Van respray - colour?

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  1. Terry

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    Hi all,I posted this on the other side, and thought I may get some different reply's here :BigGrin:
    I am thinking of respraying the van and possibly the colour from white.Has anyone seen or has a van that they liked the colour of ? suggestion's please ?
    I have seen a burgundy/silver van that caught my eye but SWMBO says no! also a silver one but again no,anyone with any pics would be great but if not it will have to be white again Nothing too complicated as I will have to spray this on a nice calm sunny day on my drive as I cannot fit the van into my garage
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    All the latest strong colours look awful. White takes some beating, however I think the grey/sliver that swift are using on some models (Bolero?) looks great:thumb:
     
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    So do I Jim, have an 08 Swift Kon-Tiki in at work - wow stunning !:thumb::BigGrin:
     
  4. Lindy-C

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    You could go totally "off the wall"...... why be the same as everyone else? :Laughing:
     
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    Go for a basic white thats in plentiful supply, easily available and common.

    Fancy shades and colours or metallics look nice......until you have to blow out some scratches or refit and match up a new body panel. Your smart van with its fancy colour scheme then ends up looking a messy bodge job......unless you are a professional/skilled bodyworker?
     
  6. Terry

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    :Rofl1: you sure my wifes not paying you to say this :Rofl1:
    SWMBO is adamant that it's staying white :Rofl1: I fancy all silver or silver pans same as the Swifts, but then again I put on some what I thought nice grapics when I first did her,only to be told change them as I pulled her onto the drive :Blush: It lasted 1 day :Rofl1::cry: And NO Linda deffo NO :Rofl1:
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    como green, black and brown so you can hide whilst wild camping
    aw why not pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  8. Terry

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    :Rofl1: I did buy a tranny Murvi and sold it to my brother 2 days later (after taking out the propex heater) and he had it camoflarged (?) It also had MOD as the last 3 letters on the number plate,it looked great but somhow do not think it will suit "Alice" :Rofl1:
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    How about this:

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    (Shamelessly ripped from Daisy Draper
    daughter of the billym family)

    It works for me! :thumb:
     
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    color change

    mine is beige and cream and it dont look to bad
     
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    LOL......no Terry, but she sounds like a woman with some plain common sense thinking. :thumb:

    What is it you want? Pretty or Practical?
    Doesn't take much to figure out.

    Fancy trim fancy paint = expensive to do, expensive to re-touch, expensive if damaged. Pretty to look at but an absolute pain in the rear to care for.

    Practical paint colour = easy to DIY, easy to re-touch any marks, and cheap. OK it might look a bit bland and just the same as every other van on the road.....but that also means it doesn't attract unwanted attention.

    If you don't want white, go for a cream or beige like 'roverman'.
     
  12. Terry

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    I thought you guys would back me up on this :Rofl1::Laughing::Smile: It looks like most are agreeing with the boss, and Alice will remain white :Blush::cry: No big deal just thought somone may have seen/have a nice colourfull van out there :Rofl1: I will have to see what grapics I can come up with :Rofl1: but hope they last longer than the ones before the present ones (1 day):Rofl1: or as SWMBO says they will remain the same:Eeek::Rofl1:
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    Sorry to disagree but for me it would be any colur Except White:Wink:

    Whites boring bland and the same as everyone else, mines white but I'd lve to change itto full body paint. If I thought I was going to keep it I'd have it sprayed especially as I have a mate who sprays commercial vehicles.
     
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    Choose white if you want to look like everyone else, attract thieving scumbags, and show off your blackstreaks :Rofl1:

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    :BigGrin:
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    :thumb: That's more like it Keith :thumb: any pics of a side veiw ? it may help perswade her :BigGrin: Alls not lost yet :thumb:
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    Here you go:BigGrin:

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    :thumb:
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    great photo where was that taken.

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  19. Wilbury

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    Hi terry,
    How about something based on "rustic" colouring. I do not think there is anything worse than the appearence of the average site with all those jarring white things lined up.
    It is totally at variance with the countryside atmosphere.
    Wilbury
     
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