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 Post subject: Series 1 240z restoration Deciding paint color
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:43 am 

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Location: Florida
I need some advice!
Im almost finished with my 240z Series 1 restoration project.
Original interior color - blue (teal blue)
Original Exterior color - white ( plain white)

I want to paint the interior plastic panels with high quality Dupont Vinyl/Plastic paint that matches the vinyl.
I want to paint the exterior body the Meteor Grey metallic flake on new Mazdas.
I want to add teal blue metal flake ( super fine metal flake) to paint so it sparkles blue in the sunlight.
I think this would really highlight the interior.
I may leave out the silver metallic flake and just use the teal metal flake.

Im doing my best to restore it to a true Series 1 .

Question 1: Should I paint the interior plastic panels, they are faded real bad.

Question 2: Is painting the exterior a different color than original color considered "mistake" on a true restoration?

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 Post subject: Re: Series 1 240z restoration Deciding paint color
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:46 pm 

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Location: Perth ,Western Australia
Sounds like a really nice colour combo.
But, if you are after a true restoration you need to stick to the original colour or possibly an original factory colour for that year .
I'm facing the same dilema with my 260C coupe but will probably go with a colour I like in the end


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 Post subject: Re: Series 1 240z restoration Deciding paint color
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:38 pm 
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In my opinion,
Question #1 No. Have the vinyl replaced. Use the old vinyl as a pattern or purchase replacement panels.
Question #2 Yes. It would be a mistake to change the color from stock for a stock restoration. Or as has already been said keep to a color that was available that year.
I did a restomod and stayed with a Z color but not era specific. I used a limited edition 350Z color liquid platinum. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3820556/1972-datsun-240z

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 Post subject: Re: Series 1 240z restoration Deciding paint color
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:06 pm 
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Location: Knoxville, TN / Akishima-shi, Japan
That's one of the rarest color combos for the 240Z, so yeah I think it would hurt the value of the car if you repainted it a color other than original.

I own a 904 white on blue Series 1 as well.

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