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    Default should I keep it old school?

    I have a 74 Mandella that I am starting the restoration on. I have a problem, I build high end street rods and muscle cars for a living so I am around all the latest colors for paint and after market parts you can think of but here is where the problem starts. I am so tired of all the new stuff that I find myself only wanting to have something that is period correct. I feel that a 69 camaro should look like a 69 camaro and not only be considered cool if it has an LS motor in it with 18"and 19" wheels. My boat is yellow, orange, root beer brown, and a little wood grain. I like all the colors but just not the way they look on this boat. I was thinking about going a cream, root beer brown, and some orange but Im just not sure if it will all come together for me. I also like the idea of a brandy wine, cream, and some gold leaf but Im just not sure. Any ideas on colors would help but keep in mind that this is more like a mini day cruiser then your traditional flatty race boat.

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    Default heck yes!

    I vote Root-beer brown w/ metal flake, white and orange line work! That would look real nice. Classic.

    I got so tired of the latest and greatest paints and billet and newest techniques with the biggest wheels and custom fabbed suspension, fuel injected, recarro seats and absurd leather upholstered paid-for-not-built "hot rods". I got tired of dragging my home built but unusual shit to car shows and sitting in the hot damn sun with no one to talk to.

    That's why I got into rat rods and cruise-ins.

    Almost immediately, I wasn't cool enough because I didn't wear Doc Martins, pinch rolled jeans, white tees with lucky stripes in the sleeve and a ducktail, with some goth lookin chick. Didn't matter what I drove.

    So I got into boats.

    Life's been good ever since!

    Nothing like blasting across the water in a CLASSIC looking v-drive, girls in bikinis, beers at the end of the day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66sanger View Post
    I vote Root-beer brown w/ metal flake, white and orange line work! That would look real nice. Classic.

    I got so tired of the latest and greatest paints and billet and newest techniques with the biggest wheels and custom fabbed suspension, fuel injected, recarro seats and absurd leather upholstered paid-for-not-built "hot rods". I got tired of dragging my home built but unusual shit to car shows and sitting in the hot damn sun with no one to talk to.

    That's why I got into rat rods and cruise-ins.

    Almost immediately, I wasn't cool enough because I didn't wear Doc Martins, pinch rolled jeans, white tees with lucky stripes in the sleeve and a ducktail, with some goth lookin chick. Didn't matter what I drove.

    So I got into boats.

    Life's been good ever since!

    Nothing like blasting across the water in a CLASSIC looking v-drive, girls in bikinis, beers at the end of the day...
    DUDE, I aint so good with the written word, Thanks.

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    Ill post some pics of the boat so that way people could see the shape of it.

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    I like the old school colors! Here's two of mine.......

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    your boats are beautiful.

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    as you can see it is not your normal flat bottom. It needs to be simple but nice enough to get noticed. The deck is getting filled then it all comes apart. The floors are real nice with no discoloration so the center is going to be sanded and refinished and I also have a set of stainless tanks that will be installed.
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    Although kolors can play a big part for period correctness. I feel layout is just as important... IMO. Now the kolors on Steve's boat & the layouts on both work real well. With your ride, & seeing as you are in the business I'm sure you know all the above I mentioned. I can appreciate the talent/time it takes to some of theses off the wall paint jobs. But do they work? Do they fit the boat? Will it still fit in 10/ 20yrs from now. I try to take that into consideration all the time. But at the end of the day, I have to love what I'm painting for the customer. If I feel it doesn't fit the hull, or the era, I will give them my opinion. Hopefully they respect that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy-B View Post
    Although kolors can play a big part for period correctness. I feel layout is just as important... IMO. Now the kolors on Steve's boat & the layouts on both work real well. With your ride, & seeing as you are in the business I'm sure you know all the above I mentioned. I can appreciate the talent/time it takes to some of theses off the wall paint jobs. But do they work? Do they fit the boat? Will it still fit in 10/ 20yrs from now. I try to take that into consideration all the time. But at the end of the day, I have to love what I'm painting for the customer. If I feel it doesn't fit the hull, or the era, I will give them my opinion. Hopefully they respect that...
    I agree 100%. I would never wood grain a fastback or a barracuda I would never paint a Ferrari or Bugatti with some one off graphics, it all has to work together. This boat is a cruiser and I feel it needs to be a little on the conservative side to keep the style clean. I just hope I'm thinking the right way.

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    I too build custom cars for a living, and a lot of my job is dealing with the customers and giving my professional oppinion on what their vision will look like or not look like. I personally feel that the crazy paint is way cool now, but like Billy says what will it be like years from now? When I redid my sanger I wanted to do a crazy one off job (I spray myself also). But I needed a dose of my own advise I give all too often and ended up going with the classis jet style. I feel like it will be timeless and clean looking no matter how old. This is the way I would go with your hull. If you want to update it maybe play with the colors, but do it with restraint. Either way good luck and keep us updated

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    Another vote here for keeping the original style, but using modern techniques restoring it.

    Whatever you do please don't paint tribal flames or get too crazy with the air brushing.

    This is what my boat looked like after photoshopping the side of a dcb onto it (for a joke).



    I prefer the 70's disco flake with tape shades.


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    Cream, Orange and Rootbeer..
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Default paint

    Love the tape shades. Hard to do?

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    Not hard. Hard to do right & stay consistent.
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