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      09-01-2020 12:53 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      That's why I painted my R32 that exact Fiat green 6 years ago

      Muted/non-metallic colors are awesome

      Green by Aaron, on Flickr
      Damn.

      Got the sizzle.

      Is much hot!

      Very well done.

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      09-01-2020 12:55 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      That's why I painted my R32 that exact Fiat green 6 years ago

      Muted/non-metallic colors are awesome

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      Daaaaamn. I rarely like Mk4s, but this one is... *Chef's kiss*... Perfect.

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      09-01-2020 01:04 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Porsche has been doing exactly this style of paint on all their cars.
      Since the beginning of Porsche. You should see a Guards Red car with decent clear coat instead of crappy single stage.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      What's the right name for this category of paints?
      Non/metallic paint. Or just paint. Seriously. It has no special name because it is literally not special.
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      09-01-2020 01:15 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      It has no special name because it is literally not special.
      But it looks special.


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      09-01-2020 01:28 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Haha, not arguing with you, just confused then because when I look at the non-metallic paint options on car configurators they do not look like this. This paint has a deeper creamier feel to it. It's strange. I get that it's non-metallic, but it look EVEN MORE non-metallic than non-metallic paint.
      I think that's because most non metallics are white, black, or bright red so you don't get the same effect as you do with these other shades you're talking about.

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      09-01-2020 01:37 PM #56
      I wonder how many people who buy this finish type also liked the dipped car look. These finishes remind me of that, but with a clearcoat finish over the top to add a bit more shine and pick up some highlights and shadows to show off the body contours a bit better. To me, the lack of depth losing metallic and gloss in dip was made up for in the ability to peel off and pick a new color easily, but I now understand that a significant number of people liked it specifically for the lack of the depth/saturation that the metallic flake or pearl adds to base pigment.

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      09-01-2020 02:10 PM #57
      The actual color "chalk" from Porsche is phenomenal. Currently my top choice for a Cayman GTS 4.0 order, though what color I want changes almost daily.


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      09-01-2020 02:16 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      Currently my top choice for a Cayman GTS 4.0 order.

      Agree. Amazing colour.

      Hahah, there's an awesome fight on the Porsche forums right now about how that colour is a 911 GT3 colour and does not 'belong' on anything else. Especially not a Cayman! You should get it to spite them.

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      09-01-2020 02:17 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Agree. Amazing colour.

      Hahah, there's an awesome fight on the Porsche forums right now about how that colour is a 911 GT3 colour and does not 'belong' on anything else. Especially not a Cayman! You should get it to spite them.
      LOL

      Didn't it come out on the Panamera around the same time as it did on the GT3?

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      09-01-2020 02:18 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      LOL

      Didn't it come out on the Panamera around the same time as it did on the GT3?
      Haha, don't say that on the Porsche forums.

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      09-01-2020 03:33 PM #61
      They offer it on literally every car now too. Those GT3 owners must be pissed.

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      09-01-2020 03:34 PM #62
      Been a big fan of the gray scale paints like Chalk introduced with the 991.2 GT3's, of course I also searched for 2 years to find my Aviator Gray TT. Pastel color pallet is a favorite of mine vs over bright colors. In a 991.2 GT3 it would be a hard choice of Chalk vs Birch Green


      Aviator is actually a pearl with blue and silver flakes in it, as far as I am aware my TT is the last 225 with original paint. My other one had been painted different times and was all over the spectrum of the attempts to match it.

      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      The actual color "chalk" from Porsche is phenomenal. Currently my top choice for a Cayman GTS 4.0 order, though what color I want changes almost daily.

