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Old 04-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Looking for some ideas.... we are going to do the bottom half at least in UV protected smooth bedliner...
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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Here are the choices...
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Since you're going with a color, what color is your tug? Whatever... I'd choose a light color. I always thought a complete half/half looked good... including the door. To me, painting the entire door... looks weird... at least from a distance. And, I prefer the gravel guard the same color as the top half, but maybe using the bottom color for a graphic like you show in the second picture.

Everyone has an opinion and this is mine

Please post finished picture!
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Does the "S" signify something special?
My vote is for the blue with the door being painted two tone, blue on the bottom and white on the top.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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Does the "S" signify something special?

I'm guessing that the "S" would be for "Scamp" AND "Steadman"
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:11 AM   #6
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I'm certain it couldn't stand for "Spartans."
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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How about blue and yellow with a big blue "M"?
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My opinions (for what that's worth!) match Donna's post.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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I prefer an all over white or eggshell color with a fancy decal on the sides.
That is what makes these trailers unique-each one can be painted or decorated to individual tastes.
But, if I had to chose-I would chose the black one.
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I'd mix some white into the bottom color, whatever choice made, and create a less contrasty combination. In the long run, much easier on the eyes.
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Ooh, I like Myron's and Richard's suggestions, too!

If you go with less contrast, add the color to the white not the other way around. Do a test sample. Depending on the paint, dark colors can darken white fast, while it can take gallons of white to lighten a dark color. If you have the paint pre-mixed at the store, they can usually provide a lighter color-matched tone using the same base as the white for a perfect color combo.

Be careful of the base colors. I don't know if all paints work this way, but I once saw a family room with red carpet and off-white walls. It was horrible and the owners didn't like it. Turns out the off-white was made that way with the addition of yellows. So although the wall wasn't truly yellow, by pairing that paint with red carpet the combination was awful.
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Also, unless you are working with pure pigments, adding one color to another won't give you a third. I.E. mixing yellow with red will not make orange.
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