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Camo Pattern

Post by Action » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:02 pm

I should be putting the camo on before summer gets here.
Do you folks think it looks better with sharp lines or slightly fuzzy lines?
What was original?
And, I will definitely avoid having the pattern outlines that can still be seen when finished. That is tacky.

How about 686 tan instead of the 383 green, with the dark brown and black? I may do that on a printed pattern page and see how it looks.

Some useless info per the camo TM
green = 44%
black = 41%
brown = 15%

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Re: Camo Pattern

Post by Kurt Lesser » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 pm

Jason, get a digital projector and the most current camo pattern TM and project the pattern on the side of your truck. No chalk marks!
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Re: Camo Pattern

Post by ohiohmmwv » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 am

Kurt Lesser wrote:Jason, get a digital projector and the most current camo pattern TM and project the pattern on the side of your truck. No chalk marks!
That’s a great idea.

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Re: Camo Pattern

Post by Action » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:41 am

I thought of that an d almost had the transparencies made years ago. Then I realized I would be standing in front of the projection while using the spray gun. Project at an angle and distort the image. I know I could distort myself to still see the pattern. My idea with that was to just project the image and trace it with the chalk
I had copied the pattern from a soft top onto my hardtop, with chalk. It disappears in the rain, so I am not worried about leftover chalk.

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Re: Camo Pattern

Post by Augi » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 am

I used a pencil when I did my doors. It didn't show thru.


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Re: Camo Pattern

Post by SinDiesel » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Projected transparencies? Doesn't the original pattern per TM have tolerances somewhere around +/- 2" for where the colors are and are just sprayed on (no tape or anything else to leave a fine edge). I think it would be easier just to use a good blown up color photo as a visual comparison to use while spraying and just free hand with the spray gun. It couldn't be that hard to maintain the tolerances of the original TM and like most MV's doesn't need to be perfect. I've always noticed overspray is a plus when restoring MV's, as it looks original and definitely leaves a flatter appearance an texture.

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