My advice is simple. Talk to your local hot rod fabricator to get his opinion. He will have tools and all sorts of stuff that you don’t have that make it easier when selecting colors. He can show you what your car will look like when it is finished before doing any work on it! I had this same problem myself a few years ago when I built my first hot rod. I had originally painted it white with blue accents but wasn’t impressed with the final outcome of the car. So there I was, changing the color for another $10k. Needless to say, I was not that happy about having to pay more money on the car when I could have prevented this in the first place.
After living a few days in depression, I finally decided how I was going to take care of this. I contacted one of my local hot rod shops and they greatly assisted me in picking out a paint and body color scheme. I told him what I wanted and he went to his computer and pulled up a software that let me look at all different types of color combos and such. I had finally found the paint that I was going to use on my ’57 Chevy. It was now going to be candy red with white accents on it.
The guys took about a week to complete the painting as I wanted it to be immaculate. Of course I didn’t expect anything less from this amazing crew. My hot rod was now complete and it was time to evaluate the work done. There was not a single thing wrong with the paint work done to it. Everything was spot on and I couldn’t have been happier.
I entered my Chevy into a state wide hot rod show. As you probably already could have guessed, my car won first place in it’s class and Best in Show! Wow, I never saw this coming. Well, maybe a little since I know the quality of work that was done to the vehicle.