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What Color?

  • Light beige

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • White

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Light beige with Gunmetal bottom 2 tone

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • White with Silver bottom 2 tone

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • White with Gunmetal bottom 2 tone

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • silver

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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Ahh yes, the saga of my B14 Sentra Continues.... As some of you (Well....the OT regulars at least! ) may know, I have not had a good time with the cosmetics of this poor car. I bought it as a wreck for $350 with 68 k on it, cut off and replaced the front end 2 yrs ago and painted it only to have the paint go horribly wrong due to low temps. The I preped it again only to back into a parked car and take out the bumper and trunk lid. So, I fixed it again, and replaced the trunk lid and back bumper.... The NEXT DAY I get rammed by a 2002 Dodge Ram quad cab! ( I was 5 days from painting it!!!) I was going to leave it a primered half finished mess with wrecked doors on the drivers side, but I hate the wayt it looks so I put upwards of an inch of fiberglass filler into the slide hammer pulled quarter panel last week, and am getting 2 doors this week to complete it. So, my question is, what color should I paint it? I am limiting myself to almost the cheapest paint money can buy, Nason's Acrylic urethane- which menas I can't get an exact color match. I'll eb doing the jambs too as I have a platinum gold car with a white trunk already and no doubt the doors won't match either. The car is originally KN4 Platinum Gold with a brown interior, and has 13 in wheels with hubcaps (it's a work beater) Here are my options to vote on:
 

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Silver is allways nice!

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An update for those who care: Bought and installed the doors today, but found I will need to replace a section of the quarter panel. I spent $90 for a pair of doors and will likely spend less than $50 for the 1/4 panel (I'll hack it out oversize with a cold chisel and a big hammer then trim off what I don't need), but it sucks since I really didn't want to have to spend the time welding this car. Now the door won't hit the light switch in the rear, so oh well...
 

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Radioaktiv said:
didnt notice that they were damaged when ya got em?
The doors are near perfect, it's the 1/4 panel that needs help! I'll probably cut a piece from the same car I got the doors from going from the gas filler door to the door frame and section the 2 cars together. I never posted pics because of a digital cam problem (computer won't read the pics in camera), but if I did you would see what I meant. It was "Rammed" from the gas filler door to the edge of the front fender.
 

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Silver is great cuz you dont have to wash it, and you cant really tell its dirty til ya touch it.
 

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BadBoy91 said:
Silver is great cuz you dont have to wash it, and you cant really tell its dirty til ya touch it.
That's why I am kinda partial to beige right now. I have some left over from the first time I painted it that could be used as a base and allow me to buy only 2 quarts of paint to finish the job. Plus, it would look right under the hood.
 

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GUNMETAL !! haha..
 

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flatblack!!!!!!!
 

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:thumbup: john deere blitz black like mine HAHA :thumbup:
 

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91sentra said:
im partial to primer and gunmetal but it doesnt get any cheaper than primer. ;)
We're currently sportin' almost the same paint scheme-except mine has a white trunk, white back bumper and platinum gold drivers' side doors and passenger's side fender on it. For wheels, I have 3 black steelies with one silver B12 Sentra steelie that has a trim ring on it.
 

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primer grey/black, with a clear coat on it.

why?

cause ive never seen it done. and i think it would look cool.
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
Well, it can't be anything elaborate, has to be on the Nason color sheet (Nason is what cheapie paint shops like Econo Bake and Maaco use).I have a half gallon of clear left over from my failed first attempt and will just buy a quart so I have enough to finish it. It also has to be a light color because it will hide minor flaws better ( I don't want to block it 4x like I would on a high end paint job).I'm mainly doing it so the car won't be an embarassment anymore and will belnd in with traffic better.

BTW, a gallon of the ultra cheap Nason Synthetic enamel white with everything needed to mix the paint can be as little as $65!!!! A paint booth rental is another $50, so there is no reason to have an unpainted beater (unless it's too cold) if you know how to paint!
 
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