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View Poll Results: Which Paint Job Do you Like?
Tan Paint Below Pontiac Spear 5 55.56%
Tan Paint Below Pontiac Spear, and Roof 1 11.11%
Tan Paint Above Pontiac Spear and Roof 3 33.33%
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Help Me Pick a Paint Job-50Merc

Hey All,,

I dont know how many of you have used, or know about House of Kolors program you can purchase to help you pick colorsfor you car. Its awesome. THis isnt exactly what I have as my car is a 4 door, but it dos give me a good idea of what it would look like. There's moldings,flames,scallops, etc.. All kinds of things that help you make thier car look like your car..

Anyway, can I get a vote as to which is the one you guys like the most..
PAint Job, 1,2 or 3....
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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All are cool, but I'll take door number 1....top one
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My choice would be #1 but lose the hockey stick and let the color boundary follow the body line .
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My choice would be #1 but lose the hockey stick and let the color boundary follow the body line .

Sorry, looking for a classic 50's custom. Have to have some spear, and I dont want the usual ones ( Buick, etc. ). 55 Pontiac spear is very old school classic custom for Mercs..
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Sorry, looking for a classic 50's custom. Have to have some spear, and I dont want the usual ones ( Buick, etc. ). 55 Pontiac spear is very old school classic custom for Mercs..
I like #1.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:31 PM
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If you want a classic look, I would go with three. The other two are unlike anything I ever saw on a Merc.

I started following the hobby in '58. The most common was something straight, or that curved down and back, like the '53 Buick trim. That made the car look lower.
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If you want a classic look, I would go with three. The other two are unlike anything I ever saw on a Merc.

I started following the hobby in '58. The most common was something straight, or that curved down and back, like the '53 Buick trim. That made the car look lower.
Sam Barris's 52' Ford convertible he made for his wife. Thats where I got the idea.

So since mine is a four door. I tried the options I liked. I'm going with one of these schemes for sure. Also scalloped..
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Now why would a Barris Bros. car qualify as classic? LOL! :-)

I always liked his red Buick better than George's designs.
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Wow, 50-50..

This is good. Dead Even. ... Dang this is going to be no help...
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At least you are getting the chance to eliminate one..... then you just toss a coin! :-)~
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Going with #1 IMHO, having the darker color on the roof makes the car look lower.
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Going with #1 IMHO, having the darker color on the roof makes the car look lower.
I like your opinion, but I'm installing airbags on my Merc. It is going to be sitting on the frame sometimes. Will that be low enough for you? I'm not being sarcastic. I mean, that do I need to worry about the low "look" of the car when the car will actually be very low?
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I like the way both #1 and #3 looked and it was a tough vote. In the end I went with #1 because the way the color meets in #3 by the A pillar just doesn't look like there was a lot of thought put in the execution of it. The dominant dark red stretching from front to back does a lot to make the car look long and low. If the paint scheme of #3 just followed the body lines in a clear, concise way near the A pillar, I probably would have picked it just because it looks classier.
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I like your opinion, but I'm installing airbags on my Merc. It is going to be sitting on the frame sometimes. Will that be low enough for you? I'm not being sarcastic. I mean, that do I need to worry about the low "look" of the car when the car will actually be very low?
Dark on top, light on the bottom is something I have preferred for years. The last time I used that on a job was......last week. :-)

One basis for this is that our eye always sees the light color first, which would draw your attention down, and you would see how close the rockers are to the ground. The dark colors (believe it or not it's a rule in paintwork) can make things disappear, and if the bottom of the car is in shadow you would not be able to notice the bottom edge very easily.

The agrument I would have for your response is, using the light color on top will "undo" some of your effort..... so if you have the choice, do you want to make it look even lower, or undo some of the effort you made, and make it look a little higher?

Using the darker shade on top also is a good way to use a metallic. Darker colors show off the metallic color change more, and the top of the car gets more light, so you see the highlights, and multiple shades, a lot more.

Some of us like to share what we've learned, but in the end, it's your project. Make yourself happy.
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Getting our opinions are all well and good and we do appreciate that you would ask.
The biggest question.............which one do you like? remember,it's your car..........go with what you like.
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