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Migrating from @John B's build thread.

 

New nose cone/colors discussion

 

I have a 620R nose that is pending painting. I love the white/red combo and the single stripe however it doesn't work with the 620R nose. Primarily because of the ring surround

 

  

38 minutes ago, SK400 said:

Vovchander - I like your 620R cone!   BTW - don't change your color scheme.  One of the prettiest out there in my opinion. !

 

Luckily the new Caterham configurator lets you play around with ideas before committing to any changes.

 

I've done my car with a 620R nose and tried different combinations (along with photoshop)

 

There are 3 primary combos on Caterhams. 

1) Single stripe with nose ring

2) Dual equal stripe

3) 3 stripes. Big single and 2 smaller

 

If I try to keep the surround it looks like a monster

 

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Also tried blacking out the middle cross bar and it looks like a face you should hide your children from. Doing that cross bar in white is likely no better

 

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If I do dual, it looks okay but that means I'd have to repaint scuttle or figure out an alternate solution

 

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Which leaves the triple stripe as the likely option.

 

It would be really easy if single center stripe was the same width as the center stripe in the 3 stripe design, then I could just add the 2 auxiliary stripes in vinyl, however I've learned that the single is wider than the center in the 3 stripe design, so either way if I paint the nose in that style and paint the new hood I'll still have to adjust the scuttle to match. 

 

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Ideally Id have the option of going back and forth between the two schemes just by swapping nose and hood and adjusting the vinyl on the scuttle back and forth. 

 

 

 

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I see the dilemma. Not an easy choice.   The first option with the ring painted nose cone and the one band does not shock me. I think you don’t really see

the red separation between the radiator and and the oil cooler bay.  
 

if this bothers you thought, I think I would opt for the three band approach.  You won’t necessarily have the exact Caterham proportions of the bands but it will still look really good.   I opted to keep my white bands and made them continue under the nose cone.  I really like how it came out.  It fills the front of the car a bit more and distributes the volumes better on the eye.    
 

sleep on it! 

 

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9 hours ago, SK400 said:

I see the dilemma. Not an easy choice.   The first option with the ring painted nose cone and the one band does not shock me. I think you don’t really see

the red separation between the radiator and and the oil cooler bay.  
 

if this bothers you thought, I think I would opt for the three band approach.  You won’t necessarily have the exact Caterham proportions of the bands but it will still look really good.   I opted to keep my white bands and made them continue under the nose cone.  I really like how it came out.  It fills the front of the car a bit more and distributes the volumes better on the eye.    
 

sleep on it! 

 

 

I already have a full set of 3 bands kit. The issues isn't that I won't match the proportions by going with 2 more bands but that the 2 extra bands won't fit on the bonnet between the gills, so center has to be replaced with the new center in order to fit. IE all 3 have to be redone in order for the scheme to work. 

 

Yours looks great!

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If you don’t like the ring on the 620r cone, then I would go through the pain of removing your current graphics and replacing with the 3 stripe design.  I think it looks really sharp.  But that’s one opinion!  
 

I would keep your red center wheels.  

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