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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by PC Jr, Jan 21, 2016.

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  1. Mint and white

    34 vote(s)
    72.3%
  2. Gold

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  1. PC Jr
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 44

    PC Jr
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    from So Cal

    After three years I am finally at the point where I need to make a decision on the color for my 60 Thunderbird custom. So what do you think. Gold metallic pearl with a slight shade shift for highlights or metallic mint green and metallic white with silver pearl?

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  2. Channel49
    Joined: Jan 17, 2016
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    The white/green combo is super nice and classy but the gold rips your eyes out, puts them in a blender and pops them back in your head (in a good way). So depending on what you want to do - be seen or BE SEEN then the color is up to you. Good luck!
     
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  3. layedout49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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    I say do the gold . Really sets the car off with all the body mods
     
  4. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
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    No help here. I'll take one of each. Great car.
     
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  5. I like the mint and white
     
  6. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Both rock, my pick gold.
     
  7. low budget
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    low budget
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  8. i.rant
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    I think the mint and white are "fun" colors and the gold drips more of what the Bird is all about, I vote gold.
     
  9. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
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    I suffer the same dilemma, except it's with 4 colors and Pagan Gold is one of them.
    So I'll pick the GOLD
     
  10. low budget
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    low budget
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    The color shifting stuff that enhances darker shadowing would be intersting also
     
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  11. Late to the Party
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    The gold really pops! Love the skirt treatment.
     
  12. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    Man.. that's a tough call because they both look great. I think the white and mint are more classy, refined and sophisticated and the gold is pure unadulterated custom. I think it really depends on which theme you are after. Either choice will still look killer.
     
  13. town sedan
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    Yes, pearl mint and white!
    -Dave
     
  14. PC Jr
    Joined: May 27, 2013
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    Thanks for the comments to this point. Its a huge decision. I do like the pagan gold in the video 55 chevy posted, but the gold in the photo doesn't do anything for me.
     
  15. porknbeaner
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    Tow reasons for my vote if that really matters. one is that green is bad luck and the other that probably carries more weight than the first is I am going though an I like gold cars phase in my life. :D

    Both color schemes look good actually, I just prefer the gold personally. My A bone will eventually be gold with black fenders.
     
  16. A Minus
    Joined: Jan 10, 2016
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    Mint & white for sure
     
  17. Dino 64
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    Gold. Very cool ride. My Dad bought one of those new. Yours looks way better!
     
  18. Gman0046
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    My opinion is everything always looks better in black.
     
  19. spags
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
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    Mint and white is my vote
     
  20. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
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    Mint & white thumbs up!:D.......I noticed when I painted mine two-tone, ..it showed the classic design lines better...instead of enveloping them all into one solid color and losing the visual distinctive lines....just my opinion on a great car! ;) ---Ray
     
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  21. bubblesbacon
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    Mint and white is my vote also...
     
  22. Bandit Billy
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    Personally, I wear a lot of black clothes and tend to drive black cars(channeling my inner Johnny Cash).
    They say clothes makes the man so here you go;
    upload_2016-1-21_14-17-5.png vs upload_2016-1-21_14-18-37.png
    Elton or Elvis? Both talented musicians but I'm more of an Elvis man. Gold.
     
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  23. Fender1325
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Hahah.

    Well my .02 cents worth I vote mint and white. I agree the 2 tone features the different body areas well and just has a classy look. The gold looks too much like a las vegas pawn shop advertisement
     
  24. theHIGHLANDER
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    That car needs those frosty mint and white colors. In actual practice vs a rendering I think it will be pleasing for a long time to come. The gold is awesome too but I think is better suited to a different style of custom. As counter-intuitive as it may seem I believe you'll tire of the gold sooner. The frosty mint really enhances the changes.
     
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  25. Slopok
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    Hint of the Hirohata Mercury...I like it.
     
  26. moefuzz
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    Mint and white would set her off beautifully.
    Gold is for chainers.

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  27. missysdad1
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    I think you will be happier with the green and white for a longer period of time without "burning out" on the color. Eye-popping paint just doesn't age very well IMHO.
     
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  28. moefuzz
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    Not That There's Anything Wrong With That


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  29. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Mint and White !!! Gold T-Birds are everywhere . Way over done in my opinion. Your car your choice , it will be great either way. Don't forget to post progress photo's! Larry
     
  30. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
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    My feelings and my choice too. I voted GOLD then after looking awhile realized in a short time the gold will not be such a great choice. Love the green and white.
    In the end it's the owner's choice. Red is always good!
     

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