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  1. robert biscan

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    I have a 99 roadster and it is the pewter grey like a lot of them are. Great paint condition and no real reason to paint except to make it very special. I am leaning to a factory color of Verde Scandal. I know it is not widely accepted to do a color change. The car has 24k miles but is overall great condition. What do you think? Opinions please.
     
  2. Ellagirl

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    I spoke to Bruce Canepa reg this on his very dark green Countach, he told me this is done often ,in their restoration shop, think 959 Porsche. To me,if done in a perfect pro manner,i have no problem with it, its your car,do what you please,but do it 100%, my only comment would be to evaluate wich color to use on a car to car basis, time period correct,and try to stay on the older side as opposed to a new bright Candy color,iow a Countach in Arancio Atlas or Verde Itacha would not be a very good choice,imho. All this beeing said,i am a car enthusiast,not a car collector,my skin is in another business. Reg the very bright green you are suggesting on your Diablo,i personally think it would look to "new and Freshly pained" then again,the average guy woul probably love it.
     
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  3. In my opinion it's a shame to get rid of the original paint if it's still in a good condition. I prefer to keep as many parts of a special car as original as possible. Have you ever thought about a car wrap?
     
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  4. joe sackey

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    Wrap.
     
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  5. ttforcefed

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    yeh totally agree - in this day and age why make such a permanent change when you can get 95% of what ur looking for through a wrap that doesnt cost all that much and you can reverse it simply.
     
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  6. vfinaldi

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    Be careful with wraps. They can tear off sheets of original paint upon removal and the glue alone can even damage some softer vintage (nitro, etc.) paints. Plus shops use razor blades to trim and fit them, sometimes cutting paint and trim (gaskets, chrome) in the process. Google it for war stories. I would not wrap.
     
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  7. joe sackey

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    I've never wrapped a car, I've not even used protective film on any car, so I'm not familiar with the downsides of the use of film.

    But I definitely wouldn't spend the money repainting a Diablo which already has "great paint condition", plus I think the color-change would be a mistake, I'd rather sell that car and buy one in the color I want.
     
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  8. ttforcefed

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    ive used them on dozens of cars for 12 years - no issues - and the stuff you wld put on today is way better than it was....
     
  9. Peter K.

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    The lesser of 2 evils, I'd wrap it. BUT, just like sprayers....there are excellent wrappers and there are...not. Be careful.
     
  10. robert biscan

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    The wrap guy in Nashville said he could and would wrap it and then backed out. He said the paint is not letting the film stick good enough. I guess too much polish.
     
  11. Ellagirl

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    It is a huge point reg Lamborghinis paint process/quality of application,also its aluminum and composit panels, Who knows how well the paint sticks in its original application,i would absolutely take this in concideration reg the removal of the film at some point.
     
  12. EarlyCat

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    Maybe the answer is both.

     
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  13. robert biscan

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    That removable paint looks great.
     
  14. Bas Jaski

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    Wraps look ****.

    If you repaint document every step (preferably get some video before it goes in even to absolutely prove there's no damage). Who cares if you lose a little bit of value. Your car, sounds like you'll keep it for a long time. Do it right.
     
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