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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tinkirk, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
    Posts: 111


    Not sure on what color to paint my 29 a roadster so throwing this out to all of you
    If you had a 29 roadster what color combination would you paint it
    I'm going to run the fenders and looking at satin black just can't decide on the rest

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  2. I’m a sucker for satin black body with gloss black fenders.

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  3. I like a dark green.
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  4. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
    Posts: 111


    Ok let me throw this out there , what would u think about pearl white with satin black fenders ?

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  6. There's over 229,000 colors.
    Pick one or two.
    Go with Purple if you can't pic one
  7. low down A
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 377

    low down A

    a few years ago a local guy painted is nice 34 3w buick black with a white top. people said it looked like a skunk it didn't take him long to paint it all black. if your going 2 tone go with both dark or both light not one of each,
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  9. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

    I vote a candy green with heavy flake over pearl white
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  10. Yeah, this one! LOL!!
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  11. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,231

    Dick Stevens

    I'd just paint it the colors I like, not what anyone else thinks would be right! Seriously this is as personal a decision as any on the build of your hot rod. If you can't pick a color you like, just prime it!
  12. I'm not feeling the pearl white. From light to dark, cool vanilla-khaki-golden oak-chestnut-root beer brown. This is just me and my tastes. I favor non-metallics on the older rods. A lot of folks want something brighter and flashier, and that's fine. The core of hot rodding has always been "do it your way".
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  13. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
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    I just know i want to do this only once and different colors look better on different cars than other ones

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  14. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,088


    I'd say no on the white and black. It will look like a 20's cop car recreation gone bad. Choosing the paint color is one of the hardest parts of a build imo.
  15. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Satin colors are for people who can't or won't spend the time getting the metal straight. I know it is popular right now, but shiny paint is for me.
    I did a satin black job for a customer. He liked it , but it looked unfinished to me. He always got the comment from people , when are you going to paint your car. This or this. Ended up painting the car. We had already started work on the car in the satin picture, but you get the idea.
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  16. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    Google, 1929 ford roadster colors
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  17. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,720


    Paint it a 1929 ford color.
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  18. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Maybe a dark burgundy with black fenders but certainly not white with black fenders. Maybe all black like Henry made it would nice as well.
  19. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Everything looks better black.
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    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    GREEN is the new black. Green is how I'll do my '49 Anglia pseudo gasser since I've never had a green hot rod and now is the time.
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  21. Paint it all one color! Anything but satin. No metallic. Go Gloss Black or a nice shade of tan or grey or green. Again straight color no metallic.
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  22. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,400

    1. 1940 Ford

    IMHO with few exceptions, cars built before 53 just don’t look “right” painted white.
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  23. jeepsterhemi
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
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    From 1969 Street Rod Pictorial......always love this roadster....

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  24. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

  25. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
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  26. What color do you like?
    Print this out and throw a dart
  27. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
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    that's a good idea but with my luck i would the green or yellow
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  28. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,345


    Decide what era your car's style represents and pick a color available in that era. No two tones, that's for restorers and resto-rods. Satin and flattened paint jobs are an over used fad that's already starting to fade out.
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  29. Flip8
    Joined: Sep 11, 2013
    Posts: 39


    I’ve seen one running around town with a beige body and burgundy fenders and strips

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