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View Poll Results: What color should I paint the car?
original color (burgundy) 3 11.11%
Ruby Red (deep red in certain light, black in other light) 18 66.67%
Black 6 22.22%
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Old 04-05-2004, 07:07 PM   #11
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Ruby red, I HATE flat colors, the more depth the better. Blacks are always too flat for my taste upclose.
There'* nothing flat about black. :P
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Ruby red, I HATE flat colors, the more depth the better. Blacks are always too flat for my taste upclose.
There'* nothing flat about black. :P
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I voted Ruby Red, it just sounds like a cool paint. Otherwise go for the stock red, black will show all the new scratches.
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:10 PM   #14
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Ruby red, I HATE flat colors, the more depth the better. Blacks are always too flat for my taste upclose.
There'* nothing flat about black. :P
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yeah, I'll see the light....reflecting off the shiny depth of my black car.
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Any of those colors would be easy. If you do all the prep work, and either dont mind purple inner door edges it can be rather cheap.
Sand her all down(wet) and get the clear off.
mask it up(mostly) then bring it into a shop.
Get them to put a plain old base coat on(to keep the color even).
then get a few matalic coats done.
Then clear.
The real money is in the prep work. Taking out dings, and priming. Its pretty easy for a body shop to spray a whole car a few times over. (its also easyer if it is the whole car because you dont have to mask off body pannels, and when you do that you get mix matched paint.)

My personal prefrence would be black.
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Its look decent on the Riviera, but its difficult to maintain and rather self defeating as a daily driver car, black shows it all. Esp rock chips etc

Unless shes a show room car Dannomite....I would look for something else...
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I have to agree with Jim about a black as a color. It'* a ton of work, especially as the paint ages. But hey, I think it looks good...athough I'm still voting for the ruby red.
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Ya or get it in black...!! tint it and shieldpro the front!

Wow!! I gotta make up my mind
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yeah, don't be going all wishy-washy on us...it'* so confusing.
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Well, I like black as you know, but for a repaint job its kind of defeating due to the maintenance and PJ you know this..... If black is the way to go, do it, but make sure you employ some additional items to protect that new paint...

Sheildpro is a good way to protect the front end from stone chip damage.
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