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In the fall, I experiemented with the paint on my hood. I wanted to go for a flat, satin look but wanted to keep the original color and it ended up looking like this..


You can see the difference if you compare it to the side (rest of) the car.
my opinion poll question is this:
should I do the rest of this car to give it an old skool rat look to it...
or
re clear the hood and have it high gloss again.
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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (jonny_breakz)

i say cover the hood with cardboard http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (itchyG60)

Quote, originally posted by itchyG60 »
i say cover the hood with cardboard http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

AWESOME IDEA! I WILL GO TRY THAT TODAY...

sould I add it to the poll?
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (jonny_breakz)

Quote, originally posted by jonny_breakz »

AWESOME IDEA! I WILL GO TRY THAT TODAY...

sould I add it to the poll?

lol dont bother im just a dumbass.
if it was my car i'd go flat because my car always seems to get dings and flat is easier to touch up

from a looks standpoint im 50/50.
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (itchyG60)

In this case I voted shiny. I love flat colours as much as anyone but with that colour, to me flat just looks old and oxidized. Flat only works with some colours IMO
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (LostBoyScout)

Nice ride Jonny,
But without a doubt clear coat it. The rat look is great for people doing a restore project and trying to save a few $$.
In my opinion, flat would be working backwards for you.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for a cabby buddy
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (The Poppy Project)

Ya jonny re clear that puppy it looks the nuts nice and shiny http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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brown flat looks like crud. reshine it....
of youre going for oldschool, do it right http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif they knew how to paint cars back then ya know:)
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (Nashty Rabbit)

Wow.....I thoguht everyone would be voting for the rat look...
you guys surprised me...

thanks for the input guys!!
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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (Master_of_Puppets)

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i like the flat look ONLY if its black
any other colour should be buffed and shined

I think a satin blue, green, etc can look extremely good but they need to be rich colours to start with. That way they look new, just not shiny.

It looks cool with silver too but IMO needs less boxy bodystyles to work.
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (Master_of_Puppets)

flat colors work with metalflake colors and black only, any base color looks like its faded. maybe think about basecoat of nimbus grey, or or a two tone with black so that the brown suede will look in place.
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (vdubious)

Is that third car the same car even, Jonny?

Either way...shiny gets my vote! (btw, you should check out the progress pix of my ride!! - awaiting the chrome flags
this week and I'll take pix after I give her a nice bath!)
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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (veedub-turbo)

Quote, originally posted by veedub-turbo »
Is that third car the same car even, Jonny?

Either way...shiny gets my vote! (btw, you should check out the progress pix of my ride!! - awaiting the chrome flags
this week and I'll take pix after I give her a nice bath!)
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Yes of course its the same car...
that is how she looks in the summer...
you dont quite recoginize her cause she is in her snow suit..

I see what you guys are saying about the paint looking flat and tired. I have lately been drawing alot of inspiration from the vitange vw and hotrod rat rod scene and I think the flat look on paint looks sick..but I guess there is no point wrecking half decent paint job and make it look older than it is.....it will get there over time...




Modified by jonny_breakz at 10:40 AM 2-17-2004
 

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Re: OPINION POLL - SHINEY OR FLAT (jonny_breakz)

It looks like you got into an accident, and the repair shop did a ****ty job painting the hood/home job body shop ghetto repair.
Flat paint looks better in my opinion on (if you gotta have it)
newer rounded cars.
With the older cars, it just looks like you didn't wax the hood/car.
Beautiful car by the way...I dig the roof rack.


Modified by Sepp at 10:10 PM 2-17-2004
 
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