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Old 09-24-2000, 09:56 PM   #1
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Smile So, what do ya think about a Blue Ridge Pearl Legacy 2.5GT?

Well, now that repairs on the Legacy are a GO, it's time to start making some decisions. Such as, what color should the car be? Basically, every panel except for one or two will NEED to be painted, so why not paint the whole thing and go with a different color?

I was ticked when I bought the car that the Legacy Outback was available in a Navy blue color, but the "regular" Legacy wasn't. (I don't think it was BRP, but it was some sort of dark blue). If that dark blue had been available on the 2.5GT, I definitely would have gone for that rather than the green (oops, I mean "spruce").

So, BRP is definitely a high choice. I also like the Sedona Red a lot, but as I was discussing with Boomer at the auto-x today, I'm not sure I can see that color on my car. I love it on the RS, but I just can't visualize it on the 2.5GT. Plus, the red and green contrast would be really noticeable in places that weren't repainted (I don't anticipate stripping the car down *completely* to do this, so there would be some green spots left over - maybe some stuff in the engine bay, etc).

Another option would be the gun metal grey (steel mica?) from the WRX. Or how about steel mica blending into BRP on a diagonal about 2/3 down the car? Or maybe spruce pearl blending into BRP in the same scheme? (What I mean is that the back 1/3 or so of the car would be BRP, and then it would "fade" into another color for the front 2/3, with the fade zone being angled - maybe from the bottom of the joint between the two doors up to the top rear corner of the roof.)

Any suggestions, kids? I'm going to talk to the shop tomorrow to tell them to start tearing stuff apart, and I'll see what they think about repainting everything. You know, I might also have to pull the engine just to make sure it's OK, and then of course I'd have to pull the heads, port and polish, 3 angle valve job, and perhaps some DOHC cams. That would all be so it would be easier to repaint the engine bay - yeah, that's it!

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Old 09-24-2000, 10:39 PM   #2
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How about the Y2K Titanium Pearl Color? I think that would look simply awesome on your '99 body style.
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Old 09-25-2000, 01:35 AM   #3
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Don't ask scoobyruman about the Blue Ridge Pearl color.... he'll swear up and down that he has the "real blue" and that the BRP is actually Purple..... trust me... I hear it every day. On another note, it's not my fault that his car looks simliar to the Baby Blue color Ford had out in the early 80's.

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Old 09-25-2000, 06:20 AM   #4
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Pat, DO NOT paint it BRP.
The new red would look great (pull the motor and do it right!). If not red, Ralley blue.
The WRX color is cool, but I think the Red or the Blue would look great with the White racelines.

If nothing else, Aspen white to hide all the waveness. Hopefully this body shop is good, and the car won't be waving at you when you look at it.

Go with the RED.

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Old 09-25-2000, 06:36 AM   #5
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eh, I feel the same about the sedona red as the BRP..

on a sunny day. they look really nice, especially the blue..

but I've noticed that on cloudier days the colors really seem to be lacking..

if the blue didn't look so featureless once you got it out of the sun, I'd have that color..
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Old 09-25-2000, 06:45 AM   #6
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every panel a different color that the RS has been offered in
or two tone in the exact same colors as your stang
youd be the coolest kid on the block if you did that
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Old 09-25-2000, 07:04 AM   #7
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Old 09-25-2000, 05:47 PM   #8
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Old 09-25-2000, 06:01 PM   #9
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I'm thinking it really should be 86f... Steel Blue Mica

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That's the color I'd get any day, but that's just me....
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Old 09-25-2000, 06:11 PM   #10
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oh yeah..

I think I am going to have to go with brian on that one..

steel blue micah is dreamy..

Plan to have my RS that color within a year or so..

I HATE SUBARU PAINT.. heh..
and plan on getting rid of it eventually.
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Old 09-25-2000, 06:34 PM   #11
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brian is right do the mica thing
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Old 09-25-2000, 07:36 PM   #12
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That would look pretty sweet with the white racelines Pat. I am still into the Red though. Either one really. Just don't do it Spruce, and pull the motor and do it right.

I would love to come down and help.

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Old 09-25-2000, 08:19 PM   #13
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my 98 leg GT would look good in mica.i got the purply black. looks good but not like the mica. go fr mica.
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Old 09-25-2000, 08:24 PM   #14
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Yeah I think I have to go with the last few posts also. The Steel blue Mica is really sweet thats what I would go with. But keep in mind, the body shop will ask for a lot more money to change your color. Its not as easy as some may think, I have done it to a bunch of cars and it takes for ever to finish. You have to pull every little part off (everything you can think of has to come out including the kitchen sink) to do it right. But if you have the money and the time to wait go for it, a new color would be kick a$#
Well good luck
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Old 09-25-2000, 10:36 PM   #15
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how about lime green

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Old 09-26-2000, 03:17 AM   #16
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Arctic Cat green??
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