Second Thoughts about paint color

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  1. Frankenchevy

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    I'm looking for pictures or members trucks...or just persuasive opinions, lol. I'm looking to paint steelies, grill, tool box and headache rack the same color. I was going to go with smoke gray from rustoleum, but I'm not sure how it'll look next to my tan paint. the tan paint in question is close to, if not gm frost beige. I'm thinking of heading back to Home Depot and swapping my gallon of smoke gray for white. white would be more OEMish on the steelies, but not so much on the grill. I can always get a grill online that's already the "factory" gray for $30ish if I don't like how the white turns out. I'm thinking the weather guard tool box is already white and I can get a headache rack in white...stock steelies are white... what are your opinions on the matter?

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    Pick a shade/color/whatever.
     
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    White except for the grille. My shortbed truck had a white grille when I bought it, that matched the lower body color. I thought it looked much better when I swapped it for black. I think white would look even more goofy on a tan truck.
     
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    Maybe just the factory argent silver color then...
     
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    I was going to say argent. At least for the grille. We have a number of things at the shop that are Rustoleum Smoke Grey and it's not a bad color, but I would consider it a medium grey, not light.

    It's all personal preference of course, but I don't know that it's a good color for one of these trucks unless it's coordinates well with the color of the truck itself. As a generalization I prefer the white factory look for the wheels if you're using hubcaps, you could possibly do the headache rack in black if you think you've got too much white.
     
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    I think with the cream colored body you could get by with the white or grey for the wheels and cab guard. With regards to the grill, what about a darker grey like on the 83-84 Silverados. It would give it some more contrast.

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    White w/beige sounds good. White on the steelies too. You can always make the grill whatever suits you. They can be soda blasted without too much trouble to change the color.

    I am thinking about black down the middle with silver above and below on mine with aluminum rims.
    That black top has to go. Too much heat!
     
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    I picked up some rustoleum professional enamel in the aluminum color. I’m doing the grill with it and a trial on one of the wheels. If I don’t like it on the wheel, I’m going white. The aluminum color was the closest to argent I could find in the high solids professional line. Not a ton of choice if you want the gallon of rustoleum in either high performance or industrial.
     
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    Are you planning to spray/roll/brush or a combination?
     
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    Spray in a gravity fed hvlp cheapy. 30% acetone.

    edit: forgot to mention hardener and Japan dryer, albeit those components are a small percentage.
     
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    Don't forget before and after pix!
     
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    Sprayed the primer on my wheels today. Had a few gnats land in the wet primer. One of the joys of painting outdoors. I usually plan on a 220-320 sand before topcoat anyhow. 54D60684-25F4-418C-82EB-A31C53782110.jpeg
     
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    Finally pulled the trigger on a color for the wheels F588DB7B-7296-4CA4-95EB-976BDA52DBF8.jpeg
     
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