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Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 20, 2010, 08:30:28 AM
OK, here it is:
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What do you say?
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Steve on April 20, 2010, 09:16:40 AM
Paint.  The color is cool
 
Go on line and see if you can get a decal for the word Gremlin in the white stripe.  There are small quantity sites out there.  All you need to do is match the font.
 
You put it on, paint the car over it, then take it off and bingo!
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 20, 2010, 09:53:58 AM
Paint it Blarney green.
I agree.
It needs Chrome mirrors to accent the slot wheels.
With the white stripes,go with a white scoop and accent it with scallops that match the ones on the side behind the quarter window.
Seriously,side pipes look killer on the X's.Total 70's machine look,IMO.
Maybe play with the AMC wording.Remember the SC/360? how about the SX-C 401?
(say: sexy Gremlin,with a 401,LOL!!)
CBarge2010-04-20 15:06:29
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 20, 2010, 11:26:36 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Paint.  The color is cool
 
Go on line and see if you can get a decal for the word Gremlin in the white stripe.  There are small quantity sites out there.  All you need to do is match the font.
 
All the striping, in any color, is available through Phoenix Graffics.  Their kits include all striping for the grill, both front fenders, doors, rear quarters, and the stripes above the rear wheel.  We are not worried about that, but thanks just the same. 
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 20, 2010, 11:29:34 AM
Quote from: CBarge
Paint it Blarney green.
I agree.
It needs Chrome mirrors to accent the slot wheels.
With the white stripes,go with a white scoop and accent it with scallops that match the ones on the side behind the quarter window.
Seriously,side pipes look killer on the X's.Total 70's machine look,IMO.
Maybe play with the AMC wording.Remember the SC/360? how about the SX-C 401?
(say: sexy Gremlin,with a 401,LOL!!)
 
I do like the side pipes, so does Jerry.  We still need to do the exhaust as all we are running right now are horneys.
 
SX-C 401 - (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
Can you see the "401" call-out on the scoop?  They are from a Javelin.
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 20, 2010, 11:40:56 AM
I say:  Keep it as close as to the original color but with some manufacturers contemporary color...
 
2010 Posche Malachite Green Metallic:
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/32/porschegreen.jpg)
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Stewart Van Petten on April 20, 2010, 11:50:37 AM
It looks pretty good the way it is...kind of a retro rat rod look. New paint would definately make the car. Do you plan on painting it yourself? Have you done much automobile painting? If not I would use a solid colour paint...not a metalic flake paint. I would change it to black and make it look similar to an AMX. It is not going to pass as a sleeper anymore so why not make it look like a faster car?

Good luck with your project!
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Steve on April 20, 2010, 12:37:02 PM
Quote from: Rockwerx
It looks pretty good the way it is...kind of a retro rat rod look. New paint would definately make the car. Do you plan on painting it yourself? Have you done much automobile painting? If not I would use a solid colour paint...not a metalic flake paint. I would change it to black and make it look similar to an AMX. It is not going to pass as a sleeper anymore so why not make it look like a faster car?

Good luck with your project!


 
Snotty?  The house paint and roller king? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 20, 2010, 06:27:56 PM
Steve's right this time!  Me, paint a car?  He** no!
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 20, 2010, 06:34:54 PM
The only thing green that Snotty is going to paint is a large smearing of relish on his hot dog or burger.....

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Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 20, 2010, 06:44:10 PM
Ha!  However, I don't do relish - it's made up of vegitables!
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Steve on April 20, 2010, 07:05:00 PM
But Shrip sauce. . .   He eats that by the spoon full.
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: firedome on April 21, 2010, 04:06:34 AM
I like that Porsche green, but somehow Blarney Green seems right for a Pastor's car... 

Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 21, 2010, 07:09:13 AM
Quote from: firedome
I like that Porsche green, but somehow Blarney Green seems right for a Pastor's car... 










 
Ah, but it's my Son's car and he is not a Pastor.
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2010, 07:23:17 AM
Quote from: Snotty
Quote from: firedome
I like that Porsche green, but somehow Blarney Green seems right for a Pastor's car... 










 


 
And the problem is?
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 21, 2010, 11:16:48 AM
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
St Luke15:13.
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 21, 2010, 03:52:29 PM
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Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Dan Cluley on April 21, 2010, 07:53:22 PM
My opinon:
The interior looks too good, to not repaint the exterior.
 
I like the color it is.  Probably because when I was a kid, there was a Gremlin that color around the corner from us.
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: firedome on April 23, 2010, 03:17:30 AM
Every minister's kid I ever knew was a real hell raiser!

I do like the green that it is now, and it's always good to stay original (it is an original color right?)

And you just don't see that many green cars.





Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Snotty on April 23, 2010, 11:20:42 AM
My Son would change your opinion. 


 
The "Blarney Green" that is on it is the original, but we are not too concerned with originality.  After all, no Gremlin left the factory with a 401 in it nor a T-10.  (To those who would argue, the Randall 401 Gremlins were converted by Randall AMC of Arizona; they were originally 304 cars.  They were also automatic cars.)
 
"Big Bad Green" is an AMC color, but it is my son's choice.  I would go with a darker green, but it's not my car.
 
Oh, green cars?  We have 4!  Eeek!
Title: Paint, or not to paint, that is the question!
Post by: Steve on April 23, 2010, 12:44:27 PM




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Oh, green cars?
 
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