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#1 I hate Brian

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

What colour arches do you think I should have same body colour or black ? by the way Brian was red with white roof 

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#2 Chris1275gt

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:30 PM

I vote for black with black screws.

#3 I hate Brian

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:32 AM

Hi Chris that's my original thought, but didnt know whether same colour as body. I've looked at lots colour coded.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:51 AM

Hi Chris that's my original thought, but didnt know whether same colour as body. I've looked at lots colour coded.


I think if you put the black ones on it will tie in with the black roof and break up the grey a little bit.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:28 PM

I agree with the above, but if you have chrome trim to go on it I might suggest to use stainless screws. Easy to change if black screws look better. 🙂

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:28 PM

I always think big arches look better body coloured as they’re “obvious” enough already. That’s my personal opinion though.
So I’d go Black for small arches. Grey for big miglia-sized arches.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:55 AM

I always think big arches look better body coloured as they’re “obvious” enough already. That’s my personal opinion though.
So I’d go Black for small arches. Grey for big miglia-sized arches.

 

i have to oppose that notion.
i work in a design firm and have had this conversation with many designers(automotive and product) about what colour arches on a mini should be (in my case, on my mini...)

The general tendancy was always go towards black in a "retro" or old classic car. The reason for this is that by colouring your arches body colour, you are "faking" the slim, clean look of a classic. By painting the arches black, you keep the original asthetic of the slimmed down car but give it that extra something - that extra grunt/bad boy look.
Painting your arches body colour makes it look as though the car was "built that way" when it came out the factory, and that makes the car look more modern. 

Just compare a red mini with sportspack arches vs one with some gorup 2/5s in black. The sportsback looks like it was made in a completely different era - although they are almost identical.

Just my 2c



#8 Bobbins

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:06 PM

+1 for black

#9 G'Racy

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 10:24 AM

Black

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:58 AM

My daily driver is grey... with a black roof so i love the colour combination.
With the mini black arches & black wing mirrors.

#11 I hate Brian

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:58 PM

Black arches it is then  :highfive: thanks for all the comments guys.






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