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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.



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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