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View Poll Results: which color do you think best fits a rover
original blue color 12 38.71%
black 7 22.58%
silver 1 3.23%
yellow 1 3.23%
lr burnt orange 1 3.23%
neat flat green color 9 29.03%
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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:18 PM
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paint color

ok if have a few things to paint. but for the life of me i cant pick a color, nor can i visualize what my rover would look like in a given color.



i would like your input on a few colors some i like and have seen on rovers and one or two that i just find plain neat.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 01:00 AM
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I painted mine like the blue picture but I wouldn't call it original blue. I would call it US Postal Service blue or Interstate sign blue. I like the color and most hardware stores will have a rattle can that matches on the shelf.

I think my next rig (109 project waiting it's turn) is going to be gray like battleship gray with a white roof. I really like the color on a series truck.

Pick one you like and don't worry about what we think but be prepared to get a bunch of flack if you go with slime green.

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Old September 12th, 2010, 01:27 AM
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lol yeah the slime green. the pic doesnt really capture the color its a metalli green thats flat. its a weird optical illusion it looks like it should be glossy but its not. i dont think iy will fit the styling of a rover but its heela neat in person.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 08:08 AM
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on a series you cant beat bronze green (my 2a88), or Marine Blue

Some of our other vehicles past and present. 110 in grey, 110 on Java black, 110 in black with RR in Red, 130 in Bonetti Grey, Easy Jet orange 110, Arles/Wind Jammer Blue 110, Olive Drab 109, Bronze green 109, Alpine white 109 ambulance, Vesuvius orange 110 d/cab.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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I think you can't beat the original LR colors on a series, though there are some that are are very rarely seen. Mine was repainted in a non LR yellow and I think it looks much better now in desert tan.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Bronze green, limestone wheels and top. Best paint scheme by a mile. Second is Poppy red with limestone.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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Although I like the green, I dont like the look of newly painted series trucks in green.

I think I'm going tan with my S1....I may switch to green at any moment though.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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going through the same process myself...

I took a photo of my truck and imported it into photoshop, now I can make it any color or color combination I can think of and get an idea of what it'll look like.

I really like this mustard and cream color scheme, but it won't work on my truck... something differnt to consider

------ Follow up post added September 12th, 2010 05:26 PM ------

Hmmm... computer must not like the color. The photo won't seem to upload. I'll try to upload it and a few others ideas later.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Your truck your call. I would just do it right and paint it correctly. Each part, done right.

Marine blue series trucks look awesome.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 04:57 PM
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Bronze green, the only colour any land rover should be painted
Soaks up the heat in hot weather though.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:12 AM
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x3 Bronze green
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Soaks up the heat in hot weather though.
That is why I'm really thinking about painting the ambulance. Green is like black, horrible for heat.
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