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Old 02-20-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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Custom Paint Colors

Choosing custom paint colors sure is a nerve wracking process. Even though I already picked my custom colors when I met with Michelle last week, I've been second guessing myself ever since. As a result, I've been scouring the interweb looking at different color scheme designs across all manufacturers just to see if I'm making the right decision based on my own personal taste and criteria. Well, I received my Newmar custom paint print today and I'm feeling a lot better. Even though I will not know what it's really going to look like until I see it for the first time in the flesh, I'm happy with my choices up to this point.

Some of my design decisions were based on the following reasons:

1) I wanted colors that didn't show swirl marks as much, since I'm anal about that after having a black car once and with my experience with my current RV which has a lot of black on it.

2) I wanted colors that didn't show the scuff marks from tree branches (as much). I've had to buff those out before and it wasn't a fun process.

3) I wanted a lighter color on the front upper cap since in my current RV, this is where it gets noticeably hotter. I know that the DS has better insulation, but the DS4018 is limited to only two ACs. That being said, I did upgrade to the two 15M ACs. If I had 3 ACs, maybe I wouldn't be so concerned.

4) I like being able to pick colors that I felt comfortable with.

5) I like having the option in choosing something that is unique.

Even though I used the Seville colors as my starting point, only one color from Seville is the original color (brown metallic).

My recommendation to anyone that's doing custom colors is to make sure that they go to the design center and see the actual painted samples on the metal RV templates. I know that you can pick other colors that are not on display, but for me, choosing from the actual paint samples was as brave as I wanted to go.

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Hi tomakat,
You made a wise choice of colors. Having the light color at the top of the front cap will make a great difference in the summer time. No matter how much insulation Newmar puts in the cap, it can still get really hot up there.
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I like it looks great
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Tomakat, those are great colors, maybe because they resemble what we had selected on our reside. Something you might want to think about is to have the black around the windows painted to match. We did that on our DS that Precision Painting did in '04 and also on our current MA when it was resided last year. It makes all the difference in the world. Folks look and comment, but can't figure why it looks so much different.

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Just goes to show how many versatile people we have on the Newmar forum it must give the painters a refreshing look when they are done with the different combinations to be had.
Very enlightening Tomakat.
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You made a wise choice of colors. Having the light color at the top of the front cap will make a great difference in the summer time. No matter how much insulation Newmar puts in the cap, it can still get really hot up there.
Thanks for the reassurance, Gary.
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Tomakat, those are great colors, maybe because they resemble what we had selected on our reside. Something you might want to think about is to have the black around the windows painted to match. We did that on our DS that Precision Painting did in '04 and also on our current MA when it was resided last year. It makes all the difference in the world. Folks look and comment, but can't figure why it looks so much different.

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Hi Al,

Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a pic to see what it looks like?

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Thanks, Ken. I really like your paint pattern.
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Tomakat Here goes a try at a couple of Pics. Painting the frame gets rid of the black frame.


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Looks fabulous! I agree about the light color up front.
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Tomakat Here goes a try at a couple of Pics. Painting the frame gets rid of the black frame.


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Al,

Thanks for the pictures of your RV windows. I really like the way the painted frames look and I also like your color scheme.


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