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Red or Blue

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76chevy, May 9, 2001.

  1. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting ready to paint my truck with Morton Bed Liner. I still can't decide on a color! The truck is/was Catalina blue, kind of like the background on this page.

    If I go red, which I already bought I have a whole lot of work to do on the inside. Dash, molding, etc. A red example would be ElkBoy's new Herculiner job.

    The blue they have is dark blue, it is the same color Extreme Blazer has. It is not bad, just a little to dark for my preference. I may be able to lighten it by not putting as much colorant into the mix.

    Anyway. Red or Blue?

    <font color=red>Spirit of 76</font color=red>
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    I personally like the blue but red would be sweet too, just sounds like alot more work!

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    Is your interior in good shape right now? Red does attract more cops. BUT there's a lot of blue blazers around. Hard choice.

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  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Blue! and then send pics, I was thinking of going with blue but I want to see what it looks like . Elkboys was cool I just don't like red...

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    If it were me, I would go Blue.

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    I'd go with blue....out of the interior work would not be something I would want to do. Stuff always looks darker too in the can until it's put on a large area. I bet it'd look good and save you work. Like Lara said red attracks cops. Of course I can't talk...I have a camo Blazer and get pulled over all the time.....

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
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  7. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Camo sounds cool too, I thought about doing the outside of my blazer camo but with hurculiner. I just don't know how I'd do it...

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  8. 76chevy

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    Thanks for the info. I have been thinking the same thing as all of you. The interior is shot and everything needs to be replaced.

    It is blue now and I've never gotten pulled over but that may change with red.Hmmm. Then again I have a hard time even getting to the speed limit.

    It sounds like blue is the leader. I have been pretty tenative about the red I bought.

    Crap!! I still can't decide!! I would like blue but it has to be the right blue.




    <font color=red>Spirit of 76</font color=red>
     
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    Just paint it white . .. cant screw up that color [​IMG] haha!

    - SlyDog [​IMG]
     
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    I am going to get all the old paint off....then I am gonna put liner on it...I decided the work will be worth it! I'm gonna do the camo in black, white and grey. I'll use a brush to put it on not a roller due to the curves of the camo and shapes. I used a brush on the inside in parts where space was tight. Just have to make the texture by taking the bristles and sticking it into the liner and pulling up....worked well. I'm going to buy durabak and go for it....can't find the orange for the general lee I wanted to do...oh well! [​IMG]

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
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    do it in the blue.

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    I like blue, and love blue, but I'd go red!!!

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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    Well if you really want to do extra work do it red,or do it the easy way and do it blue..



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    i would go blue

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  15. chevyfumes

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    We need to move this up to the top I for one want more people to say blue so you'll do it and I can check out the pics then do mine in blue ... Andrew Dice Clay ( little boy blew,,,, He needed the money OOHhhh!!!.. Sorry!

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    Well, I went with red because of a time limit and they didn't have enough blue colorant in stock right now. I started spraying it because I have to have it all done by Saturday.

    Wow. It is red!! It reminds me of a craftsman toolbox. I hope it tones down a bit once I get everything bolted back on. I still have the bed floor and hood to spray.

    Once it is all done and put back to gether I will try and post some pictures next week.

    <font color=red>Spirit of 76</font color=red>
     
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    DOH!!!!

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     

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