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Post by V8 Power » Wed May 06, 2020 12:26 pm

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Post by Yorindesarin » Wed May 06, 2020 2:38 pm

Ooft that is gorgeous...
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Post by Nickp47 » Wed May 06, 2020 3:50 pm

What sort of timescales until we see the finished product Dr.F?

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Post by kopite72 » Wed May 06, 2020 4:02 pm

That's a gorgeous colour Dan,it's very close to the colour on the 25th Anni MX5.Since I got mine it's all people talk about,its just lush 8)

An R3 in that colour would look incredible.Could you contact Mazda about the exact colour code for the colour on the 25th Anni?

Just a heads up though,the colour on the 25th Anni is a special four stage paint job and it's meant to be a bit of a nightmare to match should you scratch it,it's why they came with a touch up kit I'm presuming
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed May 06, 2020 4:12 pm

Wow that looks SEX on wheels :inlove:
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Post by boosted » Wed May 06, 2020 4:19 pm

The renault colour is very similar...but pops a bit more in sunlight and is brighter when its cloudy and overcast...I thought long and hard about the soul red colour. But the renault colour is just that little bit sparklier...ImageImage

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu May 07, 2020 7:08 am

Nickp47 wrote:
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What sort of timescales until we see the finished product Dr.F?
Depends on lockdown shenanigans really... Hoping to have it done end of September, early October realistically.
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That's a gorgeous colour Dan,it's very close to the colour on the 25th Anni MX5.Since I got mine it's all people talk about,its just lush 8)

An R3 in that colour would look incredible.Could you contact Mazda about the exact colour code for the colour on the 25th Anni?

Just a heads up though,the colour on the 25th Anni is a special four stage paint job and it's meant to be a bit of a nightmare to match should you scratch it,it's why they came with a touch up kit I'm presuming
It is the same colour the 25th anniv comes in, yes. Although the exact one I'm getting mixed up is actually Soul Red Crystal (which is slightly darker and a candy paint).

And yes, it is a pig to do, but my guy is confident he can do it and - because we'll be doing it together - we did be able to keep track of the actual mix.
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The renault colour is very similar...but pops a bit more in sunlight and is brighter when its cloudy and overcast...I thought long and hard about the soul red colour. But the renault colour is just that little bit sparklier...
Yeah, I do like the Renault red, but the soul red crystal just has a depth which the Renault I've can't match.

It's worth pointing out that soul red premium and soul red crystal are infact 2 different colours. The premium - from what I can tell - is the colour that the mx5 in the background of your pic is painted.

Crystal just has such an intense depth to it that other reds just don't seem to for me.

But such is the wonderful thing about paint colours that everyone has different tastes 👍

For the uninitiated, this is sold red crystal. Skip to the end and you can see the finished job indoors and in the sunshine

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu May 07, 2020 7:35 am

That is one hell of a colour, your car will look amazing.
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Post by kopite72 » Thu May 07, 2020 7:45 am

Can't wait to see it Dan, it will look awesome
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Post by untakenname » Thu May 07, 2020 9:28 am

Saw a mini documentary about how Mazda painted the Soul Red colour, they ended up having to change the process and workflow compared to their other paints as well as use a new machine due to the complexity of getting a uniform finish, unfortunately can't see it on youtube anymore but was interesting.

https://www.insidemazda.co.uk/2016/11/1 ... tal-paint/
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon May 11, 2020 11:48 am

Just a tiny thing over the weekend.

Bit smaller than I'd like, but works for now. I need to get the car up in the air so I can align the tips a bit more central, but overall like the CF look :thumleft:
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Post by Nickp47 » Mon May 11, 2020 12:11 pm

Just an idle thought but do you have any plans for wheel colour to go with the new paint when it's on?
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon May 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Not as yet. Currently my R3 wheels are a dark bronze colour - which in the first instance looks like it'll go quite nicely - but I think I'll wait to see what's on. A shadow chrome would also look mega I reckon...

Open to suggestions, though.

A quick wazz on the shop of photos suggests the bronze will look great:
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I still need to photoshop my car in to soul red tbf...
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon May 11, 2020 1:50 pm

Literally 'rough around the edges' as I only used the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop, but gives a rough impression.

Interestingly, which I hadn't noticed before, Soul Red Crystal has a slight purple hue to it in the darker sections.

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Post by kopite72 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:51 pm

Looks the biz,very very similar to my 25th Anni,the gloss black grille will look great as a contrast to it 8)
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon May 11, 2020 9:24 pm

Can't wait to see the car painted Dan =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Well as luck would have it, Habbo Foxx was at the Cadwell Park track day and has one ;)

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Post by Leck3000 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:24 pm

Goobie wrote:
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Well as luck would have it, Habbo Foxx was at the Cadwell Park track day and has one ;)

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:28 pm

That is VERY sexy Goobie. And, to be honest, not a bad price at all for a UK price.

That said, I actually prefer the style of the new wing I've fitted. There's quite a lot of MS wings floating about, I don't know of anyone else in the UK running the RM style wing that I've fitted 8)
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Post by Honkytonk » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:07 pm

I quite like the spoiler minty fresh.

Dan when you've had your car painted I'd be very interested to hear how you find it. Soul red crystal is a verrry nice colour...
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:48 pm

That's a big one Dan :shock:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:06 pm

So, feels like I'm well over-due an update to this...

Not a great deal has happened since the spoiler arriving last year to be honest... As it stands I bought a pair of strut braces from ebay and fitted them today :D

I quite like them. The rear was a PITA to fit compared to the AutoExe one I had a while back. It also sits a bit higher than the AE one too.
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Royal Steering Wheels knock it out the park once more! :D
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Post by V8 Power » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:24 pm

Very nice!
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