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Old 02-15-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Hey guys I've got a plasma blue pearl sti sedan. It really was not the color I wanted (wanted SWP) but I couldn't pass up the deal. I do like the color, but have had a hard time deciding what colors match it. For example I want to get some supertones and powdercoat my calipers. I don't want red! I like bright colors. But I can't think of any color that would look good.

Green + PBP = Barney the Dinosaur
Gold + PBP= Crown Royal
Red + PBP = Ugly

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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bronze always looks good for the wheels
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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Whenever I get my supertones, I plan in painting them the color of the stock WRX wheels (I believe someone said DupliColor Graphite Gray was a match).

I guess that's not bright lol. Sorry. That's my plan for mine, though: stay in the gray/silver family. I guess I'm more subtle.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #4
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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If you check out a site like this one, you can see that complementary colors to PBP would be in the yellow/orange range. It all really depends on how much you want these accents to pop.
Your best bet is to ask someone to photoshop what you're looking for and decide from there.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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Orange...hmmm I think you may be on to something. Orange calipers and supertones may look good

Jayp5150: I don't plan on doing it to my wheels. Just calipers and supertones. I've just always loved big bright brakes.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #7
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bronze always looks good for the wheels
As for wheels I'm either gonna go with a bright silver or fully polished finished. I'm not into bronze wheels, and I've done black way to much
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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If you check out a site like this one, you can see that complementary colors to PBP would be in the yellow/orange range. It all really depends on how much you want these accents to pop.
Your best bet is to ask someone to photoshop what you're looking for and decide from there.
Good website. props.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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You're basically talking about RBP (Ridge Blue Pearl) which was a common and desirable color on the gm6/gm8 ('gc8') 2.5RS's from the late 90's/early 00's.

Should look up some of the older builds in the GC thread in the car gallery and see what worked.

Look up Adamsrs, red worked well on that car.

But my personal choice would be flat gunmetal (similar but maybe a little lighter than the Work wheels color - which people use Duplicolor Engine Enamel Cast Coat Iron as a substitute for). Brakes that color + red lettering = Brembo monoblock race caliper style
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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Orange...hmmm I think you may be on to something. Orange calipers and supertones may look good

Jayp5150: I don't plan on doing it to my wheels. Just calipers and supertones. I've just always loved big bright brakes.
I wouldn't have thought of it, but the right orange on those items would be nice.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
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I vote for Burnt Orange. it's understated compared to gold but stands out when applied to darker colors. Check out Overland04's build thread, he used it on white but i think it still works.

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #12
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Well I know a lot of things would look good on white, just hard to find something that doesn't clash with PBP. kinda leaning towards the orange or yellow? Anyone else have any ideas? Or photoshop skills?
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