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Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:18PM

It has imperfections so someone suggested a white or cream color but my interior is red/black so I really want to paint it black with red accents. But at the same time red would show less imperfections and I could just do black accents.....I can't decide. Advantages? Disadvantages? Discuss!



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Re: Help me decide what clor to paint my 500....
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:40PM

White shows the least imperfections. Black shows the most.
I have seen White with both Red and Black accents. Butttt the choice is yours.

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Re: Help me decide what clor to paint my 500....
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:42PM

What's the factory color? Remember when you change colors you have all the jambs, hood, trunk areas etc. Tons more work and $

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
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Re: Help me decide what clor to paint my 500....
Posted by: john ackley ()
Date: February 17, 2012 07:31PM

THIS


221/365 Little Pink Corvair by surfskimmer, on Flickr



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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 17, 2012 08:19PM

I like the enhanced oil streaks on the wheel wells!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 08:44PM

Hahaha pink, no way. I like how flashy it is. Anyone have any pics of 65 corvairs with black,red or white paint with the accents i'm talking about? any other advice. I'm using tractor paint so....

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:12PM

Massey Furguson Red and if you have any left over my 65 Massey needs serious touchup er paint job.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: reidmier ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:19PM

What portions of the interior are red? The only thing that shows red in your photo is the piping on the seats. If the majority of the interior is white except for the piping on the seats and the carpet, I'd go with black and just get black carpet to match. You might even consider some red pin stripes to match the piping on the seats. All of the same comments apply if you choose white for the exterior.

Reid M.
HACOA, Vegas Vairs
Washington, UT
65 Monza 110 PG

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:21PM

If you are talking about the pink car, that ain't his... I think it was a joke. GGGG Post a shot of your 500 as it sits now.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:21PM

Yellow....



Will look good with the Red/Black cool smiley

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: MrChips ()
Date: February 17, 2012 09:39PM

Evening Orchid looks good with everything.


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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: maxrevs58 ()
Date: February 17, 2012 11:35PM

A light silver would look good with red & black. Or two-tone black on top, & red or silver on the sides. Wouldn't show the boo-boos so bad

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 17, 2012 11:50PM

Or how about something completely different...

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: February 18, 2012 09:42PM

I like the blue one thats nice.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 19, 2012 02:34AM

It's close to the color of mine, but it isn't mine.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: February 19, 2012 02:41AM

Ok Greg, it is different, but what color is it? Is it a stock Corvair Color? I have not been around LM's much....cool smiley

Just lost in the EM world..smoking smiley

I like it and my '64 Spyder Vert needs a repaint...

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: teermin8r ()
Date: February 19, 2012 01:36PM

PT Cruiser cool vanilla is a nice color

Chris Teer
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1966 Monza convertible
1964 Purple Panther
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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:46PM

Mountain Pilot Wrote:
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> Ok Greg, it is different, but what color is it?
> Is it a stock Corvair Color? I have not been
> around LM's much....cool smiley
>
> Just lost in the EM world..smoking smiley
>
> I like it and my '64 Spyder Vert needs a
> repaint...


I'm not sure what color it is. I jusr saw it somewhere and realized it was close to the same color as mine. Mine is 1980-82 Mercedes-Benz China Blue.



Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 05:51PM

White with Red interior

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show




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Re: Help me decide what color to paint my 500....
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: February 25, 2012 07:18PM

I read about a trick in my Farm Show magazine. The guy wanted a black paint job but his body work had lots of imperfections, so what he did was took 1 gallon of black rustoleum and mixed in 1.5 cups of metallic silver aluminum colored rustoleum. He said the metallic black hides all the blemishes well and still appears to be black like he wanted.

I have not tried this but it makes sense to me. You could even mix the silver metallic into your red accents and tie them together. Here is a pic of my V8 car Black w/ red.

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