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hughesrobert13

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what colour ?
« on: 20:47, Tue 22 November 2011 »
Hi guys im currently restoreing my r5 and it will need paint soon enough its black as standard. I was thinking of liquid yellow but im not sure if it suits the r5. I was just wondering what you guys thought. And if theres any other colours you think would look good thanks rob
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Re: what colour ?
« Reply #1 on: 21:02, Tue 22 November 2011 »
I'm going to vote for red, because that's what colour I had mine done.

I'm almost certain everyone else is going to vote for Tungsten Grey.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: 21:25, Tue 22 November 2011 »
I have a red one well orange lol. I thought of red but it would have to be the audi red. I dont know why im finding it so hard to pick a colour
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« Reply #3 on: 21:28, Tue 22 November 2011 »
This is the problem with red.

It fades.

Overnight.  :(

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« Reply #4 on: 21:30, Tue 22 November 2011 »
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This is the problem with red.

It fades.

Overnight.  :(

Im sure the painter at work said if you laquer it that it wouldnt fade
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« Reply #5 on: 22:38, Tue 22 November 2011 »
There's a bit of science about it.

The colour red in itself (not just paintwork) and other colours near it in the spectrum, orange yellow etc are easily damaged by the sun.

Google it and find out more, it might be the quickest way to fall asleep.  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: 22:44, Tue 22 November 2011 »
Yeah il have a look into that I think. I know nothing about painting and I would love to learn :-)
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« Reply #7 on: 23:08, Tue 22 November 2011 »
I vote red aswell mate, mine will be resprayed after new year :-)
This is copied from a old thread kiwicolour   Post subject: Re: Colour namePosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:55 pm  
 
 
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Car: Phase 1 pearl white GT   fading on reds is down to what type of paint is used, the reason vauxhall reds fade (usually older models) is because at the time they used a 2k solid red rather than a basecoat/clear coat option.
2k solid reds fade as they dont have any UV protection.
the basecoat option is protected by the
clear coat so wont fade.
these days most manafacturers use base/clear piants so you dont see many reds fading as you used to.

if your thinking about painting red ask for your chosen colour in solvent basecoat and then get a good quality clearcoat(lacquer) you wont have any fade issues then.

probably the brightest boldest red is Mazda true red which is on the new MX5's etc.

Ferrari Red wont cost any more to buy in solvemt basecoat than say a Vauxhall red.

hope that clears it up!

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« Reply #8 on: 18:33, Wed 23 November 2011 »
What about something different, like this Mk1 golf


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« Reply #9 on: 09:14, Mon 06 February 2012 »
The car colors can add to your comfort and be convenient as well. White is a very popular color in fact it is the top color for several reasons.

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« Reply #10 on: 06:52, Fri 10 February 2012 »
There was a liquid yellow 5 GTT on pistonheads a few months back. It looked real nice with a dark grey bodykit. If you're going red try to find a renault sport in Ultra Red to have a look at. It might not look all that at this time of year but in summer it's properly nice.