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2020/05/30 17:36:16 (permalink)
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Original paint colours

Opinion on changing from acrylic to 2pk candy .
It's original being jewel green looking to have something spectacular to look at. Good idea or not?
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    Drewdog
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/05/31 09:53:05 (permalink)
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    Ok so standard disclaimer first. Its your car so do with it whatever makes you happy.
    Now thats out of the way are you talking a complete colour change?
    Personally I'd say no, keep it original. However I can't see the harm adjusting the shade a little to make it pop, a little more metal flake if its got any or a subtle tweak of the colour. One thing with candy is that its a pain to patch and blend if anything were to happen in the future.
    Regarding acrylic v's 2pak, 2pak all the way whatever you decide to do.
    Cheers Drew

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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/05/31 19:54:11 (permalink)
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    agree with Drewdog, but if you are going to paint the car yourself or at home, you need special protective mask to use 2pack. Acrylic you can do with normal equipment. 
     
    It is worse for you than CV19.
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/06/01 22:39:50 (permalink)
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    Hi Reeni
     
    as the other guys say, do what makes YOU happy ...... You have to look at it every day ..... Simple as that.
     
    HOWEVER..................
    if you want the AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL LOOK, then it should be painted in the colour it was born with, and in
    acrylic. This move will also ensure its re-sale value, similar to "all-matching numbers" as I have with mine, as
    much  as "Wild Plum" would not have been my first choice, as my GT V6 was originally painted. I have let it 
    "grow" on me so much, that I now love it, and wouldn't change its colour for anything ! (Original-Tragic!)
     
    To me, it's like having an un-touched 1978 Allan Moffat Ford XC Cobra 1978, that was originally only painted White around Blue Stripes, and then saying I'm going to completely change it to all Blue or all White.
     
    If you don't car about AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL blah blah blah or the exact colour as new, then 
    change everything to your heart and wallet's desire, especially if it's already beyond original.
     
    I'm just an "original-tragic" !
     
    Cheers

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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/07 10:46:22 (permalink)
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    Hi Reeni
    Whats the rush ? ......  by law we cant enjoy long trips in our cars for the next 6 weeks and who knows how much longer than that  ?............is the seat re-covering the last item on the total re-build ?
     
    After "shopping around", I just privately purchased 2 NEW o/s Complete Crash Pad and Instrument Surround (that crack over time on Mk1) for a total of $170 !!!!  ....  after get "eye-watering" quotes of up to 3 times like $500-600 !
     
    Get at least 3 quotes from referred Upholsterers and you might be amazed at the savings !
    Make sure all 3 are asked EXACTLY the same requirements (apples with apples) for fair comparison.
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/07 10:48:31 (permalink)
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    Hey Reeni
     
    For 3500, I would have thought the Door trims and rear wall trims should have been included ?????
     
     
     

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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/07 19:46:31 (permalink)
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    Hey Beevee, I know someone who is need on a original Crash Pad and instrument surround
     
    Can I send you the $85 for one
     
    Thanks 

     


     
     
     

     
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/08 08:38:06 (permalink)
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    The guy works on his own, small business just out of Canberra. He's had no work in months.
    GST in quote.
    Just wait to find out the correct colour sadle xy or xw.
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/08 11:48:14 (permalink)
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    900dukess
    Hey Beevee, I know someone who is need on a original Crash Pad and instrument surround
     
    Can I send you the $85 for one
     
    Thanks 


    ^^ Me too BV, but I'll pay the $170 for one.(serious).Mine is ok but on the way out.
     
    Sorry Reeni, you have a good sentiment, but make sure you keep some $$ for yourself incase of the rainy days coming.we will watch your retirm with interest. She will look brand new
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/08 22:17:44 (permalink)
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    900dukess
    Hey Beevee, I know someone who is need on a original Crash Pad and instrument surround
     
    Can I send you the $85 for one
     
    Thanks 


    LOL, this is the same guy who wants $280 for a fuel cap.
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/09 23:27:31 (permalink)
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    900dukess
    Hey Beevee, I know someone who is need on a original Crash Pad and instrument surround
     
    Can I send you the $85 for one
     
    Thanks 

    Hey Guys, read what i wrote............
    After "shopping around", I just privately purchased 2 NEW o/s Complete Crash Pad and Instrument Surround (that crack over time on Mk1) for a total of $170 !!!!  ....  after get "eye-watering" quotes of up to 3 times like $500-600 !
     
    Privately purchased means from a guy who had ONE SET for his Capri project that he sold off before using the Crash Pad set.  He didn't have more Sets sorry to say.   When I said 2, it meant the one SET of 2 pieces. 
    I can understand the interest when you all saw $170 for the Full Crash pad Set.  
     
    If anybody can find a NOS Genuine CPC Australia Locking SS Fuel Cap for less than $280, I'll beat it. Fair enough ?

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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/11 20:54:44 (permalink)
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    I didn't think you would need a new Dash and Instrument Surround Bernie, I am sure someone else in the Capri community would be very grateful if you sold it to them

     


     
     
     

     
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/11 23:08:12 (permalink)
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    Hi dukess 900   ......
     
    Have you seen my Pod  Surround ?
    post edited by BEEVEE - 2020/08/13 12:32:53

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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/12 20:12:58 (permalink)
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    Not sure why an old non-genuine fuel cap is worth any more than the $30 to buy a new one from the same manufacturer?
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    Re: Original paint colours 2020/08/12 21:29:56 (permalink)
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    I hope the new owner didn't pay anymore than $30 for it.
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