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I need to paint my car but I cannot decide on a new color. I want something that is not a stock color and that compliments the car well. Any custom paint job pictures and/or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm not normally a big fan of red cars.

That being said, I have always considered yours an exception. Your paint scheme along w/ the bodywork mods you've done is awesome. If you change the color, you'll have tons more expense/work to get it done right (door jams, underside of hood/trunk, etc) unless you just go a shade off in the same color.

Now with all of THAT being said, if you have or know anyone that has a video game console and a racing game that includes Solstice in its lineup with customizable paint, you can play with that to get an idea what a given color will look like. The Forza series on Xbox includes Solstice in Forza 2, 3 and 4. (4 having the best graphics, of course, but the Solstice is a coupe).
 

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I had my car at the Dealer for service ,while waiting for it to be done I was in the showroom looking at the color 2013 ZR1 Blue paint color. GM calls it " Jet Stream Blue " Dupont calls it " Gulf stream Blue " its that new water base and in different lighting it changes color . I was going to have my GXP painted but instead Had my PT painted that color . That color Pops check it out . Was not a Cheap paint job. I also show the PT,,
 

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Choosing a color is a very personal thing. And a good one is not inexpensive.

First I have to agree, your car when last seen was very good looking.

When I decided to have my car painted, I knew I wanted ref, but a unique red if possible. If I was spending all that money for a custom paint job, I wanted it to be readily apparent to one and all that it was unique. The specific shade is different than all but a very few cars, but with the very high copper flake content, it is unique.

Pick a color that you will be happy with for the long run. Consider metallic, pearl, or candy. The latter two are very difficult to repair should the need arise. Also, candies can be difficult to get right, do if you choose to go that route, make sure the painter has plenty of experience working with the same paint system.

Do not try to cut corners. A color change means disassembling the body. On my car, everything but for the glued on quarter panels came off. All panels were prepped and painted on all surfaces

But, the end result can be amazing!
 

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I'd do a green. Not the current Green ( no offence to Bella ) but a green crayon green. I have seen an army green one too with black rims that was cool but not really my style. Then you could put either a single or dual stripe on it. Green is the way to go!
 

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It should be easy to pick a new color, Solstice looks good painted light through dark and every tone between.

What about something from your family history, first car/bicycle or favorite sports team?
 

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I saw a 'new camaro green' painted sky and it was awesome.
 

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Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. I do plan to go all out and do it right as you have seen from the other project mods I have done. You are correct that this is one difficult decision. Keep the suggestions and pics coming. I appreciate all the help I can get.

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Two tone

 

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I'm leaning toward a red\redish color for mine, I kinda like Black Cherry but...don't know. The full paint job will be in the future but I'm looking now so I can get some of the details in the engine bay done.
 

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This is what originally excited me (chrome red), however my wife and kids hated it. Not sure why. Friends were split 50/50. They either were crazy about it or hated it. Nothing in between. lol



 

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I think the solstice would look great with that paint scheme (as pictured above)chrome red and black.and definitely unique! but this would be a tough decision to make!can anyone photoshop these colors on the sol?the chrome red with two black racing stripes, black window suround, black spoiler? what is the interior you have now?

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LOL

Red and black. Who wuld have thought.

Nice color combination.

:thumbs::agree::agree:
 

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