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Old 10-27-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Do you guys think that painting my truck camo would be a good idea? I've alot of people do it around where I live. Would painting my truck camo do anything for me? I do live out in the wilderness, so I think it might camouflage it from far away but up close you would be able to tell it was a truck.



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Old 10-28-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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A camo paint-job (to me) is something fun to do - not really necessary for hiding a vehicle in the woods. Would you choose a summer camo, winter camo, deep-woods camo, desert camo ...



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Old 10-28-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Nae Kid, I disagree with you, a decent camo paint job is nice if you want to hide in the brush 'quickly'.
Yes you can cover your rig with tarps etc, but if you come to a trail head, it is nice to just back off the trail a bit and not be seen.
Quick tip: if you camo, do the chrome,grill etc, as it shines and is easily seen.
I camo'ed a truck a few years ago and after I applied my basic color scheme, I took local tree and brush cuttings, leaves etc and sprayed over them (like a reverse stencil) the look was amazing, and blended in with the local woods nicely.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:57 AM   #4
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Look into using a camo wrap. You can take it off if you don't like it.

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:06 AM   #5
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the camo wrap is nice, saw a guy with it and told him how nice it was, then jokingly told him i almost didnt see him.

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My Jeep is getting a fresh coat of Olive Drab though not for camo reasons, just like the color.

I think if you had a dedicated bug out or ranch vehicle it would be a great idea but for someone like me that lives in an urban area. I would just stick out like a sore thumb.

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olive drab and flat black are great colors (not necessarily together...)

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Old 11-02-2008, 04:44 PM   #8
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I am new to this board, but have a "bit" of experience with military vehicles as I have been an automotive engineer for the last 30 years+ and have worked for GM/MVO, AMGeneral, and others around the world.

You may be interested in the comments I have made on this board:

When SHTF - A Modern Day Survival Forum - View Single Post - What type BOV, what Camo BOV?

...regarding this very topic. Basically, camouflage is NOT "just" paint, but how you use it. You may identify my comemnts in this thread as BobS-same user name I have registered with here.

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Camo depends on where you live, Up north in snow country all white would probably work, in the desert tan would be nice. living in Ohio I lean toward green. Since I live in an urban area I would stick out driving a camoflaged painted vehicle, it would probably attract more attention. I have wondered about a paint you could paint on when you need camoflage and wash off later so as not to stick out. I was in a surplus store the other day looking at camo screen covering and thinking about using that to cover the Jeep when I want to make it more obscure. I stay away from bright colored vehicles and lean more toward drab or earth toned ones.

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Camo depends on where you live, Up north in snow country all white would probably work, in the desert tan would be nice. living in Ohio I lean toward green. Since I live in an urban area I would stick out driving a camoflaged painted vehicle, it would probably attract more attention. I have wondered about a paint you could paint on when you need camoflage and wash off later so as not to stick out. I was in a surplus store the other day looking at camo screen covering and thinking about using that to cover the Jeep when I want to make it more obscure. I stay away from bright colored vehicles and lean more toward drab or earth toned ones.
I saw a 4x4 that was painted "Urban-Camo" one time .. the guy took his truck down to the "hood" and handed the kids there cases of spray-paint, he then covered his windows / tires / lights and had the kids go nutz ... graffiti covered the whole truck making it "invisible" when in urban-centers.


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