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Old 09-30-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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Anyone have a custom paint job? I'm thinking about a dark green flat or satin paintjob for my 9-3 vert.
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Some people hate on this.

But, when it's well done it works well.

I would think/look into vinyl
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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I think it looks sexy.












My car is dark green so i'm thinking of a green finish like this..



feel free to discuss.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
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i think you have to have an otherwise SUPER clean car to properly pull it off...
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i think you have to have an otherwise SUPER clean car to properly pull it off...
What do you mean? Like no dings/dents etc?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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as well as well polished headlights, taillights, etc. super clean glass, well maintained wheels. that sort of finish requires the "total package" to be very well maintained, otherwise it looks like garbage, IMO
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I see what you mean. But that might be the case with any flashy paint job.
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eh. a flashy paint job draws the eye away from the lights, the wheels, the windows, etc. with a flat black/green bland body, it's going to make defects in the other portions of the vehicle stand out.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #9
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IMHO, that kind of paint job only looks good on certain cars. Painting a Saab, especially a vert. that finish would look like crap. Saabs just don't have that racy edge to pull it off.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:39 PM   #10
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IMHO, that kind of paint job only looks good on certain cars. Painting a Saab, especially a vert. that finish would look like crap. Saabs just don't have that racy edge to pull it off.
i think with the viggen kit, wheels, and lowered it wouldnt look bad. but a pretty much and stock body car painted like that would look pretty bad.
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that m5 is now my background.... heh thanks, but yea, be prepared to clean like hell with flat colors... not sure how it'd work on a saab... and there only one way to find out!!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:10 PM   #12
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someone photoshop it.

Go, now.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:15 PM   #13
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Blech. Looks like primer.
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Unless your clear coat is all peeling off, I would have a hard time painting over a nice factory finish with this sort of stuff.

I do agree that it looks great on certain cars, however.
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there will be soon a satin black viggen here. just wait
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:31 PM   #16
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well I gave up trying to photoshop that green over a 9-3 vert. If anyone wanna try.

I think it'll look nice. Some more pics for your imagination...












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Old 10-01-2008, 06:20 AM   #17
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Hope you know how hard it is to do a flat black paint job. A good one is about $15,000
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It works on some cars, but on a SAAB it would look awful. You could probably pull it off on a 92/93/95/96 (slammed 95 with satin black finish anyone?), but on anything newer it would look out of place.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:32 AM   #20
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Glad somebody finally mentioned this.

I think a satin paint job would look cool but you need *just* the right wheels to pull it off IMHO.
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