panel color - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Orlando Fla
Posts: 796
Thanks: 200
Thanked 35 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 232 Post(s)
panel color

what color are the panels before they are painted?




has anyone done a color/panel change? how long does it take and is it worth doing yourself?
TRobinson6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Johannesl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 729
Thanks: 47
Thanked 73 Times in 69 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Garage
Depends on the panels. Some are painted some are body color throughout. I know my white ones are white throughout.

As far as doing the color change, from what I've read on here it's fairly simple to do in a weekend.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Johannesl is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 01:51 PM
Super Moderator
SCOA Club
 
jimvw57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: southern Minnesota
Posts: 11,163
Thanks: 304
Thanked 1,968 Times in 1,349 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 804 Post(s)
Garage
I have had the front end off a few times and it doesn't take too long, about 45 min. but when changing colors you may have to assemble the 3 front parts together which can take a bit more time. Doors take a little less time, and back end including tailgate can take about an hour, again 3 pieces have to be assembled. so with a few helpers, you could do it in a day easy.

I know Red, Blue, and Yellow are all painted on and black is a MIC (molded in color)

I don't think I would take my car in anywhere to have a panel changed. quite easy to do it yourself.
jimvw57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Orlando Fla
Posts: 796
Thanks: 200
Thanked 35 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 232 Post(s)
cool, mine is all white but i have really had an urge to do the bright yellow

i wonder if anyone has ever done their car with each panel being a different color....lol
TRobinson6 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Orlando Fla
Posts: 796
Thanks: 200
Thanked 35 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 232 Post(s)
paint

correct, the gas and intake are black like the roof.

my 08 Passion is all white but i have had an urge to do the bright yellow

i wonder if anyone has repanelled their car with each panel being a different color.....lol
TRobinson6 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 01:01 AM
Super Moderator
SCOA Club
 
jimvw57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: southern Minnesota
Posts: 11,163
Thanks: 304
Thanked 1,968 Times in 1,349 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 804 Post(s)
Garage
I have seen some pretty creative ones over the years but don' t recall one where every panel was a different color.
jimvw57 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Color change of Smart (panel swap) onthecuspnora Smart Owners Club of San Francisco 4 05-21-2018 04:28 PM
panel~color changing question (registration) Stella503 smart General Discussion 18 09-28-2010 06:49 PM
Panel color t2t2t2 smart Operation and Maintenance 4 03-11-2010 04:48 AM
Vehicle registration with body panel color PlainCityVWBug smart General Discussion 12 10-05-2008 08:45 AM
what new se panel set color would you like? mr_Cash smart General Discussion 29 02-07-2008 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.