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johnnieg

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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!
 

pauly383

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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
 

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!

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mr_fujisawa

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definitly flat black /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
nothing beats it! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
 

Moose

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heres wht mine used to look like
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rjfguitar

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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
 

JK5

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Here's mine...

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If you paint it black...
You'll have a hard time...keeping it clean..
and Black shows scratches more.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
 

sapper

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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
 

ZZ4x4

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

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