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Phill
31-05-2015, 06:37 PM
With slow progress on my build, my mind is wandering ahead to jobs planned in the future.

One of the things I am planning to do is to wrap my Nova (in the same way as I wrapped my Capri):-
http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?5994-Phill-s-Capri-Wrap

So the big question is - what colour to do it ?

My Original thoughts had been to do it Lime Green but since then I have considered other colours including pale blue and Orange (Gulf Porsche colours), and more recently Silver or even Bright red (the car is painted red but the quality is poor and the paint is faded and scratched.

My Original Nova started life in Gel coat Black and looked gorgeous - but after it was damaged in a traffic accident I resprayed it red so whilst I like these colours, I think I want something different this time

So my question is what colour would you recommend and why?

Gmacz
31-05-2015, 07:20 PM
A JPS nova.
Never seen one ........YET.

suicidesam
05-06-2015, 09:16 PM
This a little over the top ??? ....but i do like this a lot (be gentle with me :facepalm:)7


http://i60.tinypic.com/2lwn137.jpg

undertaker
05-06-2015, 10:44 PM
I am to getting my nova j-cub carbon fibre wrapped in chameleon blue with a orange stripe as soon as I can

The undertaker :twisted:

undertaker
05-06-2015, 11:01 PM
These are my colours going on my j-cub

The undertaker :twisted:

Peter
06-06-2015, 09:11 AM
Doing my SS in satin black (I would love to do it all in Black/blue/purple flip flop but ) with 3D black CF bonnet, boot, side skirts, defuser, mirrors and internal trim accents.
http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=1291&stc=1

Spacenut
06-06-2015, 07:31 PM
My Original thoughts had been to do it Lime Green

I suppose they are getting a bit common now...

My preference has always been for bright, so-called "high impact" colours; yellow, orange, green etc., which contrast really well with the black accents around the glazing, headlights and louvre panel (if you have one). However, I also like the vivid blue colour used on the first Nova prototype.

The main thing is not to let anyone else influence your choice - you'll only regret it in the end.

Lauren

Peter
06-06-2015, 07:36 PM
Very true my spacey nut, very true. One has to live with that decision for a long time BUT, we can all chip in, I like the xxxx over black two tones like Candy Apple Red over black

Gmacz
06-06-2015, 07:56 PM
If you hate the colour, just peel it off and start again.

Peter
07-06-2015, 11:36 AM
If you hate the colour, just peel it off and start again.

One has to every 4 or 5 years anyway.

Alzax3
08-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Is this the stuff we're talking about?

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv303/alzax3/Duct_Tape_CAR_by_TranscendingMind_zpsv3mqotlm.jpg (http://s694.photobucket.com/user/alzax3/media/Duct_Tape_CAR_by_TranscendingMind_zpsv3mqotlm.jpg. html)


Thought not......

bushboy
08-06-2015, 09:26 PM
1526 uses for duct tape!!!!!!!!!

bushboy

Mostin
10-06-2015, 04:53 PM
A JPS nova.
Never seen one ........YET.

As my Nova was Black the JPS theme did cross my mind. It would look very 70s too.

Cheers.
Mostin

Phill
10-06-2015, 06:24 PM
Is this the stuff we're talking about?

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv303/alzax3/Duct_Tape_CAR_by_TranscendingMind_zpsv3mqotlm.jpg (http://s694.photobucket.com/user/alzax3/media/Duct_Tape_CAR_by_TranscendingMind_zpsv3mqotlm.jpg. html)


Thought not......


No - this is the stuff here:-
http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=1299&stc=1

Mostin
11-06-2015, 05:20 PM
OMG :scared:

Looks like I've gone too far with my flocking practice :whistling:

:coat:

PaddyX21
01-02-2016, 08:57 AM
Somehow missed this thread before - but I intend to have mine wrapped too!

