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WHAT COLOR ???? so many CHOICES !

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by fonz, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    I'm to the point where I'd like to put the color on my ALGER. black, midnight blue met, autumn maple met, VERY Dk Green met, Is there " gallery" of sunbeams that shows alpines/tigers in All Different Colors ( need not be stock sunbeam colors. thanks
  2. Scotty

    Scotty Silver Level Sponsor

    Perhaps some… Metallic flake?
  3. Jimjordan2

    Jimjordan2 Bronze Level Sponsor

    Top, Third Tab from the left, Gallery. All kinds, all colors.
  4. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    To do actual "Metalflake", have to put a Color, flake in clear or candy color and then a Ton of clear to bury the flakes. Thats only for "show cars" that will never be actually used. 1 chip and you repaint the entire car ! just want to shoot it some color Metallic Base coat /Clearcoat.
  5. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    I've looked in there and there are a few colors cars (mostly green, blue , white, or red. but seems like it's mostly photos of Parts. Like to see one in a dark MAPLE metallic. I once did a TR6 triumph and it looked fantastic, but what looks good on 1 car, may not look good on a different shape car. that why you Never make a Color Choice from "CHIP BOOKS". MANY PEOPLE DO THAT AND THEN ARE UPSET BECAUSE " It doesn't look like it did in the book "! WHAT LOOKS GOOD ON A CORVETTE WILL LOOK LIKE HELL ON A ROLLS ! lol oops, sorry bout the caps
  6. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    I just did a # 62 Bronze Metallic, really kinda growing on me. Something you never see. If you're gonna do black, I think a contrasting interior color makes it pop, like red, tan or white interior with black piping. #58 midnight blue always looks sharp with medium blue seats with dark blue piping. JMO, sea crest green is another favorite. Basically anything but red.
  7. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    if bronze/maple,> interior buckskin. If black, I already have 8 yards of red Naugahyde, midnight blue with light blue met interior. just need to Actually See these colors "on a sunbeam", what looks good on a cobra, might not get it on a sunbeam. it definitely won't be Red.
  8. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

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  9. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

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  10. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Try any of these Fonz.
  11. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    How about a marron colour? I have a 1965 SIV ST with Colour Code 70 Marron. It is heading to the paint Shop where I get the word to haul it that-a-way for a repaint Maroon.
  12. John W

    John W Diamond Level Sponsor

    Dang...well check out "junkman's" (what is that) a Series II, 3, and IV (or a Tiger?), Gawd!!! So much in a "screen" name. Guess you already know "junkman," Dan, so calmly suggesting marron, quite the color option, I might add. (Wonder if Jan has THAT color on disk). Someone (who is active on here) said once, "it's about the people, not the car." The car is cool, and while that is SO true, it's the people that are so much more.

    If you paint it pink, fonz, I'll mail you my copy of the publication (free of charge) with the pink Tiger (and the visably, "healthy" lady) from back in the day when a Tiger was a new car option.
  13. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Gold Level Sponsor

    Look on ‘Bring A Trailer’ website. Do a search for past auctions of Sunbeams. 40-50 cars pictured there will give you an idea of various colours and combinations.
  14. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Look at the galleries by series...... :rolleyes:
  15. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    I've seen pink, the only way for that to look good is with a naked beau

    HOW ?? when I click "Galleries", it only shows pages of combo cars and MOSTLY PARTS !
  16. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    On the galleries page, left side column, is a heading of "categories," over a listing of different series, etc.
  17. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    Thanks. I looked, then I looked again. I do believe it's going to be what I thought in the beginning..... BLACK basecoat/clearcoat with RED Interior.
  18. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    Great choice black with a red interrior
  19. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Your body work must be near perfect with Black. It is a very nice colour when done right. Lots of luck with what ever choice you make.
  20. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Platinum Level Sponsor

    Are there any British car shows in your area? It's a good place to scope out potential colors on similar cars. If I wasn't going to paint a Sunbeam in its original color, I'd go with a Mediterranean Blue-similar color I found on a Jensen Healey at an All-British meet. My Alpine is currently a Porsche light yellow, a color I fell in love with as a kid 50 years ago and finally got around to using a decade ago. There are lots of cool, non-Rootes colors out there.

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