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Old 02-28-2011, 07:51 AM   #15
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Ok I'm going to be totally contrarian here and say I like the original idea. It's different from other rigs I see on the road and I kinda dig the retro/alternative look. If you like it that's really all that matters.

If it were just me personally I might lighten the blue (go with a totally retro baby blue like the old classic chevy convertables) and/or maybe add one swirl/line of lighter blue along the cream to offset the darker. If you want more retro ideas check out some older autos. Maybe that'll spark some additional themes for you. But i think you're onto something and I like it!
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On second thought. . you could park it at downtown in most any city and get a free paint(tag) job as long as you leave the colors of spray paint cans right next to the rig. Make sure you put cans on both sides so the gangs can do both sides.
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On second thought. . you could park it at downtown in most any city and get a free paint(tag) job as long as you leave the colors of spray paint cans right next to the rig. Make sure you put cans on both sides so the gangs can do both sides.

HEY! No fair! That's MY joke.


Really, I DO appreciate all the comments so far. Suffice to say, I agree the dark blue is a bit much and the transition to the cream white too stark without anything else to help it.

I'm going to play with the "virtual" paint job for a while yet. If I come up with something I like I'll probably post a Version 2.0 pic for you to critique.

THANKS Y'ALL!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #18
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If you want more retro ideas check out some older autos. Maybe that'll spark some additional themes for you. But i think you're onto something and I like it!

Hey there WheelingIt,

How about an early Corvette "cove" paint job.



Methinks the Santara will need lots of bondo to look this good.
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Hey there WheelingIt,

How about an early Corvette "cove" paint job.

Methinks the Santara will need lots of bondo to look this good.
Oh yeah...now that's what I'm talking about...smooth baby. Very smooth
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Now THAT is a paint Job! Want to lend it to my 17 yo for Prom? He'd really appreciate it
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #21
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Since you're talking about a DIY job then have you considered going to a local high school or Vo Tech? They might do it for cost of materials. Had my 63 Nova wagon painted that way, they even fixed my poor attempt at bondo.
Now this is a great idea! I wonder if they have a 'bake shop' large enough for a class A?
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To much blue, maybe to dark. Maybe also adding something with the blue other than white.
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Don't be afraid of painting your coach yourself. Just plan on lots of time to do the prep work. The better the prep, the better the results. Don't rush the prep work. You had better start greasing up your elbows now because you will have LOTS of sanding ahead of you.

If I was doing the job, I would put a less bold color (light blue, cream, etc) or two on the overall unit and then bring out the contrast and desired colors with the graphics. When I did ours, we didn't want to make it too busy either. The more we designed and compared, the more busy it got. It's not as busy as some but more than we originally thought we wanted. Steve Zaker at RV Stripes and Graphics does a great job of helping design the graphics. Here is the result of my do-it-yourself repaint.

FROM THIS


TO THIS


Sure, it's not a professional paint job but I am happy with the outcome. It didn't cost me $10,000 either to do. Some may feel it is too busy but we like it and, like others said, it's yours and that is who you need to please.

Just for information sake, I have around $2,500 invested to include the graphics. Not to mention around 150 hours of work. Oh, did I mention that you have lots of sanding to do? A top quality paint and primer can run around $350 +++ per gallon. And sandpaper is EXPENSIVE. And did I say you will be doing lots of sanding????

Good luck with your project if you do decide to do it. It was very enjoyable and satisfying. If you have any questions, feel free to ask but remember, I am not a professional by any means. But I doo know how to sand .

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My opinion is a little too dark blue and needs another contrasting color to go along with it. A lot of the newer MH's have lots of graphics and mixed colors. It is yours and you are the one who has to like it. Good luck...You should post your final choice for us.
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the comments!
I remember seeing your original repaint posts a while back and it is one of the reasons I am even considering doing the job myself. Your MH turned out great and I've considered something like your scheme as well. I might just come back around to it.

Hmmmm - my fingers are already starting to tingle just thinking about all the real estate I'll need to sand on!
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I saw just about that exact blue/white repaint on an old Country Coach last summer. I kid you not. It really looked good. Shiny as all get-out. I think you do have enough white to balance the blue. So, here's a vote for liking your initial concept!

If you do use darker, solid colors, they will show any flaws in the actual body of the rig more than a lighter one would (i.e., dips, dents, etc).

The key to having this look good is the clearcoat shine on top. The shinier, the better and will do wonders for dimension and depth of any solid.

I'll take the minority stand and say go for it!

Best of luck to you!
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Just don't do like "Old Willy". He was three spaces down in a "non-discriminatory" RV park I was in a few years back.

He had a "vintage" model MH that was tan and white. He liked blue too and so he started in painting it two shades of blue, doing really not too bad of a job, but after he had done the front and the passenger side, he got tired and that was the way he left it. Wish I had a picture. It would have spurred you on.
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X2 !!!!!!
x3 that paint job looks way to dated
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