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Paint Color For A GL Wagon?


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#1 GoldDiggerRoo

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:31 PM

I kinda wanted to poll everyone on what color they like the best on a EA81 GL Wagon. So far I've had gold, maroon and two white ones and I also have a silver hatch, but I think I like white on the wagons the best. I had originally planned to paint mine bright yellow (think Nissan Xterra) because I thought it would look good with the white wheels, but I wanna keep bodywork to a minimum and I think white would be best for that. Anyone have an opinion or maybe some good pictures?

BTW, had anyone seen a white brat before? There is one here in town and it's the only one I've ever seen. Just something weird that stuck in my head.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:34 PM

Sahara beige, all the way! That perfect mix between gold and brown!

White brats arn't uncommon in these parts.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 11:37 PM

I know it sound wierd but a dark off green would look sweet! I have seen a few EA81-EA82 rolling around my town with that kind of job, and they made me think about the whole green thing.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 12:30 AM

My silver wagon hides dirt so well that I've only washed it once in almost 5 years :)

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:08 PM

I know it sound wierd but a dark off green would look sweet! I have seen a few EA81-EA82 rolling around my town with that kind of job, and they made me think about the whole green thing.


I agree, ive also seen a dark green ea81 cruising around (Goes by the name of "The Gremlin"), and it looks pretty sexy!

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:03 PM

Lightening Silver all the way. I love the color and you can call the car "the silver streak" after you finish working the engine.
Besides, white is too tame a color. Live life to the fullest!!!

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:05 PM

Well I already have the hatch which will go back silver, I kinda want something different with the wagon. I do like the idea of a dark green, but I'm wanting a lighter color. The thing I like about the white is that it kinda "showcases" the dirt and gives it that used look. What does everyone think of the yellow idea?

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:09 PM

paint it dark blue, have have white pearl and metallic added to the paint
then do white pearl in the clear coat.. it'll look awesome

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:27 AM

Well I already have the hatch which will go back silver, I kinda want something different with the wagon.


Seriously, sahara beige looks mint!

how about bright pink?:lol:

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 02:07 AM

i myself would love to have my brat yellow, just like the old hotrods.white is definitely a good for that "used look"....but you can see mud on any color:brow:

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:14 AM

how about bright pink?:lol:


lol, I have actually considered bright orange.... a lot. :D I had a "Dukes of Hazzard" General Lee once, I guess I still have a thing for orange.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:25 AM

I like the color called "Jade Green". My Wagon is painted "Jade Green"and with those decals it looks extremly hot hot baby! :brow:

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Greetings Lukas

P.S.: Pink Purple would also look a bit ähem ähem "different", I think :lol:

#13 Lukas

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:27 AM

The one who knows, what car this silver one in the background is, gets 100 Points! ;)

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:36 AM

another vote for non metallic green

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:37 AM

Darth Vader black, with severly tinted windows. And a thin dark grey strip along the body line. If the wheels are steelies, gun metal grey.

Wash and wax often!

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:06 PM


BTW, had anyone seen a white brat before? There is one here in town and it's the only one I've ever seen. Just something weird that stuck in my head.

Yea, I had an '85, blue interior and red BRAT stripe. Mine had special grafics put on it before it went on display at the Cleveland Auto Show in March of 1985. The 'Ru display that year had 2 Brats in it, my white one and a silver one with the exact grafics. Before I 'gave' mine away it had power windows and mirrors (taken from a '84 station wagon), factory Hitachi A/C (ordered one piece at a time from Japan) and '84 GL-10 gray cloth interior (door panels and seats). Where the silver Brat is today I don't know, but I sure miss my very first Brat because it was so special. Gone but not forgotten LOL:) Gary

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:10 PM

dark blue with the light blue interior looks really good




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