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Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/9/22 10:45 p.m.

I'm also a big fan of a first-gen Neon color called Lapis Blue.

 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas New Reader
6/9/22 11:07 p.m.

The Mazda RX7 Competition Yellow Pearl (J9) looked Great on my MGB. Really made it stand out! Three stage color.

Paint yours with a Yellow body with black windshield frame and black hard top.    :0D

fastoldfart
fastoldfart Reader
6/10/22 2:14 a.m.

My taste only but some interesting choices of color are already in house:

Green Mazda 2 | Dream cars | PinterestThe Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 RF 'Sport Black' Is Actually Blue

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
6/10/22 6:35 a.m.

I'd be looking into Porsche's color palate.

 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
6/10/22 8:53 a.m.

Vivid yellow. It was a one-year only special order color for 2002. Less than 300 were made. Still OEM, but special... 

Also, build thread??

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/10/22 9:40 a.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

That yellow... with a tan interior.  Who ordered that?!

 

 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/10/22 2:28 p.m.
fastoldfart said:

My taste only but some interesting choices of color are already in house:

Green Mazda 2 | Dream cars | PinterestThe Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 RF 'Sport Black' Is Actually Blue

What are those colors?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/10/22 2:51 p.m.

In reply to SV reX :

I like your previous Orange Miata.  I still think that could be a good color choice.  Pic something bold ( to be seen) and stay away from the invisible colors of dark gray tones.  

A picture found on the internet where Orange and Shocker are my favs.  

 

Also Aurora Blue and Winning Blue as well as the Spirited Green:

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/10/22 3:27 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

I agree. I like the orange. 
 

But I have ANOTHER orange Miata! Haha!

stroker
stroker PowerDork
6/10/22 4:38 p.m.

I vote for fine metalflake canary yellow!

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/10/22 8:27 p.m.

macadamia metallic. Looks better in person.  Or candy apple Yellow.

2008 Macadamia Metallic 997.1 C2S - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

MyMiatas
MyMiatas New Reader
6/11/22 12:34 a.m.

How about just vinyl wrap the outside any color you like on that month and when you get bored with it rewrap it a different color... then you can just leave it red. 

akylekoz
akylekoz UltraDork
6/11/22 6:48 a.m.

I vote for a bright color.  Just looked through a few hundred pictures of cars at my last track day, the dark cars don't photograph as well.  Even the white with bold graphics stood out more than the dark cars.  My Sangria mustang pops in the right light.  Not voting for red, I really wish mine was 2006 rental fleet light metallic blue.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/11/22 11:41 a.m.
MyMiatas said:

How about just vinyl wrap the outside any color you like on that month and when you get bored with it rewrap it a different color... then you can just leave it red. 

I'm not THAT indecisive!! Haha!

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/11/22 12:05 p.m.
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) said:

macadamia metallic. Looks better in person.

If you could paint a car any color you want you'd pick brown?  Really?  :)

 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/11/22 12:17 p.m.
SV reX said:
fastoldfart said:

My taste only but some interesting choices of color are already in house:

Green Mazda 2 | Dream cars | PinterestThe Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 RF 'Sport Black' Is Actually Blue

What are those colors?

Anyone know what those colors are?

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/11/22 12:46 p.m.

In reply to SV reX :

I believe the green is "Spirited Green Metallic" Paint code 36A and the blue is Eternal Blue Mica Paint code 45B.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/11/22 1:10 p.m.

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

Eternal Blue Mica sure has a lot of different looks. 
 

Some pictures look like a deep blue, but some look like a matte gray

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/22 10:38 a.m.
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) said:

macadamia metallic. Looks better in person.  Or candy apple Yellow.

2008 Macadamia Metallic 997.1 C2S - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Proof that the 911 can successfully pull off any color. 

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/14/22 1:31 p.m.

Definitely just go for whatever you like best, enjoy it. 

 

Personally, even though I've never owned one I'm partial to Blue miatas. Purple can be nice too. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/14/22 2:03 p.m.
SV reX said:

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

Eternal Blue Mica sure has a lot of different looks. 
 

Some pictures look like a deep blue, but some look like a matte gray

I think someone had some photoshop fun with that specific Eternal Blue photo series. It's what I was hoping would be on our car when it arrived, but in person it never has that much life. It never looks grey in person (there was an earlier ND color that was grey with a little bit of blue, don't mistake them) but it's darker than that photo would imply.

Soul Red wouldn't suit an NB as much as it does an ND, as the NB is missing the sharp chines that really show off the metal. If you want good examples of bright colors on a car with a similar body shape and surface treatment to the NB, look at the first gen Elise. The ones with the round headlights. The later Elisesesses are more like an ND and while they have a killer palette, they don't suit the NB as much. I would personally be tempted by Lotus Magnetic Blue because I am a fan of unapologetic blues. FM's old car "Elvis" was Lotus Laser Blue and it worked pretty well.

 

Lexus Ultrasonic Blue would probably suit the car pretty well too.

car39
car39 Dork
6/14/22 2:51 p.m.

What it normally looks like:

 

After the movie company prop department  got it:   They sprayed deoderant on the flat surfaces to kill the shine.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago UberDork
6/14/22 3:28 p.m.
moxnix said:

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

Yeah do purple. I think I want my 99 to be the same, so I'd appreciate you being the guinea pig laugh

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/14/22 3:49 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I'm with you regarding unapologetic blues.  Go big, or go home. 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
6/14/22 3:52 p.m.

Why just one color? How about a Gulf Oil or John Players Works style paint job?

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