-ish car for a while now and the novelty is starting to wear off. I'll try mocking up some of the suggestions and see how it looks.
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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.
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As requested, car with tapered stripe and no stripes on spoiler. I blacked out the a pillars but it just looked odd.

And for those who might like flames, I did that as well. Also, I kinda like stripes on spoiler, not set though.




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OH... YOUR... GOD... No flames

My wife and daughter love purple... and you can find it in the parking lot.




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I'm partial to red and black.

Can't hurt the resale value either.
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I'm liking the blue, maybe a few shades darker.
The banner with flames is pretty neat. If you leave
The spoiler black, don't put stripes on it.


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honestly I'd say go with whatever your fav color is lol

But If It was me I'd go with an electric blue

That is the only pic I could find with the exact shade

basically, the more money you spend the better It will look.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money I would go with something like black or white.
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Thats more of a LeMans Blue or Mopar B5 Brite Blue.

This is Electric Blue...says so on the can

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I really like the stripe!! That's cool! Maybe add some matching black flames trailing from "Supercharged".

As for the A-pillars, don't do them by themselves. Black out the A-pillars and the roof back to the end of the drip rail where the body seam is on the roof.

Jonathan

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Go with stock!!!!!!
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This one's for mulletproof.



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.

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Whatever color, make it metallic.
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I agree the roof doesn't look good in flat black against a glossy color. Might work better with gloss black.

I think the rockers need to be black too. Gloss or flat would work, I think.

The flat black wing looks better without the stripes.

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Electric blue always looks sharp with white stripes. I'm presently on a satin black kick myself

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On the 2014 Silverado's there is a new color called Blue Topaz Metallic. It would look great on a Fiero.
You really need to see this color in person to see how nice it is.
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Any dark colored car is hot inside in the summer, I like the silver. My only suggestion is to use a stock color in case you ever need a touch up and trying to match a custom color.
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