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View Poll Results: Limo Repaint: Color?
Black 7 35.00%
Dark Blue 10 50.00%
Other Color 3 15.00%
Don't know/Undecided 0 0%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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My car (one of my cars) will eventually need a repaint. It is still wearing the original black color and is very faded in places. It also has a lot of "spider-webbing."

It is a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine with a black interior. I already have one black car ('69 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham) so I think it would be nice to have the limo painted in a color. I have been considering dark blue.

Someone did make a good point about repainting cars... if you intend to sell it, paint it the original color; it you are going to keep it, paint it the color you like best. I do plan to keep it.

Here are two photos to compare, along with a poll.

My '76 Limo:


A '74 dark blue Limo:
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Southern England.
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Dark blue looks good, black makes it look both impressive and slightly mean!

Just a general thought- if you painted a car pink would anyone steal it?

Mind you- you'd have to drive it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I vote mauve.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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I vote mauve.
Is that kind of like a burgundy?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What are your plans for the vinyl top?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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What are your plans for the vinyl top?
If I keep the paint black, a black vinyl top; if blue paint, a blue vinyl top.

The vinyl top will be done before the exterior paint.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Dark blue looks good, black makes it look both impressive and slightly mean!

Just a general thought- if you painted a car pink would anyone steal it?

Mind you- you'd have to drive it.
lmao! I think pink would be perfect!
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Wow! That's a great car! I have heard that painting a car a different color is more difficult hence more expensive. Also, that black shows the dirt the easiest.
Honestly the color is probably just personal preference, but cars that don't show up well like white, green or especially grey worry me. (I bumped a grey car once because I just didn't see it... it blended in with the pavement!)
I'd paint it fire engine RED!!!
good luck!
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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lmao! I think pink would be perfect!
Sorry, no pink! No green either.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Wow! That's a great car! I have heard that painting a car a different color is more difficult hence more expensive. Also, that black shows the dirt the easiest.
Honestly the color is probably just personal preference, but cars that don't show up well like white, green or especially grey worry me. (I bumped a grey car once because I just didn't see it... it blended in with the pavement!)
I'd paint it fire engine RED!!!
good luck!
Well, not many red limos around... it would attract attention.

Yes, I think you're right... changing the color would cost more.

As for grey cars, I better check behind my when driving my '95 Town Car... it is grey!
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