Frame painting ideas

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  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    I drive a white 379 Pete with a rusty black frame. I asked my boss if I could take it home and try to clean it up a bit, and he offered to have it painted professionally, since the engine was just replaced and it will be around for a while. He asked what color I would like, and I wasn't sure. I thought black looked fine. He said if he's sending it out to get done, might as well make it look interesting, and I agree. Anyone have any ideas or pictures of a good frame color to go with a white cab?
     

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  3. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Anything except black will show returning rust very quick.

    Blue might be nice
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    Basically you have to decide if you want it to “pop” or be subtle.
     
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  5. Atlaw4u

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    For a working truck I would go with black. It hides dirt better and generally looks bettet than a painted frame when it gets older. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    swaan Road Train Member

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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I think a dark blue would be subtle, yet stand out a bit from the crowd.

    Red would really stand out and probably look pretty good too.
     
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    StrokerTSi Medium Load Member

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    Match the engine color.
     
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    skellr Road Train Member

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    Maybe orange to compliment the logo on the trailer. I think it would tie them together.
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  10. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

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    I think that's a good idea if you decide not to do black.
     
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  11. Dave1837

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    If the cab & sleeper were black I would definitely do that. Something about black and CAT yellow just amazes me
     
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