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Old 11-13-2004, 09:48 AM
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Color Ideas Guys??

Now that I am in the parts cleaning mode I would like to paint the chassis parts as I go..

There lies a problem..I have no idea on colors..

I would like to keep it simple but then use something other than black or black primer..

As long as the colors work well with the final on the body I'll be happy..This is supposed to be a Shoestring Rat car so please bear that in mind..

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Old 11-13-2004, 12:49 PM
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hmm

i got lots of ideas for colors lol.

you nevermentioned what color he body will be final wise.

if your car is going to have trim of a differ color use the trim color for the chassis parts
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I'm not a real Rat rod fan but about two weeks ago I was at Starbucks and a guy pulled up in a 32.
The engine and frame were bright red and 5 coats of clear.
Some of the parts on the frame were black and than yellow shocks- all very glossy.

Now the body! Black epoxy with red leather interior.

It was a beaut, its the first one I ever looked twice at.
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Color ideas

Barry,

I was thinking along the lines of a three color scheme for the car I have not picked any color for the body yet..Yellow, Red or blue come to mind..

I woudl like to have it look nice nice..even if it is a rat it can be a nice looking rat..

I would like to use simple products for painting as well as I do not have a paint booth and would like to use products that I can use in my own carport so to speak..soo I am staying away from the more exotic types of paint..Candys and metalflake since it is more of a race style of car

Any way some of my thoughts..maybe I will come up with some choices..

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right

you have a compressor and a gun?

your regular old paints would look good if you put a couple coats of urethane clear over them.

come to think of it blue and red contrast real good. its an odd mix but if you painted the body a deep blue.. and the chassis a bright red i think you could get a really cool look out of it

black body with blue chassis would be clean too.
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Paint gun

I do have a compressor and gun..just a cheapy but it seems to work ok..

I think I will get a pint of the dark blue and the red and spray a sample out to see how it looks together..

I am thinking of using Hammerite on the suspension and rear end components as it is a silvery gray color..that shoudl ook pretty nice..

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I always like either gloss black with red supsension componets, rear end, engine, tranny, driveshaft or deep bright red frame with gloss black body.
How bout brown and green







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H'mmm

I could do the green and drive around in the dirt for a while..that outa do it.. Then it woudl be ready for the rat rod show..

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Re: Paint gun

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Sorry, I had just made a panel with Viper blue and viper red and Flame red, for life of me can't figure out how to get it here!
Just did not work.

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im not trying to promote my own website here but it might help you out or give you ideas if you look through my gallery. i have 9 pages full of all kinds of color combos.

http://www.xtremekreations.com/gallery_pg1.html
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Thats a good resource

give a fellow some good input..I gatta admit that painting is not my favoriter thing ..much prefer fabricating and let the experts do the cool paint..

I do like the orange and blue tho..that looks cool..

Orange body work with blue on the chassis would stand out well I would think..

I am kinda liking the silver hammerite on the rear end and the moving parts of the chassis..easy to do and easy to fix..My talents do not run to being "artistic" so the paint will be plain so to speak..

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Got it figured, this time.

Viper red on left, viper blue and Flame red aka bright red on right.
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Nice

Barry,

That is a nice looking panel..very admirable that you can put one out like that so quickly..and another good option for the paint scheme..

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I had done the panel about three weeks ago.
I had just made the colors and was doing a clarity check.
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Viper red

Barry,

I think that I like the Viper red myself as it looks just a bit dunno "classier" than the bright red..of course the computer does not render the colors right on but it does give me a good idea of the relative shades of color..

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