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Old 27th July 2007, 15:01   #1
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My Lancer SFXI is going for a much needed paint job next week..Always wanted a black lancer so the colour im going for is obviously black..but im not interested in the magic black which is the company colour...After long observations i found that the swift black might look good..Want suggestions from Bhpians...As i made up my mind in black please give me suggestions in the alternative blacks available.....Have only one more week to make up my mind so please give in ur suggestions quickly...
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Old 27th July 2007, 16:30   #2
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Laner Black is slightly metallc.. swift black is solid, even the hyundai black is a very good solid black.. if u wish to go metallic i would suggest the Octavia L&K Black, very very metallic finish.
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Old 27th July 2007, 16:34   #3
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the civic black also looks good.
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Old 27th July 2007, 17:21   #4
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I think the octavia black is good but how about something more young and rad like a mix of metallic dark purple with black. In this particular colour you see the purple ting only during the day under the sun. You get this colour in dupont. We got this done in one of our friend's esteem few years back. Especially on a lancer with the wide body I think it will look totally cool. But you need to be really carefull about the mixture(very little purple would do the trick). Am not too sure if you get this premixed in dupont or you have to mix it before the paint job.
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I have this query thing which i always wanted to know , there are some cars which u can make out clearly are Repainted , For example cars modified by experts just shine like company paint ,where as if you go to a used car dealer u can clearly make out what parts have original paint and what are re painted can any body explain
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Old 27th July 2007, 17:57   #6
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Well I guess its the quality of the paint job like for example in most cases used car dealers just do touch-ups in which case the paint used and the work done is not of the highest quality. Waves in the paint can be seen in such cases and also the colour used might not be the exact match as the oe paint. In most cases these guys just use the paint over already existing paint coats which normally ends up being a very shabby job.


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Old 27th July 2007, 18:16   #7
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@Autophysche
Even i had eyes on that colour...Now im confused between the swift black and Octavia black
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Well, I personally love the black paintjob on my Lancer... it just got done today. It is jet black, with no grains, and no tints. Looks much better than the OE black on Lancers IMHO. Got the paint shade from a BMW paint catalogue... paint used was Standox. Will be posting pics in this thread in a couple of days:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...t-phoenix.html (Lancer overhaul - Project Phoenix)

You could check that out.
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@redfx
Can u post some pics of that esteem
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Im subscribed to that thread .. cant wait to see the finished pics..
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Well had that esteem 4 years back and sold it. But you could ask the dupont distriutors they could guide you. Its basically the kind of mix you want. I would go for more black and just a tinge of purple to make it look unique.
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Is the skoda black u told of the laura???
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Well had that esteem 4 years back and sold it. But you could ask the dupont distriutors they could guide you. Its basically the kind of mix you want. I would go for more black and just a tinge of purple to make it look unique.
but will not this mixture make touch up jobs very difficult later on if required?
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Lancer maniac, the one i was talking about comes on the Octavia L&K, i believe the Laura Black would be almost the same color.
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@lancer_maniac - take a look-see:

Picasa Web Albums - razor4077 - Lancer - WIP

Paintjob pics towards the end. Cheers.
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