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grapefish
01-24-2012, 05:55 PM
I'm 90% sure I'm going with grigio for my Abarth, but now I'm torn on the color for the stripes and mirror caps.

From what I understand, any of black, white, or red are available with the grey base paint. I know I don't want black, as I think that makes the mirrors look rather "entry model", so it's between red and white.

If you're planning on a grey Abarth, what color stripes will you get (assuming you'll get them at all?)

GileraWarren
01-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Well, like you I am 90% sure I'm getting the grigio with red stripes. But I'm not getting the factory stripes I'm getting these http://street-race.org/Fiat500a I'm also getting the sunroof with red checkered back half of the roof. I may add the red mirror covers later. BTW I can't find a price on the colored mirror covers. Can anyone help me. Having sai all that I may still change the color of the car to white when the guy calls me to sign on the dotted line. I'm also getting the 16" wheels

grapefish
01-24-2012, 06:48 PM
Thanks for the link, I may go that route too. And the mirror covers could easily be painted yourself if you want to go that way.

One of the reasons I decided against white was that a 500 I rented I noticed the color didn't match on the metal and plastic surfaces. Either a priming problem, thin paint, or both. It could still happen with the other colors, but I haven't noticed it yet on any 500s I've examined.

VTEC Mini
01-24-2012, 07:48 PM
Well, like you I am 90% sure I'm getting the grigio with red stripes. But I'm not getting the factory stripes I'm getting these http://street-race.org/Fiat500a I'm also getting the sunroof with red checkered back half of the roof. I may add the red mirror covers later. BTW I can't find a price on the colored mirror covers. Can anyone help me. Having sai all that I may still change the color of the car to white when the guy calls me to sign on the dotted line. I'm also getting the 16" wheelsThose are nice!

500ways
01-24-2012, 10:47 PM
Well, like you I am 90% sure I'm getting the grigio with red stripes. But I'm not getting the factory stripes I'm getting these http://street-race.org/Fiat500a I'm also getting the sunroof with red checkered back half of the roof. I may add the red mirror covers later. BTW I can't find a price on the colored mirror covers. Can anyone help me. Having sai all that I may still change the color of the car to white when the guy calls me to sign on the dotted line. I'm also getting the 16" wheels

Cool stripes - nice choice!

FiatPhil
01-25-2012, 11:53 AM
I'm 90% sure I'm going with grigio for my Abarth, but now I'm torn on the color for the stripes and mirror caps.

From what I understand, any of black, white, or red are available with the grey base paint. I know I don't want black, as I think that makes the mirrors look rather "entry model", so it's between red and white.

If you're planning on a grey Abarth, what color stripes will you get (assuming you'll get them at all?)

Red would show up better on a gray car than white will. White will wash out and you won't be able to see it as well from a short distance. Red will also tie in with the Abarth badgle, as it has red in it.

luke_vibert_uk
01-25-2012, 12:50 PM
The Grey white stripe combo is not the most common choice but people do have it fitted. IMO the stripes look lost.

This image of a 500C Campovolo/ Record Grey duo tone kinda demonstrates the point... I think it works against the darker, but the lighter shade....

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1923/07arbathesseesse500cpar.jpg

grapefish
01-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Thanks, great picture.

One thing I still haven't see though, is a picture of a US Abarth in grey with the red stripe. The US Abarth grey isn't as light as Campovolo, but doesn't look as dark as the standard 500's grey from the LA Auto Show pics (that one had black stripes).

I am pretty sure I'll be going with red, but I'd really like to see it first.

VTEC Mini
01-25-2012, 01:36 PM
The Grey white stripe combo is not the most common choice but people do have it fitted. IMO the stripes look lost.

This image of a 500C Campovolo/ Record Grey duo tone kinda demonstrates the point... I think it works against the darker, but the lighter shade....

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1923/07arbathesseesse500cpar.jpgMan I wish we got that grey color here in the states.......

smoove7410
01-26-2012, 04:06 AM
Well, like you I am 90% sure I'm getting the grigio with red stripes. But I'm not getting the factory stripes I'm getting these http://street-race.org/Fiat500a I'm also getting the sunroof with red checkered back half of the roof. I may add the red mirror covers later. BTW I can't find a price on the colored mirror covers. Can anyone help me. Having sai all that I may still change the color of the car to white when the guy calls me to sign on the dotted line. I'm also getting the 16" wheels

Great choice. Note that you will have side bumper reflectors on the US model not shown on the car pictured, but installation with a little trimming will be easy.