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'28 Roadster paint color input....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ATX, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ATX
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 78

    from Austin, TX

    Hey Fellas!

    I am trying to decide what color(s) to paint my '28 Roadster. Since it is a highboy, I am certain that I want the body and frame to be the same color. I am also thinking of clear coating the lake style headers, but completely open to suggestions. As for the long radius rods, front axle, wheels, etc, I am thinking an accent color or chrome.

    The color choices are below, either '28 Ford factory colors or Hot Rod Flatz colors.

    Looking forward to seeing some suggestions - many thanks!

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  2. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,242


    I personally like dark colors like the midnight blue or maybe the Duchess blue. Nice looking roadster. Has anybody ever told you that you look a little like Elvis?
  3. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,866


    I like the idea of chroming your bones. Can never go wrong there. As far as the headers, the clear will likely burn off in places and rust underneath, no matter how clean it starts. Here's a link to Bill Hirschs website, these are probably the best heat resistant coatings you can do yourself. They look real smooth. My buddy just coated his and they look great.
  4. SniffnPaint
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 434


    Honestly Id do a metallic brown for the body and frame. ( I know its not in your selection but I think it looks super sharp.) Also, id chrome the accents including the headers. Personally, id stay away from the Hot rod flats, not a fan.
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  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,136

    from Mesa, Az

    sweet roadster
  6. spragg
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
    Posts: 50


    Nice Car. I say a dark blue or black.
  7. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 386

    from cincy, oh

    Sweet Roadster. I'm partial to Washington Blue, so I would go dark colors.
  8. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 413


    Washington Blue

    Sweet build!
  9. saucerhead
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 206


    There's only two colors, black and wrong.
  10. ATX
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 78

    from Austin, TX

    thanks for the suggestions! what do you guys think about wheel colors? please keep the input coming....
  11. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,077


    cool car, Im kinda feeling a dove grey color. Would go well with the black rims.

    why not put it in the photoshop thread?
  12. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,866


    I'm partial to the Duchess Blue or the Ivory. Either would look great with black wheels.
  13. Ruben Duran
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 559

    Ruben Duran

    That Duchess Blue is nice.....has a little green in it. I also like the idea of a darker blue on your little roadster. It would definitely make your chrome pop.
    Here's a nice blue....don't know the color, but I think you get the idea.
  14. Picking a color has always been the hardest part of anything i've built.

    I'm voting for a deep green.
  15. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 486


    whatever you do, make it glossy...
  16. In addition to the Washington blue, A deep dark maroon color would be nice. Gloss black on the rims. My 2 cents.Todd
  17. JoJo O.
    Joined: May 12, 2009
    Posts: 170

    JoJo O.

    I am a fan of maroon body and frame, with black and chrome accents.
  18. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 383


    Me likes them red wheels goes good with about any color!

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