Paint and color choices for a new top

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  1. krazyrabbit

    krazyrabbit Well-Known Member

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    I've decided to repaint my '96 GT convertible Ford Flame Blue, saw a F150 in this color a few months ago and I fell in love. Now I need to make a color choice for the new top, been thinking about white or maybe dark blue. I think white would look sharp with the blue but am a bit hesitant about taking the risk, knowing how much trouble it will be to keep clean. Does anyone have experience with a white top?

    Here's the Flame Blue color:

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    Here's a blue with a white top:

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    Here's the Haartz blue top fabric color:

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    have you seen the material in person, and next too that color in natural light? I ask because with out that to look at you might come close, and might not be happy either. Idunno I think I would just co black top, tint the windows and get your gangsta lean on.
     
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    I would go with a black top, I know its not exactly too "out there" like a white top but you dont have to deal with how dirty a white top would get. Also I think it would help the top accent the color of the car instead of the color of the car accenting the top. If ya know what I mean?
     
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    What about a dark gray top? Something more neutral but not too dark.
     
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    Grey would look good, I wonder what color her interior is though...grey top and peanut butter interior would look a little mixed up. But I guess you can hide that for the most part.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions - really trying to stay away from black. I live in the south and it's hot, plus everyone with a 'vert seems to have a black top. I hasn't considered grey but that's an interesting possibility!
     
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    Good point! If you have a gray or black interior I think it would look good in a gray. Something not too bright, but will still brighten the exterior.
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Wait is is gray or grey?


    Just looked it up, apparent its both :p gray is typically US, grey is UK.
    Being Canadian I guess I should use grey? :p looks funny.
     
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    Do grey and then you have to come to the AM show! Or else :troll3:
     
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    Right now I have the black/peanut butter interior, but got a new black carpet for x-mas and have been buying black parts to replace.
     
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    If that scary face will be there I'm not going.
     
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    I would go with gray then. You really dont see many verts with gray, it would go well with the blue and it wouldnt bring as much heat as a black one would. Sounds like we have a winner.
     
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    Lol it wont be! But really you should go..everyone should go! Do it. Dooo itt!:D
     
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    When is it? Convince my summer employer for time off and pay for traveling costs, I'll be there! :p
     
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    I believe its sometime in July or August..I think August..just tell him you are meeting forum members he will understand!
     
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    Lol and I have been using both..I dont think that makes me smart, I actually feel alittle stupid. Well I wont derail this thread for much longer lol.
     
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    krazyrabbit Well-Known Member

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    Well, this looks like a good sign. Trying to find a local shop to install the top (after tax refund of course) and this is the Google Maps street view of one in Richmond. Seems like they have experience!

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    Black. Stay fat away from white.
     
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    I went from white to black. Love my black. But my car is white so... Also white is gonna harder to keep clean.
     
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    I would get a 03/04 Cobra cloth top in black. That would be sweet. I'm not a huge fan of white tops.