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I've been playing around with this in my head for the past couple of months.<br>My (850) R is one of the nicest around, only 64K miles and 100% but I'm really, really becoming awfully tired of red.<br>I gave up my quest last year of finding the right white one and by accident wound up with this one so the question is, would it look good in Laser Blue or Audi S4 Blue?<br>If I did do this, naturally it would be done correctly (entire car taken apart, etc) but then I would have a change of color, normally death to the value. But in reality does it really matter on a 96 Volvo, it would be a one of a kind and gorgeous.<br>JRL
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

1. Laser Blue definitely <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>2. Painting is death but you are correct in that a '96 850R resale value is what, about $6K now stock on KBB.com. Well say make your car what you want it to look like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> , if you really sell it someone will buy it for how it is anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>3.you on cardomain right? im the ncvolvo850R.. love you car man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> (if that is you on cardomain that is)
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (hbyrd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hbyrd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>3.you on cardomain right? im the ncvolvo850R.. love you car man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> (if that is you on cardomain that is)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nope
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

Laser Blue.
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (Kaizai)

Do not listen to Greg.
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (gdogg16)

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

Probably not going to do this but I'll leave this open for debate.<br>I'm close to settlement on my bike accident from last year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> $$$
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

If it were me...and I'm living vicariously through you here Jim...<p>I would paint it Ocean Race Blue and do the interior accents to match. (Stitching and such...) Then do the mirror housings and roof rails in Titanium gray...<p>I planned on doing this to my Red 850 before getting creamed by a Chevy...<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

there was an 850 (base) wagon painted laser blue (was formerly black) with 18" deep dish style metal-finish/unpainted rims in sf somewhere. looks decent. but the trim was painted poorly.. i suggest u sand it and prime it first, otherwise the paint just peels. too bad he doesn't frequent the boards.. but other than that, it looked fine.
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (Prospero)

Don't care for Ocean Blue, too dark and just not my favorite blue..<br>I wouldn't touch my interior as it is almost brand new, no wear<br>Perhaps Blue carpets only as the original carpets have that slightly worn look, even though they're probably just a bit faded and you cannot dye carpets. <br>(Been there, done that, bad results if you ever have to clean them)
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (steve s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steve s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there was an 850 (base) wagon painted laser blue (was formerly black) with 18" deep dish style metal-finish/unpainted rims in sf somewhere. looks decent. but the trim was painted poorly.. i suggest u sand it and prime it first, otherwise the paint just peels. too bad he doesn't frequent the boards.. but other than that, it looked fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's part of the trick on doing repaints, the DETAILS<br>I've been doing this all my life
 

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JRL, <p>I pictured your R in Lazer Blue with the brushed aluminum accent plates on the kick panels of your car, it would look sweet. Would you be painting the trim and all that other stuff?<p>Its your car and ifn your gonna keep it, make it yours and unique. If you decide to sell it, there will be some one who will like it and pay close to what your asking.
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

have you seen the factory color saffron...a light burnt orangey color - a friend has one ..looks great
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (lowbumpeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">have you seen the factory color saffron...a light burnt orangey color - a friend has one ..looks great</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not worth a reply. Seriously way too polarizing a color , especially for a car that would wind up being a show car and asking a show car price <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> later on<p>As for the other question, what does "paint all the trim and other stuff" supposed to mean? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (lowbumpeR)

Saffron <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I said, "Seriously, too polarizing"
 

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I say do it, but then I think about exactly how much work you'll have to do it "right"<br>pull the motor<br>pull the harness<br>pull the brake booster/lines<br>pull the AC and related lines<br>pull everything else associated<br>paint the door jams<br>paint the bottom of the hood<p><br>you could even go crazy and paint the sheetmetal that gets painted in the interior/trunk<p>good lord.
 

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yeah. i believe the laser blue in sf was really really just cosmetic. u could still see black in certain parts of the frame.
 

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Re: Should I paint my R? (JRL)

courtesy sharma, who traded it for a new stratisfied-fuel s4<p>pic is too big<br><A HREF="http://paladin.mnairsoft.org/Sharma/LMB_1196.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://paladin.mnairsoft.org/Sharma/LMB_1196.JPG</A>
 
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