What Color To Paint My Car?
Here are some things that you should consider before painting your vehicle.
This is good information to know before you mess up a potential easy sale if you decide to sell your ride at one point of time.
If you don’t care about selling your car and original value means nothing to you then this post is also for you.
Classic Cars and Intrinsic Vehicle Valuations
Are you concerned about resale value?
Are you concerned about classic and intrinsic value?
Well, if you are you may want to think twice before completely changing the color of your car, truck or bike, whichever your working on. Especially of you have a desirable collector or classic.
Cars like original muscle cars, celebrity cars, collectable race cars like this Koenigsegg Agera R valued at 1.5 million, yeah I know that I’m a bit over the top here but I’m just giving you some examples. Check out this ultra rare 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda. Only 11 were built that year.
Ugg, I don’t Care About Resale Value, I Just Want a Custom Paint Job That Makes My Car POP!
Three words for you.
Just do it!
If you’re a creative person, which I think you are because you’re on this site, then doing a custom paint job may be just what you’re looking for.
You can be restoring a 57 Chevy with flames, doing up a Honda ricer or a Euro tuner with a custom wide body kit.
Adding some pearls or flakes to paint your paint pop may be the icing on your cake.
It’s amazing what you can do with paints. Especially nowadays.
All I really suggest is that you at least paint your door jambs, under the hood and under the trunk (the boot for you UK people) haha.
If you’re really serious and have the time, take that engine out and do up your engine compartment while you’re at it too.
Doing this will increase your resale value anyway just because it was done right.
I won’t lie, I have custom painted cars using the same original color as a base coat, but just adding pearl or flake to the outside of the car only. Not doing door jambs etc.
This is a way of cheating if you totally want to skip doing any jamb work.
The cool thing is that it won’t be totally noticeable because the color will be very similar. You’ll just have a bit of that pearl or sparkle that will make all the difference in your paint job, and when you open the doors it won’t be totally off.
Thanks for reading this post and I hope that you got some nuggets out of it!
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