DIY, camouflage paint or other?

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hotflash44
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DIY, camouflage paint or other?

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:32 am

has anyone tried to replicate the expensive factory camouflage paint, how about possibility of using the new vinyl overlays. can it be done successfully without removing lots of parts? :cheers:
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Re: DIY, camouflage paint or other?

Post by windmill » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:39 pm

hotflash44 wrote:has anyone tried to replicate the expensive factory camouflage paint, how about possibility of using the new vinyl overlays. can it be done successfully without removing lots of parts? :cheers:
I think the old adage covers this

Engine;
Fast, inexpensive, reliable.....

Paint;
Easy, inexpensive, good looking.....

Choose 2, and give up the third.
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Re: DIY, camouflage paint or other?

Post by outrider » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:48 pm

I figure every time I get a scratch, ding or dent is the time to grab the rattle can make new design cutout and let her have it.
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Re: DIY, camouflage paint or other?

Post by Lokiboy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:27 pm

I’ve had rattle can paint hold up pretty well. Only real issue is around the fuel tank where gas will dissolve most spray paints
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