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thanks guys. i agree with you Diseazd....i use to have a black car and it was a pain... but once you actually got around to giving it a wash... it sure did look better than any other color.

I will probably not go black and stick with metallic blue...

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unless your body work is perfect, black will show off all the flaws with it. To my eyes, silver is the best color for hiding less than perfect body/paint. I think this has something to do with the fact that black (and to a lesser extent other solid, non-metallic colors) create a mirror finish, while metallics (especially silver) create a gradient finish.

I also avoid black because they aren't very compatible with 115 degree summer days here in the desert.

Geof

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Well my first 240Z was a black one and I loved it...in fact so much that I am considering painting my newest Z black as well. I couldn't go anywhere without being stopped and people saying how much they loved the black on the Z.

here is mine as I bought it and then when I sold it with a few tasteful mods..

Enjoy

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Well my first 240Z was a black one and I loved it...in fact so much that I am considering painting my newest Z black as well. I couldn't go anywhere without being stopped and people saying how much they loved the black on the Z.

here is mine as I bought it and then when I sold it with a few tasteful mods..

Enjoy

My first 240Z was black as well. I had it when I was in college in the late '70's and early '80s. I received a lot of compliments as well. I bought it from the body shop manager of a local Datsun dealership. He had the body work and paint done by his men at the shop. It was a '72 and was originally blue with a white interior. The man told me he decided to have it painted black after he saw a '78 Black Pearl on the showroom floor at the dealership. I may have some old pictures of the car somewhere, but here are some pics of another 240Z that was recently up for auction on Ebay last March

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That car came out of Oregon and apparently went for $5500.00...I called the day after he had sold it. The fellow who bought it, shipped it to Florida and immediately put it on ebay for $11000.00...It didn't sell after a couple of attempts and then it hasn't shown up since.

Don't be greedy I say...but it was an awfully clean car just the same.

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Good morning all , this is a great thread as I will be repainting black in a very short time . When Joker72 lived out here on the west coast it was always his Z that stood out from the rest of the pack, and that was based on the paint , which I might add was several years old and still looked awesome ! When I told J72 I was going to change my color to another he replied with '' Black is the sexiest paint that you can have on a Z , nothing else compares '' . With due respect to all the other colors out there I agree with him totally . Bonzi Lon , if I where to change my color I would have gone to blue just like yours and saying that '' beauty is in the eye of the beholder '' and color is definitely a personal choice .

Yes it is true that the body work needs to be perfect but why wouldn't it be when you a doing a total paint job .

Have a great day

Chris

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So when are we going to see the car on the road? I have been waiting patiently for yours and my old 2 door 510 as it will be done soon as well.

Hope all is well on the west coast...my newest Z is wrapped up for winter and I am slowly picking up goodies to finish her once spring arrives.

Cheers,

Chris

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Hello in Toronto , I'm just jamming the doors this weekend and then the final body line work will be completed after that . I will trailer the Z down to the body shop for a dial in on the wedge clamp frame machine and then it will be time for paint to be laid down . As you know we do get winter out here so any road time won't start until after April at best .

Z you all later and I will post some pic's of my progress as it happens .

Chris '' aka Fuzze '' .

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Sounds exciting....I will be doing body and paint on the grey one I just bought come spring. Hopefully you don't get the kind of winter we had last year as that was "freaky" the amount of snow we got.

I'm looking forward to seeing the progress as it not only shows me that another nice car will be on the road but it also gives me inspiration to keep working on mine.

Cheers Chris

Chris(joker72z)

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Thanks Studioti... I really do regret selling that car but hopefull my current car will be every bit as nice if not better when I am done. The black car was #'s matching and had a tired engine where the new Z has a fully built L28 so I know it's going to be quicker and more fun to drive.

Whatever you choose to paint your car...enjoy it. Everyone has a different opinion and that is what makes us unique.....it would be pretty boring if every Z looked the same.

Chris

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fuzze, I totally agree that 'color is a personal choice'. Having had the car for 32 years now, the love of a blue Z car has been permenantly imprinted on the brain. :D

On the other hand, when properly done in black (as mentioned, super straight, attention to detail etc..) it is a sight to behold. Like a 'liquid mirror'. Its all about the reflection. Look at the tree reflection in rewiredz first photo. Thats what I'm talking about. Well done.

Everyone that is painting, keep us updated with photos. We all need different colored Z's so we have the Easter egg effect at Z-car shows. :)

Bonzi Lon

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