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View Poll Results: Likeabilty Factor
"BARRRRRFFFF" 3 15.00%
"Ugh ... what were you thinking?" 5 25.00%
"Excuse me sir, are you color-blind? 0 0%
"You're gonna need sunglasses" 0 0%
"Well ... it's your truck, so ... " 7 35.00%
"Meh" 1 5.00%
"Looks OK at 50/50" (50 ft @ 50 MPH) 0 0%
"It's OK." 2 10.00%
"I'd consider doing mine that way" 0 0%
"Awesome / Kewl / Gnarly / Right On, Man" !!!! 2 10.00%
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:53 PM
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Bright colors on chassis parts.

Hi,

I've just finished painting my frame and chassis parts using some pretty bright colors!
I'm using Endura EP-FD primer and Endura EX-2C topcoat.
The colors are:
#160 = Black
#150 = Red
91/96 GM #53 (WA9804) = "Competition Yellow"

The transmission is painted in my very own version of "Chevy Orange" ... a blend of left-over yellow and red. (Gonna be hard to match later ...)

As I said in my journal, I've gotten mixed reactions ... so I thought "What the heck... make it a poll, and ask others for their reaction."

So go ahead and criticize ... I can take it!
If it's REALLY horrible ... nothing is bolted together yet, so I could just re-spray back to "basic black"

Thanks,
Don


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Old 09-28-2005, 05:13 AM
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Ask your self why you want to do this. If it makes you happy, then our replies are not worth the computer space. Personally, I drive my vehicles more than most and do not want to be bothered with keeping the under carriage clean. Black seems to blend well with all the grease, oil and road grime that accumulates on regularly driven vehicles. Now with all the gleam and glitter of bright colors, then you are going to spend a lot of time keeping the undercarriage looking great. If you don't, you will begin to not like the chipped, faded, grimy red, green, yellow etc.

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I love it, but where is the Green


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Old 09-30-2005, 03:20 PM
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reminds me of kindergarden
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:28 PM
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i like silver instead of yellow, but it will show lot of dirt on daily driver
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:02 PM
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HHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not sure about that??????????????????????????
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if you plan on driving a lot then you might want to go black but if it's a show ride have fun with it.
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This may not be a practical answer, but that is my M.O. I kinda like it Not so much the colors you picked, That is kinda personal but what i think it really does is prove to anyone who ever look at this ride"which is???" is that you and not some other guy with a black rattle can touched each and every part, gave it a little touch of character and well thats it, if it a show car well.... good luck with that. My driver will be black.
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:58 AM
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Having fun with this...

Hi Folks,

As you can tell from the list of poll choices that I offered, that my intention was to have a bit of fun with this... and I am.

Green TOO you think? Adult tinker-toy I can hear the term "Rainbow Truck" being used already!
I always did like the bright colors as a child ... maybe senility IS setting in early.

I have enjoyed all of the comments so far (good and bad), but Grocery Getter has hit the nail on the head with my intention. (BTW, it's my 1966 GMC frame)

I want it to be obvious that I have twisted (and will be replacing) EVERY bolt and rubber component on that suspension, and have made a very thorough attempt to both remove ALL rust ... as well as doing all that I can to protect it from re-occurring. The contrasting colors along with the fact that they are quite obviously not just masked off and sprayed.

Yellow may have been overkill, was my thought ...even as I was spraying it ... or maybe I used too much of it ... I don't know. I have "loosely assembled" the trailing arms and differential to get the overall effect. Again ... I don't know ... I do like the contrast of the yellow on the black ... but...

Originally, I was thinking that I would spray JUST the coil springs yellow, the diff and front clip red, and the remainder black. The front coils are brand new (6 cyl replaced by 454) and were supplied painted black. Have any of you ever tried to sandblast coil springs? Somewhere along the line, the decision was made to leave them black... then I sand-blasted, primed, and painted them shiny black anyway! (D-Oh!)

I think it will be a matter of getting it ALL (loosely) assembled and assessing the whole look. Almost everyone who actually comes in to see my progress SAY that they like it ... but perhaps they're just being polite.
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Well the fact the people that have seen it assuming they are friends or relatives, **** thats half the point of hot rodding ( i think) to impress, and if people you trust to look at a work in progress like it, well maybe you are on the right track, go for its just paint after all.
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More power to ya man. Do your own thing. Dare to be different.

BTW, looks like the "TRAINING AID" at an automotive school, or an explosion at a Tijauna paint factory. LOL
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BTW, looks like the "TRAINING AID" at an automotive school, or an explosion at a Tijauna paint factory. LOL
Hahaha
I'm not sure if that's a "for" or an "against" ... but thanks.... and you're very close with the "Training Aid" comment.

I'm a partsman by trade, and I think it was Moog (What we used to sell in the "UAP/NAPA" days) that had an ASME (Automotive Systems Made Easy) repair-shop counter display. Moog or UAP/NAPA ... wherever the program originated ... used color-keyed components to "dumb it down" and identify groups so that mechanics could provide explanations for non-automotive type customers. Anyway ... the idea took root, and came back to me while planning this project.
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Flat black and gun metal.
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Hahaha
I'm not sure if that's a "for" or an "against" ... but thanks.... and you're very close with the "Training Aid" comment.
I definately aint agin it. It is different and I can appreciate that.
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