Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
Veilside_300
Member
Veilside_300 Sep 23, 11:05am - #282814 

Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
UK
Chamaeleon Blue Flip Paint

I was quoted a price of 6400.00 for a flip paint job by the same garage that did the car below.

I wondered if anybody is good enough to put that color (or as close as they can get) onto a Celica with the Veilside 1 and 2 bodykits. Sorry the picture is so small, but you get the idea.

thumbsup
1870246446-12_G.jpg

REAL RACERS DON'T RACE IN A STRAIGHT LINE!
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 627
Weasel
Senior Member
Weasel Sep 23, 11:41am - #282815 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 627
North East Ohio
I'm not a fan of that chamaeleon paint at all...Sorry not my taste. and $6400 seems a little hefty

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12
gotnos
Member
gotnos Sep 23, 12:09pm - #282816 
2002 spectra blue Toyota Celica GT wid
Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT wid

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12
PA
thats way to much unless the paint job is perfect. You'd almost have to have someone who knows paint check the car out after it has been painted. Paint is known to shrink after it's been painted. So after a month or so your car could probably be wet sanded and buffed again. Also you do not want any dirt or runs in the paint at that price either. I paid 4k just to have my car shot with a stock color and I did all the body work and sanded the car. I's a lot but there is no dirt, runs and the clear coat is like a Mirror. Some extra pearl was added to the base coat and covered with a glamor clear coat. I would go to a local paint supply store and get tips on various paints and new products. I personally think color changing paint is over rated. Also paint you car with a paint that you'll be able ti fix later on. Thats why I prefer only base/clear nothing fancy...flakes, tri coat pearls are hard to fix without paint half the car. So keep in mind you might be able to pay the first time around but will you be able to fix and be able to pay later.
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 165
Deseck
Member
Deseck Sep 23, 12:09pm - #282817 

Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 165
San Antonio, TX
Chameleon paint is only for big body Benz's or other big sedans on 20"+ chrome rims.

but they look nice on those.

"I ride big body Benz, Gucci shade lens/
Me an all my friends got the platinum diamond grin/
Everything Im in spin, on 20" Larenz/
Lay back on buckskin, wit my braids in the wind."
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
Veilside_300
Member
Veilside_300 Sep 23, 12:46pm - #282818 

Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
UK
The paint alone is 1500 a litre. And thats pounds not dollars. 6400 must be about $11,000. They're the best that there is in the UK though. I doubt I'll even do it, I was just interested thats all. The repair shop doing my Celica have sprayed the drivers door, rear three quarter panel and roof. It was difficult to tell what sort of job they did because it was covered with dust again when it went back into the workshop. If its a crap job when its all finished and the insurance won't re-do it, then I'll be going for a full re-spray, maybe even a flip.

Another flip I think would look awesome is A Red/Yellow/Gold

REAL RACERS DON'T RACE IN A STRAIGHT LINE!
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Sep 23, 1:44pm - #282819 

SHO - NUFF
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
ATL GA
chameleon wont look good on the celica...not even the latter combo you quoted...and yeah 6.400 pounds is outrageous...you'd be better off buying the chameleon from a distributor here in the US, and having them use that...it would end up much cheaper
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 558
narcolepsy123456
Senior Member
narcolepsy123456 Sep 23, 2:52pm - #282820 

Senior Member
00 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 558
nc, usa
yeah, imo color shifting paint is too costly to be placed on an everyday driver. thumbsdown should anything ever happen and the car needs to have a portion repainted to fix an area, you're looking at a major part of the car that's going to have to be blended, even with that being done, there's a really good chance that they won't be able to get the flop to be exactly the same as the previous time it was painted. but if you're going for a show car, and aren't going to be driving it but off and on trailers, i'd say go for it. thumbsup
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 993
Maka
Senior Member
Maka Sep 23, 3:54pm - #282821 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 993
Michigan
thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown
I hate that color, saw a supra with it, it looked straight up retarded. But there was a hot chick driving it.

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,003
Sancho
SD Syndicate
Sancho Sep 23, 4:01pm - #282822 

SD Syndicate
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,003
San Diego, CA
It looks cool! Not good for your daily driver or Celica. thumbsdown

I can imagine it on '30 Ford Victoria hot rods! The classic kind with Fiberglass running boards. eek

[Linked Image]
2004 Toyota Celica GT
***Blue Batmobile sponsored vehicle***

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 481
jonnyess
Senior Member
jonnyess Sep 23, 4:39pm - #282823 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 481
CT
Hot chicks 1
Chameleon Paint on Supra 0

Life is the sexually transmitted interruption of an otherwise peaceful existence...
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 282
AdamVIP
Member
AdamVIP Sep 23, 5:07pm - #282824 
Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 282
CA
I wouldnt say thats a bad price for a good painter. I know painters in new york that charge like 5000 for a regular paint job. seeing as how expensive that paint is i wouldnt doubt the 11000.

I personally dont like the chameleon paint. Your car will always only look half good in any given light.
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
oas
Specialist
oas Sep 23, 5:08pm - #282825 
Specialist

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
flip paint is last year grin
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,549
JBing
Pizza Geek
JBing Sep 23, 7:03pm - #282826 

Pizza Geek
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,549
Detroit
6400 is a good price considering all the steps required to apply it. and at 1500-2k per liter, good deal thumbsup

[Linked Image]
FS: 19" ADR M Sports
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
Veilside_300
Member
Veilside_300 Sep 23, 9:16pm - #282827 

Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 204
UK
JBing, I thought it was a reasonable price too, considering they guarantee a factory finish or they'll do it over again.

I saw my car today out in the daylight though, and although its not polished up yet, the paintjob seems to be first class. Its been moved to Toyota for the leather on the seat to be stitched, and even the head of repairs in Toyota said the job they've done on the bodywork is impressive. When it came in he didn't even realise the side of the car had been ripped to pieces.

Coincidentally there was a Celica there with a Veilside EC1 body kit and it had had a silver pearl respray, which reflected a purpley color from certain angles. IMO it looked SHIT! I wasn't that impressed with the body kit either. Theres probably only a handful of Celicas in the country with the kit, which would make my Celica unique, but it looked cheap and toy-like.

I'm gonna stay away from OTT kits like Veilside. Any opinions on what to go for? Theres a Celica on this site with a TRD kit on 19s in a custom red and theres a picture of it on APRs website. I think something like that will be my aim.

For now though I'm gonna just drop it on a nice set of split rim 18s and sit back and cringe as my insurance premium goes through the roof.

REAL RACERS DON'T RACE IN A STRAIGHT LINE!
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 242
Designer_GTS
Member
Designer_GTS Sep 24, 6:06am - #282828 
2000 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 242
St. Louis
Maybe instead of getting outdated chamaeleon paint you should get a heavy fleck metalic. The black 2004 jetta GLI and the black Scion TC have this kind of paint and it looks great in person.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016