Jump to content



I need to paint car.... its an 87 Atlantic Blue.


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 Grand Duke

Grand Duke

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City
  • Interests:1987 Atlantic Blue Conquest
    1984 Ford Mustang SVO
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (M code 351-4V)
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (F code 302-2V)
    1970 Torino GT (351-4V) Vermillion/White 4-speed Ram Air
    1971 Mercury Cyclone GT (351-2V) Winter Blue
    2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel
    2003 Land Rover Discovery 2
    1990 Formula 311 Boat Twin 454 Chevy's Bravo 1 drives
  • Model:Other

Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:00 AM

Daughter is not a fan of blue.  I'm more keep it stock but maybe do some black stripes or accents.  Seriously guys she wants this thing Pink... Me I want to cringe... and Im like NO!!  Will never get any money back out of it.

If I change the color to Black -   Pink just isnt going to happen am I going to regret it you think later on?  Its just a more work to change a color I'd really rather not.  I also understand the Atlantic Blue color is quite rare.  I have mostly only seen, Red, Black and Yellow and sometimes like an bright blue its not the same as this color.....  I had never seen one this color until I purchased this one.  I do respect keeping the car stock  with some nice upgrades, I also know it will keep its value better if I keep it original color.

Any thoughts...

thanks





#2 Preludedude

Preludedude

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Spartanburg, SC
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 January 2021 - 07:23 AM

Atlantic Blue was a 1987 color only.      Please just keep it the original color.

#3 BuGG

BuGG

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,003 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsylvania
  • Interests:Starquests forever!
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 January 2021 - 08:43 AM

View PostPreludedude, on 02 January 2021 - 07:23 AM, said:

Atlantic Blue was a 1987 color only.   Please just keep it the original color.

^This^

This color is very rare.
Posted Image

#4 tux

tux

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,710 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:new jersey
  • Model:Starion

Posted 02 January 2021 - 09:48 AM

I've come across a pink starion.  It was an iridescent though.  Hideous

#5 techboy

techboy

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,828 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Interests:80's & 90's turbo charged cars.
  • Model:Starion

Posted 02 January 2021 - 12:37 PM

As stated by the other guys already ... Atlantic Blue is a very rare color. Theres only handful of guys on the board here who even have them. And when I say a handful, we're talking of active members .... easily less than 20. If I'm wrong about that a more senior member will correct me, but I'm sure they'll agree.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

Posted Image

#6 techboy

techboy

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,828 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Interests:80's & 90's turbo charged cars.
  • Model:Starion

Posted 02 January 2021 - 12:40 PM

FYI ... the other blue you're referring to is called Fiji Blue, which was one of only a few metallic colors Mitsu offered. If my memory is correct, it was only available on Conquests. My car is a Starion, but I had it painted that color.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

Posted Image

#7 mbruneaux

mbruneaux

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canterbury, CT
  • Interests:Family, Strength Sports, Starquests, and Brewing Belgian Ale.
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:00 PM

By her a pair of rose colored glasses, keep the blue!

Posted Image
Canterbury, CT
1989 Chrysler Conquest TSi (Project Race Car) Build thread http://www.starquest...opic=147910&hl=
2001 BMW 740iL - My Daily
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1  To tow the two hay burners
2010 Charger R/T  daily driver

Second place is S*** place , eh.  - Stéphane Peterhansel

#8 87redcat

87redcat

    10 years and counting...

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,138 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryville, TN
  • Interests:Aircraft Mechanic, having the wife tell you its about time you finished MY car...
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:11 PM

If you can paint the car yourself you can save thousands. Unless you get an "Earl Sheib" paint job.
Changing the color correctly takes more than anyone thinks and the cost by a professional company will show it.
I, myself have painted a few cars and a bunch of bikes. Others on the site do it for a living.
Keep it original.
If she wants a pink car, go hop up a honda and paint it pink. You'll find parts more readily available. Especially, after it gets wrecked. Yes I said it.
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

#9 scott87star

scott87star

    Technically Challenged, Daily.

