Pickin' a fender color...

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Pickin' a fender color...

Postby mikeschn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:54 pm

How do you guys pick a fender color? I've seen a lot of hemming and hawing on the forum about fender colors. I don't understand why it's so tough...

I remember Dave trying to pick the best color. Steve too I think...

And then I was presented with my own fenders to paint. I really wanted to go with Hunter Green, like Len did on his Slumber Coach. But every one I talked to said, make em brown...

In the end I said the heck wid em all, and I painted em black to match the car. I think that's what Frank did too. Good plan Frank!!!

Anyways, after all the hemmin and hawwing, here are my fenders...

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P.S. BTW, I spent the afternoon outside... it was so warm... 42*F. That's 5*C for you Canuks that have anti-freeze running thru your veins! :lol:
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Postby Ma3tt » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:16 pm

Just get one of your favorite products.... food or beer and match it better yet match your wife's hair color!!!!

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Postby Gage » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:23 pm

I painted mine to blend in with my main tow. But who know's, when I start towing all the time with the Wagon, maybe I'll paint the teardrop fenders Orange. :?

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Postby PaulC » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:24 pm

I used Henry Ford's original advertising motto-" you can have any colour so long as it's black". Seemed to fit with the era thingy :D
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Postby Leon » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:54 pm

We did black so it would go with any of our tow vehicles. Only problem is that it shows the dirt too easily
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Postby Classic Finn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:27 pm

Were going with a kandy brandywine metallic on our kit fenders.....
since it will be the color of the 37 Chevrolet ..

Should be a nice combination...Here is the color - for an example..

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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:29 pm

Classic Finn wrote:Were going with a kandy brandywine metallic on our kit fenders.....
since it will be the color of the 37 Chevrolet ..

Should be a nice combination...


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Color coded fenders do make a difference. Mostly I see black ones , but they do come in all colors. They all look good to me. (well maybe not Gage's orange). Gage, you're tear is too nice the way it is to change colors. :thumbsup:

p.s. Heikki, the color of the '37 would look great on any tear. I like it.
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Postby Steve_Cox » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:55 pm

Haven't ya heard? "Black is beautiful"

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Postby Classic Finn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:04 pm

Steve_Cox wrote:Haven't ya heard? "Black is beautiful"

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I see your done pickin oranges now and see the fenders are on your teardrop.. At least in the Avitar...WOW! That is a beauty... :thumbsup:

As you know - we do luv da pics ... can you post a bigger photo for us to see... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby fornesto » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:16 pm

We went with red and also painted the side light bases to match (the plastic part, not the lens!) We also painted the tongue red. It all matches the inside and the curtains, etc. Then again, I reused the ugly ones that came with the utility trailer. When I get the fancy fiberglass curvy ones, then I'll paint the whole shebang black.
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Postby Classic Finn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:22 pm

fornesto wrote:We went with red and also painted the side light bases to match (the plastic part, not the lens!) We also painted the tongue red. It all matches the inside and the curtains, etc. Then again, I reused the ugly ones that came with the utility trailer. When I get the fancy fiberglass curvy ones, then I'll paint the whole shebang black.



Cant seem to get into your photo site at all..

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Postby Boodro » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:38 pm

Mike , I like the contrast ! :thumbsup: To blend the fender in with the color of the Tear sometimes can make the fender " dissapear_ , know what I mean. I feel the fender is a part that you want to stand out ,since the style of fender you have is a great feature. Well done! :applause: :applause:
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Postby Nitetimes » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:32 pm

Well let's see, I had about a quart of Dark Metalflake grey left from a gallon so guess what color my fenders and tongue are. 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Steve_Cox » Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:30 am

Classic Finn wrote:


Steve

I see your done pickin oranges now and see the fenders are on your teardrop.. At least in the Avitar...WOW! That is a beauty... :thumbsup:

As you know - we do luv da pics ... can you post a bigger photo for us to see... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thanks Heikki,
Still not finished, but getting there.

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Postby Gage » Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:22 am

Kurt (Indiana) wrote: <snip>
Color coded fenders do make a difference. Mostly I see black ones , but they do come in all colors. They all look good to me. (well maybe not Gage's orange). Gage, you're tear is too nice the way it is to change colors. :thumbsup:


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