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RED
(Not because my nissan is red, and not because my alfa is also red...)
just because red :P

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red

Here's my Jetta in a dark met. red.

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The red on that Jetta looks great. I would go with that. I know that they charge more for red though. That kind of red is done best in two stage also. More $$$ How about fly yellow, the dutch racing team color.

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Alfas should be RED.

It is the color of passion. It is the color of Italy. It is the color for sports cars. It suits the personality and lines of a Spider better than any color.

Yellow is fine if you want a banana. Black is ok for a limo or an SUV, but for some reason just looks wrong on an Alfa. Green is ok, if you can't find a red one. White is ok if you are a girl or a metrosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that).

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the org. colour is..

light ........................................cream..... .............yuck!!!!!
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like mine?
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red

I was thinking about doing mine Ferrari red, "Rosa Corsa" I think is the color name.
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I'm going with the original red for a 91 Spider. It is a lovely shade of deep red, more blue-based than yellow-based as some Ferrari reds are, which tend to be more orangy in sunlight and over time..

Any thoughts as to what a nice paint job and some minor dent-mending for a Spider should cost?

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$1500 to 5000 depending on where you get it done, and how nice you want it.
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...so stick with the original color...Ivory. Had my '85 spider done in that color last April. Looks great, but does show dirt, especially road dirt from the wheels. Preped my car by removing almost everything, at least the easy stuff. Left the tail lights in because the back of my car is painted black. Maaco price is for one color. I painted the bumpers, the tail light area (black) and the rubber spoiler with the flexable plastic/bumper paint from REM(REM?). Did the bumpers as original, black and silver. You can paint them to match the body color. If Maaco does it, not sure if they use the flex paint. Bumpers would have cost another $300 because of the labor to remove and mask. Remember, anything you don't remove is masked. There will be a difference when you open a door, the hood or the trunk. Changing the color is a significant expense. The only area that is a little disappointing on my car is the joint between the rear rubber spoiler and the trunk lid. Most people don't notice but I do. Taking that spoiler off and putting it back on is another story, don't think I would ever attempt. All in all, a great paint job at a price that can't be beat.
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Yes, if you go Maaco, remove everything and prep the car (sanding - patching, filling, smoothing, etc) yourself, and you'll get better results. Alot of Maaco shops just barely sand (if at all), and the paint end's up pealing off before you know it. I could show you closeups on my MGB where the paint is just lifting horribly and flaking off from a cheap paintjob where nobody sanded the primer
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I wouldn't use Maaco myself, but that's just me.

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I wouldn't use Maaco myself, but that's just me.
I believe Maaco is a franchise. Some are good, some are awful. If you are lucky enough to have a decent one nearby then go for it. Just make sure you check out their work ahead of time. I've seen some cars come out fairly well from them yet I've also seen some that probably would have looked better with the original, faded/chipped paint.

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Blu Medio Met AR370 is the best color.
If I had a friend that worked at Maaco I would have my car painted there.
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