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flat black vs. semi gloss

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazeonchevy, Mar 25, 2006.

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What color paint

  1. Flat black

    60.0%
  2. Semi or gloss black

    24.0%
  3. naked doesnt matter

    16.0%
  1. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    ok i am painting my blazer within the next month and i would like some opinions/pictures of blazers painted flat or gloss black. i was thinking flat because i am going to have to do quite a bit of body work and people have told me that flat masks some minor imperfections but who has had some expericence with this? how has it come out? it is going to be my DD if that makes any difference in your opinions. thanks
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Gloss black will show EVERY pin dent and ripple in the body unless you don't really care to much about that or you get the body perfectly smooth.
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I agree
     
  4. Leper

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    Ditto
     
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  6. goldwing2000

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    Gloss definitely has its problems but I think flat black vehicles look like ass.
     
  7. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    A well done semi looks good, but difficult to get just "right".....
     
  8. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    very true. i did my truck semi and its very easy to get glossier spots. its hard to get a uniform covering. although i was using spray cans. a gun woulda been alot easier.
     
  9. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    how about some pics of flat and gloss black rigs?
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    I like the results of semi-flat black.
     
  12. gunner2000

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    use some kind of bed liner on the whole outside, covers up rust, same molding and badge holes and you can get it in many colors now with uv protectant in it so it will not fade.
     
  13. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    semi-gloss

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  14. 85mudblazin

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    Heres flat.
    Sure was a pretty truck back in the day:crazy:
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  15. GM Man

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    Flat black goes with everything!!
     
  16. NEK5

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    i like the semi flat
     
  17. 78Suburban

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    I have to know, what brand of green is that, and where did you get it :bow: Looks absolutely wicked :D
     
  18. OffRoad

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    i like flat black better. it's just a woods truck anyway.
     
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    Another vote for flat black.
     
  20. yellowK20

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    Dude save up 350 bucks and the MF maccoed/earl shibed white or some other light color that hides less than perfect bodywork
     

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