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Black or BGM

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I'm at the point of having to paint some interior surfaces so I need to decide on Thunder Black or BGM (I bought both colors). The car was BGM, but although faded has a green hue to my eyes (maybe I see it wrong). The other issue is I already have a new red interior kit and red carpet kit. Does anyone have a BGM car with red interior (any photo's Alvin)? I'm doing my own body work and paint so I fear Black will show my amateur work more. I do love the Black with Red combo, but I was trying to see what the BGM with red would look like.

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Re: Black or BGM

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I think beige gray metallic with red would look great, and hide any flaws.
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Re: Black or BGM

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I feel like I've seen BGM/red before, but I need to look.
What comes to mind, and may help give you a visual is Chris' (Japanese Classics) '66 that debut at SEMA. It's more of Nissan Millenium Jade-type hue with more green in it than beige:
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What shade red interior do you have?
I've seen really bright reds and more muted reds
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Re: Black or BGM

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I have a 69 in beige gray metallic (code 531). I like the color a lot and I chose it because it was the factory color. It has a black interior...not sure red will look good with it because it does tend to pick up and accent green, especially when it is on grass or next to green things like trees, I also have the silver metallic (code 666) with black interior but has red rugs...and lastly a yellow 665 with black interior. All colors have been repainted and all to the car's factory color.

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Re: Black or BGM

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Thanks guys. I knew Alvin would have a photo. I have the bright red interior kit. I'm leaning to the BGM as it was the original color and as Mark said will probably hide the flaws. I think I will spray a spare hood and see how they both look. The black with the bright red interior does look amazing!

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Re: Black or BGM

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I was looking forward to and would honestly be disappointed if you don’t go with Black and red.
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Re: Black or BGM

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Don't underestimate what you can do as an amateur body worker. Its worth spending some extra time working metal and using some of the great, light weight fillers available today. Use some good filler primer, block it with a long board (a good all around is about 1 foot long), find low spots using a black guide coat, a bit more primer/filler, you'll be good and fairly straight. Remember, once you paint it you can't fix the bodywork!
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