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What do you think of this color? Paint job in progress.

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URL: http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/skolones@sbcglobal.net/lst?.dir=/Green+02

Sorry for the lack of direct pictures. You'll have to go to this lame-ass Yahoo photo album. It's a PIA, but it won't let me set up a link directly to the photos.

It looks more blue in the pictures than it does in person. My wife described it as 'chewing-gum green'.

I'm toying with the idea of adding some black sections, e.g. part of the hood, the air dam, rockers, fender lips. Or maybe red. Or maybe orange.

Opinions?

Mike

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Guest Anonymous

Is that TURKIS??? Looks good!!!!

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I'm somewhat ashamed to admit it, this paint is a water-based industrial coating that costs $45 per gallon. It will never look as good as a pro job using automotive paint, but I'm impressed with the stuff. I chose it because I don't have a real spray booth, and I don't want to blow up the building that I'm in, or poison myself, or the neighbors. This paint is harmless, it's called 'Breakthrough'. I've only got the first coat of color on it, and I think I've figured out the gun technique to get it smooth and shiny without too much buffing. Hopefully this weekend I'll get a good finish layer on it.

It will always look a bit 'eggshell' or 'orange peel', but that's fine with me. It looks like it will stick just fine.

I used the same 'Breakthrough' brand water-based primer underneath it. It's doesn't go on too smooth, but it sands up well. Lots of solids in the primer, and it is supposed to hold up to a 1000-hour salt spray test.

Mike

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I remember that color on VW bugs and busses in the '80s ......

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It's not so blue in person. More of a mint green. I think the flourescent lights and digital camera changed it a bit, but actually I like the blue-green a bit better than the reality. I need to see it in sunlight to figure it out.

Mike

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My wife gave me a really dirty look when she saw it for the first time. I think it reflects well at night, too. Won't have to worry so much about getting rear-ended.

The undercarriage bits will definitely be red. Although that 'Safety Orange' might look funky too.

Mike

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Is that yours, or a pic you found?

Actually, my wife did say that I could get away with the color if I dolled it up with racing numbers and stuff. It will eventually see track use, so maybe then...

Mike

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