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    I'm getting close to having the body and paint work done on my car, which is a late '73 240. The original color was 306 silver, though the existing color is quite a bit darker.

    I'd like to get back closer to the original, but with a little more metal flake in it for the depth. Any one have recommendations of colors you have used?

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    I'm in the process of getting my Roadster back on the road and am planning on using the same silver (the BMW name is Titanium) that is on my 2001 BMW 740. The color is gorgeous. I get lots of compliments. It has as very slight blue cast to it which makes it a cool rather than a warm silver. If I was ready to do one of my Z's I'd consider it for sure.

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    I like the lighter tints of silver similar to those typically on Merc's.









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    mine is Merc Platinum
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    Go for Two Stage #306, but have the painter topcoat it with pearl with additional flake. You might also consider a 'Ghost' stripe or flames that are not immediately apparent 'till the sun hits it just right. From my experience, modern paint chemistry is far more superior to what was originally used by Nissan, so what ever you end up with, it will have depth that will knock you out.
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    BMW Arctic Silver was my choice....almost the color of sand blasted aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnusx1 View Post
    BMW Arctic Silver was my choice....almost the color of sand blasted aluminum.

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    Looks very close to the color of mine!
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    Must be that German silver.
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    How about a manufacturer correct Nissan KYO
    It's color of my fake Cobra.
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    Cool color. Does it have pearl in it?
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    Todd,

    Mine is Mercedes "Brilliant Silver" #744. Will send some pics today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnusx1 View Post
    Cool color. Does it have pearl in it?
    No. It actually has less metallic than the Mercedes silver and a darker tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idoxlr8 View Post
    No. It actually has less metallic than the Mercedes silver and a darker tone.
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    It looks outstanding!
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    Thank you all for the responses. I will be looking out for these cars in person to compare the colors.

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    We painted mine with base coat clear coat 901 silver and added a little coarse metallic.

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    Wow, casey, our cars are twinkies...



    Mine is a 16 year old respray of 901 silver. I love this thread. It will be a great reference when it comes time to get mine redone.
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