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#41 MaygZ

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:54 PM

I'm very new (1st post) so please be gentle with me  :-[

I'm picking up my 1st 240 this week.  It's now red (ish) but original colour is the lime yellow.  I don't know I'm a fan of the original colour.  I was thinking of the new VE red, but also strongly considering British Racing Green.  the interior is black.

Has anyone seen one in BRG?  Any good?  Any thoughts

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:17 PM

i own one in the factory colour #240 which is a BRG type colour - look in the gallery. if i were to respray it i'm not sure if i'd go for the factory colour or a newer dark green off a bmw, such as that on the new mini's. as in some light conditions i did not really like the factory colour, but in others it was awesome. the green of Nzeders car looks quite cool, and from memory he is going from his car being the same colour as mine...

i love the lime yellow colour, just set a picture of the lambo miura concept as your background and i'm sure u'll fall in love with it

http://picasaweb.google.com/srcartermd is a very nice stock lime yellow 240z in america

goodluck deciding, red's very common with 240z's...and i'm saving owning a red car till i have a ferrari, lol

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:36 AM

can someone please give me an opinion on the san marino blue from the 350z???

because this pic looks awsome but every other photo i see looks to dark and ugly.

id maybe like it with ablack bonnet

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#44 PZG302

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:30 AM

Here's a phot of mine in the 72 Nissan Fleet colour, also known as Hawthorn Green, can't fimd a code for it though.

It is a fairly dark green, but not as black as a true BRG.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:36 AM

This is the car that made me paint my zed the factory 907 Green. My 260z was the metallic green from the factory code 240 like zedevan's. But I liked the colour of the "Grand Prix Green - GP Green" code 907. This colour was discontinued after 1970 and is flat/non metallic which I also liked. I can't wait to put my car together and take a pic of it. But for now here is the inspiration for my colour choice.

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#46 MaygZ

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 04:13 PM



http://picasaweb.google.com/srcartermd is a very nice stock lime yellow 240z in america

goodluck deciding, red's very common with 240z's...and i'm saving owning a red car till i have a ferrari, lol


Thanks zedevan.  The lime yellow one in the link does look pretty good.  But so does NZeder's dark green one.  I'm prob a while off colour choice as I have even strated stripping it yet!

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:45 PM

if you can find an auto paint supplier that sell House Of Kolor, check out their samples for "top end" colour choices. i am going with a blue basecoat candy over a black base which gives an unreal effect, but not too over the top, but candies are not for the faint hearted.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:23 AM

Go 4 the metallic blue. It does not have to stop there, u can have a pearl going through it like mine. There are so manly choice i belive u should go to the paint shop and go throught the charts. Make sure u look at them out in the sun when u get them so you really see the metallic or pearl ect. u will only deside then make sure your happy with your pick not everbody esle good luck make sure it 2 pack

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:59 PM

Hi guys, Im in the process of selecting colour for my Z I have a colour in mind but Im not sure what this colour is called? I think it could be metallic charcoal brown but ???

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

Looks similar to this colour i saw over at hybridz

http://forums.hybrid...ad.php?t=156471

And i think i saw that car over at the  common snapper site
EDIT: same pics no info

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:57 AM

Thanks chartoo, could it be pewter?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:34 AM

If this is what you want, then an almost identical color used here in Australia by Ford on the LTD series back in the 80's which looks fantastic as it has a high metalic component that really flares in natural sunlight was the following

I painted an XC utility in this many years ago and it looked awsome.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NUTMEG  METALLIC
COLOR CODE:  Q 

Go down to a panel shop and ask to see their color swatches and check it out.

Cheers

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:28 AM

Thanks John.  :)

This reminds me of the my eyes check a few years ago...you know how they show you the cards and ask you what you see? Well I did fine for the first few cards and I thought the rest were some scribbling artwork of a 5 years old...came to find out I'm abit colour blind.. ;D




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