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Old 02-27-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Playin' with some colors - feedback wanted

I've been wanting to experiment with a possible future repaint of the coach and finally had a little time to do so.
Here is a 'first draft' computerized paint job and I'd apprecuiate some feedback.

Please be honest!!!

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Too dark?
Too blue?
Too ???
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Your rig your choice, toooooooo blue for me but it could really shine with the right amount of clear coat.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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I would add at last one more shade of blue, maybe two shades as you transition to the white.

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Your rig your choice, toooooooo blue for me but it could really shine with the right amount of clear coat.
I agree, maybe get the decals renewed?
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Hi Nick-B,
Too much blue.
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I feel your pain but definitely too much blue for my taste, as already mentioned a few more shades of blue (or other colors) to off set it a bit.
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Blue's my favorite color, especially that blue, but as noted above, it needs less of that blue, either with a new design or another color added.

Here's a blue Newmar Essex.

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I've been wanting to experiment with a possible future repaint of the coach and finally had a little time to do so.


Here is a 'first draft' computerized paint job and I'd apprecuiate some feedback.

Please be honest!!!

BEFORE

AFTER

Too dark?
Too blue?
Too ???
Suggestions?
I don't know which one is worse.!!! Go to a dealer and LOOK at the color combos that are popular. It ain't dark blue. I do not mean to be nasty, but if you are going too the expense of painting at least bring it into this century.
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I love the Essex, who wouldn't , but I think you need to put a little more thought into your's. Key word is your's and that means what ever you like is all that matters. You can park next to me and I would not have a problem, but like mentioned above, if you are going through all the expense of a paint job, give it a lot of thought expecially if you might want to sell it in the future and upgrade to another model....Happy Trails..
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I don't know which one is worse.!!! Go to a dealer and LOOK at the color combos that are popular. It ain't dark blue. I do not mean to be nasty, but if you are going too the expense of painting at least bring it into this century.
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Thanks everyone. Great responses!
All are appreciated and you make some good points.

I love the new Essex and that shade of blue is definitely easier on the eyes but the graphics are too busy.

I suppose I need to add a little more information here as to where I am going with this. I cannot afford to have it professionally painted so that means a DIY job (I can hear some of you cringing now). Keep in mind I have a 26 YO coach so a $10K paint job just makes no sense, even if I could afford it. That means if I end up tackling this job, I want to keep the graphics & striping as well as number of colors to a minimum.

The proposed scheme I've posted is, as I said, a first draft and something to serve as a starting point.

Keep the comments coming in!
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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.
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After a base of white you might consider sign shop graphics then clear.
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I would move the graphic forward and lighten the blue. The graphic seems to make the rear look heavy.

Good luck and you are a gutsy guy to take on that job.
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