  • Vendors
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mandan, NORTH DAKOTA
  • Interests:Freezing, thawing, thunderstorms and constant wind.
  • Model:Starion

Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:59 PM

https://touchupdirec...pf-product=pint
Now selling true plug and play megasquirt!  Absolutely the best value in stand alone ECU's out there.

I can upgrade your Fuel Injection Pro firmware

Performance Coatings!  Pistons, manifolds, bearings and more!

Now a graduate of EFI University!  www.efi101.com

ECU Vendor link:  http://www.starquest...howtopic=137426

#10 BC_99

BC_99

    Plays in traffic

  • Vendors
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5,332 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Concord, NC
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 02 January 2021 - 09:41 PM

87 Conquest only b71paint code. I had one... and sold it... there were 3 blues available.....ever...

don’t paint that car pink. Buy an 87 red car (most common year/color combo ever) and have at it... but a b71 Atlantic blue car... no... never...  very unique color.

JUST DONT!

BC
Steering coupler replacement U-Joints are available here...
http://www.starquest...howtopic=145280

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#11 psu_Crash

psu_Crash

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,428 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Decatur TN
  • Interests:Killin' cones at 400WTQ!... and curves with green eyes
  • Model:Starion

Posted 03 January 2021 - 07:26 AM

I'm with everyone else... if she wants it pink, buy another color first.
Like others have said too. Changing the color correctly is VERY time consuming. I've been working on repainting my car the same color for over a year now. Givin there were some rust issues to deal with so that took a lot of work, but it's no fun
'86 Starion, MPI with MS2extra, Turbo Lab GTX3071R, P&P head, OS SS Valves, Wiseco +.030, ARP head/rod, RPW Roller Cam, Crower Rods, AEM H2O/Meth Injection, Mighty Max CAS 4 Direct Fire Wasted Spark, BSE, Tial 38mm, JDL exhaust mani, HKS turbo timer and EVC3, AEM UEGO, 3" DP into 2 1/2" Dual Exhaust, 85# Delphi's, Magna modded by Chad, Accufab FPR, Walbro 255, D2 Coilovers, GNT Poly Bushings and mounts, Autopower 4 point cage, Funk-Lock, LED Tails and Dome ... etc^4
2016, 17, 19 SCCA Solo, Glen Region Season Champion in Street Modified
The Valencia Project
http://www.starquest...+golden +dreams
My Feedback Link
Posted Image

#12 TexasQuest

TexasQuest

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9,187 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sunnyvale, Texas
  • Interests:TSi's & VR4's
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 04 January 2021 - 06:38 PM

You could always wrap the car pink and spare the expense of a re-spray. That way if you were ever to sell the car it wouldn't lose much value.
88 Fiji Blue -TSi
Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, SPA fuel regulator, Hallman boost controller


 JohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

<SOS> http://sosmanuals.minagera.org/
<SQ Garage> http://www.starquestgarage.com/

#13 psu_Crash

psu_Crash

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,428 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Decatur TN
  • Interests:Killin' cones at 400WTQ!... and curves with green eyes
  • Model:Starion

Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:28 PM

^THIS is Smart!

Edited by psu_Crash, 04 January 2021 - 09:28 PM.

'86 Starion, MPI with MS2extra, Turbo Lab GTX3071R, P&P head, OS SS Valves, Wiseco +.030, ARP head/rod, RPW Roller Cam, Crower Rods, AEM H2O/Meth Injection, Mighty Max CAS 4 Direct Fire Wasted Spark, BSE, Tial 38mm, JDL exhaust mani, HKS turbo timer and EVC3, AEM UEGO, 3" DP into 2 1/2" Dual Exhaust, 85# Delphi's, Magna modded by Chad, Accufab FPR, Walbro 255, D2 Coilovers, GNT Poly Bushings and mounts, Autopower 4 point cage, Funk-Lock, LED Tails and Dome ... etc^4
2016, 17, 19 SCCA Solo, Glen Region Season Champion in Street Modified
The Valencia Project
http://www.starquest...+golden +dreams
My Feedback Link
Posted Image

