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Offline christopher

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paint design- how do you like it?
« on: June 02, 2006, 07:11:31 PM »
plan on soda blasting the current paint and putting something like this on

what do you think

thanx
chris
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Offline phil4501

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 07:31:42 PM »
I like the color alot. I don't like graphics as a rule, but I like yours more than the ones on my bus.

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 07:48:39 PM »
I like the paint plan   Looks great so go for it.
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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 08:32:02 PM »
The graphics make the bus look like it is going 80 MPH. You'll probably get a speeding ticket.

Seriously I like it. Unique and classy.

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 09:20:47 PM »
chris,

The graphics are great.

I can see you live in cold country where a dark top is ok but if you go to warm areas white will help a lot to keep out the heat.

We Southerners are very aware of the heat of the summer sun.

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 10:51:58 PM »
As a general rule, I like the traditional bus look with all the windows (There are plenty of exceptions though). I do like your graphics, they are crisp and clean and more in sync with the current trend of sharper edges and lines.  The wispy, swoopy, confetti style graphics that have been around for a while are just too common anymore, especially on the “stick and staples”. This is only my opinion and I do not want to step on anyone else’s toes. My bus is by no means a beauty queen and it is in a desperate need of a more creative paint job. What program did you use to do that? I would like to do the same type of experimenting before I commit to a paint scheme.

Thanks
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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2006, 04:26:59 AM »
I'm experimenting with mine also This is what I've come up with so far. It's harder to change the colors when you can't use the mouse.

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2006, 09:19:23 AM »
 I emailed  a local company my pic, told him what i wanted and come up with some designs and this was one of them.
thanx
for the imput.

there is another company in indiana that will do desing work. performance painting 574-266-9698
chris

Offline edvanland

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2006, 09:38:00 AM »
I think it is clean and simple.  Really looks good.
I LIKE IT. for what it is worth.
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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 08:09:18 PM »
Chris ,
If you did that and kept the flames on the roof. ( in you post your picture's here)
That would be the bomb.
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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2006, 09:23:41 PM »
Here's what I'll probably do next year after the interior gets done and I get a little road grime on the new/old paint that's on it now. By then the black will probably cover up most of the dings from working on it! :)

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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2006, 05:49:57 AM »
plan on soda blasting the current paint and putting something like this on

what do you think

thanx
chris
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p.s. i asked the question and am prepared for the answers/opinions

The side graphics look great!!

I personally would add a small blue and silver graphic above the windows and then go to white or silver for the top. Too much blue really overpowers everything and definitely would cause temperature problems in the warmer months.

I would also make sure the A/C and any vents are painted the same color of the roof so they do not stand out so much.
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Re: paint design- how do you like it?
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2006, 09:17:30 AM »
thanx for everyones input
i plan on combining the roof line in the pics folder with the side graphics above.
keep on bussin
christopher

p.s. looks great ace