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    New Paint - Help me decide (or don't!)

    Alright PNW - I have a painter lined up but I'm really struggling to decide what shade of blue. Right now it's some Maaco color, most similar I think to VW Jazz Blue. Original color is Arktisblau Metallic (engine bay still is that color), which would be the correct OEM choice - but I actually really like the in your face blues.

    Car as it stands;


    Choices!
    Arktisblau Metallic (boring)


    Santorini Blue (current favorite)



    Avus Blue (the car is getting an e36 m3 driveline......)


    Estoril Blue


    LeMans Blue


    Thoughts? I'm really leaning towards Santorini, with blacked out trim and probably powdercoated black e39 style 5's.
    33
    Arktisblau Metallic
    36.36%
    12
    Santorini Blue
    15.15%
    5
    Avus Blue
    12.12%
    4
    Estoril Blue
    6.06%
    2
    LeMans Blue
    30.30%
    10
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    4 doors.. so much room for activities!

    IG @bluebombr

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    #2
    Lemans

    IMO if you want a really wild color you really have to have a car that's in pristine condition. not saying yours is in bad shape but are you really going to drop 5k or more on paint and getting every panel perfect?

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      #3
      Lemans pretty sick of those choices
      -Christian

      '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
      08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
      318iS, slow build/garage queen...
      '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
      Originally posted by roguetoaster
      Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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        #4
        Originally posted by BraveUlysses View Post
        Lemans

        IMO if you want a really wild color you really have to have a car that's in pristine condition. not saying yours is in bad shape but are you really going to drop 5k or more on paint and getting every panel perfect?
        I totally agree, and smart or not this car was a rescued ETA automatic from a garage in Florida and rebuilt basically from the bottom up (thanks e30Josh!). There's a fresh (0 mile fully rebuilt) S52 on a stand in his garage getting prepped for install, and every other bushing, bearing, you name it has been replaced. I've got euro bumpers, MT1 valence, and everything else, plus OEM Pacific Sport Houndstooth interior. This car has basically everything else that I can think of done to it, and the final step is fixing up the body and painting.

        So, yea, it'll get the full workover, made minty everywhere possible, and fresh paint. This is a full resurrection and I want a color choice to reflect it ;)
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        4 doors.. so much room for activities!

        IG @bluebombr

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          #5
          I feel like LeMans or Interlagos would be sweet!!
          -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
          91' 318iS - S54/6MT Swapped
          04' Chevy Duramax CCLB - Work Truck/Hauler


          Originally posted by IronJoe
          Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

          Originally posted by 2mAn
          Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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            #6
            Avus!! 😎
            Current daily: 2003 Mitsubishi Evo (Isabelle)
            Gone, but never forgotten: 2017 VW Golf R 6sp (Maria, sold)
            1989 325i 5sp (Lorelei, sold)
            1991 BMW 318is 5sp (Michaela; totaled)
            2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 5sp (Selena, parted out)

            IG: mitsugal_jenni

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              #7
              As much as I love Arktisblau, that LeMans Blue would look good. Dark blues look really good on these.

              I think Santorini looks too Audi.

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                #8
                Lemans or Estoril
                Originally posted by bmwm42
                PNW vulture pm me for parts
                Strategic nw e30 command

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                  #9
                  I think in the end a blue like Estoril or LeMans would look goofy on an older body style car that's quite boxy... My vote is the "boring" color of them all.

                  Maybe I'm boring..
                  -1976 2002 daily (Sold)
                  -1986 528e 5 speed daily

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                    #10
                    Arktisblau Metallic is a solid ass color.

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                      #11
                      LeMans blue all day long.....
                      Dumpster Fire Pilot

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                        #12
                        Some really dark ones I've saved...can't tell you the colors, other than Alpina Blue on the top one maybe.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by spiDmang View Post
                          I feel like LeMans or Interlagos would be sweet!!
                          Yes
                          -Christian

                          '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                          08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                          318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                          '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                          Originally posted by roguetoaster
                          Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                            #14
                            i think all but the first color would look way out of place on a early sedan like that...
                            Originally posted by Vokuhila
                            I laughed, and then I serioused

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Best_name_available View Post
                              i think all but the first color would look way out of place on a early sedan like that...
                              Do keep in mind the car is going to have body-color euro bumpers instead of driving boards, and will probably be on E39 style 5's (and is already lowered).

                              After poking around some more, I am kinda leaning towards the Avus/Estoril, though LeMans does look awesome with the Blue/Black motif. I want to keep it on the lighter side because that's where I'm at now.

                              Might have to post to the photoshop thread and see if anyone can get a decent render.

                              Avus on an e30 Sedan


                              Interlagos


                              LeMans (on DB)



                              I am actually really digging the LeMans now that I'm seeing it....
                              Last edited by ncsubowen; 04-18-2016, 02:05 PM.
                              sigpic

                              4 doors.. so much room for activities!

                              IG @bluebombr

                              Transaction Feedback:

                              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=323622

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