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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jman74, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. jman74

    jman74 Registered Member

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    I found a frind of mine that works at a local paint shop and is cutting me a huge deal on the work. Re-painting the interior and exterior for around 2K.

    One problem... I have no clue on what color to paint it. I thought about charcoal inside and orange or peach outside.

    any suggestions? I have to drop it off tomorrow so any help appreciated!



    Thanks,

    Jman

    "now will you please get out of my way?"
     
  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    LIME GREEN!!! [​IMG] Well I love that color but probably not on a Blazer. On 70's style Blazer I have yet to see a nice dark blue. Actually don't see many dark blue blazers at all... I was thinking about it for my truck when it gets paint, but I don't want to have to pay to have the door jams and such painted too... so she'll be black [​IMG]

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  3. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    If I wasn't planning on running trails then candy apple red would by my choice! Dark metallic blue is cool....hunter green is as well.....

    9/11/01... "We will overcome"
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  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    There is one color that is classic and will always be cool......BLACK!!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradoK5.com/gallery/Pauls89K5>http://coloradoK5.com/gallery/Pauls89K5</a>
     
  5. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    the only problem with black is that they are EVERYWHERE, mine included. If there is 20 k5's here in town, at least 10 are black.. BUT mine will be forever black as well, after all the interior work, it just has to be!

    IF ONLY THE 3 YEAR OLD COULD TURN A WRENCH
    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear 12 bolt dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305-
     
  6. testosterone

    testosterone Registered Member

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    I just had my buddy whos owns a custom paint shop (he sprays hotrods and harleys) squirt my Blazer...I origoinally wanted to paint it Viper blue..sweet color cause its got nice pearls in it..but its VERY expensive paint to mix...and another thing about color (if your body isnt perfect then dont go with a dark color or else every ripple and wave and ding and dent in the body will show)...so I ended up paining mine the new Ford silver color from the new Superduty trucks....looks very nice, but I had to paint the top a dark grey color cause it just looked too brite all silver...
    good luck
    hank
     
  7. collegeK5er

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    orage is my vote

    Doin' it all on a college budget
     
  8. tlarsw

    tlarsw 1/2 ton status

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    The best paint job I've seen is chrome illusion. Costs alot more but the Jeep I saw it on was sweet! As you walked by the vehicle it changed from blue to teal green to purple. This would be only if the vehicle is not going to be used offroad.

    If you plan on "USING" it......get some rattle cans!

    1986 K10 TPI350/NV4500/Gen2 Doubler/D60(ARB)/14FF(Detroit)/4.56 gears
     
  9. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    I always wanted gun metal grey, with metal flake in it.

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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    Personally i like the White Trash Look. Has been painted then sanded and primerd then all the Chrome has been put back on. I like it on my Truck....
     
  11. CaptCrunch

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    Hey testosterone... Got any pics of the paint job? That sounds like a cool idea and would hide stuff much better then a black truck

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  12. testosterone

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    i will try to figure out how to post some pics on here..
     
  13. testosterone

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    go to clubphoto.com
    where is asks for email to search for albums enter
    1990blazer@ziplip.com and that should give you the pics
     
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    Looks sharp!! I love the solid color/no trim on the later models!!

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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  15. 83blazer

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    paint it yellow and the hard top black theres one in my city like that it looks so bad a$$

    HOOK IT TO WHAT YA DONT WANT
     
  16. ChevyCaGal

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    Hey Capt... I was gonna get that when I bought my Blazer... very much wanted it to be purty... then I learned it was $4500 for the paint alone. Not the painting to be done and prep work... just the big cans of paint... I backed out when I learned that! [​IMG] I like my $40 primer job it fits my budget way better......

    9/11/01... "We will overcome"
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  17. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    blue on grey with black accents, oooooohhh yeah. i also like yellow accents on a maroon truck, but that's my style.

    Tork DSR
    I just got a winch, it takes the fun out of things.
     
  18. ABO

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    You can do alot of stuff to personalize it. Like a on mine I went all mistic black with metal flake in it then faded gunmetal gray from the bottom up. Although I think a metallic Forrest green would look sweet.

    <font color=green> ABO </font color=green>
    <font color=red> I WIN<font color=blue>------</font color=blue>YOU LOSE </font color=red>
     
  19. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i'm goin deep metallic blue but it will be primer grey for a while. but i too like the no trim late model look that's what i'm doing.

    donate to the "Build Scott's Suburban Foundation"
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    1989 GMC suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 36" swampers, tbi350, th350, np241
     
  20. CaptCrunch

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    Nice truck Testosterone. I like that... I also have to like the solid color look, but trim is still up in the air.

    CCG... Paint or atleast good paint costs a crap load. The best advice I got was from a guy who does bodywork and he told me to do the body work yourself or have another shop do it and go to a Macco or other large scale name that you have heard does decent quality work. Most use a decent quality paint, although far from a Dupont, but most buy it in such bulk that they can afford to paint things cheaper. Usually their prep and body work is crao from what I've heard. I talked to a shop around hear that used to be a Macco but dropped it because of the image, but they were looking at 4 to 5 bills to spray and then put on an extra thick clearcoat. Overall it should be more then nice enough for a rig that goes on trails and through salt and snow in winter.

    -Mikey
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