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Old 11-27-2001, 09:11 PM   #1
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So we all know that Subaru's paint sucks (Subaru you listening), who then has the best quality paint, ie Ford, GM, etc.
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Old 11-27-2001, 09:17 PM   #2
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For choices of colors, I'd say Mercedes Benz. Check out their website - I wish Subaru had so many great colors. With all the sand and rocks on the road here in CO, it seems that Mercedes and Audi paint holds up well.
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Old 11-27-2001, 09:17 PM   #3
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GM and Mitsubishi. GM uses PPG paint. A 10-year old red Corvette will look much better than a 10-year old red Subaru. My brother's '95 red Eclipse still has its luster and still looks great.

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Old 11-27-2001, 09:18 PM   #4
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Toyotas Paint is Probably the best now. The process is so secritive that there are 2 seperate buildings that the car goes through and if you work in one, you are never allowed to transfer to the other.

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Old 11-27-2001, 10:19 PM   #5
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i think nissan has nice paint... yupp yah... ok.
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Old 11-27-2001, 10:29 PM   #6
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If you really want to talk quality paint, think Bentley or Rolls Royce. If you want great paint for your car, use a high-end DuPont or PPG.
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Old 11-28-2001, 12:26 AM   #7
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Lexus, baby simply incredible, like medal enamel
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Old 11-28-2001, 12:38 AM   #8
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Lexus, baby simply incredible, like medal enamel
Owned by Toyota and the same exact paint process that i mentioned earlier It's crazy to think that the process used on the $70,000 Lexes LX430 is the same as a $9,999 Toyota Echo

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Old 11-28-2001, 12:55 AM   #9
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Owned by Toyota and the same exact paint process that i mentioned earlier It's crazy to think that the process used on the $70,000 Lexes LX430 is the same as a $9,999 Toyota Echo

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I regularly clean, remove scratches and polish with orbital buffer my Subie and Lex, so I can testify . Subie's paint is so soft, I work it mostly with a hand. But Lex always beats %rap out of me, lacquer is so hard...
But at the end I get rewarded - that is what "pearl" should look like, it glows in a dark!
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Old 11-28-2001, 01:12 AM   #10
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The best auto paint in the world is made by House of Kolor. The founder, Jon Kosmoski, invented almost every kind of trick paint you see on all the cool show cars. They were the inventors of the "chameleon" color shift paint. One of my bikes is painted with this stuff- it shifts from metallic orange to a violet. It's expensive though- about $250 a pint! I have an entire color chart from them and it's just unbelieveable- candys, pearls, chameleon, metal flake, even glow in the dark. It's not the cheapest stuff out there, but if you want the best House of Kolor is it. Just ask any good custom auto painter.
http://www.houseofkolor.com

As far as factory paint jobs go, BMW is pretty tough to beat. The boys from Munich really know how to paint a car.

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Old 11-28-2001, 01:30 AM   #11
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Not Subaru of America that's for damn sure.
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:01 AM   #12
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The best paint is whatever TVR uses on their cars. I still drool at the colors available for their speed 6 on Gran Turismo 3.
I bet that paint costs a fortune though. Maybe House of Kolor?
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:23 AM   #13
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What about Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborgini, and Bently?
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:40 AM   #14
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Ferrari red is pretty gorgeous. Porsche black is OK. I have not seen a Lamborghini or a Bentley in person.

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Old 11-28-2001, 03:02 AM   #15
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For candies & costumes House of Kolor canít be beat. For all the rest PPG. Tip Top for clear coat
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:15 PM   #16
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Anyone heard of Spies-Hecker paint? maybe spelling mistake, but that's what I think it is.

Also, does Prodrive sell their Sonic Blue? If I ask a shop to get that color for me, will it impinge on any property rights issues?
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Old 11-28-2001, 04:34 PM   #17
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Imprezinator,
did Toyota recently change thier paint process... I have never heard of anyone being happy with their Toyota paint... I've not heard any complaints about a lexus, but I know alot of people with Celicas and a few Supras and some Corollas and others and they don't look very good for only being a few years old and that's the biggest complaint most of these people have with their cars...
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Old 11-28-2001, 04:44 PM   #18
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Maaco has the best paint!!! Seriously BMW has really nice paint. Even when it's ten years old it looks pretty good. All depends on how you take care of it. BMW also offers MANY MANY MANY colours and combinations and they can also do a custom job if you like.
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Old 11-28-2001, 04:58 PM   #19
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I love the glasurit (sp?) paint on VW's. top notch!
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Old 11-28-2001, 05:58 PM   #20
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is that house of kolor paint (chameleon) good for daily drivers or is it more of show? Basically is any of there Specialty Products good and strong?
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Old 11-28-2001, 09:09 PM   #21
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Harley Davidson has the best paint in the world. Mercedes-Benz learned from them.
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Old 11-29-2001, 01:01 AM   #22
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The House of Kolor "Kameleon" paint is pretty durable. It's used as a basecoat for their urethane enamel system, which is about as good as it gets. They have eight different color combinations for the Kameleon colors:
Blue to red, purple to orange, gold to silver, magenta to gold, green to purple, silver to green and red to gold. To paint a car with Kameleon would cost you at least $15,000- that's why you rarely see it on anything but show cars. They also have hundreds, if not thousands, of candy color combinations. They make several different types of primers, basecoats and clearcoats- all of it first rate.
Basically, there are a lot of good paint manufacturers but the key to a great paint job is how it's prepped and applied.

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Old 11-29-2001, 01:03 AM   #23
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Imprezinator,
did Toyota recently change thier paint process... I have never heard of anyone being happy with their Toyota paint... I've not heard any complaints about a lexus, but I know alot of people with Celicas and a few Supras and some Corollas and others and they don't look very good for only being a few years old and that's the biggest complaint most of these people have with their cars...
I was actually going to post that in my original post but decided not to. Yes, Toyota changed there process afterthe Lexus line came out so it is much better than there older process.

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Old 11-29-2001, 01:13 PM   #24
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Ahh... alright... not that this really counts as it was a 1978 model, but on my dads old toyota, we couldn't wash it and it wasn't very good to leave out in heavy rain because the paint would literally wash off... always a nice grey outline of the car after a rain on the ground...
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For what it's worth and an FYI...

The TVR is painted with BASF Extreme Colors paint.

The patent on the prism-based paints has either been sold or has become public domain.

BASF, DuPont, PPG, House of Kolor, etc., etc. all have access to color shifting paint you can get your hands on...for a price.

The BASF and the DuPont will run you somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 per pint (you'll need ~2 qts.), but not (if accurate - sorry to doubt) the $15,000 House of Kolor job.

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