When it comes to paint

Discussion in 'Z Related - Non Technical' started by BIGRED, May 1, 2010.

  1. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    ok i hope this gets people thinking,what is a good colour for a zed??
    what is a good paint theam???
    two tones???
    tribal???
    candy???
    flake????
    any ideas????
    this being said soon my zeds going for paint.its red originaly,my bay is red but can be easily changed.i was planning on sting red (holden 2k bright red) but then went to metalic then candy then yellow then white.just thought i might get some good idea's;)
     
  2. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    always liked white on the Z. on most sportscars, really.
     
  3. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    all my cars and utes/work trucks have always been white,yes its probably the best colour.plain ho white or pearl?i never really liked pears but ill ask,
     
  4. ross

    ross Member

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    My Z's blue/black metalic with red tint in the clear which then changes with bright light .
    i'm happy with the result,
    ross
     
  5. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    Mazda 3 metallic red is stunning
     
  6. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    have you noticed how mazdas colours are all fluro like?
    so wat do you's think of mazda metalic red with gloss black bonnet?
     
  7. mr0300

    mr0300 MR0300

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    No black bonnet my opinion id go for one color all over no grafix no two tone there good for a while then you get bored of them and hate your self, makes your car harder to sell etc, one plat color appeals to more ppl easy er on the eye.
    i wouldn't spray it white as 300zx come white go house of color candy or a dupond pearls.... the pearl that mazda come with are very plain flat looking no depth if you know what i mean my cars a dupond pearl yellow/ orange some say gold and has been for like 10yrs now no fading
    If your in NSW ive got the best painter in Australia won many awards pm if you want there number...
     
  8. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target Staff Member

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    2nd that, the paintwork on mr0300's car is superb(I didn't realise that it was so old).:eek:

     
  9. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    I would just paint the lot that mazda red. If I was painting my car again that is what I would have.

    It really is beautiful.

    The depth mentioned above I beleive is a function of the clear coat. I am sure there is just one or 2 coats on a new car. Nothing stopping you from putting more on your repaint.

    This is the red, Shame the pic doesnt do it justice.

    http://www.drive.com.au/Common/Imag...=2006&pt=Classifieds&sg=&SG=261029337&index=1

    Think its called Velocity Red Mica
     
  10. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    Got that on my Mum's Mazda 6. Absolutely gorgeous in the sun :drool:

    [​IMG]

    Don't know if I would paint a zed that colour though...
     
  11. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    Thanks but im from vic and im gona paint it myself.what do you guys think about flakes???
     
  12. Stef

    Stef Active Member

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    red red red

    There is nothing that can beat a bright red sports car

    But then if you want to stay anonymous and have nobody wave or even notice you as you drive past, go for silver or white
     
  13. RED X

    RED X Member

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  14. supersonic

    supersonic New Member

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    well are you after bright colours? i prefer the darker reds the same model mazdas (like this) came with. i think thats the same "copper red" as Chrispy's mum's car.

    white car with minimal and very clean body mods look tough. very easy to maintain too.

    really dont dig candys or airbrushing/pinstripes etc.
     
  15. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    So far all i can see is red,when i think sports car,i think red,i saw a suzuki swift gt today,that was a nice red,like the mazdas but stood out more.i want bright (hell maybe even fluro :) all keeps going to the sting red (like Ferraris) its just so bright that even on melbournesdark days it catches your eyes.
     
  16. fetus

    fetus Cowboy from hell.

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    The problem with getting the best painter is it costs the price of a new car just for the paintjob.
     
  17. Mr Trickle

    Mr Trickle New Member

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    Arctic white with the black roof bits (and I usually hate any differently coloured panels) has been lighting my fire lately
     
  18. BIGRED

    BIGRED 90 z32 TT geko

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    Would white look good on a widebody?
     
  19. Mikey5555

    Mikey5555 Grid Runner

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    R34 Bayside Blue

    Very close to these two:

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    And this dark olive looks fantastic too, but I only have this one pic

    [​IMG]

    And if anybody has any info or more pics on the first Zed with the GTR wheels please let me know :)
     
  20. ZXDEVIL

    ZXDEVIL Active Member

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    That green zed is awesome... evn if it has got an RB26 lol... would do pretty much anything for the wheels :eek:
     

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