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Paint debate - Pics please!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnnieg, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. johnnieg

    johnnieg 1/2 ton status

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    I'm torn between painting my '88 Jet Black or Edelbrock Red. I am planning on ordering a black STC top soon and think it would look cool either way. I would also have the top painted black if I end up painting the truck red. If anybody has pics of their 2nd gen painted black or red it would help me visualize the end result. Thanks!
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Is this truck gonna be wheeled? Mine was a fresh repaint when I bought it. And now I need to buff it with restore stuff once in awhile. And the deep tree and brush scratches are gonna be there forever. Which I don't mind /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    lifethroughdeath 1/2 ton status

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    can never go wrong with black /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif imo

    Nate
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    Black shows all the imperfections (unless you use flat black) and red is a PITA to take care of... go Grey!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mr_fujisawa

    mr_fujisawa 1/2 ton status

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    definitly flat black /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    nothing beats it! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    heres wht mine used to look like [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was in the same position that you are in once...couldn't decide. Metallic black or metallic red? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif So then one day I saw PPG black cherry, It is met. black on a cloudy day or at night but in the sun or under a street light it turns burgundy red. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Mine should be painted late this spring hopefully. The downside though is that black cherry is VERY expensive. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here's mine...

    [​IMG]

    If you paint it black...
    You'll have a hard time...keeping it clean..
    and Black shows scratches more.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [​IMG]

    Hers a pic of mine in the shinny stuff, it didnt last to many trails and is now a wonderful shade of Krylon called....




    flat black, easy to use and touch ups are a trail side cinch /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    found this one on here a while ago. [​IMG]
     
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    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, that truck looks familiar. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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