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  1. Member Since
    Apr 2014
    May 5, 2014, 6:04 PM - Paint Colors #1

    Looking through various threads for a few weeks I've noticed many people used different color paints for their HiC, I'm looking to create a thread based on the various paints people have used (possibly with pictures). If you painted your HiC and want to contribute please post the paint color (Front, Side Panels, Greeblies, etc) and I will keep this post updated as a reference point.

    Some paint colors people have used.

    Rustoleum Automotive primer

    Box Colors:
    Krylon Metallic Silver
    Dark Charcoal Grey in Gloss
    Rustolem 7519 Stainless Steel

    Front Panel Colors:
    Krylon Metallic Silver
    Satin Metallic Nickel
    Rustoleum 7277830 Metallic Matte Nickel

    Volvo Panel Colors:
    Brushed Nickel
    Last edited by FrozenInTime; May 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM.
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  3. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    May 5, 2014, 6:13 PM - Re: Paint Colors #2

    Moved to HIC forum...
  4. juanmatroop's Avatar
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    Jan 2013
    May 12, 2014, 1:07 AM - Re: Paint Colors #3

    This is going to be a very interesting thread!. I am about to paint my HIC and I really do not know what colours to use. It looks like there are different versions for ESB and ROTJ, and even different paint schemes for the panels in ESB depending of the pictures available (black / gray panels).
  5. Member Since
    Jan 2014
    Jun 1, 2014, 3:39 AM - Re: Paint Colors #4

    Bump!!! :-)
    Hey guys, let the pics and color codes come!!!
  6. Vultana's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Jun 2, 2014, 2:18 PM - Re: Paint Colors #5

    I think this is a great idea. Can you possbly post pictures of what each type of paint looks like on the HIC? That would make the thread more valuable I think.
  7. Warpcell's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Nov 2, 2014, 10:58 PM - Re: Paint Colors #6

    Hi Guys! I just finished my HIC and here are the paint codes I used.

    All of it is Rustoleum...

    Block Primer = 249418 Black Sandable Automotive Primer (4 coats, hand sanded between each coat with 1000 grit paper)
    Panel Primer = 249088 Flat Grey Primer

    Block = 7519 Stainless Steel (also applied 4 coats, hand sanded between each coat with 1000 grit paper)

    Han = 7277830 Metallic Matte Nickel

    Volvo Panels = 7715 Aluminum

    Back of Block = 7776 Flat Black

    Shiny Metal Greeblies = 7718 Chrome

    Small dented greebs (nipples) = 7715 Aluminum (If you look closely at the small parts between the turn signal arrows on the dash boards, you will notice that they not all dark grey.)

    Wider greebs (nipples) = 7519 Stainless Steel

    U Clips = 7519 Stainless Steel

    Rings = 7718 Chrome

    Black wash = Acrylic Black with a 1 to 5 ratio of paint to water. (Wait 7 minutes and wipe away excess with a wet towel. I applied 4 washes to get it right and then took a photograph in the dark with a flash to get a real wash exposure to ensure accuracy. Your eyes play tricks on you when the block is on it's back and you can't get away from it to see the entire wash. I actually took the photos from a 16 foot ladder looking down on the block.)

    When I painted the block, I used steel wool and 60 grit sand paper after the final coat of stainless steel. I literally pressed the steel wool into the paint at the top of the block and walked down the side in one complete motion. This put a constant line pattern in the paint and allowed the black wash to fill micro grooves in the paint giving it that "actual stainless steel" look. The paint is stainless steel color but real stainless has small black lines in it from the rolling process. I wanted my block to look weathered; like real metal.

    Any way, here are the pics of the completed product Hope you like it. I am having issues uploading so I will put then in a separate comment via Tapatalk.


    Last edited by Warpcell; Nov 3, 2014 at 6:51 AM.
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    Nov 2011
    Nov 2, 2014, 11:03 PM - Paint Colors #7


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    Last edited by Warpcell; Nov 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM.
  9. Ghent's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    Nov 9, 2014, 11:43 AM - Re: Paint Colors #8

    Here’s my HiC, which I just finished recently (full write-up of my build and wall mount). I went with the ESB color scheme. Here are all the paints I used.

    The entire build was primed with several coats of Rust-Oleum Automotive Flat Gray Filler Primer (SKU 249279):
    img_3632-jpg img_3633-jpg img_3634-jpg

    Frame is Rust-Oleum Metallic Dark Steel (SKU 262662):
    img_0979-jpg side-detail-2-jpg

    Carbonite is Rust-Oleum Metallic Matte Nickel (SKU 7277830):

    Which was then given a wash with 10:1 water to Plaid Delta Ceramcoat Charcoal acrylic (SKU 024360202W) mix, with a little dish soap mixed in. I used a large brush and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away from everywhere but the valleys. Then I went back and used AMACO Rub ’N Buff silver leaf (SKU 76370K) to get all the highlights:
    img_3645-jpg img_3643-jpg img_3646-jpg

    The non-hero panels were painted Rust-Oleum Charcoal Gray (SKU 7784830). The various greeblie nipples were painted Rust-Oleum Dark Machine Gray (SKU 7587838). The hero panels and the hero panel screw box were all painted Premium Decor Metallic Silver (SKU 793304). The various discs and rings, along with the “2nd hero panel’s” round greeblie and raised greeblie, and the hero panel’s knobs, handles, and “T”s were painted Premium Decor Metallic Chrome (SKU 329276). The unique ring on the 2nd hero panel, the small screw details on that panel’s unique chrome greeblies, and the screw & spring greeblie were all painted Folk Art Metallic Gold acrylic (SKU B000Y0078G). The perf boards for the hero LEDs were painted Folk Art Ink Spot blue acrylic (SKU B00COIRM3E). The hero panel grills, hero panel “tubes”, and 2nd hero panel “viewfinder frame” were painted Rust-Oleum Metallic Aluminum (SKU 7715830). The U-clips were painted Krylon Metallic Textured Graphite (SKU 2521), with the screws hand-painted with the Premium Decor Chrome:

    Left (top to bottom): left-1-jpg left-2-jpg left-3-jpg left-4-jpg

    Right (top to bottom): right-1-jpg right-2-jpg right-3-jpg right-4-jpg

    Whew! All done!
    finished-jpg img_0990-jpg
  10. Warpcell's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Nov 10, 2014, 10:32 AM - Re: Paint Colors #9

    Nice! I like the hand painted clip heads. I may do that as well.

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  11. Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Nov 10, 2014, 12:21 PM - Re: Paint Colors #10

    Quote Warpcell said: View Post
    Nice! I like the hand painted clip heads. I may do that as well.

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    I ended up filing those bolt heads off the clips and put real screws through mate. I think it adds a lil bit of realism.
  12. Warpcell's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Nov 10, 2014, 12:22 PM - Re: Paint Colors #11

    Even better!

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