Painting the stripe on the car and wheels was by far the most nerve-racking part of this build. Jon Sibal and I worked together to create the 311RS livery earlier this year. I was pretty specific about how I wanted the livery to turn out and he nailed it, first try no less. The rendering was perfect. Even the color was on point.
The hard part was transferring it to the real car. It's paint, so...you know...it's kind of official once it's done. I worked with DuPont for 2 days trying to match the color to Jon Sibal's rendering. We ended up starting with Porsche's Mexico Blue, then added satin white pearl and silver metallic to the mix. It turned out SO nice. In sun light, the color matches Jon's rendering, but the cool part is in other lights the color changes shades from royal blue all the way to a nice Navy. It's real cool, thanks to DuPont for the help.
With the car in the paint booth, the 311RS was about to be born. The last step was to install the large stencil decal onto the car. The curves on the Evo X body proved to be quite the b**** when trying to install the decal. The paint would leak through any crease or crevasse in the decal, so it had to be laid on just right. With some time, it worked out just fine though. Carl from Sears Imports painted both the wheels and the stripe in less than a day. It's important to get things done quickly, especially when you have a film shoot in California less than a week away. So thank you for that Carl. My first view of the car is something I'll remember for a long time. I rarely get excited, but seeing the 311RS in person for the first time was amazing. It was actually real! Spot on to Jon's rendering no less.
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