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Hey guys!

It's been a long time (a few years!) since I posted here and after the long crippling pandemic it's great to see a few good folks are still here. So I've come back around to appreciating the fun & sometimes frustrating journey I had working on my SEC after being caught up with some other fun classic car purchases that took me away from my SEC craze.

Recently, I remove the half-assed AMG tribute I did (keeping the two-tone, pic attached) and sold some of the AMG bits I collected over the years, like the AMG AERO 1s. I decided to go back to Bruno Saccos original design for spell. Now, I'm planning to add a set of LORINSER LOs I got off ebay last year for a steal and I've already added a set of European bumpers front & rear.

Now I have to consider a color because the bumpers are need of fresh matching paint. It appears that early Gen 1 Nautical Blue cars like mine were painted with: 7175 Grey, 7176 Grey Metallic, & 7007 Matt Grey Metallic. But I've been considering going with a Gen 2 Nautical Blue color scheme of: 7177 Stratusgrau Metallic, 5301 Andorblau, 5944 Fregattblau Metallic, & DB-5944 Blue Metallic. (Noticed a subtle difference on the two 5944 with DB-5944 being a little lighter blue.) I also, have a set of the smoother Gen 2 cladding & lower sill which I'm considering mounting.

Anyone have insights or suggestions about the lower cladding Gen 1 or 2 and about the colors to the match Nautical Blue?

I love the two-tone and I still like the front spoiler look, so I'm considering a AMG (gen 2) or Lorinser front spoiler! 馃槅

What's your preference: Bruno Sacco's original clean design OR Lorinser or AMG looks?

Thanks in advance!

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I do like some of the Lorinser stuff best. It can be more subtle. Seems to be quite a few styles though.
Agree, Lorinser styling is more subtle. I also like the slightly smaller "curved lip" front spoiler, subtly different than the AMG Gen 1 "Air dam look' spoiler.
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Forget the two-tone, go nautical blue throughout the whole car. Look at Vdubs car.
Did he paint it? I'll have to search it.. Still on the fence, but leaning towards all one color, but if I do two I might go with DB-5944 Blue metallic like this..

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If you鈥檙e having the whole car painted with all bits removed for a very good paint job the body shop will find the paint code which, is located on a plate by the radiator support. If you want to match the existing original paint then a good body shop will be able to match exactly the now slightly different colour due to age of your SEC.ri
I'm just painting the bumpers & cladding this year. But I did do a post here a few years back about restoring my car's original finish (as best I could), then doing a Ceramic Coat finish. Which I still believe Ceramic Coats are one of the best things you can do for your finish, because it's scratch resistant and easily cleans to a brilliant shine because dirt can't cling into the paint.
 
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