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SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/14/22 4:33 p.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic :

Great liveries, but I don't want quite that much attention for a street driver. 

Type Q
Type Q SuperDork
6/14/22 5:30 p.m.
SV reX said:

In reply to Keith Tanner :

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

FTFY laugh

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 UltraDork
6/14/22 5:44 p.m.

I am doing Toyota "voodoo blue" on my Mg Midget. I feel like smaller cars need a very extroverted color. Also love Porsche viper green, might look really nice. Or-or- if you want a challenge, go a nice BRG with an offset plaid stripe. Plaid. Yes. 


maybe a nice light blue with this stripe over it. Probably could get it printed in a wrap? I may now do this with the midget. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/14/22 5:58 p.m.

That Toyota blue is awesome. It would blow out any surface details (if they existed) but it would be fantastic on an NA and would work pretty well on an NB. 

In fact, it's probably pretty close to the wrap we used here.

Mazda's own "Laser Blue" (not to be confused with the Lotus Laser Blue we used on Elvis) is a good blue.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/14/22 6:01 p.m.
Type Q said:
SV reX said:

In reply to Keith Tanner :

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

FTFY laugh

 

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 UltraDork
6/14/22 6:27 p.m.

If by 'blow out surface 'details', you mean 'hide' all the crap imperfections in my amateur paint job, god do I hope so. One more week and she will be blue. 

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 UltraDork
6/14/22 6:28 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

That Toyota blue is awesome. It would blow out any surface details (if they existed) but it would be fantastic on an NA and would work pretty well on an NB. 

In fact, it's probably pretty close to the wrap we used here.

Mazda's own "Laser Blue" (not to be confused with the Lotus Laser Blue we used on Elvis) is a good blue.

The top one.... wow. That's a freakin wrap?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/14/22 6:56 p.m.

In reply to Teh E36 M3 :

Yup. It's a purty car. I wanted something that would pop :)

We've published random pictures of the car over the years, here's the most complete look at it:

https://revlimiter.net/blog/2019/08/spotlight-captain-bob/ 

johndej
johndej Dork
6/14/22 7:00 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
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. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/14/22 7:16 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

You're right.  Lotus Magnetic Blue is a stunner.

JoeTR6
JoeTR6 Dork
6/14/22 7:27 p.m.

How about the blurple color that Ford used on Focus STs?

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 UltraDork
6/14/22 7:37 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to Teh E36 M3 :

Yup. It's a purty car. I wanted something that would pop :)

We've published random pictures of the car over the years, here's the most complete look at it:

https://revlimiter.net/blog/2019/08/spotlight-captain-bob/ 

Well now I'm stealing the stereo design also. 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
6/15/22 9:04 a.m.

Dodge Hell Raisin Purple?

kevinatfms
kevinatfms HalfDork
6/15/22 9:09 a.m.
93EXCivic said:

Dodge Hell Raisin Purple?

That is beyond cool. The name alone is awesome but purple on a Challenger looks great. Id powdercoat/paint the wheels bronze too for that added pop.

Is this a Hellcat only color hence the name?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
6/15/22 9:25 a.m.

In reply to kevinatfms :

No it is available on all regular Chargers and Challengers too.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/15/22 10:07 a.m.

I saw one of these the other day, and the color is striking in person.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
6/15/22 10:15 a.m.

Keith, I haven't read through this entire thread so forgive me if I missed it.  What was the name of the blue that was offered by Mazda on the NA?  IIRC, was it Mariner Blue?  My first NA was that color.  I just got another NA, and this one is classic red and it's gorgeous so I would have no objection to having it repainted the same color.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/15/22 10:17 a.m.

I think I've narrowed it to 3:

The original red:


Lotus Magnetic Blue:


Lotus Chrome Orange

 

The Miata versions Sunkist Orange and Stormy Blue Mica are also contenders. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/15/22 10:20 a.m.

Stormy Blue Mica:



Sunkist Orange:

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/15/22 11:23 a.m.

Sunkist was actually the name given to one of the six "color cars" in 1990 by an early owner. It wasn't a production color, and Mazda never used the name officially. It looks different in different photos, probaby just due to the way that cameras struggle with orange/red sometimes, as it's not metallic from what I recall.

Lotus Chrome Orange is an expensive three-stage. I used it on my Locost and while it looks fantastic, definitely price it out before you commit.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/15/22 11:25 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

That will change my mind on Lotus Chrome Orange. 
 

Im still OK with "Sunkist". Or even Kubota. wink

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/15/22 11:27 a.m.
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) said:

Keith, I haven't read through this entire thread so forgive me if I missed it.  What was the name of the blue that was offered by Mazda on the NA?  IIRC, was it Mariner Blue?  My first NA was that color.  I just got another NA, and this one is classic red and it's gorgeous so I would have no objection to having it repainted the same color.

There were so many blues near the end of the NA run that we started calling them YAB - Yet Another Blue. But if you mean the bright blue used on the 1990-93 cars, that's Mariner Blue aka Smurf Blue aka California License Plate Blue. It's a very good color and I have one in my driveway.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
6/15/22 11:35 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Yes, that would be it.  Mine was a '92 with matching hardtop.  It was a fantastic color.

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
6/15/22 11:46 a.m.

In addition to the color, what are your Miata plans? Are you putting the go-fast parts from the red car into the new tub?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/22 11:07 a.m.

Have we discussed tops yet and how the color comes into play? 

(Sorta related, somewhere online I just saw a white Datsun roadster with a red top, and it just looked awesome.)

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