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Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by Robbie J, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    So the existing car is a light blue, I have liked the look of the JDM L lot but thinking darker is better
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    Darker is more my preference

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    Which I think is close to R32GTR colour TH1 - Dark Blue Pearl

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    To dark will it wash out the lines or not?
     
  2. Robbie J

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    the JDM L is San Marino Blue
     
  3. peter_s

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    I must say that R32 looks fantastic in that colour. I don't see why it wouldn't work on the S30
     
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  4. Farmer42

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    Ali k has the darker blue on his car and it looks really nice. He has just resprayed his engine bay in that colour so he may be able to give you the code & some pics.

    My personal preference is the electric blue colour in your first photo but both look good on a S30.
     
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  5. Woody928

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    Honestly I think the S30 suits bright colours far better, particularly pastel colours. Dark colours just hide the lines and details... Of the two, the first one every time.

    That said, it's your car. Do what makes you happy as its yours and you have to look at it every time, not me! This is where I'd always recommend building its for yourself rather than getting the world and their wives personal opinions on what they like.

    Love the R32 though, also got the same wheel on my MR2 :cool:
     
  6. SacCyclone

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    I agree with Woody, I do like the lighter brighter colors as they do seem to pop the lines off the car more.
    If your going with arch flairs even better I think as it tends to give a balance to the newer bright colors.
    I'm sure whatever you do it will look very nice, can't wait to see it.
    Mike
     
  7. AliK

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    Thanks Paul!

    The colour the PO used was a VW colour they used on the Phaeton and at the time was rare but now on just about any car. The code is LD5Q; some have it as P6 or P6P6.

    The colour makes the the chromeware really pop out and does work well on the car.

    The downside is, it does show up scratches and imperfections more than a lighter colour.

    Some photos ...

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    I think they look lovely in any colour. The pastels do make them look more period / matchbox toy cool! But don’t go orange!!! The orange ones are doing an extra 25MPH in any traffic officer’s eyes!! :p
     
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  8. franky

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    That looks great Mr K.

    However, the only answer to a 'what colour' should be Safari Gold.
     
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  9. AliK

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    Oh I like your style Mr Franky!
     
  10. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    OK so it has to be Blue to keep a 7-year-old boy happy (that keeps the wife happy spending money on an old car...)

    still torn between dark blue or brighter blue, hopefully see a few cars in the flesh this summer might help
     
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  11. datsfun

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    Never seen a 2+2 or 2\2 in Safari Gold. Where these available from factory in that colour ?

    Soon an orange s30 will be as common as a 555 Blue Subaru.:EXTRAp:smash:
     
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  12. datsfun

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    Blue and silver ? The samuri colour scheme would look good.EXTRA;)
     
  13. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    we were watching Incredibles 2 on Sunday and I said daddy's new car looked like Mr Incredibles car

    he replied that it wasn't as Mr I is black! kids... thinking I will stick to one colour as the car has some black detailing ATM that looks very naff
     
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  14. AliK

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    Not wishing to be contentious, I’m in the darker blue camp but not too dark. Then again, it depends on other things like wheels, birghtware, stance, bolt on arches etc. It all has to work together. I had a black MR2 with 17” Kahn RSR wheels which looked MEAN - but always thought the light blue Toyota used made the car utterly stunning. So it just depends on what else is on the car.

    I think you are right, seeing them in the flesh is the way forward!

    Mr Franky’s wheel and orange combo will look anything but common! In fact it will be quite a unique car when he gets it on the road in April 2032!
     
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  15. franky

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    The orange would have faded by then. Its more like to be 'orange peel'
     
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  16. Matt Berry

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    I’ve always been a fan of lighter colours but do love the dark blue on this car
     

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  17. Woody928

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    People always quote this however none of these cars seem to be close to the road, out of 49 cars on the Saturday at Donington, mine was the only orange one. Same story all three Donington's meets since I bought mine.... (Tony's is the only other Orange car that attends)

    Spa we had a good turnout of 6 or so orange S30’s.
     
  18. AliK

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    So are you saying the blues are common as muck!? ;)
     
  19. Woody928

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    Absolutely, there must be dozens hidden away! It’ll be just like having a Silver, White or Black car in the 21st century… (or an orange car for the 70’s)

    Honestly the best bet to make sure you’re not mainstream is to have a pink Z, that boat hasn’t sailed yet :rolleyes:
     
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  20. franky

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    I'd say most you see are blue?
     
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