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280zx color?

what color or colors should i get on 1983 280zx non turbo
i was thinking straight black or a charcoal grey.

any ideas???
or any picts???

I have a 280zx non turbo. I bought this car for $400 and the guy before me couldnt get it running so i took it on as a project car. oh ya did I mention I'm only 17. I plan on going to the University of Northwestern Ohio, and will learn alternate fuels and
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Re: 280zx color?

go to the" members rides" section here and check out the different colors on z cars. i am going to get my 80 brown zx repainted this summer and i haven't picked a new color yet, but i know it won't be the dark brown that it is now!

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What color is the interior? That would make a difference. 2-tones were popular on the ZX's and there are some interesting racing paint schemes like the BRE. Or come up with your own paint scheme if you don't seem something you like.

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Gray and silver.
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Re: 280zx color?

I WOULD RECOMEND A LIGHTER HOOD COLOR IF DOING TWO TONE TO REFLECT SOLOR HEAT,EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. MY 1st Z (also a 78) I had done dark red with silver hood & brought silver back into doors on upper body line. Take a few pics of your car at different views photo copy black & white or gray scale, get some markers and do some different combos...eh its no Chip Foose...but it will show you what you want. Take yoyr time and plan out paint and chemicals arn't cheep.

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This is Gun metal gray metallic

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Mr. K,

I am finishing off a set of Iron Crosses. Are yours orginal or have they been refinished? If so, did you paint the centers of the crosses? Did you use a clear coat?

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If you can find a book called "how to restore your Datsun Z car" there is a blank template (front, side, top and rear view) that I used to doodle around and try out different looks and colors with. Break out the pencil crayons, buddy, and have fun with it! The only limits are your imagination.
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thanks for the advice. I still havnt decided I want to get it perfessionaly done but my dad seems to think that we can do it at home just fine. He's done a lot of things to help me so far i didnt think he could do so i guess ill trust him.

thanks all. Ill have some before and after pictures when im done.

I have a 280zx non turbo. I bought this car for $400 and the guy before me couldnt get it running so i took it on as a project car. oh ya did I mention I'm only 17. I plan on going to the University of Northwestern Ohio, and will learn alternate fuels and
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do a search on here for the 50$ paint job, or you may find it under the rustoleum paint job with a roller. Amazing job you can do on the cheap if you have patience.
Under my name, I've mentioned it in the last four months. I think it was "Hot Rod" magazine had a 12 or 14 page write up on the cheap-o roller paint job and how stunned they were that it looked pretty decent.
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