Picking My Color

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by AFAccord, May 8, 2012.

  1. RedRyder

    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    ^What he said. You're good at painting.
     
  2. AFAccord

    AFAccord Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm really digging the base color. The passenger mirror is waaay too gold for me.

    I'm really not that great at it. I had to wipe up several spots where the paint pooled up during the process but after a couple extra coats you couldn't even tell it was there. I've painted this car before though, so I do have a little bit of experience to fall back on.

    I'm heading out right now to take some outdoor photos of the mirrors.
     
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    I like the drivers mirror the best too. Nice job on painting.
     
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  5. NASOHC

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    I say 6 or 7... since you want a bronze tone - too much bronze looks "old" IMO and the mid/lighter tones actually stand out more than darker ones if you're looking for the metallic paint to show best, day or night. Good luck, I'm sure you'll make a nice choice anyways and the car will look awesome. I suggest looking at samples in direct sunlight and compare the blue, bronze and green tones of grey - you'll be surprised how much the differ when compared side-by-side.

    It is hard to chose a color, I know. I'm just glad not regreting mine. Hope you don't either so take your time!
     
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  6. 98ExAccordwv

    98ExAccordwv I'm Old

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    I almost suggested your color to him a couple times..but never did. I love the color of your car.

    OP, I like the drivers side mirror the best. Doesn't look too gold/bronze.
     
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    NASOHC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... I think he asked me once :D

    And yes, the pass side looks more yellow/green tone. The original is too dark IMO - but I see where he's going with it.
     
  8. SykVSyx

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    The first shot of the driver's side mirror looks different from the second shot, so it's definately a colour that needs to be seen in the sunlight to get a good idea of the true hue of the paint.

    I agree with Ken, set out all the potential colours you are considering out in the sunlight to get a good idea of exactly how they will look.

    I still prefer the driver's side colour though, just seems to vary alot depending on the lighting.
     

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