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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

Just curious what color you guys think I should paint them? The reason I am asking is because the frame and axles on the puller are going to be painted Gloss Black and Im not sure if thats the best color to go with or not. The reason I am going with everything Gloss and stuff is because I am probably going to be having a tilt body on it so I want the chassis to look good!!! The SFI aproved LakeWood belhousing that I am getting is red so I don't want to paint it red. I sort of thinking a metat grey look or a hammered grey and that way I will be able to spot oil leaks is there is ever one.

What do you guys think? The trany/T-case is going out for sand blasting this week so I have to make up my mind pretty soon.

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Re: What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

Paint them with "Clear" lacquer!!!
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Re: What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

i like yellow. you could see leaks real good on yellow. i painted the tranny on my monster truck bright green and it looks cool. but i like yellow.


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Re: What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

I vote "Battleship Gray". I painted by 454 chevy orange and did the sm465 and np205 in the gray and they look sweet. The battleship color is a nice medium gray tone that is very easy to spot leaks or cracks.

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Re: What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

Thanks for the fast reply's. I think I might go with Hammered Medium Grey. It looks really nice and has the hammered affect to it so it should look pretty cool. All the links suspension and other things on the truck I am painting a real vibrant deep blue which will go good with the gloss black frame and Oxy Black paint on the body.

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Re: What color should I paint my Trany and T-case?

Here's my takes on several colors I've used...

Yellow: looks poor REALLY fast. Any little bit or dirt or grime is immediately noticeable.

Blue: Too much when you got to town with it. Overpowers the senses.

Orange: As bad as yellow and blue combined.

Cast Iron: Kind of a cool look, but looks "fake" when used extensively.

Black: looks good, but you can't see squat.

Machinery Grey/Ford Grey: I like it. Good visibility for leaks, and easy on the eyes. Some grime and dirt won't destroy looks. Another color I like is the tan color used on Cummins engines.

"Hammerites": same look in all colors, but works best on things you are trying to make look "old". A buddy painted his frame with it, but he used blue. Turned out nice, but Blue truck, blue frame - too much blue. I would avoid paiting drivetrain with it.


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