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Old 22nd April 2017, 11:37
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got my car booked in for paint next week but still not set on a colour , the guy at the paint shop reckons the wrong red it could look like a giant tom. so dark light suggestions guys. building this to sell on so it needs to be right what appeals or looks the best on a swb

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Old 22nd April 2017, 11:59
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A darker red thats nearer the roof colour in my opinion ...darker , deeper reds always look a lot classier in my opinion ...
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Old 22nd April 2017, 14:09
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With that colour hood then gun metal grey would go well I reckon, else a dark blue.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 14:13
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Gunmetal with that roof would be a nice combination. Probably better than red on red.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 14:23
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Iím a big fan of the darker Ferrari reds, but not 100% sure how they would work with the red soft top?





However, I think the red soft top would work well with black.



Good luck, Paul.

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A dark gun metal grey does sound good too.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 18:00
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Old English White, perhaps? Would go well with the hood . . .
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Old 22nd April 2017, 18:26
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I think the darker above looks better than the light silver below


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Old 22nd April 2017, 19:12
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The dark red ads a touch of class ! The bright red can look good too if its done well like the Nubodi demo car.
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Find a black soft top. Good for any color.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 23:37
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The red used on hilltop automotive's build is perfect.
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Old 23rd April 2017, 07:51
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For my two new pennies worth, a red hood over a red car never quite looks right to me, whether it's an exact match or nowhere near.

I'd say that the only colours that can work with a red roof are silver, gunmetal, black or white/old English.

Avoid blue at all costs - there's a blue Audi A5 convertible with a red roof running around in my neighbourhood and it looks gopping.

Decisions, decisions...
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I AGREE WITH TOWED ....I suggested dark red because you seem set on painting her 're-sale red' .... and a darker hue would be less chavvy looking ., in my opinion .... but if thats not written in stone , Id go for the gunmetal ...it will look far classier than the red with that roof .....

I have a similar Audi near me too Towed and an MX5 with the same combo ...it really doesn't work for me either .....

Are you dressing the car at all ? roundalls , stripes etc... If so , the red might be a better option ... it's difficult isn't it ..you need to make the car appeal to the widest audience possible ...
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A recent Nubodi build that shows the gunmetal argument well ... ...

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Same goes for the interior, a blue car with red interior only looks right on vintage stuff.
IMO go for a very dark red and you will be ok, but its up to you at the end of the day !
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A recent Nubodi commission ...
Those back arches look very flared .
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yes ..I spotted that ..they don't do it for me I'm afraid ..colours gorgeous though ...
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Andy, what colour did you go for in the end ?
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The darker you go, the straighter the body needs to be - having seen it at our local meet I'd stick with a similar colour to your coupe.
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Old 4th May 2017, 08:15
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soz guys for some reason I am not getting reply's to the thread, I got the twin exhaust fitted sounds awesome then went fishing for a week so still no paint. Guy at the paint shop can not store it once painted I would not have been here to collect it so held off. Need to get it sorted and sold asap wife's giving me a ear bashing . I think the gunmetal silver works the best it did look good on the last one I did and will work with the red roof black interior combo
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I think Gunmetal would be my choice
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