I am planning on painting my Jeep this summer. I've always wanted it Orange. Been looking at a bunch of shades but not sure what I should do. I figured this is a great place to ask since Jeep people are straight forward on opinions. The color I was looking into was Tangelo Pearl (House of Kolor). I am not a fame of the typical burnt Orange that is Jeep Stock. Anyone else have any opinions or photos of Orange Jeeps.
I would find a local paint shop to supply your paint. I'm not a fan of the online stuff. Ask for samples then take them outside and put them up to your Jeep and see what you like best. You'll be comparing samples but there will always be that color that stands out to YOU, not anyone else.
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I have a friend of mine willing to paint it. As well as I am going to help in and a few other friends. I have seen some sample and the Tangelo is sticking out to me. However samples look different when they are on a bigger scale. I am going to try and photoshop different shades in and go from there. But I think it would be neat to see if other people have Orange jeeps and see what they look like. I just don't want something you see every day. Rather be outside the box on this one.
The Tangerine is too close the the current JK burnt orange if you ask me. I guess I am not a fan of the candy colors on a Jeep. Too hard to touch up trail dammage, but you may not want to take my advice- my YJ is painted with Rustoleum ($15 paint job) - equal parts gloss black and aluminum to make a cheap pewter. :-)
Touch-ups with airbrush go right on and it turned out a nice mettalic semi-gloss:
I once factory ordered a 2001 TJ and I chose Amber Fire for the color. It was pretty rare (only available for 2001 and 2002) and was virtually identical to Prowler Orange. Anyway, that Jeep got positive comments from dozens and dozens of onlookers--at stop lights, in gas stations, all over the place.
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I like orange. I'm not a huge fan because not all orange looks fine. I really like brownish oranges. Yellow/Oranges also appeal a bit too, probably my pyro side. I checked out that house of kolor link and the Root Beer color stood out to me on the brown side and the Pagan & Spanish golds stood out for the pyro side.
Maybe mixing Cocoa Pealr with Cinnamon?
For me, I really like the Cocoa Pearl to Root Beer to Black Gold shades... mmmm...
My Jeep is the typical dark green with quite a few black mods with small silver sections (such as black rims with silver lugs, black bumper with silver D-rings.) I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to change the base color, though I may modify the shade of green. I kinda wish I had 2 so I could have a brown one too!