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Old 1st December 2009, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

I'm a million miles away from painting the car, but I'm NOT a million miles away from painting the Chassis.

Because this is going to be a road car, I quite like the idea of painting the chassis the same colour as the car. The previous owner painted it battleship gray, which whilst functional, isn't particularly visually appealing...

So, what colour?

I love the following: -

Blood red - you know, the colour of the Ferrari 250 GTO with white rally stripes
Gulf colours - Overdone these days, but i still love 'em, but this will be a road car...
Porsche GT3 RS Orange - Yes Tom (Eglitom), the colour of yours with black wheels...makes the car look modern and retro at the same time. A stroke of genius from you...
Deep blue (not Ford racing blue) - timeless with white rally stripes.

Or do I paint the chassis semi gloss black....

C'mon guys, chip in...help me out here, It's almost as big a decision as getting married (you all should know that one ).

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Old 1st December 2009, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

It really isnt as hard a decision as getting married - whatever colour you paint a GT40 it will still be gorgeous (unless Barbie pink ). It is like deciding which millionaire heiress Playmate of the Month should you marry ...........

However for my personal pennyworth, I'd say not red, leave that for the Ferraris. And nothing wrong with Gulf colours even on a road car unless you want to be a bit different.

I would go for black - classic, timeless, elegant, sexy.....

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Old 1st December 2009, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

I think you should go to a few car shows and see what you like. I would also check out the new production car colors that are available these days to help you decide on the color that does it for you. It is real tough to pick a color you really like from a picture besides this is not something that you want to get wrong.

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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Chassis black, body RED! Classic...
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Agree, Chassis black. Red car with white stripes. That was my choice.
I personally have no issue at all with Red being a Ferrari colour.The Scudaria Fillipinetti cars where made to look like Ferrari's, as they were predominently a Ferrari racing team. Gold wheels, red paint and all that. I like it. I'm not pretending mine is a Ferrari, it's not and never will be, but the colours suite a GT40 well IMHO.

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Agree, Chassis black. Red car with white stripes. That was my choice.
I personally have no issue at all with Red being a Ferrari colour.The Scudaria Fillipinetti cars where made to look like Ferrari's, as they were predominently a Ferrari racing team. Gold wheels, red paint and all that. I like it. I'm not pretending mine is a Ferrari, it's not and never will be, but the colours suite a GT40 well IMHO.

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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Graham, if it is any consolation it took me almost 9 months to decide. Sort of like a new birth!
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Graham, if it is any consolation it took me almost 9 months to decide. Sort of like a new birth!
You have hit the nail SQUARELY on the head Jack... So come on, spill the beans, what colour have you decided on?
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Graham, my SL-C will be Mercedes Iridium silver, black wing & diffuser, carbon fiber splitter & sideskirts. Adding a couple of NACA ducts just to be different. Car will have body color fender vents and black mirrors. Much like the Sauber C9.
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

I wouldn't go the same color body and chassis, it needs some contrast to make the colors pop.

I've always thought one would look good in a semi dark silver, with dark blue stripes...
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Blood red - you know, the colour of the Ferrari 250 GTO with white rally stripes

Or do I paint the chassis semi gloss black....

Graham
You'll find no shortage of opinions here! I personally love the dark blue and orange colours Bill used on his RCR but when I repaint my warm red car, it will be blood red with silver stripes. Why not blue? Because the original builder cleverly painted the chassis RED and it would be way too much work to change that. So, my best advice to you is to keep the chassis neutral—silver or black (my preference is black, but there are reasons why silver might suit your needs better).

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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Another vote for Semi Gloss Black Chassis. Classic and tasteful.

Somethings are just right. Others are only right to some people. Ultimately though it is your car, your choice and only you need to like it.
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

Ok, I think you guys are pretty much on the money for the chassis.

Black it is, for contrast, and its tasteful too. Helps to show off the ally components, engine detailing and hints back to the original pedigree of the car.

Done deal!

Oh, and it buys me LOADS more time to decide on a final colour

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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

So..... the next thought...

SEMI gloss black, or

FULL gloss black.

(we're getting there. I like the idea of a full gloss. I haven't seen any semi gloss examples, so maybe a couple of piccies guys?)

Cheers,

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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

I actually have gone for more of a Matt finish... hides blemishes better

I have used this stuff from Innotec: Innotec Supplies Ltd. - Multiflex Coating it provides pretty good chip resistance as well.

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Definitely Satin Black for me.

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Hammerite satin black for me!

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So..... the next thought...

SEMI gloss black, or

FULL gloss black.

(we're getting there. I like the idea of a full gloss. I haven't seen any semi gloss examples, so maybe a couple of piccies guys?)

Cheers,

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Yes,
You have to ask yourself, will my bum look big in full Gloss Black..
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Re: Which colour do I go for? AAAAARGH!!!!!

you are all wrong, if you want period correctness it should be NORWICH BLUE !
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