Really, what IS the best colour for a BX?...

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:50 pm

Black no doubt.Apig to keep clean,but when it is clean,WOW!!!!Having said that,there's a silver estate in Sheffield that looks great and I don't like silver cars.You are right Ian, the burgandy colour is called morello red,this is the colour of my BX.I don't particularly like this colour,although everybody else seems to think it's wonderful
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Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:15 pm

:lol: HATE - red i know i know i know ive got a red one but do you know how much work is involved to stop it fading all the time!!!

8) LOVE - metallic olympic blue (looks great on my gti) and triton metallic green (looks great on my 16v) :lol:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:52 pm

I have RED if you use decent polishes then it is fine i polish mine once a month and have done for 5 years and as you can see from my avatar it is spot on infact i get compliments from people on how good she looks. But at the end of the day it is your own choice have a look at the members car section and you can see the different colours :D

Anyway has to be red it matches the wifes hair colour. :lol: :lol:
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Re: What colour?

Post by Ian_Fearn » Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:53 pm

Barnsley BXer wrote:You are right Ian, the burgandy colour is called morello red,this is the colour of my BX.I don't particularly like this colour,although everybody else seems to think it's wonderful
If you dont like it then be sure to let me know when you sell it!!
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colours- yellow

Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:18 pm

8) Yes the bx was made in yellow the colour being TAXI YELLOW (EHB) was the paint code also the bx was produced in orange RTT ORANGE (EHB) same paint code for some reason????
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:21 pm

So, has anybody got a yellow or orange one?!
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Post by Culasse » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:00 pm

Its obvious to me what the best colour is..................................................................... Its one YOU like yourself.

I HATE cleaning cars so white is out as is black as well. But I like these colours on somebody elses BX. I still want a silver machine though.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:06 pm

I have a black BX and agree that it is a good colour to have but yes, it is just a real pain to keep clean - and light surface scratches show up too. The best colour for 'hiding' grime is gold, followed by a pale silver, in my experience.
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Post by Kitch » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:29 pm

Venetian Red is the BX colour. Simple :lol:

Although when I was after a 16v, I was hoping for black or grey. I think they wear silver well too.

Glad I ended up with the red though. Its the toughest to look after, but also the one that looks best with some polish 8)

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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:33 pm

I totally agree mine is Rouge red
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Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:29 pm

8) If anyone ever wants or needs to know a colour or code for the bx/ax/xm etc just let me know cause ive bought all the technical manuals/bulitens/paincodes/bodywork/private car revisions from them so if you need any info just let me know :D
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bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:31 pm

8) All are proper citroen litriture/bulitens/info bought from a citroen main dealer who no longer works on bxs etc
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bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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Post by mnde » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:38 pm

I don't tend to like red on a BX - there are too many around (as with red cars in general), and so many tend to be badly faded with pink bumpers... However a friend has a late TZD in shiny bright red that he showed interest in selling a while back, and I'm quite tempted if it's still available...

White only looks good on an immaculate BX. A friend of mine once had a nice BX14 St Tropez with the white wheeltrims. There are too many doggy BX's in white.

My favourite colours are black and the dark metallics - to me, they make the BX look especially smart and more "executive", especially with body colour bumpers. White tends to look a bit low-rent in comparison, to me.

I am a fan of the very dark Meteor grey... but I would be, since I own a Meteor in this colour! There is also a nice mid-grey metallic, e.g. that 16TRS Auto that was on eBay recently, with the ZX alloys.

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Post by Oscar » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:26 pm

Red.

And so what if it fades - another excuse to polish with long loving careful strokes......




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Post by Toddman » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:41 pm

I do like white - wouldn't of bought mine if I didn't like the colour
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But I do like red and black, had a P1 16v in black and a series 1 BX 1600 in red!
Must agree with Kitch though the metalic gunmetal/grey is very nice I have 1 sat in my drive awaiting an engine rebuild :(

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