#14 Grand Duke

Grand Duke

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City
  • Interests:1987 Atlantic Blue Conquest
    1984 Ford Mustang SVO
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (M code 351-4V)
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (F code 302-2V)
    1970 Torino GT (351-4V) Vermillion/White 4-speed Ram Air
    1971 Mercury Cyclone GT (351-2V) Winter Blue
    2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel
    2003 Land Rover Discovery 2
    1990 Formula 311 Boat Twin 454 Chevy's Bravo 1 drives
  • Model:Other

Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:18 PM

Thanks Yall for the input.  Most definately going to keep it original.  This was what I wanted.  It's a major undertaking to change a color and I've just got to many other projects pending.
I think we are going to play around with the wheel colors a little perhaps lght gray or white  with a hot pink outlined in black and then doing some vyinl striping or graphics that can easily come off.  I've looked at some color palettes for slate blue and pinks and whites seem to match some I'm sure can come up with something.

I've started to pull off the trim bumpers to get ready to paint.  I found the inner front bumper is in pretty sad shape.  Not sure if that's a readily available part to source but if it's inexpensive I need to locate one.  Either that or I'll have to sand  last and then fab up some ears so that the bumper can be bolted back in.  Basically all the bottom is rotted out.



#15 Grand Duke

Grand Duke

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City
  • Interests:1987 Atlantic Blue Conquest
    1984 Ford Mustang SVO
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (M code 351-4V)
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (F code 302-2V)
    1970 Torino GT (351-4V) Vermillion/White 4-speed Ram Air
    1971 Mercury Cyclone GT (351-2V) Winter Blue
    2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel
    2003 Land Rover Discovery 2
    1990 Formula 311 Boat Twin 454 Chevy's Bravo 1 drives
  • Model:Other

Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:24 PM

Looks like the part that is completely corroded is called the back beam. Part # MB325346

Probably just going to end up having to fab repair.

#16 Grand Duke

Grand Duke

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City
  • Interests:1987 Atlantic Blue Conquest
    1984 Ford Mustang SVO
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (M code 351-4V)
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (F code 302-2V)
    1970 Torino GT (351-4V) Vermillion/White 4-speed Ram Air
    1971 Mercury Cyclone GT (351-2V) Winter Blue
    2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel
    2003 Land Rover Discovery 2
    1990 Formula 311 Boat Twin 454 Chevy's Bravo 1 drives
  • Model:Other

Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:26 PM

You can see the bottom section is gone...

#17 Grand Duke

Grand Duke

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City
  • Interests:1987 Atlantic Blue Conquest
    1984 Ford Mustang SVO
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (M code 351-4V)
    1970 Ford Mustang Convertible (F code 302-2V)
    1970 Torino GT (351-4V) Vermillion/White 4-speed Ram Air
    1971 Mercury Cyclone GT (351-2V) Winter Blue
    2001 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel
    2003 Land Rover Discovery 2
    1990 Formula 311 Boat Twin 454 Chevy's Bravo 1 drives
  • Model:Other

Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:37 PM

Had to resize the fileAttached File  1_20210105_155622.jpg   464.21K   23 downloads

#18 kev

kev

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5,228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PA
  • Model:Other

Posted 06 January 2021 - 08:04 AM

That is very common on our cars.  It's simply a poor design on how (or how not) the support drains water/moisture and it's coating.  Up here in the rust belt states, it was common for these to rot within a few years of original purchase.   Unfortunately the part is NLA from Mitsubishi.  

kev

#19 obsolete

obsolete

    Established Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 542 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 06 January 2021 - 01:05 PM

Oh, that's so scary. Makes me want to pull my front bumper cover off and check it out ASAP.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.

#20 scott87star

scott87star

    Technically Challenged, Daily.

  • Vendors
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mandan, NORTH DAKOTA
  • Interests:Freezing, thawing, thunderstorms and constant wind.
  • Model:Starion

Posted 06 January 2021 - 02:35 PM

Mine was completely rotted away on my 87, the only rust on it.
Now selling true plug and play megasquirt!  Absolutely the best value in stand alone ECU's out there.

I can upgrade your Fuel Injection Pro firmware

Performance Coatings!  Pistons, manifolds, bearings and more!

Now a graduate of EFI University!  www.efi101.com

ECU Vendor link:  http://www.starquest...howtopic=137426




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users