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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:32 am

I'll also admit you've got one of my weak points. For some reason I love a glossy black car. It's definitely my color of choice.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:38 am

I'd keep the Diamond White. That is a premium color and it's making a comeback in a big way with the Lucerne and LaCrosse.

Mine was your basic dark teal color with deep scratches from the first owner. If I had the plearescent white I'd keep it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:18 pm

I'd keep the Diamond White.
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PostSubject: White   Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:20 pm

I say leave the pearl.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:00 pm

i like the idea palermocorey90 about the black rims with white on the sides of the spokes but im not sure what it would look like can anybody photoshop what it may look like or find rims that look like that? Thanks, i appreciate your help.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:44 pm

no not black, chrome rims with pearl sides
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:19 pm

can you show me what you mean? by photoshop or a picture?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:34 pm

There is nothing sharper than a black car with chrome rims...of course i'm a little biased. heart ANY car looks good in black! Corey is right, every dent will show and it's a bitch to keep clean. BUT, it will turn EVERY head. You know what they say, once you go black, you'll never go back. freak If you don't like to wash your car, I'd recommend keeping it white though.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:57 pm

I never cared for a white car, but I now have a pearl white '98' and like the pearl. I had a '96' dark green and really liked that color. I would have rather found a '98' in dark green, but didn't. The pearl white doesn't show dust like a dark car would. My '65' is a light seafoam green and it is an awesome color for not showing dust and dirt. I did have a black '58' Buick Special Riviera 2 door HT . It was awesome looking with all that chrome, but man what a full time job for detailing. I've always liked dark colors, but they are a bitch to keep clean..... sad
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:14 am

I'd have to say nay to the flat black idea. It's hard to get away with on any car much less a riviera. Gloss black rims with a chrome lip would make the flat look even more goofy, IMHO. If your pearl white is in good shape, I'd just keep it but If you really want to paint it, you can't go wrong with black. If you want to go for all out exquisite though, I'd shoot for a non factory color if you're going through all the trouble in the first place. If you're careful, there are some bold shades or red or green that I think could look fantastic, and set your riviera out from the crowd big time. Black, in contrast, is conservative.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:55 pm

Candy apple red with a fat ghost stripe over the hood. rock
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PostSubject: Ran into Problems   Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:05 pm

ok the copper wont work now. its for a stupid reason. this kid just had his car painted copper, and i don't want to be "copying" him. im looking for new colors, i need ur help guys, i need something crazy. got to turn heads when its parked, and even more when its moving. please help me out. im open to suggestions. flakes pearls, i dont care
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:48 pm

One idea - look at the dark metallic colors that Buick used on the '99s.

Another idea - a dark, almost black red metallic or black with red metalflakes.

Third idea - a "legacy" color like british racing green (a real legacy color), metallic yellow (think "sixties"), cream, or sky blue (think 'fifties')

Rationale - Rivs look kind of nice in dark colors. On the other hand, if you are looking to be "different" have to get into thinking about what others overlook. In the quest for a 'new' color palette, people are not likely thinking about some of the old colors that were attractive in and of themselves.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:55 pm

i need more crazy, this kid that stole my copper idea, is being an A**hole. i need to show him whats up
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:17 pm

Seriously, yellow or orange would be crazy! I think that would be pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:33 pm

thaat would be crazy , but i will post a pic of what i need to out do

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:35 pm

I like that color but it just doesn't get any gayer than that. Is that an srt4
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:43 pm

Wow, that car is really gay. I'd say a dark, metallic color, like a deep blue, red, or green. You could also fade to black towards the back.

Or you could do a two tone of cream and brown or something, following the creases that start at the lights and go to the trunk for the color divider. Not the hood/window/trunk lid line, but the crease that's in the quarter panels.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:49 pm

thats a dodge stratus coupe,

im think like 2 tone with a marble roof or something crazy
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:50 pm

haha Corey, you already have that thing outdone by a long shot as is, in my opinion. Is that a stratus? Honestly, I don't think that it was a bad looking car in stock form but to put it nicely, my tastes differ by worlds from the owner of that car. Also to be fair, I should state that I have very low appreciation for straight up show cars.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:30 pm

should i just do like a Black with a Pearl, and say screw him or what
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:53 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
should i just do like a _________, and say screw him or what
yep
do what YOU want, dont try to satisfy anyone else. after all it's you're car, right? as long as you walk out to it every day and go "man i love my car" or "i wish i had a camera right now". <- i say that every time i wash it lol
i'm afraid you will be changing things for the wrong reason's if your basing it on what others will think.

but on the other hand a fresh paint job will make you a more proud owner. i love it when someone goes "that car is pimp" or "damn, what a sleeper!". it makes my day just to catch someone looking her over in the parking lot popcorn

what point am i making?? dunno i'm really just procrastinating calc II homework on a Saturday night crazy

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:14 am

ooooo welll thanks for the advise
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:53 am

i guess a dark black with green pearl would look nice, or i could do the same color as my stratus Ice Silver Pearl.

Yes my stratus is still my favorite car to the date
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Paint Colors/Codes   Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:52 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
i guess a dark black with green pearl would look nice, or i could do the same color as my stratus Ice Silver Pearl.

Yes my stratus is still my favorite car to the date

dang!!!!!!!!! was anything special done to the engine???
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