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Offline .:Ross

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Best colour for a mk1
« on: June 17, 2012, 08:55:19 pm »
Been thinking about getting the Mk1 sorted out over winter and my biggest decision is....what colour I want it to be. Its a faded shade of Mars red at the moment and I'm not 100% sure on respraying it in its original shade as the samples I've made up look to orange for my taste.

So after a beer the other day, conversation turned again to what colour I want to go when the big question reared its ugly head....whats the best colour on a Mk1?? So I thought why not ask everybody....

Whats your favourite colour on a Mk1??

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 08:58:18 pm »
Ill be repainting mine its original miami blue, its quite alot of work changing colors

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 09:06:22 pm »
Is the Miami blue one on the left?? I like that alot actually, is it an original VW colour? I thought you sold all your Mk1's??  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 09:09:09 pm »
Is the Miami blue one on the left?? I like that alot actually, is it an original VW colour? I thought you sold all your Mk1's??  :laugh: :laugh:

yep original color, I only have the one golf, mk1 3door diesel
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 09:13:49 pm »
Miami Blue is one of my favorites and there are a couple of cool greens too. But changing colours is a bitch...

Mine is staying black.

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 09:24:16 pm »
yep original color, I only have the one golf, mk1 3door diesel

Forgot you had the diesel one, you got any photos of it??
Have seen a few pastel blue mk1's over the years, never seen the Miami blue before. Real nice.

Miami Blue is one of my favorites and there are a couple of cool greens too. But changing colours is a bitch...

Mine is staying black.

Have some useful friends when it comes to the paint work  ;) ;)

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 09:27:20 pm »
After a cheeky google search I've realised I have seen the colour before...just always thought it was a custom colour rather than a vw shade.

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 09:36:38 pm »
Damn that Miami blue is nice!
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 09:37:33 pm »
Forgot you had the diesel one, you got any photos of it??
Have seen a few pastel blue mk1's over the years, never seen the Miami blue before. Real nice.

Have some useful friends when it comes to the paint work  ;) ;)

I do but it has been repainted an ugly shade of blue, currently getting stripped for body work and paint
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 09:43:43 pm »
That blue looks great! ...
I was tempted to go to brown on my mk1 recently but never got round to it.

.. although my next project is going brown  ;D
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2012, 09:33:27 am »
Mars red is where its at ;)
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 01:23:21 pm »
So many colours!









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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 02:36:03 pm »
Original all the way!!!! you know it is the best - if you must change it - Audi Atlas grey is pretty dope!!!  :)
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2012, 07:02:27 pm »
Great range of colors used overseas. Maimi blue and flat green look good. What color is your interior as that should be a consideration.
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 12:35:31 pm »
Mars red is where its at ;)

Listen to the people Ross..... Mars red is one of the coolest colours a Mk1 GTI came in...... and you have a red interior!!!
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2012, 12:45:17 pm »
You woul were to ever resell the car you would get more money for it is its original hue.
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2012, 01:01:59 pm »
He is only allowed to sell it to me..... and I want it in original Mars Red!!! Hehehehe  ;D
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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 08:41:59 pm »
We're not choosing a colour for my mk1, just wondering whats everybody's favourite....and yes Toby you have first refusal on the mk1....but paint might put you off  :P :P

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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 08:58:59 pm »
anyone happen to know the original yellow colour/code of mk1s,


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Re: Best colour for a mk1
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 09:05:20 pm »
No sure but have been reading through this for the last few days. Good info.

http://www.mk1vw.info/paint1.php