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Quote from: Doctor Iz on Jun 08, 2010, 01:55 amI did some research on this particular color and found out the following information:In the US, there is a different color name for 55A.Year Color Code Type2000 - SYDNEY BLUE PRI 55A METALLICI don't know if this is the exact match between these two vehicles, given that the year differences, but the color code number is the same....I am going to call the Subaru dealer for a color swatch for comparison. I hope this helps and I will keep you all posted!Cheers,Jon
Quote from: Doctor Iz on Jun 16, 2010, 01:29 amI agree!When I took the orginal photo that I posted it was an overcast day and that probably changes things as well. Paint is funny business. Its appearance can change for multiple reasons. I am pleased to know that we have now sorted out that the 2010 NST is paint and NOT a stain!
Quote from: philipw on Jun 16, 2010, 01:11 pmQuote from: Doctor Iz on Jun 16, 2010, 01:29 amI agree!When I took the orginal photo that I posted it was an overcast day and that probably changes things as well. Paint is funny business. Its appearance can change for multiple reasons. I am pleased to know that we have now sorted out that the 2010 NST is paint and NOT a stain! Looks great to me. How did you apply it? Spray, or brush?
Quote from: superrichi1a on Jan 09, 2011, 04:28 pmWhile we're on this topic. Dr Iz, would you mind telling me how much the paint is over in America please? I am currently trying to decide on my colour, and I have narrowed it down to either a stain or the Liberty/Sydney Blue. Both, I think look fine, the stain is almost more of a Tennant colour but it is close enough to the Subaru colour to not warrant any noticable difference in low light, and bright day light, I think it still looks decent, and is "my blue".The problem with me using a stain is that I can't use an undercoat (such as a primer), to help with the weather, and, while two coats of preservative may be enough, I'm not quite convinced. The other issue is that it's a nice enough colour, but the Subaru is just better.The problem I have with the Subaru is cost. I haven't checked to see if I can get it anywhere yet, I may try some Subaru dealers, but honestly I have no idea, but it seems to me that it will obviously be very expensive (it may alos not take to wood all that well?).
Quote from: philipw on Jan 10, 2011, 10:28 pmI purchased a pint of the subaru blue today with reducer and it was $36 for both. That is the problem with auto paint is that it's very expensive. I didn't get a gallon price, but I'm guessing something over $150.I also didn't get any clearcoat, which brings me to a question for Iz....Did you just apply the paint with reducer and nothing over it? Did it end up with *some* gloss to it like the prop on its own?