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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:03 am    Post subject: Please post pics of grey buggies Reply with quote

Hi ya all,

I'm planning to change the color of my LM1C buggy. It's actually red and needs a respray/slight rebuild. I'd like to paint it grey (I said grey, not silver). I'd like to see other's buggies painted grey to help make the final decision, so if you have some pics, please post. I did a search and actually looked in the gallery for a while...Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this in the gallery
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. This one is really nice with the cragar wheels, but I'm looking for a mouse grey color, not metallic silver. I saw a lot of silver buggies, but not a single "plain" grey (not metallic). I'm sure there is some... Don't be shy, show your grey beauty...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one:
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Although mine was a grey metalic, the metalflake is so fine that in pictures it looks grey.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Both are nice. I like the simplicity of the anthracite one on the dragstrip. I prefer the color of yours, nice combo with the wheels. It seems that a simple non-metallic grey buggy is not common... A good thing for me if I do paint it mine grey I suppose...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does primer count?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang! You beat me to it. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iowa Mark wrote:
Does primer count?
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In a certain way, it's closer to the final result I expect than silver metallic paints. So, Yes !! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense, but in my opinion a grey buggy is going to scream " straight from the mold, and I could not afford to paint it". Many FG manufacturers use grey as a generic gelcoat color.

I think buggies look best in bright colors. Yellow, red, orange, blue, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense taken Murzi. I totally agree. It's just that I want something different. The buggy is red right now. But I want to change everything : wheels, color, new windshield, steering wheel, seats, side mirror,... I already upgraded it to disc brakes. It has a manx sidewinder ceramic coated exhaust, a strong 1600cc that needs upgrades too (dual carbs,...). The buggy has an older paint that shows its age. It's time to respray. And, instead of respraying it red (which could still happen), I was thinking grey. Not silver metallic, but a nice brilliant grey though... This is how it looks by now :

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MURZI wrote:
No offense, but in my opinion a grey buggy is going to scream " straight from the mold


That was my first thought too.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this buggy is silver or grey because the only color I really see is HOOTERS!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Medium Charcoal metalic
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McLela wrote:
I'm not sure if this buggy is silver or grey because the only color I really see is HOOTERS!

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It is definitely grey and nice...even nicer with the Hooter's girls. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking more about this kind of grey :

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that shiny primer?
I got one of those, I'll get it up....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although mine was a grey metalic, the metalflake is so fine that in pictures it looks grey.

Grey looks great just ad in a GULF like stripe on the front nose .
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Anthracite Grey VW type 1 c. 1962 Reply with quote

Now this is grey, I love it.
look up in colours in archives. Grey with the slightest hint of purple, imperceptible but there.
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