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Camo Paint

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by newyorkin, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Anybody ever do any camo painting? Steph/Chevycalgal, did you do your truck yourself (looks awesome, btw)?

    I have a truck I can't seem to sell (a Heep), and I sprayed the rust spots with bedliner last week. I was looking at the bedliner spots last night, and thinking they looked really cool against the brown stocker paint, and how I think I might go full camo on this thing.

    Anybody ever done this? I'm probably going to go with spray cans, not a sprayer (unless I have to)...

    How do I get the colors to blend without over-blending? I don't want sharp contrasts that taping would create, just sort of fades between colors.



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  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    When I was in the Army, we did our Hummers one time with a spry gun. Didn't have any brown, so they only got shot with green and black. The green somehow turned fuzzy like moss. Real easy to ID our trucks from a distance. Anyway, the painter just sprayed over the old design, didn't have to mask or anything.

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  3. newyorkin

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    Just by spraying the pattern, not masking or anything? What do you mean you ceould tell the trucks from a distance? In a good way or a bad way...?

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  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    The pattern wasn't masked off. The painter just went off the old pattern that was already on there. Now I know that since you don't already have a camo paint job, this might sound hard, doing a camo job, unless it's something like "Realtree Western Colorado in the Second Week of October" pattern is not a hard thing to do. Look at some pics of military vehicles on the web to get ideas on colors and patterns. The only thing on the trucks that were masked were the windows. Reason why we could tell our trucks from a distance because they were only black and green, didn't have any brown in the design due to the non-availibility of brown paint on the base. They looked sharp. And plus, being in Hawaii, there was really no need for brown in the design.

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  5. ScoobyDann

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    i did mine camo (the desert theme) check out the sun desert link,,, super easy and cost me like $50. I got the pattern from this link
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    I just free styled mine with spraycans. Depends if you want it functional of stylesh. You cant really mess up a styling job, as long as it looks nice. For function yuo need to break up both the horizontal and vertical sillouts.

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  7. 77Blazer

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    i just free styled as well with (flat black; white &amp; grey) i think it turned out pretty well for 25 buck :)

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