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  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    With the bulk of the fabrication around the chassis complete, time is nearing to start the strip down. The next steps will be to remove all the lockers and side skirts, roof rack, and then the body. Once stripped, I can then service the truck, tidy up and or fix anything that needs it and then paint the chassis. I plan to get everything I've fabricated shot blasted. Once done, I can prime and paint it all in Satin Black. I'll also spray the bumper, front wheel arches and various cab fixtures. The truck can then go and have the cab and roof rack infill panels painted in grey. With the truck chassis 'done' I can then complete the external body coachbuilding and have that painted. This is the colour scheme I have settled on. Thoughts....?

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    At one or two points in that process you'll stop & think, "Bugger me, I've been here before".


    Looking like a real Monster now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oka374 View Post
    It would be better to paint it a light colour to reflect heat rather than absorb it, painting the roof with thermo paint will also stop heat absorption even if most of it is covered in solar panels.
    Yeah, we thought about white originally, but want something a little different to white or sand coloured... I've been warned of the 'bright' colours like red's, oranges etc as they attract attention... This was the second choice... a lighter grey... We are still a few months off getting the paint roller out though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    Yeah, we thought about white originally, but want something a little different to white or sand coloured... I've been warned of the 'bright' colours like red's, oranges etc as they attract attention... This was the second choice... a lighter grey... We are still a few months off getting the paint roller out though...

    Grey MAN 3.jpg
    Red is a bastard of a Colour for the Australian climate.

    Think of all the faded & buggered red paint jobs you have seen on the roads around the place.


    Also think of my Front Verandah if you will.
    Being a traditional Oz Bungalow (Circa 1900) the verandahs were always painted red with Paving Paint. Each year or two they need doing again. Ok, not traditional but at least if it faded who is going to notice or care. So was thinking of Grey & still yet to do it when the weather improves.

    Maybe keep the Orange for the roof or part thereof for S A R reasons or have Orange tie down canvas/vinyl panels that you can string up in an Emergency, & paint your roof with reflective


    Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Red is a bastard of a Colour for the Australian climate.

    Think of all the faded & buggered red paint jobs you have seen on the roads around the place.


    Also think of my Front Verandah if you will.
    Being a traditional Oz Bungalow (Circa 1900) the verandahs were always painted red with Paving Paint. Each year or two they need doing again. Ok, not traditional but at least if it faded who is going to notice or care. So was thinking of Grey & still yet to do it when the weather improves.

    Maybe keep the Orange for the roof or part thereof for S A R reasons or have Orange tie down canvas/vinyl panels that you can string up in an Emergency, & paint your roof with reflective


    Just sayin'.
    I tend to agree... Our house is Colourbond Woodland Grey, and the roof Colourbond Dune. It's well insulated and doesn't seem to get too warm. The truck roof is going to be covered in solar panels with an air gap, so a bit like a Safari Roof on a 109! The grey is very neutral, and always looks good with silver and black... That's where I'm at.
    1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB

    2018 VW Amarok Ultimate

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

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