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Little Project, Lets Hear From The Peanut Galery

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by White Gardens, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Couple of people so far say they like it. The blue came out a shade lighter than I wanted, but over-all It's starting to grow on me.

    The black is actually bed-liner. I was going for the most durable finish I could.



    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Def interesting, Will get you noticed for sure.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    My primary business color is a process blue, or pure cyan, so that's what I was shooting for. The color doesn't quite match it, but it's close.

  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Wow, really surprised no one else has commented, I'm disappointed in you Plow-site members. :)

  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I like it. Don't know about the bed liner on the back but whatever. Put up a pic of it on the truck so we can see the match you were going for.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    When it's all done I'll definitively shoot a pic. Might be a week or so. The match was my vinyl logo on the side of the truck and to also match the black dump bed.

    The bed liner looks goofy, but I was shooting for the most flexible and durable finish. After watching Myth-Busters a couple of weeks ago, I was sold on it. Some of the tests they ran with it showed just how durable and scratch resistant it was.

    As for fleixiblity, one thing I've noticed over the years is how much vibration and flexing a plow can produce. I was trying to minimize cracking in the paint.

    I was also thinking of using an under-coating or Plasti-Dip type application for the back, but my thoughts were that bigger particles in the bed-liner paint was going to act like re-enforcement for better durability.

  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    well you asked for it. :nod:

    it looks just a little [​IMG]
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Ha! Now that sounds like a plow-site comment. :salute:

    Reason for the light/medium blue I use for my logo is that psychologically it's the most relaxing color. The thought is that it would appeal to my customers.

    Someday when I'm really doing some branding, I'll paint my trucks up in a light blue. But for now I'm sticking with white trucks and blue lettering.

  9. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    That is some funny sh!t right there man. Haha

    But seriously, I'm not a huge fan of that shade of blue. Looks more like turquoise. Thats just my 2¢. Like my old man used to say "opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one".
    Happy Plowing:)
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I checked it today and it came out a bit darker after drying, and the stupid camera on my phone doesn't take to good of pics.

    And I also wonder if the yellow underneath is also causing that turquoise color. Might have to give it a third coat for good measure.

  11. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Its possible with that yellow underneath. Are you mixing colors yourself? If so, I would find out how to make it a bit darker. Maybe add black. Dunno
  12. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    No, I had Sherman Williams mix the paint. Unfortunately they couldn't match exactly the process blue I was looking for, but we looked through the paint selection and came as close as we could.

    Other option would have been to go to an auto body shop, but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg to get paint to put on a plow.

  13. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    You'll be fine. Just roll with it and make some money! :D
  14. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    You did too good of a job for me to make "an off color" comment
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I'll be real honest, I don't care for it.
  16. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Duly Noted.
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  18. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Sherman Williams????.....Is that Sherwins Brother...:laughing:

    Its Eye catching...Looks Pretty Good......:salute:
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I could multi quote but dont need 2...I think your getting the responses you expected Nick. :laughing: I cant beleive I missed this thread till now, but as you know, I think it looks good with your exsisting theme.

    Hmmm, Sherman Williams, need to check them out:laughing:
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    So after you plow with that that blade do you feel the need to sit down and pee? ;) I actually don't mind the color but need to see it on the truck.