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Old 09-22-12, 12:55 PM
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Custom Paint Scheme Ideas

I'll be painting my Trek T1, and I'm looking for some feedback on paint scheme ideas. It can't be too complicated because I'll be doing this myself, but I can use vinyl decals custom made. This will have my name under the clear-coat too
P.S. the baby blue would be a matte finish.
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Old 09-22-12, 12:57 PM
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Wtf is going on with #6?
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Old 09-22-12, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Wtf is going on with #6?
Matte baby blue with white rims and the black fork is actually just keeping the CF showing. Scheme 6.1 adds a white race stripe on the TT.

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Old 09-22-12, 01:58 PM
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No, the one that appears to have strings or some **** stretching from the headtube to the seatstays
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Old 09-22-12, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
No, the one that appears to have strings or some **** stretching from the headtube to the seatstays
That's a concept of above a line and below a line being two different colors. Angles of the color changing line.
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Old 09-22-12, 03:34 PM
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Old 09-22-12, 04:01 PM
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No amount of paint is gonna take the taper out of the top tube.
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Old 09-22-12, 05:15 PM
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2 and 10 are my fav.

probably 10 with light blue of 2 being my favfav
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Old 09-23-12, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
No amount of paint is gonna take the taper out of the top tube.
I like the aesthetics of the taper. Steel tubing isn't the only sexy option.

Here's the suguestion given from illdthedj:
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#6 looks good but I would go with a nice teal IMO
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Old 09-27-12, 11:32 AM
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After doing some lighter ideas, I found I really liked the white with a classic racing color. Before I had been using black mostly because I wanted to wrap the top tube like I have with other bikes. But I decided I'll just wrap it with clear vinyl.

Baby blue, or British racing green? I might paint the rims white as well
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my favorite paint scheme of all time for a bike is the Gulf colors. probably wouldnt be terribly hard to replicate...

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Old 09-27-12, 11:41 AM
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I'd go for doodoo brown.
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
No amount of paint is gonna take the taper out of the top tube.
Thats not a very nice thing to say.
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Old 09-27-12, 01:45 PM
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Polished aluminum > paint.
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Old 09-29-12, 05:57 PM
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More work has come up with:

I like the Gulf color scheme idea, but the classic 50's-60's car colors are appealing to me too.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
I'd go for doodoo brown.
I didn't even know doodoo brown was on the table. I'd do that too.
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that middle one is by far the best one I think.

I have about a week to decide on the color of my frame too!
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
that middle one is by far the best one I think.

I have about a week to decide on the color of my frame too!
The middle is really just a play off of the Baum example from above. It'll be the most difficult too, so I doubt I'll do that one.
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ah I didn't play catchup in the thread. that explains it. their paint jobs are some of my favorites. considering 'borrowing' one of their ideas myself
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Why propose ideas if you aren't considering using them?
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When I came across glow-in-the-dark auto paint, I had to play with paint schemes around the idea.

Matte black with two different options of glow-in-the-dark. The lime green is the classic kind we all know, and blueish is a particular option from Dupli that says it'll illuminate longer. I've been playing around with ideas for a vinyl head badge under the clear coat. Looking like either an cartoon skull or an "I" in a unique font. Any thoughts?
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do you ride at night?
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do you ride at night?
Actually, yes. Quite often.
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