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Customs Paint Options for 1946 Chevy Kustom.. Whaddya Think?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1951Streamliner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. BLACK

    7 vote(s)

    34 vote(s)

    32 vote(s)
  4. Another Color..

    12 vote(s)
  1. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    from Reno, NV

    I know, I know... "do whatever you want.."

    Well I want all of these colors, and cant decide which one to go with.

    So cast your vote!

    Or... if you feel like some other color is just BEGGING to be on this car, let me know..

    Let your opinions loose!

    I'm going for a simple, traditional, and elegant look... think Hollywood 1949

    1. Solid BLACK


    2. DARK Red...


    3. Deep Dark Blue...

  2. RussK
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 119

    from Atlanta Ga

    My car is black and I wish it was any thing else, I don't prefer dark colors, but that's just me.
    how about a faded yellowish color , seen one a few days ago and cant get the color out of my head
  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,756

    from Burton, MI

    I'd go Dk red but not as dark as you have displayed. Think late '40's Ford garnet red but a little darker......
  4. I vote dark blue.

    There is something about that dark blue which has an elegance about it. It is also different from the norm.
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  5. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    I bet you are driving yourself nuts on what color to choose. I know how it is. By the way here's a couple more to ponder over. Ice Blue and Black Cherry Pearl

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  6. christopher 78
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 136

    christopher 78

  7. I vote for non-metallic, non-pearl dark blue.
  8. ^^^ I like the way that he thinks.
  9. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 507

    from oregon

    I'm diggin' the red
  10. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 507

    from oregon

    And I agree with Pete not quite that dark
  11. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    With this car all those colors look amazing but I'd vote black!
  12. I like the look of the blue...
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,049


    Root beer pearl. Nice gold pearl or metallic that lights up the body lines and the bubble of the skirt. Pinstripes must be added as well, but either gold or brilliant orange, or both, would finish it. I agree it needs dark, but sadly those solids look somber and tired in a slick lookin coupe like that. The lines demand to be highlighted. A tight sweater on a well endowed woman. You asked...
  14. love dk red...but id go hok brandywine....deeper tone same idea...
  15. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 507

    from oregon

    No matter which color you choose it's gunna look great.
  16. surfcaliforniasurf
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 402


    No pearl no red from late 40s

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  17. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,462


    I like that deep red garnet-y color myself. That's the original color of my '47 Olds, but when it was repainted way back when, they changed it to this olive green, which I also like, and is an option no one suggested yet.

  18. TheEngineer
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 239

    from New Mexico

    Just not black. I thought I wanted black on my 48 but its just too plain.
    I like the smoke grey with the mile deep shine in your photo bucket. It looks like you wet the primer and snapped a pic real quick to get that effect but it looks really sharp.
    Check out the color chart. The battleship grey metallic from 47 would be close.
  19. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    I vote green also,
    green it is then..
  20. That red looks great!!!! I'd really do that!
  21. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    from Reno, NV

    I personally just like dark dark colors much more than lighter ones.

    I agree, the reason the dark blue has been on my mind is because so few traditional customs go with blue.. most are reds or black.

    I am driving myself insane! Its even worse now because the car is almost ready for paint. I think I decided to skip the 'satin shakedown' stage and go straight for high gloss.

    Non metallic, non pearl single stage paint is what I'm going to go with no matter what.

    I've considered a root beer, but I want to go with a simple understated single stage color. I'm not interested in adding any pinstripes or anything, I think they take away from the car.

    I guess I have somber and tired taste :)
  22. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,770


    I voted you go with the deep dark blue. Classy.
  23. When I looked at the first picture I thought black was gonna be the way to go...Then I scrolled down to the second one and that dark red jumped out at me and captured my vote.
  24. Hey Aaron my vote is for the blue. I am think along the same lines for my truck so I am kind of biased(although I have changed my mind 500 times:eek:). Maybe we can make dark blue the new green.:D
  25. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,317

    John B

    Blue. Took me twenty minutes of staring at the pictures to decide and it's not even my car. Can't imagine the internal battle you have going on.
  26. Lunchboxlbc
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 177


    Blue all the way.
  27. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 570

    from manitoba

    I voted for the dark blue, my grandfather's 48 Chevy's original color was very close, but I really like the cherry black suggestion as well.
  28. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 936

    Sting Ray

    Yeah, that dark blue speaks to me; so much that I'm considering it on my '57.
  29. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,164


    Dark Blue during the day and at night you will have Black!

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