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Title: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 18, 2011, 12:04:44 AM
I need some ideas for a paint job. does anybody know of any websites i could use to design something.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 18, 2011, 07:23:45 AM
Hi Brandon,

Let me see what I have. I'll email to you if I have one.

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 18, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
Why change?
What you had last year sure worked out good for ya Champ!
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 18, 2011, 02:02:38 PM

Brandon,

I have one. Let me clean it up a little and I'll email it to you.

Lime Green and Purple come to mind!  ;D

Steve

Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 18, 2011, 10:31:44 PM
Those colors seem to be bad luck....i need to change cause im replacing all 4 fenders and my spares are all beat up also
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 19, 2011, 09:30:24 AM
Bad luck? I wish I had your bad luck
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 19, 2011, 07:32:49 PM
Jim,

I think he's talking about the lime green and purple.  :-X

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 19, 2011, 09:28:51 PM
yea im talking about the lime green and purple haha..i might do something with blue and fluorescent yellow
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 19, 2011, 10:05:41 PM
What, do you have a Milwaukee Brewers sponsorship lined up?
 ;D
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: TG01 on January 22, 2011, 01:43:02 PM
I Think that it the little fella thinks orange and black are bad luck, we should use those colors. Hopefully we will get some of that bad luck and kick his butt this year?

Oh.....I am partial to pepsi blue with a artic cat green. Throw on an orange number for good measure.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 23, 2011, 10:08:30 PM
haha, fine ill paint it lime green and purple and prove its the driver ;) jk..what do you plan on painting your cars?
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 23, 2011, 10:31:54 PM
One purple and one green. God forbid I should combine the two colors!!!! LOL!!
All kidding aside, Jim's color combo looked very nice together. You could spot the car day or night. I think that it is important that your paint stand out day or night.

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 24, 2011, 06:57:15 AM
You will be able to see the cars day or night this year. Going a completely different direction, The only thing thats staying the same are the Lime green and Purple numbers...even the number font is changing
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Racinjj on January 24, 2011, 10:34:55 AM
I am going a differfent direction too.  For the first time in 11 years my car will not be mostly or all black.  Going silver this year.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Bigmil on January 24, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
If somebody was to paint their car with Chrome paint (or Gold for that matter) would that be too white trashy or ghetto for that matter?

I was at the store picking up my flat black rattle cans (I know, partially white trashy already) and saw the Chrome paint I thought about it for about a second and then came to my senses.  I guess my Trailer park history is showing through.......

You gotta admit it might look cool though?????? :D

I was told it could be bad to paint your car all black due to other drivers not seeing you on the track (especially if you spinout).  Do you guys see this as a real concern?  Last year I didn't have a problem seeing any other cars on the track (as most of them were in front of me  ;D )?


Gerad
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 24, 2011, 10:55:39 AM
I guess an argument could be made for black being hard to see under some conditions, but I hit cars of every color last year  :P :'(
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 24, 2011, 11:12:50 AM
Gerad,

You are too funny!  :D  I think the chrome paints would be cost prohibitive. By the time you add up the cost of the special primer and numerous cans of spray paint. I think it would look cool on painted grills or if one was to paint on their numbers. I plan to paint the go kart frame with that chrome paint. Should be interesting!

As for all black cars; I think it would make it harder for other drivers to see at night races. It also makes it harder for the race fans to see the car at night.

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 24, 2011, 10:23:38 PM
Jeff what color numbers or is that a surprise?
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Racinjj on January 25, 2011, 06:59:37 AM
White or yellow, havent decided yet.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 25, 2011, 07:26:24 AM
Hugger Orange Body with Yellow Fenders and a multicolored Half Wrap.
Numbers will still be Purple and Lime Greeen with a different Font
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 25, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
The diagrams that I sent Brandon were basically blue and white with yellow and red for numbers and sponsors. Not a bad looking color combination!
I was having a lot of trouble clearing the colors from the outlines. If anyone has diagrams please email them to me and I will add them to my collection.
I'll send them to anyone that needs them.

Last month, I suggested a coloring contest to one of our members. He posted the diagrams on his facebook page for his friends and family to color. I submitted 8 different designs. Heard that I won; But don't know which color combo he decided on. Also don't know where I need to pick up my million dollar prize.  ;D

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: bback58 on January 26, 2011, 09:08:19 AM
I think a black car can look very nice, but personally I would never have a dark colored car that I was going to race at night on a dirt track, especially since most tracks have only adequate lighting on a good night.  You want every advantage you can to be seen in poor conditions. 