Partly because the gelcoat is ropey in places, and partly because I've spent all the paint job budget on the mechanicals :facepalm:

To those who have used it before - what sins does it cover flawlessly, and what sins show through?
I'm thinking about things like the hairline cracks at the arch apex that I have, and how much prep will be needed to hide them under a wrap?
Does it adhere to smooth sanded filler, or will I need to seal it with a paint coat? Obviously it wouldn't need to look pretty, just seal the surface and present a smooth surface

I intend to go with the 3M Ember Black wrap - which is a gloss black, with a subtle red/gold flake in it the only shows in intense direct light:

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12009630_1029751790397796_4202117464871507726_n.jp g?oh=50d210d2d06529c1fdbd84fa3d970848&oe=5739EA1D

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12042646_1029751813731127_9206281898771528292_n.jp g?oh=e969f050b17698aaa7573496a6ac8d59&oe=573DFAB5

CyCo
01-02-2016, 01:39 PM
You need to have a fairly smooth & clean surface for a wrap. Helps it cling and anything under it will tend to be a little bigger, it will exaggerate it a bit. Kinda like when you cover a book with 'Contact' and you get a small seed or even a strand of hair. You will need to work on those cracks in the gelcoat at least to some extent. I think what would possibly happen is that where the crack are, the film will be slightly higher and will wear thin quicker on those points. And quite possibly, you'll still be able to see them at certain angles and lighting conditions.

I was asked a few years ago if a company could use my Eureka as a promo vehicle. They wanted to have it covered completely in a wrap with their company logo & colours. I pointed out the crazy paving look on my paint job (over every square inch of body work). One of them then rang the guy who was going to do the wrap. Needed to be smooth and to be able to hold a nice polish. Certainly not smooth, and can't hold a nice polish. Certainly could hold a nice Polish girl, brunette please! ;)

So obviously it didn't happen. I did say yes, but they wanted me to pay for the body prep and paint job, and when they found out it was my weekend toy, they wanted me to drive it every day. The then wanted me to give them the car during the week for them to drive around, but with no contract, extra insurance and they wanted me to pay for all the petrol. Told them to go find another monkey to throw bananas at.

PaddyX21
01-02-2016, 01:54 PM
They were having a giggle!

Pretty much confirms what I thought though, which is fine, I can take my time and get everything smooth, if not pretty before wrapping.

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Mostin
01-02-2016, 08:52 PM
Hi Paddy X2.

I like the colour of the wrap. It should look dogs bits :thumbup:

On the down side you've planted a seed in my head about playing with wraps :facepalm:

Look forward to seeing your Nova when it's done.

Cheers.
Mostin.

Phill
01-02-2016, 08:55 PM
A vinyl wrap will not disguise ropey bodywork. All the imperfections will show through in the same way as it would if painted. Also vinyl wrapping is not a DIY proposition (not if you want it to look good). Dealing with compound curves is the most difficult aspect to learn. To avoid air bubbles use a quality wrapping material that contains air release patterns in the glue side - this allows the air to escape during the application process. If shopping around for quotes make sure the person you decide to use is a skilled applicator and not just one of the many cowboys that are now offering this service. A good quality vinyl wrap will cost as much as a half decent respray and will only be as good as the underlying surface. Vinyl wrapping is not a substitute for paint - it's an alternative with a few advantages over paint:-

1/ It can be removed again at a later date leaving the underlying paintwork intact
2/ A design can be digitally printed onto vinyl to produce a finish not possible with paint

The disadvantages are:-

1/ It is not a permanent solution - expect to get a 3-5 year lifetime
2/ Unskilled applicators often result in messy finishes full of creases and joins
3/ large sections of bodywork will inevitably have joins - e.g in the Novas case the main body tub is too large to wrap in one piece (coloured vinyl wrapping material is normally available up to 1500mm wide x any length which means the main tub will have to feature a join somewhere - I was planning to make the join down the centre of the car and disguise this with a stripe. However, the roof section is do-able in one piece)

PaddyX21
02-02-2016, 06:44 AM
Good advice Phill, thanks :)

I have an experienced professional wrapper who is ready to quote for the job when I get the car back. I have seen several of his wrapped cars myself, in the flesh, to assess the quality of his work, and I'm happy.

