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barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 12:38 p.m.

The car in question: my 1980 Mudstain 

Despite its rough appearance it is actually really straight and only has the most minor rust. Anyway, it is well past time I paint my first car so help me pick a color!

rules: no black, no white, no silver/gray. 

I’m thinking Ford’s own Kona Blue. But what does the hive think? Keep in mind this will be an outside job and done in the cheap, probably only a panel or two at a time since this is my daily. 

 

*disclaimer* votes will be read and counted but the winning vote may be overruled by myself at any time. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/23/19 12:43 p.m.

Whays the end game here? Just practice, long yerm keeper, etc?

Also, lighter colors yend to hide sins better. So, bright blue or orange are my votes. 

 

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
8/23/19 12:49 p.m.

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 12:50 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

End goal is better looks. I’m falling in love with this thing more every day so chances it sticks around a while are looking pretty good. Also I already have an orange car so I’ll chalk that up as a vote for blue. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/23/19 12:58 p.m.

If it was purely an educational exercise I would have recommended Rust-Oleum. However it sounds like you're going to want to learn with base clear in this instance. But definitely go for blue much like what stampie just posted

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
8/23/19 1:00 p.m.

laughWhite or grey.

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 1:01 p.m.
Stampie said:

This counts as 5 votes because awesome. 

Daylan C
Daylan C UberDork
8/23/19 1:05 p.m.

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
8/23/19 1:05 p.m.

What color is the interior?

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
8/23/19 1:17 p.m.

An early four eye? Metallic Brown. 

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 1:19 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Kind of maroon w/ plaid upholstery. It would clash with gulf livery for sure but maybe in a good way?

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 1:21 p.m.

In reply to Jordan Rimpela :

Yup

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke SuperDork
8/23/19 1:21 p.m.

The green they used on the Bullitt mustangs that's sort of similar to BRG.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
8/23/19 1:22 p.m.

Highland Green. 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
8/23/19 1:33 p.m.
barefootskater said:

In reply to STM317 :

Kind of maroon w/ plaid upholstery. It would clash with gulf livery for sure but maybe in a good way?

Maroon interiors are tough to match. Maybe some sort of dark metallic purple, like used on later Taurus / Sable models.

Gulf blue on its own without the orange probably wouldn't look too bad with that interior, either.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
8/23/19 1:36 p.m.

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
8/23/19 1:48 p.m.

Saron81
Saron81 Reader
8/23/19 1:57 p.m.

Ford racing tan.

slowbird
slowbird Reader
8/23/19 1:57 p.m.

grabber green grabber green grabber green grabber green grabber green grabber green 

GRABBER GREEN

(sorry, i'm a bit obsessed with grabber green)

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
8/23/19 2:05 p.m.
barefootskater said:

In reply to STM317 :

Kind of maroon w/ plaid upholstery. It would clash with gulf livery for sure but maybe in a good way?

I think something in the lighter shades of the tan/bronze/copper/gold family would work with a maroon interior.

 

It seems like metallic might be harder to get a good result with in a driveway but I could be wrong.

barefootskater
barefootskater Dork
8/23/19 2:06 p.m.
Saron81 said:

Ford racing tan.

I have an 81 zephyr in this color. I never thought about it. Awesome.

The0retical
The0retical UberDork
8/23/19 2:14 p.m.

Rodan
Rodan Dork
8/23/19 2:17 p.m.

Grabber blue with black accents in the factory GT pattern...

GB is not metallic, so you can probably shoot it as a single stage...

octavious
octavious Dork
8/23/19 2:20 p.m.

Yellow!  The brightest yellow you can find.  But I'm biased.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
8/23/19 2:50 p.m.

Stay away from metallics and pearls if you're going to shoot panels at different times.

 

 

 

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