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  1. alexddr

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  2. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    get photos taken outside in sunlight. Hard to say with indoor lighting.
  3. EasternBloc

    EasternBloc Interkosmos Trabinaut Forum Donor

    I guessing Gletscherblau, same as mine.
  4. ummeli

    ummeli Premium Member Forum Donor

    I need to get my Trabi repainted. Is there anything special I need to know before taking it in to an auto body shop? Particular type of paint required, etc?
  5. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Tom,
    Not sure there is anything special about the paint, only the specific color if you're trying to perfect match to an original color.
    There is a great thread (Thanks Justin) which gives info on general originality on a number of levels.
    http://trabantforums.com/threads/trabant-601-changes-throughout-the-years.1102/

    On a side note, did you have your car at Mid-Ohio in July of this year?
    A good friend sent me this photo, knowing I was a Trabi freak and that their ain't too many around these parts.
    It has Tennessee plates, but you never know......

    IMG_2968.JPG
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  6. ummeli

    ummeli Premium Member Forum Donor

    Thanks for the info on the paint.

    Yes, we had our Trabi in central Ohio, since we live in Columbus. He have Ohio plates that say "MYTRABI" :)
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  7. Mithras

    Mithras Puttering Along Moderator

    A little late to the party, but, there's something about that color. It's vaguely art deco, vaguely space age. Shades of Fallout. I really have been digging the color, and others like it, on various cars I see on the road.
  8. VADOC

    VADOC Premium Member Forum Donor

    I have also wondered if any special additives are needed, especially for adhesion to the duroplast, and since duroplast has a little more flexibilty than sheet metal are flex additives necessary?
    My car is also Glacier blue but has usual scrapes and scratches, so I don't know when I will go for a total respray. I know the car has been painted at least once, so it's not "original" now, which gives me more options.
  9. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    The Germans tell me standard auto lacquer doesn't work well on Duroplast and that you have to use alkyd resin enamels and primers. Go to trabantwelt, see what they've got. I have to get a door resprayed to match the rest of the car, and I have some paint for it from trabantwelt. I won't get it done until it gets warmer, but I'll keep you posted.

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