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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:23 PM
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ST D90 canvas color

My 300 tdi defender project is basically finished (time for a new project Anyway, I need to order some canvas (Bikini, full top and maybe a tonneau) from Badger and I'm color challenged. The defender is G4 Orange. It already has black bumper, eyebrows and sliders, but would tan or black be a better color. I would like to drive year round, not just at Halloween.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Orange, go with the light grey/silver cloth.. yes indeed no tan..

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Old September 5th, 2007, 01:55 AM
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Do you have the catalog that Badger sends everyone that wants to order from them? It has all the different colors they sell.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 02:00 AM
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I would think black would look the best with that bright G4 orange, but that's just me. As said above the Badger catalog thing has little samples of each color in it...
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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I have the color patches, but I am red-green color blind. I don't see colors the way normal people do. As a result, I wear a lot of navy and black shirts. Anyway, color coordination has always been a issue for me. I have only seen black canvas on defenders. And when I ask at work, I don't think they fully appreciate the size and color of the vehicle. Just wondering if anything in the Badger colors would look better on the G4 Orange defender than black.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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I vote for black. Considering the color is as bold as it is (orange) I don't think you want to have a non-standard soft top color competing with it.

Post some pics of your truck though. I want to see the G4 Orange!!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:42 AM
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Call and ask Chris - oops, at Badger -, he's probably seen more color combinations in person than the rest of us.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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Chris, I vote for the tan. I think it would tone down the G4 Orange.
Make sure you post some pictures of the truck. I cant wait to see my old truck all new again.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Big vote against tan - it will be the only tan thing on the truck. It would look as bad as all those blue hoods on various series trucks.

If you dont like black, I would recommend the grey. Eric Fournier has a grey badger on his yellow 90 and it looks good. The grey hardtops look fine on yellow 90's, and I suspect that the G4 orange will look similarly good with the grey. I have no problem with the black look, though I admit its a severe contrast and looks like a construction sign.
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Go with black, you know it will look good. The others are too risky for a 2G+ top. Or, you could order 2 and take your chance. You can always sell the 2nd one because of wait time alone.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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orange and grey is a good combo.. the grey is actually prett light, looks more like silver, it almost perfectly matches the galvanized rails... I wasn't so sure about it on my red 90 but it looks great (anything would I guess compared to my old stocker all dental flossed together

GREY/SILVER!!! but yeah black always looks good I guess.

post a pic of your truck and we can photoshop all different color tops on it

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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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arent there some photoshop gurus aboard?
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Here's a jpeg from March. Color may not be perfect as the jpeg was put through an enhancer and I told you I was color blind
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Old September 5th, 2007, 09:33 PM
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Damn that's bright. I vote for black, but the army claimed I am color blind in some range of green/brown so my opinion is probably worthless

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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Black for sure...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Chris,

I have some sample books with a wide variety of colors that we don't offer for our Defender tops that I will take a look at. I'll get back to you with some choices.

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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Black or dark grey.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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I checked all of my sample books and your choices are black and a few shades of grey color topping.

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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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I stuck a black top on it real quick. The perspective isn't quite right, but you get the idea. Haven't found the right picture of a grey one yet. I think a light grey would look nice too though.

My vote is black.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:20 PM
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man if my digi cam wasnt broken right now I could get a shot of mine at the right angle and chop it all together..

yeah black will look fine. everyone expects black. everyone has black. black is easy, black is normal..

could've gone conniston green or alpine white with the paint too, nice and easy.

you do what youre gonna do.... everyone here'll say black... im just sayin.. orange stands out, why not go with something different on the top too.. Light grey/silver.

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