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here you go.

these pictures don't really do it justice, but they're pretty good.

for those not familiar with chameleon (or flip flop) paint, it basically changes color depending on the angle the light hits it... it's pretty hot.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/132535939/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/132535941/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/132535937/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/132535938/

lmk what you guys think... and i'll keep you posted as i do more.
 

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Looks great!
But now you need flat black rims ;)
 

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Looks fantastic. Great choice of colour - there is a special edition S2000 the same sort of shade (but not chameleon!).
 

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I love it!
Now all you've got to do is take off work and bring it to Hybridfest this summer! You could caravan with Mike Dabrowski!

Seriously though, how much does a job like that cost?
 

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I love it!
Now all you've got to do is take off work and bring it to Hybridfest this summer! You could caravan with Mike Dabrowski!

Seriously though, how much does a job like that cost?
tough to say... i had some other repairs done as well (deer damage). the chameleon paint itself is 400 per pint and it took 2 pints to paint the car- so that's 800 + base coat + clear coat + labor

i'm friends w/ the owner or the shop that did it, so it cost me $4000 for the paint and body work. worth every penny. :D
 

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Dude! Awsome! I've had that idea in the back of my head ever since I bought my Insight years ago, but never had the heart, or extra cash laying around to sand off good factory paint. Is that the DuPont Chrome illusion paint?

That reminds me of a very special car. GM EV1 vin number 84 was the test vehicle for the Chrome Illusion paint back in 96/97 I think it was.
http://ev1-club.power.net/980627/illusion.jpg

Supposedly that car was leased for a few years after it made it's show rounds.
 

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The lack of distracting elements such as door moldings make this car an excellent choice for showing off a beautiful paint job. Nice work! :D
 

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LOVE IT!!!!!!!! My husband has connections and we would just have to pay for paint, but the only thing I may add would be a top coat of glitter. I once saw a beetle with a glitter top coat and it was really nice, you could not see it unless in the sun, it was subtle.
 

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i'm friends w/ the owner or the shop that did it, so it cost me $4000 for the paint and body work. worth every penny. :D
I can't stop looking at the pics!!
I should have had at least my hood done when I had some damage. It sure looks like the results are worth it!
 

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Fantastic..............no words, we have here in this country a special edition from a Nissan with this same color, it changes pending from where the sunlight is comming from, is that on yours to :?:
There is a special name for this changing color.
 

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Fantastic..............no words, we have here in this country a special edition from a Nissan with this same color, it changes pending from where the sunlight is comming from, is that on yours to :?:
There is a special name for this changing color.
yup, that's exactly what's on my car. it's called chameleon or flip flop paint by most people. several different companies make different versions.

sherman williams- colorshift
dupont- chromalusion
ppg- harlequin
house of kolors- kameleon

i'm sure there are more, but those are the ones i looked at. i choose purple/cyan from ppg. dupont generally makes more interesting colors, so i'd check them out... they're more expensive though (although if you're useing this paint in the first place money probably isn't a problem)

oh, and merigayle, like i said the pics don't quite do it justice. when the sun hits it you get copper, gold, yellow and sometimes a lime green.... i couldn't get any of these to make it on film because they camera just picks up the reflection of the sun. i promise you won't want a glitter topcoat... if you don't believe me i live in northern nj and you're in pa so i'm sure you could see it in person.
 
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