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Porsche Paint Jobs

I've always seen solid classic colors on a Porsche I've never seen anything dramatic, like fading 2 colors of paint into each other or adding metal flake and so on.... does anyone have a unique paint job on there 911? or does everyone just stick to the solid colors...
I just want some Ideas of repainting my coupe. I'm not talking about flames on the car but somthing unique.
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I always thought a 911 with thick strips painted down the hood, over the top and down the tail would look good.
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A kid on Usenet (alt.autos.porsche) just announced he's going to have his car painted with color-shift paint, which I've never seen (and which I'd gladly pass on from this vale of tears without witnessing, myself).

One thing I plan to do when I re-paint the hood to fix some rock chips. The demo car (a yellow74 Targa) used by RKR manufacturing for their Targa-Cab conversions at car shows has the inside walls of the hood indentation painted black. Very subtle, but very nifty on the 74-89 cars, imo.

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Just expressing my opinion here...but what is wrong about a solid color? NO stripes, NO gobblygook ornaments...just a nice solid color done well. I'll admit, on track cars we see some pretty wild paint schemes. Does this mean we have to do the same on the street? To my mind, that indeed borders on "RICE"....

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Metallic exists.

My 79SC tobacco metallic has small gold metal flake embedded in. I think there were some other OEM colors that are also metallic.
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Ditto, Paul

Metallics are fine, wild colours even, but when people go crazy with stripes and two-tones all over a 911, it begins to go a little over the top. I do, however, like the "Carrera" door decals, they're classy.

Remember that optional "Racing Decal" set for middle-year 911s, available during the 1970s? Vertical stripes up the bonnet that began as the numbers "9-1-1", usually in brown. I don't mind people experimenting with mind-bending drugs, but when they did it at the Porsche Factory and dreamt this kind of stuff up, it starts getting offensive!
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I had my 1984 911 repainted in Arctic Silver, a 993/996 colour. Not entirely original, but at least it's a genuine Porsche colour. Oh and it looks great
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Hi all;

I'm "the kid" that posted an article on usenet about considering a color shifting paint job for my 911. Actually, I'm undecided, and leaning away from the custom color. A friend of mine is a chemist who works with developing a lot of security inks & paints. He's produced a lot of custom color shifting paints and offered the materials to me free of charge. The color he wants to try out is a silver to black fade. He has a '97 Acura NSX T that he's had painted with a much louder paint color so I couldn't help but to think about the offer.

I was polling viewers on usenet about what effect this sort of paint job would have on the value. The responses were mixed. Most wanted to see it and suggested going for it. A few points were made backing up that it's not a good idea, from a resale point of view.

I'm now leaning towards a factory color, but I'd love to hear opinions from the Pelican BBS people. Assuming it's a top quality paint job with matching interior (black), what do you think a 1980 911 Targa would be worth with this treatment?

The car was originally red and was painted white by a past owner. The white paint is leaving a lot to be desired. A recent minor accident has made me decide to push up the plans to paint the car. For now, I'm leaning back to the red, although I wonder how much more attention red may bring from the police.

I'd love to hear any input. Thanks so much...



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Hi Nicholas,

Nice stable you have there - especially the 2CV and the 63 Alfa.

Standard response #1 is, "it's your car, do whatever you want."

If you decide to experiment with the paint, you might impact resale value insofar as a "non-standard" paint job will typically limit the pool of potential buyers. To the right buyer, your custom paint job might be the cat's meow. But to the general population of '80 Targa buyers, they will probably shy away or reduce the value. My $0.02.

Yes, Red attracts more attention but it is a classic Porsche color - and I really like Guards Red on a Black interior. But I can't imagine that white with red poking through is all that attractive.

Let us know what you do - especially if you try the color shifting paint...

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