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SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:08 p.m.

I've got an NB I've stripped to a complete bare naked unibody. I'm Sean welding it, and then will paint it. It will be a modified street driver. 
 

The car is red. That's what would match the VIN. 
 

But I'm not a big fan of the red. They all are. Kinda boring. 
 

This is the perfect time to change colors. 
 

WWGRM do?  New color, or match the VIN?

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
6/9/22 6:19 p.m.

If we were talking a restoration on a high value and/or rare classic, original color. But for a Miata already stripped all the way down the first question for me would simply be whether to go to one of the more 'special' factory Miata colors or an entirely non-Miata color, and then narrow it down from there.

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/9/22 6:20 p.m.

Color is not in the VIN, but I know what you mean. I'd do a different color, and probably a non Miata color just to be different. 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/9/22 6:24 p.m.

The best color is the color you like the best. 

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
6/9/22 6:38 p.m.

Looking at what you have in your GRM Garage go for something different.  Like Corvette yellow.  Or maybe that green that is on the newer Challengers.

You currently have black, charcoal, white and blue.  Boring.  lol

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/9/22 6:45 p.m.

May i reccomend rustoleum hunter greed or mopar f8 green?

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/9/22 6:46 p.m.

I would definitely take the opportunity to go with a color that's harder to get on a Miata than just plain old red.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:47 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

You may suggest anything at all!! 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/9/22 6:47 p.m.

If I ever do that with the Manic Miata, I'm going with robin's egg blue. I think MINI and VW both have pretty good versions.

 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:48 p.m.
alfadriver said:

The best color is the color you like the best. 

Ok... that's for cutting through it all and making it silly simple! Haha!

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
6/9/22 6:49 p.m.

Forest green, early 2000s world rally blue. Dodge neon yellow.  Metallic pumpkin orange!! Really, anything but red, but I don't like red as a car color period. 

If budget isn't a concern, thermo reactive paint looks awesome on vehicles. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:50 p.m.

I've always thought Soul Red from an ND was stunning, but might not work on an NB as well. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:52 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

Budget is always a concern, but this won't be a Challenge car

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
6/9/22 6:52 p.m.

Red is actually not that common on NBs...  according to M.net, only around 13% of NBs were Classic Red, as opposed to ~40% of NAs.

 

I like the 30AE orange myself... almost went with this, but decided the tan interior on our car wouldn't work with the orange...

I also like some of the new blue colors... Toyota and Porsche both have similar, but this one is an Audi color:

Dark metallic greens also look fantastic on NBs...

 

 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:52 p.m.

Mariner Blue is also a good color

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/9/22 6:56 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

My garage is definitely not current!

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/9/22 7:00 p.m.
Rodan said:

I also like some of the new blue colors... Toyota and Porsche both have similar, but this one is an Audi color:

Nogaro Blue!  I've owned three Audis that color :)

Dark metallic green on an NB (NB1 at least) is easy to get, Emerald Mica was quite popular.

Do you like loud cars?  If so, yellow or orange or the popular GT3 green?

Puddy46
Puddy46 New Reader
6/9/22 7:05 p.m.

I'd love to see an NB in the Camaro Shock Green (Yellow?)

 

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/9/22 8:00 p.m.

I recommend Snakeskin (or Stryker) Green from a Viper...

 

 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/9/22 8:11 p.m.
SV reX said:
alfadriver said:

The best color is the color you like the best. 

Ok... that's for cutting through it all and making it silly simple! Haha!

It is, I really think.  I wasn't trying to be completely flippant (somewhat, sure), but I sometimes think people over think things that are far more a personal taste thing.

You may remember a miata thread I started a few years ago, to simplify the crap of it- including exposing the internal paint- like a Midget or Sprite.  And like that, I think a baby blue Miata would look amazing.

I personally love my red Miata.  But this is your car, not mine.  At the same time, I also love our gold Alfa GTV, when the majority most see are red- the chrome bits and the yellow fog lights look amazing.

I had a GT Jr shell that had an interesting metallic-ish blue that I was going to try to keep, and it would probably look really sharp on a Miata.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/9/22 8:59 p.m.

I like the irony of painting it BRG.  
 

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
6/9/22 9:16 p.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

I like the irony of painting it BRG.  
 

I sort of think that a Miata in BRG is a bit of a FU to British Leyland.  But that is just me.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/9/22 9:37 p.m.
Noddaz said:
Datsun310Guy said:

I like the irony of painting it BRG.  
 

I sort of think that a Miata in BRG is a bit of a FU to British Leyland.  But that is just me.

That's the irony of it all.  We can build a better English sports car and we'll paint it the classic English color.

moxnix
moxnix Dork
6/9/22 10:19 p.m.

Something nice and bright that you don't see on the Miata often.  Maybe plum crazy purple?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/9/22 10:42 p.m.

I never liked orange cars, but my first Miata in lava orange mica changed my mind. 

 

I get a lot of compliments on the emerald green mica that I own now. 

As was said already, the answer to the question is whatever you like best. 

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