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post #1 of 51 Old 04-24-2003, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Best color for a cj?

I know everyone has their favorite color of jeep and i was just wondering what they were. I aam about to get mine painted but i am still not sure what color and where to buy from.

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post #2 of 51 Old 04-24-2003, 09:17 PM
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I am about to paint my 83 as well and chose white. Why? Cause it hides everything BUT dirt. CJ bodies aren't meant to be perfectly straight. At least, I've never seen one that actually has miles on it with a PERFECTLY straight body. White hides all the little dings and such not to mention the waves in the metal.

Oh yeah.. the other reason.. that was the color it was from the factory - 4 paint jobs ago (according to my sanding). Since then it's been blue, red, black and white again. Took it back down to bare metal before primer-etching it and now.. paint!!
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post #3 of 51 Old 04-24-2003, 09:18 PM
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CJ Color

Definitely YYYYEEEELLLLOOOOWWWWWW!! I'm about to have my 78 painted and it will be yellow. 4WD Hardware had a yellow CJ with a black top and black trim on the cover of their last catalog and it looks tough. I am actually taking the cover with me to the auto parts/paint supplier to see how close they can match it.
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post #4 of 51 Old 04-24-2003, 09:42 PM
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my 83 is 96 chev forest green, looks pretty sharp with yellow frame, axles, and roll cage i like it anyway good luck colour shoping
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post #6 of 51 Old 04-25-2003, 03:04 AM
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Black! Both my CJs have been black with white spoke wheels. My YJ is black. My wife's ZJ is black. The advantage? I can touch up scratches and dings with WalMart Gloss Black, a real plus now that my CJ is over 20 years old and my YJ is over 10 years old.

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post #7 of 51 Old 04-25-2003, 06:56 AM
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factory brown for 1978 dont show as much of any thing till it gets burried in mud

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post #8 of 51 Old 04-25-2003, 07:24 AM
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Black is always a good choice. But after seeing Jim's I would have to say orange is the way to go. It looks great! Tropicana all the way!
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post #9 of 51 Old 04-25-2003, 09:44 AM
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Of all the vehicles I've had over the years I've found that white is the easiest to keep looking clean, provided you stay outta the mud and any color looks dirty after that except possibly brown. Black looks really slick as long as you keep it clean. A little bit of dust and it looks completely thrashed. Black will also get extremely hot in the summer sun, ouch!
YELLOW IS NICE!! One of my buds has his in yellow and looking just the one hfjeff mentioned above. My personal preference is metalic-blue, ahhh so pretty.

My 81 CJ7 is original brown with the yellow and orange Renegade design on the hood and sides. I don't clean it very much though, since it pretty much looks the same clean or dirty. The paint along the sides got all scratched up from the sticker weeds and tree branches in the pastures so now I'm now a firm believer in "mud protects". And it does, since I keep mud on it, the paint never gets scratched, keep in mind that I do clean the undercarrage and drivetrain however (don't want that rust). On the occasion that I do clean her for some highway driving, the paint is clean and shiny as ever with a little waxing.
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I was first going to go with metalic blue but later decided on metalic silver, I really love how it came out and it should look great when its all done. Good luck.

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Camouflage and rust--

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post #13 of 51 Old 04-26-2003, 02:40 PM
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I definately prefer a light mud coloration. It is far cheaper than a paint shop and far easier to reapply Sorry so brief- I got to go put on another coat
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post #14 of 51 Old 04-29-2003, 09:25 AM
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1) Silver
2) Metalic Blue
3) Fire Engine Red
4) Viper Yellow

Those are my favorities. I can't wait to get a new body and the money to get it painted. I think I'm gonna go with silver.

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post #15 of 51 Old 04-30-2003, 11:57 AM
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Fire Engine Red will always fit any situation. Whether it's coming out of the mud or just crusing to the beach. Also goes with almost any color interior. Mine is tan interior and top.
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