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Old 19th January 2006, 17:46   #1
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How is the 'Beam Blue' color offered on Baleno. Is it a better alternative to other colors offered ( 2 shades of Silver and White apart from Black)? Does anybody have this color?
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Old 19th January 2006, 18:24   #2
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beam blue is awesome. if black is not an option, you should go for beam blue.
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yuck, blue is a colour you will get tired of. Go for black (but very high maintenance, and bad for cooling). I would opt for the silver (not pearl silver but the "other" silver). Get some splashy alloys, put a team-bhp sticker behind and zoom!
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close ur eyes and get urself a bleam blue baleno .. Ask the bangy boys how elegant v1p3r's baleno looks .. Given a chance i will go in for a beam blue baleno anyday .. I even remember satan crazy frowing once he saw v1p3r's car .. It was that elegant .. And my personal favourite too ..
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As far as I know this is a very slow moving color. The problem with slow moving color is you will end up with problem when you want to source spare parts. Already I had seen cases where the Baleno owners waiting for the spare parts a day or two (not all the cases). Just want to bring to your notice. (i guess the fastest moving color is silky silver, though not sure)
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Has V1p3r created a BHP garage for his Baleno? That would be good.
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in my opinion the black is the best bet for a Baleno... Silver is the next option...

Beam blue is not a very common color.... Also if you have to get a portion of the car repainted i guess it is very hard to get the paint matched as there will be a difference in the shade of the blue.... (also applies to other colors but since this color is very jatang it is more noticable)

If i were you i would blindly opt for black... would look hot anyday.... nice alloys is all it would take to make this hot baby have a fan following...
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i guess the fastest moving color is silky silver, though not sure
I think it's the other silver , Pearl Silver, that moves faster.
Black looks hot. I personally don't quite like the beam blue version. There's one in our office.
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Finally it boils down to the keenness of the individual in the color. Many advised me to stay away from Black ( not baleno),but iam very firm in getting black color whatever the disadvantage may be
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Get some splashy alloys, put a team-bhp sticker behind and zoom!
How does one get a team-bhp sticker?
Is it a bumper-sticker or a behind-the-glass sticker?
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Beam Blue is a nice color..with high shine alloys they look very nice.
The problem would be in the delivery of the car. Do they say the color is readily available???
Also, if there is a dent or scratch and you would like to get a touch up, go to the company outlet, they would definetly have it..I do not think it should be a problem
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The Americans are fond of three colors more than any.
1. Black
2. Silver
3. Red.
The British positively hate Beige.

My take: A neutral color, such as silver, grey, gold, black or white matches any clothes you wear. Stepping out of a blue car in a brown suit is somewhat gauche.
Just a reaction to primary colors which are highly polarized.
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I own a Beam Blue Baleno. BBB I guess!

First off, the colour is very rare. It's an odd day when I see another Baleno of the same colour, though Zens and Swifts in Beam Blue abound.

Second, it's all the pluses of a dark colour -- shiny metallic etc -- without showing scratches as easily as black etc.

Most importantly, do NOT listen to those who say it will take days to get spare parts etc. All body parts come unpainted (metal) or in black (plastic). It is the showroom that paints them. Also, the paint is readily available in the market. I should know, having bought it myself.
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The Americans are fond of three colors more than any.
1. Black
2. Silver
3. Red.
The British positively hate Beige.

My take: A neutral color, such as silver, grey, gold, black or white matches any clothes you wear. Stepping out of a blue car in a brown suit is somewhat gauche.
Just a reaction to primary colors which are highly polarized.
nice study there Ram... something new i learnt today...
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Most importantly, do NOT listen to those who say it will take days to get spare parts etc. All body parts come unpainted (metal) or in black (plastic). It is the showroom that paints them. Also, the paint is readily available in the market. I should know, having bought it myself.
Hi v1p3r, thanks for this information. A friend of mine owns the same color & when it went to the workshop for some accident work, this was the reason they said for the delay. The second case is with a different dealer for a black colored car. In both the cases they pointed out the color to be a problem.

Your point seems to be valid one & thanks for pointing it out. Thanks for educating.
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