That is my 2Ę worth anyway. 

I was told it could be bad to paint your car all black due to other drivers not seeing you on the track (especially if you spinout).  Do you guys see this as a real concern?

Gerad
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: IraceLegends77 on January 26, 2011, 09:15:13 AM
Thatís why I went with safety orange & blue. You canít say that you didnít see my carÖ..LOL

Scott
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 26, 2011, 11:00:43 PM
Does anybody know of someone who does body wraps?
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: ethan54 on January 27, 2011, 12:58:15 AM
A popular place around here is Wild Inc. I think they actually did a wrap on Mark's new car.

http://www.wildincorporated.com/
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 27, 2011, 08:09:22 AM
Does anybody know of someone who does body wraps?

Brandon, Call Eric Barth
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 27, 2011, 10:48:44 PM
Thanks i'll give both a call..Jim where are you getting your half wrap?
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Legends57x on January 28, 2011, 12:07:15 PM
Brandon,

Call Wild Inc. (Mitch) at (262)544-9453.  Very nice people to work with, very professional and really nice work.  He even has a program now that he can apply your ideas to a legends car and you can see how it will look before vinyl is even installed.  Check out my car at lower left hand corner of attached link.  Make sure you tell them I sent you.

http://www.wildincorporated.com/racinggraphics.html

Good luck! Mark
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 28, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
Downside to wraps is that they are pretty expensive. Repairing a section is more expensive than grabbing a rattle can and touching things up.
Don't get me wrong, I think they look cool as hell! Just saying that if you look at expense; I would go with paint.
My personal opinion for what it's worth.

Steve
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: VMS Motorsports on January 28, 2011, 07:51:01 PM
Thanks i'll give both a call..Jim where are you getting your half wrap?

I got it from a company in Michigan. I'm putting it on myself. Theyre really not that hard to put on if youre patient, especially just doing the body...I wouldnt want to to the fenders myself.

I swung a little cash deal on the side with the guy. $220 for both cars and shipping.
Steve...the paint I bought cost more than that...just sayin...

You know Eric will take care of you Brandon
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on January 28, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Just saying that basic colors are easy and cheap for touch ups.
You do get some bright a$$ colors, Jim!!!  8)

Steve  ;D
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Legends57x on January 28, 2011, 08:01:54 PM
If you look closely, I did not wrap the fenders, just painted them.  We tried wrapping the fenders on the dirt car and we will NEVER do it again.  Took several hours just to wrap one fender and was  a  real pain to peal off for painting this year.  The vinyl job seen here was a little over $500 and included graphics for my helmet too.  Paint for fenders was free in my case, so it really didn't cost as much as many people think.  Keep in mind that a professional vinyl job will pay dividends with sponsors in the long run too.   I realize that not everyone can afford to have some sort of wrap on their cars, but just giving you an idea of the actual costs.

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 29, 2011, 12:08:35 AM
very nice looking mark, I will have to talk to him. I think I would just paint the fenders also.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Schmitt20 on January 29, 2011, 12:15:29 AM
Did you have the body off when you had it done or did you paint it with the body off them mounted it and then wrapped it?
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Legends57x on January 29, 2011, 07:35:28 AM
Brandon,

I took the entire car down minus the fenders.  It was much easier for them to install the lower wrap without the fenders on.   I then installed the fenders(at their shop) on the car the day I picked it up and he applied the number decals on the fenders.  You could probably just take the body down too, I don't see why not.

Hope this helps! ;D
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Winterracing on January 30, 2011, 09:21:52 PM
I'm going black with red flames for my first season in legends.  It should hopefully look great.

Dan
www.winterracing.net
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: ethan54 on January 31, 2011, 01:16:13 AM
I'm staying simple, black with white/flat black or purple fenders
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: JGRacing on January 31, 2011, 11:16:00 AM
Red is one of the least expensive colors so I am sticking with it.  Also, I have not run enough races to justify messing with it.   ;)
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: Racinjj on February 06, 2011, 03:56:41 PM
Heres what I ended up with, not quite what I wanted but it will do.
Title: Re: Paint Schemes
Post by: justfreaky on February 06, 2011, 08:14:52 PM
Jeff,

The flames kind of get lost in the gray. Like the flames though!

Steve