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Old 03-13-2011, 03:48 PM
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Two tone paint how to do door jamps

Im planning on painting my 1967 El Camino a two tone color but as I started the body work and planning and choosing colors I started thinking of how I was going to paint the door and trunk lid jamps? Do you also two tone them? Should I go with the color of the top or the color of the bottom. Any ideas etc..

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The two-tone in the jams would be a nice detail, but not absolutely necessary. Just make sure both wrap into the jam far enough to give a nice appearance.... say 1/4 to 3/8 inch.

It would help to know what two colors you are thinking of, how light or dark, and if either are metallics. In the end there isn't a right and a wrong answer.... only opinions.

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I like to see the jambs two toned as rest of body. "paint the door and trunk lid jamps" trunk lid? I'm a little confused. You are doing a El Camino, correct?
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At least wrap the paint around to the end of the panel where it is welded
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I like to see the jambs two toned as rest of body. "paint the door and trunk lid jamps" trunk lid? I'm a little confused. You are doing a El Camino, correct?
Yes I meant the tailgate. I was able to take out the tailgate to get to that but it seems like a tough task without taking of the doors. The color right now is a burgandy with a lot of bondo that is cracking. Im thinking silver with a light sandalwood or champagne like color on top (I know it sounds weird but actually saw a car like that and it looked killer. Or might go with Silver on the bottom Charcoal on the top. Going with Silver on the bottom cause lighter colors show deficiencies less. The top of the cab and the top of the hood fenders etc are very straight.
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If you do not want to two-tone the jams, here is my "take" on it:

If you go with silver on the bottom.... and want to do the door and tailgate jams in one color... I would make them silver. Most of the larger jam areas are low on the body, so the silver would seem more natural on them The hood is another matter, and I would do those in the upper body color, as they would look funny if they were not the same as the upper body.
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Thanks Jay thats kinda what I was thinking. To do them in the color of lower half of the body. I'll post some pics when Im done.
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Gm always painted their jams the color that was the largest on their factory two tones. But the choice is kind of up to you. Just do it so it looks nice and clean when complete.
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If you decide not to wrap the color completely thru the jambs at the very least you MUST be sure to wrap it in far enough so NONE of that other color can be seen when the door or tailgate is shut. That is the biggest mistake people make, it looks very tacky in my opinion.


On color choice it's self, here is an article on the subject. "Basics of Basics" Color choice (click here) It is WAY more than just what color you "like". I may love a color but it could make the car I am building look totally different than the look I am after. My little Rambler for instance, black would be a cool color for it because it would look much smaller than the white it is now. Park a black one and a white one next to one an other and you would swear the black one is a few inches shorter than the white one!

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Look its not that much more work or material to completly wrap the doors and jambs. IMHO that little bit of effort really stands out in a quality job. When I see two tones or graphics carried into the jambs it stands out in my mind.
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IMO I would go the extra mile if it's something you wanna show.

I just recently did the same thing on my car. It's worth the extra work.
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IMO I would go the extra mile if it's something you wanna show.

I just recently did the same thing on my car. It's worth the extra work.

Thats looks awesome. About the same tones I was thinking of goinf. Is the orange pinstripes with paint or tape?

I was thinking how to do the inside door jamps without removing the doors. I really dont wanna remove the doors.
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I've done them both ways with good results.

If it's a show car or something that needs to have close attention to the details, then pull them off. If not....

You need to be able to get your gun in the front part of the jam to be able to shoot behind the hinges... and to mask and shoot from outside. so they look good from that side too... but it really depends on how detailed you want to get.
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Thats looks awesome. About the same tones I was thinking of goinf. Is the orange pinstripes with paint or tape?

I was thinking how to do the inside door jamps without removing the doors. I really dont wanna remove the doors.

The orange is paint. I laid the orange, taped it all off inside and out. Laid the black and then the grey.

I didn't stripe the inside of the front of the jam. But when I cut the doors in off the car I sort of faded the black to grey. With the door panel on you'll hardly see it. It's just a cruiser car.
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IMO I would go the extra mile if it's something you wanna show.

I just recently did the same thing on my car. It's worth the extra work.

I love the way you tested your spray pattern on your garage door. Hahaha remind me I once tested my spray patern on mys sisters old mobile home wall. When I visit her its still there after 15 years.
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