What Color?

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What color should I paint the Alfa!?

Ambassador Dark Maroon
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8%
Alfa Red
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38%
English Racing Green
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23%
Metallic Light Grey
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8%
Zagato White
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23%
 
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Re: What Color?

Post by IMBoring25 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:28 pm

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Re: What Color?

Post by vedran » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:45 pm

red will look best, imo

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Re: What Color?

Post by watkins » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:46 pm

Overly metallic. I love the first one though. Really dark red is the way to go.
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Re: What Color?

Post by vedran » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:50 pm

watkins wrote:Overly metallic
:? eh, it was just to give an idea. i'm no photoshop expert. it was either metallic-looking or matte MS paint-looking

dark red ftw, though
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Re: What Color?

Post by eggwich delfiero » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:35 am

Sorry to be a wanker, but I wouldn't paint it. Older cars with older paint and a little patina look good. No need to be shiny and clean (well, clean is nice.)

I would take the money you'd spend on paint and buy another car to mess with. The Alfa is too pretty to be a project car.

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Re: What Color?

Post by 1974Alfa5spd » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:00 am

eggwich delfiero wrote:Sorry to be a wanker, but I wouldn't paint it. Older cars with older paint and a little patina look good. No need to be shiny and clean (well, clean is nice.)

I would take the money you'd spend on paint and buy another car to mess with. The Alfa is too pretty to be a project car.

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It's already been repainted once, and it's already been restored from the ground up. :lol:
But it was one of those $500 hangover jobs. It generally looks like shit. (Lots of orange-peely around the window sills, the paint's cracking on the trunk lid, it's got little wrinkles everywhere, and it's got some rust on the trunk lid I want to fix)

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Re: What Color?

Post by DarkPilot » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:55 am

British Racing Green actually looks really good on a lot of Alfas, and it has appeared and classic Alfas in the past. Even older than your 1974 thingy.

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Re: What Color?

Post by theholycow » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:02 am

LHOswald wrote:indeed, definitely go with a darker color. i love a darker red, almost like this red
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or STi mica blue. ill love this color on any car
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Ok, I usually don't like any kind of red but that red is pretty good.

That blue is full of win.

What about black?
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Re: What Color?

Post by vedran » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:17 pm

it's a burgundy/brown color now.

black will look weird.
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Re: What Color?

Post by FDSpirit » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:39 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Maybe it's different in person, but in that picture that color is kinda ugly.
There's one around here. It's just as ugly on the screen as it is on the street. It isn't a good color for any vehicle.
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Re: What Color?

Post by eggwich delfiero » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:51 pm

If painting makes sense, I would stick to the original color. I'm just a nerd like that. When I see a car ad that says, "Black ext, originally blue," or anything like that I move right on to the next ad.

But hey man, it's your car, go for what you love.

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Re: What Color?

Post by 1974Alfa5spd » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:02 pm

I'm actually thinking I'm just going to see if I can get a small tube of touch up paint.

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Re: What Color?

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:44 pm

1974Alfa5spd wrote:I'm actually thinking I'm just going to see if I can get a small tube of touch up paint.
You flip flop more than a bad politician :lol:

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Re: What Color?

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:05 am

Done.

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Re: What Color?

Post by vedran » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:05 am

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