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What color paint? Continuation of insane paint thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Mar 22, 2006.

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What color should I make the Burb?

  1. Sunburst Yellow

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Gloss Orange

    13 vote(s)
    28.3%
  3. Dark Purple

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Hunter Green Gloss

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Harbor Blue

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. Gloss Army Green

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  7. Other (please specify) .. this can also be NEKKID option

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I want to master the technique of rolling and tipping rustoleum. I'm going to try to get a roller, sand paper, and maybe a half pint of color to test out and see how it will come out, maybe I'll try it on my hood. So what color do I try?

    http://www.rustoleum.com/Product.asp?ddf=162&frm_product_id=18&SBL=1

    I might consider using two colors, not sure yet. I'll try to get this paint saturday. I'll test a color and see how it looks.
    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    I voted other for PXXXX Pink :thumb:
     
  3. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    like I said, I like the light olive for more of that military look.. defintely hide imperfections well too..

    but I'm getting the impression from your choices your looking for something a little more "outstanding"....

    If that's the case, i would say either of the greens (similar to Wally's color) or the orange.. Orange is always cool... Was my original choice before I went copper...
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    ryoken,

    Home depot or Lowes does stock those high density foam rollers you posted up, right?
    thanks,
    James
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have no idea really... we get all ours from marine supply places.... like i mentioned, be very, very careful what kinda rollers and foam brushes you use... cheap is usually a bad sign.... they really have a tendency to disentagrate and fall apart.. nothing worse than little chunks of foam in your paint or the roller flapping on ya..

    the fact the paint isn't catalyzed will help that.. but just be forwarned and keep it in mind when shopping... they will have rollers definitely, probably foam brushes too, just keep what i said in mind..
     
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    I like Sunburst Yellow, or Gloss Orange, Grass Green...I'm partial to bright, attention getting colors for mud trucks ;) Plus they just look cooler when they're covered in mud.

    P.S. - My truck is black and grey :)
     
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  8. 78Suburban

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    Flat black is awsome for a sleeper truck. People with 400 hp motors, 200:1 crawl ratios, flexing over 1000 on the RTI ramp. I'm not one of those people. If I make my piece of junk a sleeper color, it won't be a sleeper, it'll be DEAD!!.. :haha: I'll only be young once, might as well show my arse and have some rediculously cheezy paint :wink1: I may yet change my mind and choose a civil color, I'm sure most of you have picked up on how rediculously indecisive and wishy washy I am :laugh:
    thanks,
    James
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Flat black is also great urban camo. Cops don't give me a second look...anything bright and it might as well be a neon sign that says "Pull me over".

    I'm thinking that light olive color for my truck, possibly the semi flat black :crazy:

    I actually have a couple gallons of dark metallic red endura that i almost painted my truck with. I came to my senses before i did it though.

    Rene
     
  10. 78Suburban

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    That's a really good point. That never even crossed my mind. If I do ever get the burb streetworthy, cops would really be tempted to scope out whatever they could find wrong with my truck :eek1:
    thanks,
    James
     
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    i think flat black would be a good coler tRustyK5 had a good point with it. also think od green or like a dark smoke gray would be good for it :dunno: :D
     
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    I have always liked matte white. There is an old matte white panel of some sort around here that just glows-no gloss. Maybe you could roll and tip in flat white and see what a clear matte spray coat does to it??? White hides imperfections better than anything and looks great with some chrome or aluminum to set it off. I would think with it's hiding qualities it wouod touch up the best. Also won't absorb the heat so much in the summer. I also have seen a really light shade of gray primer that looked nice, almost a flat silver.
    I think that doing some practice pieces and testing are the key. I bet it's going to look tough whatever way you go.

    Scott
     
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    Dude, you should totally use roll on chalkboard paint!
     
  14. roadnotca

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    Lots to be said for flats. Mines flat black from the belt line down. I play on trails, so when I come home with new dental work, I just brush over it.
    Now for some strange reason I'm wanting the truck to look a little nice, and I'm polishing the top side.

    mud.jpg
     
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    How about "another camo". Or really push the envelope with a digital camo.
     
  16. 78Suburban

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    http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=36&SBL=1

    Is this stuff the same formula as regular Rustoleum? Can I thin it, and roll/tip it the same as the other stuff?

    If it is, I'm really thinking John Deer Green :bow: Maybe JD yellow trim? I think it might look pretty :pimp: if I took my time right. I've always been a fan of anything to do with John Deer :wink1:
    thanks,
    James
     
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    Looks to be your reg rust0leum, only in factory match colors. JD Green and Yellow would look cool, using GM two-tone layout(s), there's what, three styles?
     
  18. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    god forbid they give you a pdf data sheet... :crazy: That site tells you nothing... :haha:

    anyway, pretty much any paint can be thinned... It too is probably mineral spirits, same as the other, and will list it on the can.. Take a peek before you buy it, which I assume is at the Depot...
     
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    I used John Deere Blitz Black, it's a satin black and is tough as nails... Cheap too, through the dealer {JD} I got a gallon of black, a gallon of there buff primer, and a gallon of reducer for under $65.. I used it for the top of the K-5, it was withered and looked like ass. Looks damn good now.
     
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    Chalkboard Paint!!!
     

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