      Does look so good!
      From visit to Manthey last year




      All time favorite that got me started on the grays is


      Spotted this while hunting some parts around Germany

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      09-01-2020 03:51 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post


      All time favorite that got me started on the grays is
      Fashion Grey/Man of Chile grey is so so good! A friend painted his RS4 Avant clone that color about 10 years ago before changing it up to a different pastel/muted gray, Audi Suzuka Grey
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      09-01-2020 04:21 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      I remember that thread. Completely forgot about it until you mentioned it.
      Oh thank you google, here you go

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...on-any-vehicle


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      09-01-2020 04:26 PM #65
      Can't tell you why, but I'm loving the non-metallic paint trend. Especially on grays/blues. Perhaps because the metallics sparkle but the non-metallics yield 'purer' color.
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      09-01-2020 04:51 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      What was the color. It's a non-metallic. Cars have been available in similar colors for decades, it just wasn't always on trend. Cars of this color will be dated to this era since you can get it on Honda Civics and alot of other cars... not just a German luxury car thing. Although I think Audi has been doing it quite a while since they had Nimbus Grey and Aviator Grey on the Mk1 Audi TT
      Yesss MK1 TT is the OG, still like the look though it doesnt catch my eye as much on civics (I like Hondas shade of red better on that particular car)

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      09-01-2020 04:52 PM #68
      I fell in love with our old Passat purely because of the color (Urano Grey). The combination of that and a manual transmission had me in signing papers.

      I had just gone in for an oil change and decided to "wander the lot".



      I loved how the color changed in different lights. If it was darker out - the color was darker. In bright sun it was a lighter grey with a touch of purple to it.

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      09-01-2020 05:17 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post
      Can't tell you why, but I'm loving the non-metallic paint trend. Especially on grays/blues. Perhaps because the metallics sparkle but the non-metallics yield 'purer' color.
      Couldn’t agree more.

      In addition to the Nimbus and Aviator Grey, Audi had other great non metallics too.The one I had to have was Amulet Red, a dark red that I loved. When I found out Audi was replacing the color for ‘04 A4’s, I scrambled to find the last A4 quattro they had in LA with that color and sport spec - it had a grey interior instead of preferred black, but I had to compromise.
      Not mine, but close. I had the plastic lower cladding painted body color, it’s a great shade of red.
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      09-01-2020 05:31 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Couldn’t agree more.

      In addition to the Nimbus and Aviator Grey, Audi had other great non metallics too.The one I had to have was Amulet Red, a dark red that I loved. When I found out Audi was replacing the color for ‘04 A4’s,
      That was a great red for sure. There is still one running around my town.

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      09-01-2020 06:40 PM #71
      The only difference today vs. the 1950s and every other generation is the additional glossy clear coat. That’s it. Otherwise, it’s mainly because just about everything for the prior 30 years has been metallic.

      Case in point: Cadillacs in the 1940s-1950s had very nice non metallic grays, greens, blues. They just didn’t have today’s glossy clear coat on top to enhance depth.

      My wife’s new Audi has a gorgeous non metallic blue. Depth is crazy cool.






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      09-01-2020 07:08 PM #72
      ****ty pic of our GTS.... This is chalk afaik

      Keep right except to pass!

    24. 09-01-2020 10:14 PM #73
      I mean no offense to the folks who have and love their chalk cars. My dad special ordered his Macan with chalk body and wheels. I think it looks ok when perfectly clean and is a novelty. There are a lot of Porsche’s around here in chalk now and my personal bet is that the popularity will fade and it will end up being $5k ‘wasted’ though if it floats your boat.

      We were driving down the street the other day and my oldest daughter looked up from her phone. (!!) and said ‘why is that car the color of dry dirt’ and went back to the phone. I told her to never, ever mention this to grandpa.

      I am not one to talk. Most of my cars over the years (starting with my ‘85 crx si) have been some form of silver/gray and that is starting to look super dated.

      Oh and Andy: nice car! I rarely like black wheels but I think they are the best choice with Chalk


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    25. 09-01-2020 11:36 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Good call. I forgot about the original TT in nimbus grey. That was probably the firsts time I saw the thing we're talking about here.


      Both aviator and nimbus gray are effect colors, aviator has like 50% pearl in it and it’s a bit expensive compared to other similar grays. The newer Kemora gray on the R8 has a bit of copper pearl in the formula as well. Nardo gray is a solid color with no metallic or pearls in it.

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      09-02-2020 08:27 AM #75
      The Mini is Chili Red - non-metallic red with a thick clear on it. It still has a very lustrous and thick look to the paint. It also doesn't show scratches like a metallic paint, since the light isn't being refracted the same.
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