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Hot!Original paint colours

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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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    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. 
     
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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 2020/06/02 17:47:16 (permalink)
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    Thanks all, all around me insist on 2pak, the only chose I have is pearl to be added. Do any of you have a picture of gewel green with no pearl colours added. Something recently painted.
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