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Ryan
04-17-2009, 06:49 AM
So I am planning on painting my 6th gen this summer. I cant really decide on a color for it. I have a few ideas, but I cant make my mind up about it.


Here are the colors...

-Midnight blue metallic

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/midnightbluemetallic.JPG

-metallic platinum silver

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/platinumsilvermetallic.jpg

-Metallic black

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/BlackMetallic_FINAL.jpg

-Royal blue metallic

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/cobaltblue.jpg

-Saphire blue pearl

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/SapphireBlueMetallic_FINAL.jpg

-Gunmetal silver metallic

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/gunmetal.jpg

-Flat black

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/0/9/flatblack.jpg

Galcobar
04-17-2009, 07:39 AM
While we can take a general guess at the shades, it'd help if we could see what you identify as those colours (and yes, they'll be slightly different depending on your computer, but a properly calibrated system is reasonably close).

The Captain
04-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Black. Duh. (extremely biased opinion)

balang_479
04-17-2009, 12:40 PM
I say Midnight Blue... get some suttle colour on it to show off the lines a bit..

Ryan
04-17-2009, 03:11 PM
Updated first post with pictures of the colors.

k.beaty
04-17-2009, 03:35 PM
out of those options I would say metalic black.

but I LOVE satin black, not quite flat black but not super shiney either :D

Ryan
04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
For that "sleeper look" lol. I was thinking about just spraying it flat black until I decide on a color....

cbarett251
04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
out of those options I would say metalic black.

but I LOVE satin black, not quite flat black but not super shiney either :D
I agree, but I think it would suck on a 6g. Why not do a two tone: Midnight blue w/black metallic roof.

Ryan
04-17-2009, 04:05 PM
Im not a big fan of a two tone... I dont know, I have always liked a nice single color done well...

mar_phi6
04-17-2009, 05:30 PM
imo the midnight blue metallic would look different and lots of wooooooooooo

MCcelica
04-17-2009, 05:35 PM
+1 with Balang and mar_phi6

joe's gt
04-18-2009, 02:10 AM
Midnight blue metallic for me as well. Royal blue was a close second. If you like to constantly clean your car, metallic black would be good, but black requires a SHIT LOAD of maintenance unless you have her garaged constantly and don't drive around trees that much.

Ryan
04-18-2009, 02:45 AM
^I love the way black cars look when kept clean, but I do a lot of driving, and a lot of country driving for work.

Plus, with black, your body work has to be PERFECT for it to look good.

Okctrd
04-18-2009, 07:10 AM
matallic platinum silver!.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/attachments/gd-members-journals/11684d1217802062-04stiguys-platinum-silver-metallic-2004-sti-sighdr.jpg

but the blue one's are nice too!

joe's gt
04-18-2009, 08:06 AM
^I love the way black cars look when kept clean, but I do a lot of driving, and a lot of country driving for work.

Plus, with black, your body work has to be PERFECT for it to look good.

Then definitely go with the blue or silver. I love the look of clean black cars as well, but like you, I don't drive in clean environments so my car ends up lookin like shit constantly. That's why back in your thread about cleaning months ago I said I just wait till summer. lol.

Definitely avoid black. You won't regret it. If you were driving in clean environments and it was garaged, I would definitely say go for it, but unfortunately that's not the case.

FYI, I definitely regret painting my car black. Not because I don't like the color, just cause its impossible to keep clean.

Galcobar
04-18-2009, 09:44 AM
A pearl or metallic helps hide inconsistencies, but I'd push the sapphire blue pearl. It'll be a finer variation than a metallic, which makes it look a little higher class without losing the visual pop. And, assuming it's a lighter shade than the midnight blue, won't be as likely to turn muddy under flat light (e.g. overcast sky).

The Pontiac Sunfire had that very dark blue metallic in the last couple of years of production, and I found the colour was nice in sunlight but went ugly under clouds.

The royal blue's a much more common metallic; think Civic Si, Lancer, half the Subarus, Focus, etc.

Ryan
04-18-2009, 03:51 PM
Wow galcobar, thanks for the input man. That helped out a lot!!!

extremeskillz
04-18-2009, 04:22 PM
Midnight blue metallic as i love that color. Be sure not to cut corners and paint the door jams!

Ryan
04-18-2009, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I like it a lot too... :)

ciento44
04-18-2009, 05:04 PM
Sponge paint that bitch.

Ryan
04-18-2009, 05:07 PM
LOLZ.... yeah, I will do that when you paint your entire car, engine, interior, and exterior hot pink.

Mr. Babb
04-23-2009, 02:36 AM
where is the option for "leave it the fug alone"?

Ryan
04-23-2009, 04:04 AM
Its not an option, it needs a paint job BAD. There is no primer under the black, and it is chipping. Thank you Maaco.

85gtsblackman
04-23-2009, 05:42 AM
saffire blue pearl, cause i want a 6th gen or a 5th gen in royal saffire pearl

http://www.hypersr.com/our_supra.jpg

17 flatscreen pwns :wiggle:

Ryan
05-03-2009, 06:04 AM
I really like the rsp. I just dont know how expensive it would be to buy the paint....

BEAMS
05-03-2009, 07:27 AM
I changed my mind, the royal sapphire pearl is too purplish looking. I would go with the 5th gen celica Medium Blue Pearl (8G7). I think that's the color my gts has, but not 100% sure, im too tired to go outside and check right now.
Check out the lisc plate on the Baltic Blue Metallic supra (752), GOTMILF, lol.

http://www.toyotareference.com/celica#CE
http://www.toyotareference.com/supra#SU

Ryan
05-10-2009, 03:16 AM
I kinda like the magnet gray metallic on the Venza..

http://www.toyotareference.com/venza#VZ

And the blue ribbon metallic on the new camry...

http://www.toyotareference.com/camry#CA

Steel mist gray on the sw20..

http://www.toyotareference.com/mr2#MR

And flint mica on the tc..

http://www.toyotareference.com/sciontc#TC

And last, but not least, intense blue pearl on the is300.

http://www.toyotareference.com/lexusis#IS

joe's gt
05-10-2009, 06:02 AM
My vote is for intense blue pearl

85gtsblackman
05-10-2009, 08:05 AM
i figure if i keep mine its going to either be some shade of blue or metallic high gloss gray, but for now its gonna stay fadded red/black

The Captain
05-21-2009, 02:13 PM
Did I mention black?

tuner4life
05-21-2009, 04:33 PM
midnight blue

19celica90
05-21-2009, 04:44 PM
3h4

85gtsblackman
06-22-2009, 05:09 AM
rye bread umake a decision yet?

im still stuck between red, royal saffire pearl, 93 camry green(really dark green), emerald green, or metalic gray

Ryan
06-22-2009, 05:25 AM
Nah man. A lot of shit has been going on lately, and I havent had time to even think about my car really... I may just repaint it black, but I dont know... Ill keep yall posted.