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02GF74

posted on 4/10/06 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
should I paint may bonnet black?

some of you may remember my bonnet polishing episode - a helluva long time to do but I am thinking a bonnet painted black would look far better (even though it seems a pity to waste that polishing effort but ...)

So what do you think?

after SVA test
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DIY Si

posted on 4/10/06 at 04:01 PM Reply With Quote
I think it'd look better in black. Keeps more of a colour theme for the car.





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joneh

posted on 4/10/06 at 04:16 PM Reply With Quote
Agreed. Its a very tidy car, as you can tell by my expertly chopped photo it looks good in black:









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chrisf

posted on 4/10/06 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
I'm a big fan of black (see avitar), but I think red would look much better. Otherwise, I like it as is.

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RazMan

posted on 4/10/06 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
Definitely Red





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Danozeman

posted on 4/10/06 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
deffo red if u can match the colour.

If u do it black it would look better with the nose black also.





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Hellfire

posted on 4/10/06 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
Red







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zilspeed

posted on 4/10/06 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
Leave it as it is.

The more unpainted alloy on a se7en, the better in my opinion.






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DIY Si

posted on 4/10/06 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
Defiitely not red. Bluh. Not a fan of such a large amount of solid colour on a 7. Black I tell you, black!





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SeaBass

posted on 4/10/06 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
Leave it as it is.

The more unpainted alloy on a se7en, the better in my opinion.


Ahh,

Thanks buddy...

You just get to show of your sides eh??






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Macbeast

posted on 4/10/06 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Red would be good

Black looks terrible...like a big hole.

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Hellfire

posted on 4/10/06 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
Leave the bonnet as it is but rip the side panels off and replace them with aluminium. (Or get them sprayed aluminium silver)

Aluminium and red looks good IMO.

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rick q

posted on 5/10/06 at 01:56 AM Reply With Quote
Absolutely definitely RED

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02GF74

posted on 5/10/06 at 08:17 AM Reply With Quote
ah red, didn't think of that one - was heading for a red/black scheme.

the nose cone has been painted by me by mixing up paint until it kinda matches the rest so mixing another lot of red for the bonnet will mean it will be ever so sligfhtly different wheres that problem won't exist with the black paint.

so what tro do what to do........

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Peteff

posted on 5/10/06 at 09:58 AM Reply With Quote
Get some mixed up at the paint shop, it won't cost a lot in clueless paint and it will look a lot better. The bonnet doesn't look right when the sides are coloured and a different colour looks like an afterthought. Rescued attachment redcar.JPG
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02GF74

posted on 5/10/06 at 10:44 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Peteff
Get some mixed up at the paint shop, it won't cost a lot in clueless paint


easy for you to say - search for my posts about paint matcing for the nose cone.

in short, I bought some paint that was close but when next to the oterh red bits was way out. I bought some more paint that I then mixed in with the original to match it by eye that was far far far closer than the paint done in the shop - matching by using colour swatches.

Whenever I make up my paint, it is hit and miss really - I spay a bit, match then adjust the colour so for sure I will get antoehr shade of red.

Unless one is looking very closes, one probably would not be able to tell.

red nose is looking like the way to go though (which is annoying as I had 2 red cars already and wanted someting different - the inside of the cockpit has expose styas in red that would need to be apinted. maybe next year I paint it green/oragne whatever ....

thanks for doing the piccy - I'd hate to admint it but it does look better than now.

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PaulBuz

posted on 5/10/06 at 07:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Macbeast
Red would be good

Black looks terrible...like a big hole.

Agreed!





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zilspeed

posted on 7/10/06 at 08:26 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SeaBass
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
Leave it as it is.

The more unpainted alloy on a se7en, the better in my opinion.


Ahh,

Thanks buddy...

You just get to show of your sides eh??


Well, the car's sides, you don't want to see my sides. Ever.

Thinking of a colour change actually. Ecurie Ecosse flag blue for the GRP bits with the sides left ally. And maybe, just maybe a GT40 style stripe over the middle in a silver to match the sides. It would help to break up the huge expanse of solid colour when viewed from the front.

(Sorry for the thread hijack.)






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Dutchman

posted on 18/10/06 at 02:40 PM Reply With Quote

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lexi

posted on 20/10/06 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote
Ally bonnet AND sides look more like a proper 7. I think all painted ones look like pretend Cobras.
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