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Old 05-30-2012, 10:40 PM
Sleepy Steve Sleepy Steve is offline
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Soooo I'm thinkin either dark shadow grey or a brighter red...any complaints or other suggestions? I'm indecisive...help me make up my mind!
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:25 AM
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red!
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:54 PM
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anyone have a regular cab in dark shadow grey or the bright red color...id like to see what mine would look like?
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1997 Ranger XLT Sport 2wd Regular cab Silver exterior (to be painted WHITE or Dark Shadow Grey)
4cyl 5 spd, 6000k HIDs, 5 in lift, 31x10.5 15 yoko geolander AT-S, coil pack mod, tinted 2000 tails & 3rd BL

MODS TO COME: OHC/visors, FX4 lvl II shifter arm, billet grill w/lights in grill, pooleo's dash pad
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:43 PM
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Either silver or white. Here's why:

Doesn't get nearly as hot after sitting in the hot summer sun compared to a dark colored vehicle.
Hides dust and rock chips WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY better than any dark colored vehicle. I'm sick of having a dark colored vehicle for this reason.. Every chip you get from the tires flinging rocks is extremely noticeable. It makes the truck look much older and dinger than a white truck with the SAME number of rock chips. On a white vehicle you barely see chips like that. Same thing with idiots parked next to you who hit your vehicle with their door when they swing it open. I have a few of those too and every time it happens, BAM, a new grayish-white chip down to the metal that sticks out like a sore thumb on a dark paintjob. But when that happens to a white vehicle it's barely noticeable.

Bird shit too. If bird shit happens to eat your clearcoat before you have a chance to clean it up, that spot where it ate the clearcoat is EXTREMELY noticeable on dark paintjobs. On a white vehicle it's like it didn't even fucking happen. I have several spots on my paint where bird and bug shit have caused permanent damage. And I keep my truck well waxed.

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Old 06-11-2012, 02:03 PM
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i know what you mean with the white and silver...

the truck is silver now and im not a fan of it especially if im gonna do the bed liner on the bottom of the truck's body lines

if i paint it white i dont want it to look like a fleet truck...im torn by all the colors i could paint it haha
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4cyl 5 spd, 6000k HIDs, 5 in lift, 31x10.5 15 yoko geolander AT-S, coil pack mod, tinted 2000 tails & 3rd BL

MODS TO COME: OHC/visors, FX4 lvl II shifter arm, billet grill w/lights in grill, pooleo's dash pad
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:08 PM
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i know what you mean with the white and silver...

the truck is silver now and im not a fan of it especially if im gonna do the bed liner on the bottom of the truck's body lines

if i paint it white i dont want it to look like a fleet truck...im torn by all the colors i could paint it haha
Look at Ranger_Edge's truck. With how he's modded it, it looks anything but fleet. It makes me wish my truck was white.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:18 PM
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Red.
I'd like to have mine redone in a metallic blue one day myself!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:19 PM
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BUMP! need some more suggestions or comments about these colors please
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1997 Ranger XLT Sport 2wd Regular cab Silver exterior (to be painted WHITE or Dark Shadow Grey)
4cyl 5 spd, 6000k HIDs, 5 in lift, 31x10.5 15 yoko geolander AT-S, coil pack mod, tinted 2000 tails & 3rd BL

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:28 PM
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DSG if I'm picking one from your list...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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I have a black truck, love it but would I own another, NO! . I'd go white on any vehicle.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:54 AM
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Not that it is any of my business, but why those colors? I feel like EVERY car I ever see on the road is black, white, silver or red. Now a GREAT red is cool, but most of the reds are just bland. Obviously my truck is Red and it is known in the family as li'l Red, so I feel almost obligated to repaint 'er a really UNIQUE shade of red. So if it's solely between those colors, that's what I recommend. HoK has a really awesome metallic red that I am eyeing. I would start there. Red is awesome because if you plan on doing a bed liner, or any body accessories, black TOTALLY goes with it if you can't color match.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:59 PM
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Bump!
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1997 Ranger XLT Sport 2wd Regular cab Silver exterior (to be painted WHITE or Dark Shadow Grey)
4cyl 5 spd, 6000k HIDs, 5 in lift, 31x10.5 15 yoko geolander AT-S, coil pack mod, tinted 2000 tails & 3rd BL

MODS TO COME: OHC/visors, FX4 lvl II shifter arm, billet grill w/lights in grill, pooleo's dash pad
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:28 AM
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What about the Jalapeno green?
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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White
Couldn't say it better myself
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:46 PM
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Bump! It's almost time to paint my truck just wanting a few more opinions
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1997 Ranger XLT Sport 2wd Regular cab Silver exterior (to be painted WHITE or Dark Shadow Grey)
4cyl 5 spd, 6000k HIDs, 5 in lift, 31x10.5 15 yoko geolander AT-S, coil pack mod, tinted 2000 tails & 3rd BL

MODS TO COME: OHC/visors, FX4 lvl II shifter arm, billet grill w/lights in grill, pooleo's dash pad
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