It's a good point about the join line though, perhaps I'll reconsider a JPS gold pinstripe that is dual purpose, accentuating a body line and hiding a join. Would therefore be two joins effectively, one either side, but may work better overall

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islandman
02-02-2016, 07:31 AM
Seems to be a parallel wrap thread on the Sterling site which has some interesting wrap examples

http://www.sterlingkitcars.com/members_n_forums/general-discussions/1585-holographic-vinyl-wrap.html#post17817

ratrog64
02-02-2016, 11:56 AM
Something to consider if you are looking for a non-permanent solution that is easy to remove and can be done to your car for about $400 to $800 is Plasti Dip. I don't know if its being done over there but I've seen plenty of it here. It has come a long way since the beginning and is now offered in many colors. The process has also become much more resilient and durable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6rRj98A5s

http://www.dipyourcar.com/?gclid=CIzVkYCD2coCFc4YHwodEE0L9g

PaddyX21
02-02-2016, 12:56 PM
Something to consider if you are looking for a non-permanent solution that is easy to remove and can be done to your car for about $400 to $800 is Plasti Dip. I don't know if its being done over there but I've seen plenty of it here. It has come a long way since the beginning and is now offered in many colors. The process has also become much more resilient and durable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6rRj98A5s

http://www.dipyourcar.com/?gclid=CIzVkYCD2coCFc4YHwodEE0L9g


I've considered Plasti-Dip, again I know (of) an experience operator who gets good results who I'd trust.

Even with the latest glossifier additives etc it is still a fairly dull finish though, and I'd really prefer a gloss car.

Maybe I'll try it one day.

Phill
02-02-2016, 04:57 PM
This is the Gulf Nova style I was thinking of copying. The orange stripe down the centre will simplify the wrapping process and hide the join.

1554

As for plasti dip - I have no personal experience of the process but have heard a few bad reports about it's apparent lack of resilience. How fair this reputation is I do not know but I would certainly speak with a few people that have tried it before commiting

CyCo
03-02-2016, 12:20 PM
What about Magenta?

http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.31064954.5606/flat,1000x1000,075,f.jpg

:yeah:

PaddyX21
03-02-2016, 12:51 PM
What about Magenta?

http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.31064954.5606/flat,1000x1000,075,f.jpg

:yeah:

I scare my passengers, and random people within earshot, by screaming PINK!! at the top of my lungs whenever I see a car that colour!

Well - it's not pink is it, it's PINK!!!

CyCo
03-02-2016, 12:59 PM
Not pink, Magenta. That car has a coat of jam courtesy from Valiant in the 70's. The Valiant Charger (and a couple of other Vals) were available in

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bd/db/d8/bddbd8673461b1a28adee488a0fa46e5.jpg

Magenta.

And obviously numerous other colours.

:wink:

So that's a genuine muscle car colour down here.

:D

And considering that not many were this colour from factory, this is becoming a desirable color for your Chargers.

PaddyX21
03-02-2016, 01:29 PM
...not many were this colour from factory...

Can't imagine why...:whistling:

Spacenut
03-02-2016, 09:27 PM
Nice Charger - a Hemi too (not the 425 c.i. V8, but a 265 c.i. straight 6 with the same hemispherical combustion chamber design - triple twin-choke Webers too). There's a guy over here in the Mopar Muscle Association with a similar colour Aussie Charger. I keep thinking "Thanks Vermilion", but that was a GM Holden colour, right? Dodge called it Panther Pink, Plymouth called it Moulin Rouge. Very 1970's :D

Lauren

CyCo
04-02-2016, 12:32 PM
Must admit, it did take a brave bloke to go buy a pink muscle car here in the '70's. But, there were women who bought muscle cars back then too, so I'd imagine most of those pink muscle cars bought back then would have been women.

