PEPPERMINT GREEN HELP!

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PEPPERMINT GREEN HELP!

I am close to locking in the build of my new 7 and the paint sample supplied by the dealer looks a lot different to most photos I've seen of the car. I like the car as it appear on CC website and most that come up when I google the colour, but the official sample is a darker shade. I understand about the difference between seeing it on a screen versus real life. If anyone in the club has a Peppermint Green car would you please send me a PM of a photo or two. And yes, I have the paint code but that is proving problematic too.

Anyone? 
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Bruce

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Sorry to add to the confusion, VW Transporters are available in a new colour called Bayleaf green.

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Maybe one is a Porsche colour and the other a Ford colour, in fact it really doesn't matter just find a Peppermint green color sample you like and it doesn't need to be a car part. It takes a colourmatcher about 30 min to produce a perfect sample ( 2 spray out's ) then you have a paint formulation that will be perfect to spay your new build and in case you need to respray a panel due to gravel rash. 

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Bloody awkward aussies ,how about a nice wine red color 

Derek

you probably not got mag yet  Bruce ,but a nice color blue seven with graham McDonald sitting in it ,,,mind you think that's possible ice blue 

glad I could help 

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Bruce, I wonder if you could persude the importer to get a small sample sent from TSK? Surely they will be spraying a car up for Caterham Cars sometime soon.

Stephen

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Hi Bruce

Must be from Queensland - all Bruces came from there when I was growing up in Australia.  Biggrin 

In case it helps here are some other images of what I suspect is the same Caterham

https://twitter.com/caterhamcars/status/1226146949360955393

Here is one for sale:

https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/caterham/seven/aetv32447935

Personally, I would not bother getting a Caterham paint color.  Like me, fortunately you are not in the UK.  If you ever need to repaint when you reverse into another car at Woolies while picking up a pack of TimTams and a cardboard cask of cheap red wine or maybe bonk a fence, then specifying a major manufacturer car paint works better.  I cannot get the Caterham silver paint code for my 10 year old Caterham so I can touch her up and I am thousands of miles from a dealer.  So a Caterham paint colour is useless unless you live in the UK.   

I think Elie Boone above has the answer - what about a custom color spec that can be more readily matched?  That was my approach when I selected my perfect green on my new build.

Porker had a nice run of green

https://www.rennbow.org/colorwiki/MintGreen

Toyota put a vibrant minty green out on this Y-thingy

https://driventowrite.com/2016/08/15/micropost-1999-2005-toyota-yaris/

Even this mint green model might suit you

https://www.ebay.com/itm/L-Space-Estella-Mint-Green-Cut-Out-Bikini-Bottom-medium-/113759255061

Subaru had a mint green on the Imprezza but this is the only photo I could find of it

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2547783/1995-subaru-impreza/

Hope this helps your choices? 

Keep smiling Wavey 

M

Mike

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Thanks Stephen,

The dealer has a sample from CC but it is noticeably stronger than either the car featured in their ad in Lowflying and how it appears online. But CC has now given me a link to a large number of promo shots that feature the car amongst others. This shows that the sample is a good representation of reality. My challenge is that I prefer how the car looks in the ads which is a lighter colour that I really like. I have signed the paperwork and paid the deposit, so CC want the full spec even though it is scheduled for a late Feb start. 
I hope to get an answer shortly as to whether I can give them a formula ( the equivalent to a colour code), otherwise I will choose the next best option!

I did hear from a new member who has just purchased a car in Peppermint, thanks Patrick!

Stay Well

Bruce

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Think the top post at CC. With the black arches looks best ,,but the bikini ,is just out in front for me 

good luck 

Derek

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Hi Bruce

If you don't like the sample you see with your own eyes, then don't go for it.  When I had GJT resprayed I started from some Aston Martin colours but the sample wasn't right.  

Good advice from Mike there.  After the first attempt on selection, I walked up and down the spray paint aisle in Halfords (there must be something similar in Victoria) and made a choice from what I could see.  I was delighted by the result and still love the choice I made, a humble Ford colour.

Stephen

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Green is such a difficult colour to get the right shade :-)

Also computer screens, phone screens etc render the colour differently to each other and what your eyes see in real life.

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Bruce

As an alternative have you considered getting it unpainted and then wrapped locally so you can choose the colour?

You can join me on a Blue Mountains blat in 2021.

Curly