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New Taco, ugly camper shell paint advice?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by dan99, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    dan99

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    I just bought it and it came with a red camper shell. I'm thinking of painting it white, any other color suggestions? I'm not going to mod too much but I was thinking to tint windows, upgrade to black rims, 3" lift and some bigger tires once these wear down. It's only a 5 lugger so my options are somewhat limited.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    PAINT IT WHITE OR TAKE IT OFF! :puke:
    No offense intended... Just my opinion...
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    ugly even if it was white
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I say paint it white, but until then, try and get some help and take it off.:eek:
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    GT150

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    If you need it and can't paint it right now leave it on............or if its safer where its at, leave it on............
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    dan99

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    Not my choice of color believe me but I got it for really cheap...have an appt on monday to paint it white. I'm just looking for alternative ideas on the color. I can get it to look tight if I do it all white...\
     
  7. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    JManders

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    take it off... they look better without them on there anyway
     
  8. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    ak47

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    could be wrong but looks like its not for that truck. i'd take it off and sell it!
     
  9. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    Oh I disagree... I love my shell too much... like the looks better with it on then off.

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    BTW- White is the way to go. It'll match your truck. Painting it another color would be little to no improvement over what you have now, and what you have now is disturbing to look at, YIKES! Good you're getting that fixed on Monday.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    scocar

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    If you are not married to it, you could loosen the clamps, then reverse real fast and hit the brakes hard.

    Or sell it.

    Man, if a cap doesn't fit the trucks lines, it hurts the trucks lines...IMO.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM
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    gotta paint it...once it's white, no worries.....although, it'll never be beautiful
     
  12. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    Light that shit on fire!
     
  13. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:07 AM
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    JKD

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    That particular shell doesn't seem to fit the lines of the truck.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    :laugh:
     
  15. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    sell that cap and buy smaller tires.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    mws4ua

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    If you don't want/need the thing, sell it to somebody who has a red truck. Unless you REALLY want a camper, it's not going to be worth what it costs to paint.

    EDIT: Didn't read the whole thread. Sounds like you want it enough to paint it white... so that sounds like a good plan.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    i think the angle of the picture is hurting the look a bit. I bet when it's white, and photo'd from ground level, it will look good. it looks like it's maybe an ARE MX series, which is what I have. I love the shell, and couldn't get by without one. If it fits what you use your truck for, I think you'll be happy once you have it white (no other colors by the way in my opinion). good luck.

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  18. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    kenstar

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    After further analysis I recommend this....

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  19. Apr 16, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    It will look better white. Just did a quick photoshop. Painted the wheels and emblem black.
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  20. Apr 16, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Awesome! That's so freaking hilarious I'm crapping my pants right now.. I too have changed my mind and concur that this IS the paint job to get. A real head turner - haha
     
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