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WHAT COLOR ???? so many CHOICES !

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

  1. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    I think that the most satisfied Alpine owners painted their cars an unusual color. Autumn Gold is good example. We went with Bright Orange Metallic and never regretted it. We have had lots of comments along the line "The color matches the character of the car" and "That color was created for that car". So don't be afraid to go for something different. Maybe even very different.

    Bill
     
  2. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Mine is midnight sapphire with Polar white stripes. 50292.jpeg
     
  3. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    I know all about BLACK. bodyman for 40 years
     
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  4. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    Dk Blue w/ white was my second choice
     
  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    My Blue Boy V6 is a rather dark blue. It is Commodore Blue, Rootes Colour Code 106.

    At Car shows and around towns I visit I get many many comments such as: that is a beautiful color, always like that blue.

    My son added a white stripe from front to rear right after he became owner back in the mid 80's.

    When I restored it in 2008, I kept it solid Commodore Blue. I like it:)
     
  6. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

    If I go to the auto paint supply, what is the CODE (for that blue) / year/Make that I would ask for. if I just ask for commodore blue, they will just hand ne a chip book! can't get paint by just looking at a "Chip'. could you Post More PICS of the Front of that Car ? Thank You
     
  7. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Black is very difficult on many levels. Look at my Harrington Le Mans' new Black paint work https://forum.sunbeamalpine.org/index.php. It is at 85% (5-6 feet) as I need to dial in several areas. Even then it will probably be at 90%. Black is a challenge.
     
  8. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    You can try this link, but I'm not sure the list is compatible with modern paint materials.

    Good luck,

    https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?make=Rootes&con=k&year=1964&rows=50

    P.S. - Aladin Sane's picture of his car is NOT Commodore Blue
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2022
  9. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Diamond Level Sponsor

    Go with white, it looks good at night and in the day. And at night other cars will see you.
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  10. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    How about this?

    Note: This paint job is 14 years old....
     
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  11. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    My friend has an Embassy Black with Red interior Series V, apparently this was a special order combination, it looks lovely. Another friend has had his done in 'Champagne' not standard but it always attracts nice comments because of the colour. I have always fancied a yellow Alpine, I saw this Tiger at a show recently. It was lovely but perhaps a bit too yellow.
    Tim R
     

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  12. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

  13. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The yellow tiger was Angleas.. Yellow can be quite striking on sunbeams...but shade/ saturation of the colour is a personal pref.
     
  14. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Aladin, not being able to see your blue in person lends my belief to your paint has more variation in "flash" questionable:)

    Perhaps the two Blues will meet some day, sure would love to see thhe comparasion up close (that close).
     
  15. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I hope we can park them side by side some time.
     
  16. fonz

    fonz Silver Level Sponsor

  17. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Toyota/Lexus, Honda/Acura or late Mustang blues are commonly used on the Cobra's.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2022
  18. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Another nice color on this MGB. Mercedes silver blue.

    BFC_Ben_Clark_000.jpg
     
  19. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

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  20. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    Appears to be metalic - maybe..... see notes in link

    This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Blue Jeans. Other common color promotional names include Midnight Sapphire and Midnight Sapphire Blue. The color formulation has been used between 2013 and 2022, primarily by Ford; but also by Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Continental, Econoline, Edge, Expedition, Explorer, F150, F250, F350, F450, F550, F650, F750, Flex, Ford Special Order / Fleet, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Mark-LT, Navigator, Responder, Taurus, and Transit. See the full detailed list below.


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...i?ppg=933044&usg=AOvVaw3N0-cdm7lXarc9No9gtv3i
     

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