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Old 10-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #1
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Help me pick a color

Hey all, so I have picked up this sweet 1996 high top 7.3l quigley EB and although the paint is in pretty good condition the very top clear coat and paint is pretty worn and I would like a more updated look anyway. So I am super indecisive on what color would look good for this beast and need some opinions

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1: Baja Tan

2: Cement gray (FJ Cruiser color)

3: Wilderness green (2016 subaru outback color)

4: Any better ideas????

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:03 PM   #2
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And yes the traction is that amazing that it can travel completely vertical.........stupid phone orientation
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I am always partial to green and thought about getting mine painted before it get's built up. I was looking at commando green, but I really like that outback color.

That grey would be very unique though.

Have you gotten quotes?? I am very interested in what it costs to paint one of these behemoths. I'll probably just end up staying white, which is never a bad choice in the desert where I dwell.

Here's a cool app to help find paint colors. Just pick something then you can adjust later. I find one I like then google search the color and check out pics of the vehicles. Ford Avalanche grey is pretty sweet.

http://www.ppgpaintit.com/
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Those are all awesome colors and I would rank them in the exact order you just listed them. One consideration, Raptor/Rhino/whatever Line the top and color match it. It's awesome stuff and all fiberglass should be covered with it. It's much more durable than paint IMO and you can walk on it without slipping to your death.

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Those are all awesome colors and I would rank them in the exact order you just listed them. One consideration, Raptor/Rhino/whatever Line the top and color match it. It's awesome stuff and all fiberglass should be covered with it. It's much more durable than paint IMO and you can walk on it without slipping to your death.

I was considering it but with a high top I'm worried if it's not a perfect match it will just look goofy and much more obvious than a PH top that is so thin.
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True, and it is usually at least noticeable no matter what color. You could still do the flat of the top right at the corner and get most of the benefit.
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I am always partial to green and thought about getting mine painted before it get's built up. I was looking at commando green, but I really like that outback color.

That grey would be very unique though.

Have you gotten quotes?? I am very interested in what it costs to paint one of these behemoths. I'll probably just end up staying white, which is never a bad choice in the desert where I dwell.

Here's a cool app to help find paint colors. Just pick something then you can adjust later. I find one I like then google search the color and check out pics of the vehicles. Ford Avalanche grey is pretty sweet.

http://www.ppgpaintit.com/
Thanks for the link and that Avalanche grey does look sweet, just what I need...more choices haha
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Hey, please let me know what the quotes are like on a paintjob. I might just go for it and it sure would be easier before the pop top goes on.
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One point of consideration is where you live and where you explore. If you're in a desert, high heat environment, a lighter color may be preferable. Do you also drive where you're going to experience scratches from plants?


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