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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wisdonm, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. wisdonm
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    I am painting a classy classic car similar to this. I really love the black and burgundy combo, but what is the classiest combo you can think of?

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  2. 94hoghead
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    It's better looking than the pink and white chevy pick up next to it.....
     
  3. Never done it but I have seen some really nice cars in black and silver (or black and "gun metal" gray... a darker gray color).
     
  4. Dane
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    Silver and dark grey metallic looks pretty good.

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  5. Pinstriper40
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    Silver and Maroon, black and silver, Cream and black, take your pick.
     
  6. skoh73
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    I've always loved the burgundy/black combo, but I am also a fan of the black/cream, burgundy/cream, or black/hunter green. I can Photoshop the car for you if you have any pics of the actual car. I'd love to see it when you are done- I'm only 15 miles west of you.
     
  7. XXL__
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    Interestingly/sadly, that was a factory color for that year model from GM Canada.

    As for "classy" colors... hmmm...

    Burgundy and tan
    Navy and tan
    Charcoal gray and black
     
  8. 1951Streamliner
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    Burgundy and Ivory, Burgundy and Black, Emerald Green and Ivory, Black and Ivory, Dark Green and Black........
     
  9. 49ratfink
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  10. fleet-master
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    x2 :D:D

    although a nice med metallic turquoise with black and chrome can look pretty upmarket IMO
     
  11. wisdonm
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    Thanks for the offer skol73. I've also considered pearl white fenders and electric blue body. I think it would get noticed, but not sure if it's classy. Some of those old French cars had some vivid colors.
     
  12. mgtstumpy
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    My '46 Olds will be painted in its OEM colour combination from the data plate. Disregard the photoshopped wheels, FUGLY:eek:
     

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  13. miraclepieco
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    You never really know for sure what color your car will be until you actually walk out of the paint store with the can under your arm.

    I spent my entire build assuming my 31 Ford PU would be maroon body with black fenders. When I left the paint store it was black body with tan wheels and interior.

    Yes, it was classy.
     

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  14. SlowandLow51
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    I am partial to gunmetal and black and hunter green and black...I will probably go with the gunmetal with black fenders on my 35 chevy pickup...
     
  15. boldventure
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    Dove gray and dark red with gold pinstripes.
     
  16. Tom davison
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    Bright colors can be classy too.
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  17. rustednutz
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    Black and burgundy with gold accent pinstripe
     
  18. wisdonm
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    That is a nice car you have there mgtstumpy.
     
  19. Depending on the car I suppose, but I like black and maroon, I like cream and black or tan, and I really like english racing green and black.

    Granted a couple of those colors are a little hard for me to see but the combos that I mentioned are plesent to my color challenged eyes.
     
  20. EchoOfGecko
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    A medium blue over a darker navy has always been a fave classy color combo of mine...

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  21. 62RatRod
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    I like the black and green combo but I'm in love with the colors my gramps painted his 29 model A phaeton.. I think it's one of the factory color combos and I will try to post a pic of it n a sec, but it darker turquoise with kinda flat yellow wheels and pin striping and black fenders. He won best in show in his model A car club down in Port Arthur like 3 or 4 years in a row
     
  22. Heo2
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    Darkblue fenders with lighter blue body maroon fenders silver or gray
    body darkgreen fenders with lighter green body
    And leather interior in matching colour
     
  23. mgtstumpy
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    Light and dark green?
     

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  24. vert1940
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    another light green/dark green
     
  25. butch27
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    Hey : I've seen that '40 Merc . It IS a classy paint scheme .
     
  26. E Burfield
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    rootbeer brown and cream
     
  27. redlinetoys
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    WOW, that black "A" pickup is sweeeet!
     
  28. redlinetoys
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  29. BAD PENNY
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    Here's one I'm partial to...aztec copper and beige or rootbeer and cream

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  30. blt2go
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    always loved that combo. a real warm cream color. also like burnt orange and cream. that cream can be alot lighter than with rootbeer. if you want noticed burnt orange and a real nice silver. both metallic.
     

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