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View Poll Results: What color should I paint my 122?
Grey 5 13.16%
Green 10 26.32%
Red 3 7.89%
Black 3 7.89%
Same yellow/beige 17 44.74%
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default What color should I paint my 122?

I am going to paint it sooner or later, but I can't decide on a color. The original color is Golden Yellow #84 , which actually looks more beige than yellow. It also has a brown interior. I don't hate the color combo, but I'm not in love with it either.




Here is a list of choices. These would be the stock colors for Volvo during that time period.
1. Gray *would require interior color change to red IMO
2. Green *could keep the brown interior
3. Red *would require interior color change to black IMO
4. Black *could keep the brown
5. Same golden yellow

I always try to ask myself which color would I have chosen if I had bought the car brand new, and I always think Grey with a red interior. To me that's the best color combo for the 122. Then again I look at some other colors like green or red and I like those too. I just can't decide

What do you guys think?
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:06 PM   #2
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Grey with red interior.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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Green.

Copper plate it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #5
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I'm for red. Like this...
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #6
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your interior looks great. I'd go green, yellow, or black.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:49 PM   #7
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Paint it black.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:54 PM   #8
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Have you ruled out blue? Could keep the same interior.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:34 PM   #9
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The green on those looks sweet
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:53 PM   #10
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Just be sure that you take care with Black. It shows everything, not just prep flaws, but spray flaws and how good your detailer is at his trade.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:31 PM   #11
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Are you going to do a complete color change? If not keep it the same color. If you're painting jambs and all I vote black if you keep the interior color.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:35 PM   #12
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The mint green would be nice too.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:45 PM   #14
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Polestar blue? Come'on I know you want to...
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:43 AM   #15
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I like the grey, but sometimes I think it looks a bit boring



That red though...



Green looks amazing. I like the light green, but it close to what I have now



Black is nice but hard to take care of and hot in the summer



I'm not opposed to that light blue that Volvo had on some 122s


Still can't decide. I literally change my mind ever time I start thinking about it. You guys post up some more colors.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:52 AM   #16
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I think the current color over the brown interior looks perfect for that period of car. Restore it to stock.
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I think the current color over the brown interior looks perfect for that period of car. Restore it to stock.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:35 AM   #18
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Keeping it stock you won't have to worry about every nook and cranny.
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Keeping it stock you won't have to worry about every nook and cranny.
I'm going to worry about every nook and cranny even if I go back to the original color.

I'm going to make sure this paint job is top notch. Everything is getting repainted. It will be my pièce de résistance!
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Keeping it stock you won't have to worry about every nook and cranny.
door jambs, engine bay, under the hood, under the trunk, inside the trunk... changing the color is hard to do right.

edit: missed who OP was so that's less of a concern.

I've got a real soft spot for black 122's

I'm also into grey's right now, I can see grey on red for sure.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:03 PM   #21
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In which case, grey over red.

What kind of gray, though? A stock color, or something a bit more modern with some depth.

Audi Nimbus Grey:


Polestar blue would also be pretty neat, it you were going with a real restomod theme and really modernizing everything on the car.
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I like the drab grays like the Scion tC gray. Looks like clear over primer. But I still say BRG.
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I have thought of that exact Audi TT grey. It's a real pretty color. I like the Scion grey too.

I'm not sure polestar blue with chrome would look good. I think that blue looks best with black accents IMO
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:44 PM   #24
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That red interior is really what sets off the grey. That combo looks awesome

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Straight white could also be a contender

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