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Old 11-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Custom paint

hi everyone. i am new to posting on this forum but have used it extensively for research. we have just ordered a new challenger 37kt. i am wondering if anybody has ordered their coach painted in just one colour. thinking of trying to get it all in just black. any pics would be awesome

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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JMO but there is a reason the manufacturers use those swoopy swirly multi colored paint schemes, it hides the imperfections in the side panels that they all have. Even the high end coaches have places with waves and bumps that are hidden because of the paint. I think you would be truly disappointed with an all black Thor product.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hope you have owned an all black vehicle before. It's always dirty and shows every blemish in the body or paint.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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I think black would be very hot. Probably add 10 or more degrees to the inside temperature.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:32 PM   #5
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Unless you are planning to wrap it I would not get all black.

It would look good when it was clean and polished but the care would be wicked hard. I had a black van that showed every bit of dust. Waxing it was a nightmare because it showed swirls unless carefully polished.

But if you get it post a photo.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #6
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Hope you plan on carrying a cleaning crew with you. When we special ordered our '13 Bus we chose the paint scheme that had the least black, and the black we do have was too much. Looks great but a MAJOR pain to keep clean and polish, even if it isn't being run over the roads.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
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I have seen one all black, but was a flat black. Looks cool, and I think by not being high gloss, hides flaws.

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Old 11-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #8
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A single color of anything is very boring
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:12 PM   #9
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Entegra Black Pearl Coach.....

I like this ........ordered this way by the owner......

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We just ordered a tango red, that has black and gold with red guess the DH will be the cleaning crew.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:57 PM   #11
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I think motor homes are hard to keep clean no matter the color. Light colors are streaky and dark shows every spec of dirt. I clean my trucks and equipment every other day...I don't mind the work. Just think the mono color looks pretty awesome.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:45 PM   #12
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There are other reasons also. The big one is that you are a large vehicle it helps to see you and at night crossing a street other vehicles will see you better. Just think in the middle of the night if you had your rv all black it would really be hard to see you.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:07 AM   #13
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I like this ........ordered this way by the owner......

Looks fine but not my cup of tea.
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Hey OP - Delayed welcome!!!

If you want black, you can have black!

I too join in the cautions and potential problems associated with this. Not just keeping it clean, as you willing to take that on!

Key reason that comes to mind, is being able to keep it cool in hot weather. I don't know much about the insulation values of the coach you have coming, but I suspect any coach would require beefed up AC units, and probably all to 15K size, to try and keep up with the cooling demands of a black coach.

I've seen some all white coaches, and some two tone color coaches, where the waistline (bay doors) on down was a different color.

On the right coach, these look pretty good, IMO! My wife and I feel the swirls have gone too far, on many coaches. A few well placed and shaped changes of paint are not bad... I've also seen some interesting mixes of flat paints too.

But it all is a matter of choice, and you write the check for what you like!

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