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Projects Color choice

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by I Like Tacos, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 4,086


    You had me on the first one. I like cream, almond.
  2. buckwild27
    Joined: Apr 26, 2020
    Posts: 15


    I prefer the darker colors myself
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  3. Glen Trotter
    Joined: Dec 4, 2020
    Posts: 23

    Glen Trotter

    nice car in most any color but black screams big buick
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  4. 39 Chev
    Joined: Apr 17, 2010
    Posts: 11

    39 Chev
    from Minnesota

    Black is timeless...
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  5. Roguss
    Joined: Feb 7, 2020
    Posts: 10


    I'd do that dark green is the best in my vote.
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  6. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,078

    from Michigan

    I second the green, and the maroon looks nice too.
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  7. I Like Tacos
    Joined: Sep 12, 2017
    Posts: 226

    I Like Tacos

    Hmmmn, with a lt green roof, opposite of the Hirohata Merc.
  8. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,611

    phat rat

    IMHO paint it whatever color YOU like and to h^%l with what others think . That way if someone asks why that color it's because that's what YOU wanted, it's not someone elses choice
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  9. Texas57
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
    Posts: 3,391

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    What we like doesn't matter, but what DOES matter is not making the interior choice FIRST. What I mean by that is fabrics are available in a limited range, so once you pick a general range of exterior paint, pick the interior fabric before you decide on the final shade of the paint which you can get/mix in unlimited shades.
    Nothing worse than seeing a nice paint job with a nice interior, but doesn't match. Example greenish blue paint won't work with purplish blue fabric, and red probably won't look good with burgundy paint. Complimentary colors may be more critical to me than others, as I spent 23 years in the art business, so color schemes catch my eye big time.
    Also, the fact that you're not wanting a metallic paint will make some of the choices rather bland imho.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
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  10. Greaseballs
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 133


    If it were my car, I'd stick with the original color combination of shell grey and seamist. Those two colors would look very sharp with the original black and red interior colors. Plus, the Buicks of the early '50's look fantastic in two tone mainly (in my opinion) due to the stainless trim on the sides of the body. Another don't often see the greys and silvers on these cars. Here's a picture of my '56 Caddy; it looks light grey but it's the original silver paint. If I ever paint the car, it will be in its original color.

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    This color gets my vote. HRP
  12. Jim Spin
    Joined: Jul 28, 2018
    Posts: 20

    Jim Spin

    I favor the first pic. some shade of a cream color. makes car look longer and more elegant un less you dont like a elegant car. Then do it in any of the other colors
  13. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,526


    Maroon, timeless color. Green comes and goes. I like silver but it doesnt show off lines like a darker color.
  14. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,081


    I think that using the Tyler Blue in place of the blue on the one @Moriarity posted with an off-white or ivory as you suggested could look really classy.
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  15. The Pennsylvania Railroad had a color called Brunswick Green that looked almost black under certain lighting conditions. I'm going to take that color, add some flake and a lot of clear for depth and call it Black Jade for my '57 Pontiac HT.
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  16. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,301


    I'm a two tone fan. I happen to love a light top, I have Bombay Ivory on mine. I have close to or over 120 k miles on a 1949 1/2 ton truck that was for 20 years a dd/only vehicle. I live in the south, white reflects heat. I also have a sun visor that keeps the sun out and I just dig the way it looks.

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