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sonic blue 8 12.50%
sonic blue with a twist 25 39.06%
sonic blue two tone 15 23.44%
med-dark graphite 6 9.38%
med-dark graphite two tone 7 10.94%
other 3 4.69%
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Help pick a color

Well my paint has seen much better days. So my plan for this summer is to redo the interior and the exterior. I already know whats happening with the interior, but here's where I need your help.

I need help picking a color. Now before you scream bloody murder. I am not ruling out repainting sonic blue, but never hurts to look at my options. I have had a vehicle in sonic blue since late 2002. Part of me wants a change.

So here are the options. Poll will be included.

Sonic blue
Sonic blue with a twist(secret)
two tone sonic blue/silver frost
Med-dark graphite color
med-dark graphite two tone
Last option I will leave open to suggestion so post it!
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Antifreeze green!!!!!!

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Sonic blue sexiness with a twist!!
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Antifreeze green!!!!!!

Hell ya! But seriously Sonic Blue with a twist.
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I would never paint anything a different color then factory, unless it was like a full frame off repaint. Sonic blue, or two tone is my vote.
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I would never paint anything a different color then factory, unless it was like a full frame off repaint. Sonic blue, or two tone is my vote.
I agree. it would drive me nuts having all the parts you can't see a different color(like under the carpet, behind the door panels etc...)
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I agree. it would drive me nuts having all the parts you can't see a different color(like under the carpet, behind the door panels etc...)
FYI all that stuff would be getting painted. I plan for the truck to be torn down and full repainted if I go a different color. No half *** paint job on my truck. My truck will probably be out of commission for 2 weeks to a month in the whole process.
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Yeah I would do the same. My truck will be painted that anti-freeze, with some kind of silver frost thrown in.
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WE NEED PHOTOSHOPS!!!



Prelim answer to poll: DSG with flare

no matter what you do...please paint that tailgate. please!!!
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How about black and sonic blue with some kind of anti-freeze green stripe/graphic to break it up? That could look really cool.
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I chopped my truck like that once. Let me see if I can find it.

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Prelim answer to poll: DSG with flare

no matter what you do...please paint that tailgate. please!!!
This is one I did a while about. To tired to fool around with PS tonight.

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Never really was a fan of the center stripe, I like the dark grey though.
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Here are a couple more. Sorry it isn't your truck, I did these a while ago.

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This is one I did a while about. To tired to fool around with PS tonight.

I really like that!
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I think you could do like that, but with the upper black and sonic blue lower w/ hood stripes.
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I say two tone. But only the powerdome hood and center of the tailgate would be painted the second color.
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My question is, how the EFF did your paint get so bad after what, 5 years?
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My paint is disgusting as well
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My question is, how the EFF did your paint get so bad after what, 5 years?
Tight trails, rock chips, *******s who like backing into my truck or opening their door into my truck ect.
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Jeez, you guys must be made of money! I remember how I wanted to have my 98 reg cab repainted, it was going to cost 2500-3000$ for a good quality spray. The damn truck isnt worth that. Even my 01, why would I spend 3k painting a truck that books for 8k? Hell, I'd sell it and buy a bigger truck(04+ F150 FX4) for 11k before I'd spend 8k on my truck again, and then spend 3k to have it painted.

IMO, just get a 2 tone added to your Sonic Blue paint. It will be MUCH cheaper. I just can't see spending that much money as justifiable.
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If you have the cash, do a new color completely. If you want a custom look to it, go for a non-factory color, it'll make you stand out more. My vote would be House of Kolor Kobalt Blue. Sorry for the long picture, best one I could find.

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I love your color, but if you change it i would do either graphite or the sonic blue with a twist (depending on the twist)
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sonic blue with a twist! ftw
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Jeez, you guys must be made of money! I remember how I wanted to have my 98 reg cab repainted, it was going to cost 2500-3000$ for a good quality spray. The damn truck isnt worth that. Even my 01, why would I spend 3k painting a truck that books for 8k? Hell, I'd sell it and buy a bigger truck(04+ F150 FX4) for 11k before I'd spend 8k on my truck again, and then spend 3k to have it painted.

IMO, just get a 2 tone added to your Sonic Blue paint. It will be MUCH cheaper. I just can't see spending that much money as justifiable.
Not made of money, but helps if you have hook ups. I just have to buy the paint
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