It is a nice looking Charger. Valiant here didn't really go into the wild names for the wild colours back then. The above Charger, and Eureka are painted in Magenta. Oh, and the magenta 'reek is indeed owned by a woman, and the yellow one next to it must be her husbands. He has actually built three, two as kits back in the day, and the pink one was only rebuilt a couple years ago. All pretty impressive as he has a birth defect which didn't leave him with many fingers on his right hand. They're no longer in the club (lets just say politics) which is a shame, but they still get their cars out and drive them ans take them to show & shines. :D

Oh, Holden also had a pink muscle car back in the '70's, pink on black Torana's.

http://www.holdentorana.com/paint/pictures/13891/13891.jpg

The name of the paint? Strike me pink! I think it was also an option on the Kingswoods as well.

There were pink Ford Falcons as well I think. I remember one, think it was a metallic, so that could have been after market.

PaddyX21
04-02-2016, 12:49 PM
Must admit, it did take a brave bloke to go buy a pink muscle car here in the '70's.

Bloody silly isn't it?!

Why shouldn't you have a pink (magenta?!) car if you want one?
Personally, I don't like the colour much, too hard to look at! But the Holden's shape suits the pale colour.

Which is another point - some shapes suit darker or lighter shades I think, is this just me / optical illusion / personal taste, or do others agree?

Buffy
04-02-2016, 02:49 PM
So what looks better on a nova, lighter or darker ?

Peter
04-02-2016, 06:51 PM
Not to mention pink Cadillacs.
My nephew Paul Oz' the painter has just had his car wrapped in a beautiful gold/orange. Looks fab' I'm looking at a black pearl later, IF I can afford it, will have to sell the old Burgman though.
I think two tone always looks good on our cars, Sapphire blue over silver is my fav'.

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Spacenut
04-02-2016, 09:00 PM
Hmm, the Strike Me Pink Torana looks a bit too pink, but the Magenta Charger looks great!

My first American muscle cars book colour portfolio included a Panther Pink 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Six Pak. With the flat black bonnet and T/A signature air scoop, T/A call out side stripes, rear window louvres and Go Wing, it looked truly awesome!

I really like high impact colours of any sort, to be honest. Bright orange, yellow, lime green, magenta, vivid blue... so redolent of the 1970s. To drive such a brightly coloured car today shows that you are not concerned about residuals :D

Lauren

Peter
05-02-2016, 12:52 AM
The only problem with very distinctive features such as radical styling, colours, noisy engines/exhaust etc is you get tired of them very quickly.

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Buffy
05-02-2016, 02:52 AM
The only problem with very distinctive features such as radical styling, colours, noisy engines/exhaust etc is you get tired of them very quickly.

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Good job Nova's are subtle and blend into the background then !!!!

Peter
05-02-2016, 10:22 AM
Not saying they do but,,,,

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Spacenut
05-02-2016, 06:31 PM
Good job Nova's are subtle and blend into the background then !!!!

Exactly! You can't go anywhere without attracting attention. Subtle it ain't. So why not go for a loud, brash colour to match the engine, the styling?

For the record, I think lighter colours work best with the Nova styling, apart from white, which sort of washes out the features. Metallics can work well, but (my opinion only) I think they detract from some of those gorgeous features, like the shoulder vents and bonnet nostrils...

Lauren

Dirk
05-02-2016, 11:03 PM
My preference is always the solid lighter colours, but that might just be nostalgia and 80's sports cars.

Dirk

islandman
06-02-2016, 12:08 AM
, I think lighter colours work best with the Nova styling,

I have to agree, I went a couple of shades too dark on my Blue Nova and feel that it does lose a bit of the styling cues at first glance

karl
08-04-2016, 07:52 PM
paint is always a personal choice,,only thing to remember is darker colours require more prep as they are more reflective,,with fiberglass body's its always better to pick lighter colours ,plus lighter shows more detail of the cars lines,,lighter solid colours with a pearl overlay would suit novas