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Old 07-27-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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what colour is my car?!?

I've been told it's frost blue, but it also looks like dark midnight blue. i looked at the code and it's 271/k03, i looked it up on a chart and it says it's Frost Gray Metallic Clear coat


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what got me confused was only pictures of Grey cars showed up on the google image search

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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whatever it's called it looks nice
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Your car is Frost Grey Metallic. Midnight Blue is alot darker.
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my bad, my auto correcter put 'u' in there for some reason
frost gray? i googled it and it looks gray!
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whatever it is it's not midnight blue
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whattt, you can't tell me it doesn't look like one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_blue
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if saabdriver says it's frost grey, it's frost grey. he works at a saab dealership, so i trust what he says.
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whattt, you can't tell me it doesn't look like one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_blue
it looks nothing like any of those

this is midnight blue
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lol then why would those colors be under dark midnight blue??
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It's frost gray.

It's none of the blues and it's not silver. And it looks like every other frost gray Saab.
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I've been told it's frost blue, but it also looks like dark midnight blue. i looked at the code and it's 271/k03, but i looked it up on a chart and it says it's Frost Gray Metallic Clearcoat, which defiantly is not right.
I'm going to defy your assertion that the color is definitely not frost gray. Check out Palmer's ride. Should look familiar.

Case closed.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:28 AM   #12
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That is quite obviously not midnight blue, this it midnight blue:

http://l.images.easyautosales.com/20...255930-557.jpg
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:44 AM   #13
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ok thanks
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I think your car is frost grey.

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Old 07-28-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:09 AM   #16
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lol then why would those colors be under dark midnight blue??
Because Saab chooses its own color names and does not pick them from Wikipedia...maybe?
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yay! Another dark grey with blue, white and blackcolor owner!
(I HATE that color, only because it seems like every owner including myself usually takes about 3 months to get the correct answer. lmao)

I might offer that I think it's a difficult color to find, for two reasons. I've seen several "shades" of this color. I have seen some (that I know on a regular basis, so it isn't lighting) that are slightly more blue than gray, and I've seen some (like mine) that are slightly more gray than blue.
Secondly, this particular color seems to be altered by the type of light hitting it. So it will shift a little bit depending on sunset, full noon, morning, parking garage, etc.

BTW, if you ever want to sell your front bumper. I'm your man.
uhhh......not that you'll need to or anything.........
uhhh.....yes you will......*gypsy voice*"you want a viggen bumper...oooooohhhhaaaa!"




OH! and from one frost grey owner to another, the car looks 100 percent more AWESOME if you buy the smoked (completely legal....they came on 2000model year + SE's) little fender blinker lights. Also, pull the cornerlights and remove that amber reflective plate. (Also completely legal since the bulb is a amber bulb, therefore when it flashes, it flashes amber.....)
The clear, all grey/smoked/clear look turns the car from a nice looking Saab into a really nicely done "stock" look.
Just my opinion.

Nice find! Looks to be in really good shape with a well looked after paint job!
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #18
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BTW, this is one of those '99 only colors for the 9-3. Silver Green Metallic is another one.

Pretty easy to get the color right, just look up the available colors for a 9-3 in the year you have, it narrows things down very quickly.
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BTW, if you ever want to sell your front bumper. I'm your man.
uhhh......not that you'll need to or anything.........
uhhh.....yes you will......*gypsy voice*"you want a viggen bumper...oooooohhhhaaaa!"


OH! and from one frost grey owner to another, the car looks 100 percent more AWESOME if you buy the smoked (completely legal....they came on 2000model year + SE's) little fender blinker lights. Also, pull the cornerlights and remove that amber reflective plate. (Also completely legal since the bulb is a amber bulb, therefore when it flashes, it flashes amber.....)
The clear, all grey/smoked/clear look turns the car from a nice looking Saab into a really nicely done "stock" look.
Just my opinion.

Nice find! Looks to be in really good shape with a well looked after paint job!
yea I'll eventually get those, it's just I'm broke right now and starting a new job so I'll only add a few mods then try and sell it
also, didn't realize you couldn't get wax on the molding LOL, and now it looks stupid with white all over the molding, tried to get most of it out and it's like almost gone
and the paint is alright, does have a little chipping on the hood by the emblem and here and there
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #20
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also, didn't realize you couldn't get wax on the molding LOL, and now it looks stupid with white all over the molding, tried to get most of it out and it's like almost gone
That means you need to get a better wax, or be more careful in your application.

Most of the waxes I have dont stain anything, I can literally apply them to my trim and it comes right off.
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