Paint Colour

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Paint Colour

Post by Cliff4WD » Thu May 02, 2019 10:03 am

I'm nowhere near painting stage yet, but when I have my bulkhead sorted, it will need to be painted before it goes back on the vehicle. My dilema is colour: My Stage 1 is Limestone but I quite fancy something different. To my eye the original range of colours now look pretty dated, and although the Stage 1 is of course nearly 40 years old and those colours are correct for keeping it period looking, I can't help but think that it would look a whole lot better given a bit of a facelift with a nice paint job.

I'd very much appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

I was thinking maybe the pastel green 'heritage' look, or far more radical 'zambezi silver'.

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Re: Paint Colour

Post by Jeremy » Sun May 05, 2019 7:07 pm

My personal opinion - if you’re changing the colour don’t do a Land Rover one, do something more interesting. Go to a motor factor and have a look at their touch up paints for inspiration

A Heritage look has (again in my opinion) been done too death, some well some horrific - don’t do it!!

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Re: Paint Colour

Post by Geoff » Sun May 05, 2019 10:00 pm

I'm quite happy for my trucks to look dated - it's called 'retro' now - I know because a young very attractive undercover policewoman who once climbed into the passenger seat of my limestone Station Wagon uninvited (long story) called it that. I've no plans to change it, although I sometimes wish it didn't show the dirt so much. I'm not obsessive about it - it now has white wheels instead of limestone because they came that way, I hate painting and they look ok (a little less 'dated') and also one bare aluminium front door top (eventually to be two when I need to fit the other) which I think looks nice with the limestone - it didn't with the green of my other truck. That, (not bronze) green, Station Wagon has been in turn grey, silver, blue, military drab green and now a more tasteful shade of dark green. I'd like to return it to grey because I like it and just to undo the efforts of everybody over the years to change it! But it'll probably never happen. Frankly, I think there are more important things than colour. Do as you like - it's yours. It can always be changed again.

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Re: Paint Colour

Post by disco2hse » Thu May 16, 2019 5:57 am

I know what you mean about the 80's pastels and bright green. I never liked them much.

If it were me, I would probably go with the bronze green and limestone roof. To my eye, that has always looked the best. However, other than that, red white roof looks good, so too does matt black (gives the 109 V8 a real presence).

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