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Projects Color Suggestions on 51 merc

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tim64, May 19, 2010.

  1. Tim64
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 37


    Anybody have thoughts on the paint choice on my 51 kustom merc.
    Considering satin black, gloss black, bright orange pearl, 50's baby blue. ????
    Don't know but i need to pull the trigger!
  2. sik_kreations
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
    Posts: 436


    its ur call man, pick something! lol check out and download the new tech guide, it will come up as a file, the first 30 pages are colors u can see. maybe give u an idea.
  3. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 897


    Do you have pics of it? I see in your intro that EXK is doing the build so im sure the car has a unique style already so toss out a pic!
  4. RQuantz
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 108

    from Las Vegas

    Post pictures of it. Hard to lump it in one color if we don't know the basic style it has or the one you're going for.

    My opinion would be either GLOSS black, a copperish orange metallic or a medium grey-blue metallic. Those are my favorite colors on a Merc.

  5. Tim64
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 37


    Having trouble uploading pics. They tell me my pic files are to large. I don't known how to make them smaller. working on it. I took a couple from my phone and i'll try uploading those.
  6. Tim64
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 37


    Ok a couple of pics are now up. I'll get more later
  7. brokesville hooligan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 12

    brokesville hooligan

    the bright orange pearl would look sweet on that merc .
  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,226

    from California

    all cars should be shiney black.
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  10. vintage tin
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 269

    vintage tin

    After seeing the pics of the car I don't think IMO that any of the colors you mentioned are right for that Merc. Need to think outside the box. That thing is unique, don't dumb it down with a common color choice.

  11. Fomocokid
    Joined: Aug 1, 2009
    Posts: 564

    from Rapid City

    I think a very deep candy maroon would look great on the car
  12. louie the fly
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 178

    louie the fly

    Man, that car is friggin awesome. Now here's my $0.02 worth. My take on it is that it's a more modern style of radical custom rather than a more traditional style custom. So a traditional style paint job wouldn't do it justice. What about some effect paint job like holographic pearls, or translucence pearl with holographic flake, or something like that. Or a modern version, using modern paints and colours, of a famous custom of the golden era. Just a thought.

    I agree with Vintage Tin. Too unique to put just any paint job on it.

    Louie (BTW, sorry if I misinterpreted the concept of your car)
  14. retiredfireguy
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 240


    It's not "different" but the all-time best color for a Merc has always been Maroon, IMHO.
  15. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    Metallic purple w/black or Tangerine w/gold base coat. Hands down one of the prettiest mercs I have ever seen.
  16. firerod63
    Joined: May 11, 2010
    Posts: 38


    I think a flat black body with a bright pearl metallic orange would look sweet. Maybe throw in a matching thin orange stripe down the body line?
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  18. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,330

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Burgandy, looks great on those cars. Burgandy/Maroon would be my choice. What color is the interior going to be? White rolled and pleated looks great with Burgandy. But, hey it's your car.
  19. pan-dragger
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,187


  20. deep red, like a merlot, blood color
  21. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,476


    Ahhh, the "politics" of color...

    FWIW, any dark color will make the body appear smaller and minimize the changes made to a car...and used on an interior, it tends to close it up. When looking at an all black interior, can you recall seeing anything jump out at you (console, mods to the dash, floor shifter, etc.)...??? Dark colors are a real bitch to keep clean.

    A lighter color will lengthen the car, make it appear lower than it is and highlight the changes made...a light color will also expand the interior of a car, make it look larger and lots more comfortable. Lighter colors will not show the dirt or dust easily.

    But in the absolute end, everyone here has an opinion on what they think looks best, mine not excluded (but I'm not posting it)...after all, it's simply personal preference and what you can live with for a few years...

  22. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    That's what I'm thinking for my ' at least.
  23. krome
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
    Posts: 501


    go a bronze or brown color
  24. jb2wheeler
    Joined: Nov 5, 2008
    Posts: 46


    Whatever you do, do not give it a flat finish paint job or start a custom paint job with a flat base coat. JB
  25. Here's one color I love.....
  26. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,999


    In the flesh, it will look great in any really dark color: green, purple, cobalt would all be good choices. But those are tough to photograph, and a car of this sort obviously deserves to be photographed. If it was mine, I'd choose a really dark candy.

    NOT FLAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome work in the quarters/skirts, by the way. I'll be interested to see the rest.
  27. Not flat anything. No flames or anything that would draw the eye away from how smooth and perfect it appears to be.
  28. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    this color with cream interior sweet and alot of chrome or stainles
  29. Blakmerk
    Joined: May 15, 2002
    Posts: 315

    from St.Joe MO

    Not black. It sucks after 3.375 years. All the other suggestions seem totally acceptable.
  30. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,761


    HOK Kandy Brandywine over a gold base. Different, no. Classic, yes!


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