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Old 04-03-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Re-paint different color

All, just scored my new rig. It is a beige color and was tough to find. I've always loved a dark blue but found what I could. Has anyone repainted a different color and had decent results? I know it would be a pain but a van seems like it might be easier than a car with big flat areas and pretty simple doors. Also my tolerance is higher for seeing old color in some areas. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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Re: Re-paint different color

I've seen some combo blue/beige two tone rigs that looked nice. I don't know about the wrap stuff out there but you might look into that as well. Dark blue/silver is my favorite but white is better in the high heat in Ca that we get here and its not affected by fade as much.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Re: Re-paint different color

IT is very dusty in our area. I like tan or biege because the dirt doesn't show as much
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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Re: Re-paint different color

I got tired of white and used MAACO to paint it dark metallic grey.

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All door jambs were painted, so the only place you can see old paint is when you remove interior panels. Cost for the 3-stage paint with prep (complete sanding + priming incl. minor dent removal) and door jambs was $3200.
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